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About Teaching Climate Literacy
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7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- Teachers will need to consider if the students need more information than is provided in this simplified video.
About the Science
- The animation showing the interaction between solar irradiance and greenhouse gases is not correct. When educators use this animation, they should explain how the actual situation is more complex.
- The difference between contemporary and fossil fuel sources of carbon dioxide is due to differences in the carbon isotopes involved. This is a physical property and not a chemical one.
- The link between carbon dioxide concentrations and temperature is not explained. The correlation is left to suggest causation.
- Comments from expert scientist: The revised video presents a very relevant theme and that causes enormous confusion in the general public. In this sense, it is helpful and can be easily understood by the lay public.
About the Pedagogy
- The animations are playful and direct; they are quite approachable for young audiences.
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