KQED, Teachers' Domain
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- Students should have a general knowledge of the water cycle and the definition of "isotope" before beginning this lesson.
About the Science
- Video details the work of an interdisciplinary team of scientists who look at the isotopic composition of water at different points in the water cycle and model how changing water flows will affect other features of the planet.
- Comments from expert scientist: The video presents how many scientific disciplines work together to understand the complex processes of how climate affects the hydrologic cycle. The graphical explanations of isotopes and the hydrologic cycle are clear and would be accessible to a high school science audience. Additionally, the video shows researchers working at real field sites, which demonstrates the "real world impact" of the science.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Female scientist is featured.
- Lesson plan and additional resources from KQED provided via link from Teachers' Domain page.
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