NSTA Science Films Series “Our Beautiful Planet”


Showcasing Climate Science Research to Spark Curiosity and Increase Student Understanding of How the World Works



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

“A Carbon Free Future”

Electricty is integral to modern society however the ways we’ve been producing it have released heat-trapping gases that have caused Earth’s climate to grow warmer at a rate never before seen in human history.

What can we do about it?
Join Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, as he shows us how we can address our electricity needs with the wide range of technologies which can lead us to a carbon free future.


View the new film and download the discussion guide today!

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Our planet is facing a climate crisis that requires our immediate attention and action. Data, articles, and books are extremely important sources of evidence, but the audiovisual impact of film can be far more moving. Seeing a glacier melting, hearing the cracks and thuds of huge chunks of glacier breaking off, watching a sheet of ice crashing into the water causing sea level to rise can convey the urgency of the issue. Students need to see what is happening to this world from Pakistan to Mississippi. A visual medium is the vehicle for experiencing the global challenges we are facing.

-Kiki Kapany, CEO, KIKIM Media


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