The King's Centre for Visualization in Science
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- This activity includes mathematical equations and calculations. Educators may want to preview these prior to initiating student involvement to make sure students are adequately prepared.
- Educators should be familiar with the concepts covered in visuals prior to introducing the material to students, as some of them are not annotated (e.g. first video about thermohaline circulation).
About the Science
- This resource covers a variety of important scientific concepts, including ocean circulation, climate teleconnections, ocean carbon storage, the impacts of increasing temperatures on sea level rise, and the impacts of increasing atmospheric CO2 on ocean acidity levels.
- Comments from expert scientist: Good overview but does not reference or link to sources/scientific papers.
About the Pedagogy
- Excellent, self-guided activity that contains interactive visualizations and videos and also poses questions to students throughout.
- Activity walks users through the key concepts related to the ocean and atmosphere as a global regulators in the Earth's climate system.
- All embedded applets work and directly relate to user understanding the concepts more deeply.
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