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Other materials addressing 1b
Other materials addressing 2c
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
Human use of energy.
2.2 Sources of energy on Earth.
2.3 Earth's climate driven by the Sun.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- Can be used to introduce the greenhouse effect and Earth's energy budget to students.
- Can help clarify the common confusion and misconception about the greenhouse effect as a natural, not man-made, phenomenon.
About the Science
- Excellent animation with narrative that discusses what the greenhouse effect is, how humans contribute to it and how this relates to global climate change.
- Comment from expert scientist: The presentation is highly appropriate for kids and includes scientific information in a manner effective for the target group. I found no information that was not entirely consistent with the community's knowledge. The graphics were simple and easy to understand. The dialog was simple and measured, easy to comprehend. A very good presentation for young students.
About the Pedagogy
- Clear graphical animations along with a narrative allow students to absorb information about the greenhouse effect and climate change in a meaningful way.
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