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Energy Choices and Climate Change
http://www.windows2universe.org/modules/energy/index.html

Windows to the Universe, NCAR Online Education

This interactive module provides a new way for students to look at issues related to energy and climate change. In the scenarios within this module, students make decisions about the types and amount of energy used and see what effect their decisions have on the amount of greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere. The goal is to reduce the amount of warming greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere from fossil fuel emissions while keeping costs within reason.

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Climate Literacy
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Humans may be able to mitigate climate change or lessen its severity by reducing greenhouse gas concentrations through processes that move carbon out of the atmosphere or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Actions taken by individuals, communities, states, and countries all influence climate. Practices and policies followed in homes, schools, businesses, and governments can affect climate. Climate-related decisions made by one generation can provide opportunities as well as limit the range of possibilities open to the next generation. Steps toward reducing the impact of climate change may influence the present generation by providing other benefits such as improved public health infrastructure and sustainable built environments.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Educators could produce an activity sheet that addresses reasons and justifications for the students' choices in each section as well as learning from the side-bar information on the right sides of the screens.
  • Could also work as a homework assignment.

About the Science

  • This interactive game is thorough, informative, and engaging to play.

About the Pedagogy

  • A great activity for applying science learning to real life and everyday choices.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • An excellent online learning tool, but needs an assessment component.

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