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About Teaching Climate Literacy
Other materials addressing 2e
7.3 Environmental quality.
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
2.3 Earth's climate driven by the Sun.
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About the Science
- Dramatic images adapted from NOAA reveal the regions where atmospheric particles are concentrated, and their patterns of movement around the globe.
- Comment from expert scientist: The direct radiative impact of aerosols is well-described for this educational level, in my view. Black carbon absorbs, Sulfate reflects. The students will gain an understanding of atmospheric aerosols, that they are naturally occurring and man-generated, that they’re not one kind, and they impact the climate. I also appreciate the effort to show that there are regional and local variations on aerosol impacts.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Background essay, teaching tips, and standards alignment provided with video.
- Well-structured explanation of the effect of aerosols on incoming solar radiation.
- Information is provided at a rapid pace, making the video content very dense.
- The lack of science jargon makes this video appropriate for middle school as well as high school and lower level college.
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