Our Beautiful Planet: Sea Change

Our Beautiful Planet is a series of compelling 5-to-7-minute science films highlighting the cutting edge research that climate scientists are doing to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
The Climate Initiative, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and Kikim Media have partnered to launch these films and this collection of classroom-ready lesson plans and community activity and discussion guides that highlight the science and engineering practices scientists use to explain the phenomena of climate.


About the film: Sea Change

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the rest of the global ocean. Since 2004, its temperature has been rising at a rate of one degree Celsius every four years. If that rate continues, by 2050 the Gulf of Maine would be eight degrees warmer. This film highlights the impact on Maine’s economy, weather, and way of life if this warming continues.

NSTA Lesson Plan: Why Is Something That’s Happening Out In The Ocean Such A Danger To Us On The Land?
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Grade Level: Community Circle – All Ages | Time: One 60-90 minute session

TCI & Kikim Media Community Activity & Discussion Guide: Turn this film into a conversation!
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Age Level: Bring all ages together for a community discussion