Crash Course Kids | Earth Science Playlist YouTube Guide


This Crash Course Kids | Earth Science Playlist YouTube Guide challenges students to get the most out of these 23 entertaining, short, yet substantive videos.

Explore how resources, from water to land, shape communities and the environment. Discover the challenges and innovations in managing scarce resources like freshwater, and learn about the effects of weathering, erosion, and climate on the Earth’s landscapes. Examine how human activities impact ecosystems and water cycles, and investigate

This resource is a life-saver for multiple period, or multi-day substitutes. It can also be used as home school curriculum for self-directed study or extra credit assignments.


Welcome to the Neighborhood YouTube Guide [Free Download]

See if the first episode in this playlist will meet your needs.

This Crash Course Kids | Earth Science Playlist YouTube Guide includes:

  • An Answer Key w/ NGSS & CCSS Alignment (PDF – 24 Pages)
  • A Student Movie Guide (PDF – 24 Pages)
  • A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (140 Slides)
  • Admin Movie Request, NGSS & CCSS alignment for entire playlist, Permission Slip (2 Pages)
  • A free resources and ‘About’ section (8 Pages – Not included in the page count for this product)

Check the preview file for high resolution sample questions to see if this guide is suitable for your students. Each episode in the resource has its own 1 page worksheet that consists of 3 vocabulary words, a big ideas questions, a reflection question and an extension question. These though-provoking short answers target critical thinking and higher levels of blooms taxonomy and DOK schema in an effort to do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

This Crash Course Kids | Earth Science Playlist YouTube Guide is meant to supplement viewing of the following YouTube videos.

  1. Resources: Welcome to the Neighborhood – Crash Course Kids #2.1
  2. How to Get Resources – Picky Pineapples: Crash Course Kids #2.2
  3. Four Spheres Part 1 (Geo and Bio): Crash Course Kids #6.1
  4. Four Spheres Part 2 (Hydro and Atmo): Crash Course Kids #6.2
  5. What On Earth: Crash Course Kids #10.1
  6. Weathering and Erosion: Crash Course Kids #10.2
  7. Up, Up & Away: Crash Course Kids #16.2
  8. Landforms, Hey!: Crash Course Kids #17.1
  9. The Great Aqua Adventure: Crash Course Kids #24.1
  10. Dinosaur Pee?: Crash Course Kids #24.2
  11. Weather vs. Climate: Crash Course Kids #28.1
  12. Severe Weather: Crash Course Kids #28.2
  13. Let’s Take a Hike: Crash Course Kids #30.1
  14. The Life Hydrologic: Crash Course Kids #30.2
  15. H2O-NO! – Fresh Water Problems: Crash Course Kids #33.1
  16. A Fresh Future: Crash Course Kids #33.2
  17. Current Events: Crash Course Kids #34.1
  18. Weather Channels: Crash Course Kids #34.2
  19. Water Fight!: Crash Course Kids #36.1
  20. Water Fix!: Crash Course Kids #36.2
  21. Big Changes in the Big Apple: Crash Course Kids #38.1
  22. Big Changes in the Big Forest: Crash Course Kids #38.2
  23. A Change of Scenery: Crash Course Kids #17.2

General Tips

  • Print one, double-sided video guide for each student
  • Preview the next question on the video guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
  • Pause at the half way point as designated on the video guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
  • Discourage students from simply copying answers.
  • Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
  • If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
  • On average, this video guide will require about 20 minutes total.

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