Analysis of Gaps and Thin Spots in the CLEAN Collection

The CLEAN collection features peer-reviewed educational materials (learning activities, videos, visualizations and short demonstrations/experiments) in a digital collection. The scope of the collection is defined by the Climate Literacy Essential Principles and the Energy Literacy Principles. This literacy-based approach allows analyzing gaps and thin spots in the collection. We are aware that high quality resources exist that have not been reviewed yet.

If you are aware of or have developed online resources for grades 6-16 that may help fill these gaps, please suggest a resource.
NEW: Gap and Thin Spot analysis of CLEAN collection focused on Next Generation Science Standards.


Gaps and Thin Spots of Climate and Energy Topic Terms (September 2016)

Here is the pdf Version (Acrobat (PDF) 240kB Apr4 17)


Gaps and Thin Spots of Next Generation Science Standards (April 2017)

Here is the pdf Version (Acrobat (PDF) 824kB Apr4 17)


Below are graphics that illustrate the gaps and thin spots in the CLEAN collection. The Climate Literacy Essential Principles and Energy Literacy Principles were used as organizers (Sept 2015).

Gaps Principle 1 | Gaps Principle 2 | Gaps Principle 3 | Gaps Principle 4 | Gaps Principle 5 | Gaps Principle 6 | Gaps Principle 7 | Gaps Guiding Principle | Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 1 | Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 2| Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 3| Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 4| Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 5| Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 6| Gaps Energy Literacy Principle 7| Climate and Energy Topic Terms|AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy


Gaps and Thin Spots of the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy (Sept 2015)


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 1
- click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 4.3MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 1 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 2 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-file (Acrobat (PDF) 5.1MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 2 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 3 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 4.4MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 3 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 4- click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.5MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 4 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 5 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 4.7MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 5 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 6 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 4.6MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 6 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Principle 7 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.2MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy Principle 7 2015


Gap Analysis Climate Literacy Essential Guiding Principle - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.7MB Sep23 15)

Climate Literacy GP 2015


Gaps and Thin Spots of the Energy Literacy Principles (Sept 2015)


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 1 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.2MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 1 2015


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 2 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.6MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 2 2015


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 3 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 4.8MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 3 2015


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 4 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.8MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 4 2015


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 5 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.2MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 5 2015


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 6 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5.7MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 6 2015


Gap Analysis Energy Literacy Principle 7 - click on the image for a full-size version of the graphic. Here is also a pdf-Version (Acrobat (PDF) 5MB Sep23 15)

Energy Literacy Principle 7 2015



Gaps and Thin Spots of AAAS Benchmarks of Science Literacy (May 2013)

Here is the pdf Version (Acrobat (PDF) 467kB Sep18 13)



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