Thinkport, Maryland Public Television
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
Other materials addressing 2d
7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
2.4 Water stores and transfers energy.
2.5 Energy moves between reservoirs.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
3.5 Ecosystems are affected by availability of energy..
3.6 Humans live within Earth's ecosystems..
Biological processes depend on energy flow.
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About the Science
- Brief and engaging introduction to the carbon cycle and how humans are part of the natural cycle.
- Comments from expert scientist: The content provided on carbon cycle is simple and accurate. It highlights the natural and anthropogenic components of the cycle.
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