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Following the Carbon Cycle
https://www.whoi.edu/multimedia/carbon-around-the-world/

Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This interactive follows carbon as it moves through various components of the carbon cycle.

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Climate Literacy

This Simulation/Interactive builds on the following concepts of Climate Literacy.

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Energy Literacy

This Simulation/Interactive builds on the following concepts of Energy Literacy.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • There is not a scientifically thorough explanation behind each component of the interactive, so this would need to be accompanied with extra notes or other forms of explanation for students.

About the Science

  • Simple diagram of the carbon cycle.
  • Descriptions of the science at each component are rather brief.
  • Additional framing information is available on a related page, http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/follow-the-carbon-trail.
  • Comments from expert scientist: Accurate description of the carbon cycle from a credible agency. I liked how simple the model was, but I also liked how you could interact with it to find more details. Very good description of the carbon cycle, but lacks depth and could use additional content.

About the Pedagogy

  • Text is short and to the point.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Very clear, concise, and easy to use.

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