A. Martin, B. Martin, Mahaffy, K. Genuis, D. Eymundson, T Keeler, King's Centre for Visualization in Science
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- Guided questions will be helpful in orienting users to the animation and for drawing relationships between the displayed contents.
- Best used in context of surrounding lesson http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca/Climate%20Change/Lessons/Lesson%203/lesson3.html, unless students are already familiar with concepts addressed.
About the Science
- Great animated visualization of collisional heating in the atmosphere on the molecular level.
- Options to see the individual effects of various molecules in the atmosphere (CO2, H2O, N2O, O2, N).
- Options to display more or less information as needed including black body radiation, the IR spectrum, other gases in and relative temperature of the atmosphere.
- Educator might need to provide students with explanation and definitions of concepts involved in the processes that are being animated.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Lack of guided questions makes orienting to the animation difficult at first, but there is ample opportunity to create guided questions or to allow for authentic exploration by the learner.
- Requires basic outside research of concepts if the instructor is unfamiliar with the material.
- Resource likely to be more useful with the context provided by the lesson for which it was designed http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca/Climate%20Change/Lessons/Lesson%203/lesson3.html, which is in the CLEAN collection