For mash-ups, students research a climate change science topic in the primary literature, write a narration, and use existing visuals and media resources to create a 4-5 minute media piece that explains their topic. This assignment can be done with minimal use of in-class time. It does not include shooting film, so the only resources needed are computers and editing software, although a microphone and audio editing software can be helpful.
Video mash-up projects are readily incorporated into science courses. They are information-dense, require little or no in-class time group work, do not require a production phase, and provide an effective jigsaw mechanism for students to learn from each other.