NOVA: Weathering the Future | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Monday, April 17, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of NOVA. After watching, dive deeper with resources about the relationship between climate change and extreme weather on PBS LearningMedia.

It’s hard not to notice: our weather is changing. From longer, hotter heat waves, to more intense rainstorms, to megafires and multi-year droughts, the U.S. is experiencing the full range of impacts from a changing global climate. In Weathering the Future, discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions. The lessons they’re learning today can help all of us adapt in the years ahead, as the planet gets warmer and our weather gets more extreme.

PBS LearningMedia

Climate Change and Extreme Weather | Power of Us

Grades 3-12
Learn how climate change is related to extreme weather events in this video from Power of Us. Scientists explain how the number of extreme weather events, like hurricanes, droughts, and heatwaves, have increased as the climate has changed. Students affected by wildfires in California talk about their experience and show the destruction the fires caused. Support materials include discussion questions and an activity that focus on local climate change challenges and solutions. Additional activities focus on researching data about different weather events and differentiating between weather and climate.

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