Sophia Vatistas, Northwestern University
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
Other materials addressing 7d
4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
5.5 Political factors.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
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C) Collecting information.
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B) Changes in matter.
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- While the lesson states that it relates to Climate Literacy Essential Principle 6 (Human activities are impacting the climate system), activity does not explicitly address the content of this standard - the educator will need to overtly connect the lesson to these ideas.
About the Science
- Lecture video from Dr. Sally Benson, "Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration: Hype or Hope", serves as additional background at a level that is most appropriate for educators or undergraduate students only.
- Comments from expert scientist: Clear material, good descriptions of the activity, varying material to keep students interested. Real world relevancy (carbon capture) and a good mix of hands on and internet research.
About the Pedagogy
- Lesson is linked to Illinois State Standards.
- Students need to have prior experience with stoichiometry, limiting reactants, and should be able to write and balance chemical equations.
- A complete set of instructions in this guided inquiry lesson provides students with illustrations to complete the experiments.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Link on p.23 of the lesson is incorrect. The correct link to the interactive activity Capturing Carbon Where do We Put It? is here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/tech/carbon-sink.html
Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEANhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/tech/carbon-sink.html
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