Maree Lucas, West Virginia University Online
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4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
2.5 Energy moves between reservoirs.
3.1 The Sun is major source of energy for organisms and ecosystems.
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- This is a good, uncomplicated carbon cycle interactive to use with any lesson on the carbon cycle. It would be especially useful for middle school. Educator could use the text on fossil fuels to explain the differences in how oil, coal and gas are formed.
About the Science
- Students interact with various components of the carbon cycle. Some of the science may be overly simplistic - especially information about fossil fuels.
- Comments from expert scientist: Goes through all aspects of the carbon cycle and relates them. Simple animations aid with understanding and are fun to view. Some parts are well explained for the average person.
About the Pedagogy
- Written for middle school students and uses clear, uncluttered language.
- Students can begin at any stage, which reinforces the idea that there is no beginning or endpoint to the cycle.
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