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Other materials addressing 6b
Other materials addressing 6c
7.5 Access to energy affects quality of life.
Energy affects quality of life .
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
Human use of energy.
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- This tool can be used in science classes, history classes, and economics classes.
- The map tool allows students to access the data from another view than just by looking at the graph interface.
- Simulation allows educator to explore the contribution to increased CO2 concentration and contrast it to the countries who will suffer the most from a changing climate.
- Start: have students explore the animation and ask questions what animation shows.
- Great opportunity for students to explore, potential for feeling overwhelmed by data and information, careful scaffolding will help for first few explorations of data sets.
- Wrap up lesson: Show one of Hans Rosling's TED talks.
- Science teachers could use this to provoke students' thinking, disrupt notions, bust myths.
- Lots of other data given on Y-axis.
About the Science
- A statistical imaging tool for multiple data sets, including cumulative CO2 emissions in metric tons and CO2 intensity of economic output kg CO2 per 2005 PPP $ of GDP
- Reference to data sources given.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Has a link for educators to view how others are using Gapminder in their teaching (video tutorial).
- If student audience is diverse with different nationalities, students will likely be very interested in engaging in the exploration of data by looking at their and other home countries.
- Statistics presented in a visually appealing and engaging way.
- Many variables - scaffolding is required.
- Viewer could miss a lot if not all the pieces presented in this animation are shown.
- PDF-guide for teachers is available.
- This resource engages students in using scientific data.
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