Planet Nutshell, Utah Education Network
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.
Human use of energy.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- Suggest that this video be used as part of a larger discussion abut energy use/carbon footprint. Use as a motivating film to get kids thinking about ways they can make a difference in their own lives. Following the video, have students document ways in which energy is used in their homes and what they could do in their own homes, school, and community. For example, have them make short video clips of evidence of change in their schools.
About the Science
- This short video describes components of a carbon footprint and some examples of how individuals can reduce their carbon footprint.
- Comment from expert scientist: It's a consumer piece on simple energy efficiency measures to take at home. The recommendations are reasonable.
About the Pedagogy
- Use as an introduction to get students to identify where they can make a difference themselves. Definitely geared toward a younger audience, but effective due to animation approach. Lacks teaching materials to effectively integrate video into curriculum.
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- Also available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watchv99P21nSFaP4
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