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About Teaching Climate Literacy
7.3 Environmental quality.
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
2.3 Earth's climate driven by the Sun.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect 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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