Nova Science Now
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
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7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
6.5 Social and technological innovation.
Human use of energy.
2.5 Energy moves between reservoirs.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
2.7 Effects of changes in Earth's energy system .
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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About the Science
- Discusses problem of increased CO2 emissions, greenhouse effect, and carbon sequestration.
- Scientist's research project tries to mimic what a tree can do in terms of absorbing CO2, and releasing O2.
- Comments from expert scientist: This is an interesting idea, but video should take into account the total estimated cost of removing CO2 from the atmosphere including materials, transportation, installation and not just the electricity used.
About the Pedagogy
- Interesting and engaging video about current research and development of innovative ideas related to trapping carbon.
- Video models the use of scientific method for solving complex problems.
- A 15-second commercial precedes video.
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