EF4C. Stay Current—How Does the Sun Shine?

Staying current for Chapter 4 {Energy Flow Contents} See the Sun’s Chinese New Year dragon at the Space Weather website. Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) movie of “coronal rain” on the Sun. 2022-08-25. Brighter Skies Ahead—As solar max approaches, new tech is on call. [https://eos.org/agu-news/brighter-skies-ahead] By Heather Goss, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: …An impressive cadre of Sun-targeted missions has recently […]

TG Energy Flow

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] Planning [] Assessment [] ResourcesGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9Index of TG Investigations Teaching Objectives  Energy Flow is about the ways that energy from the Sun […]

Teacher Guide for GSS

{ To GSS Books } TEACHER GUIDE CONTENTS Introduction 1. Map of the GSS Course 4. How Can I Customize GSS for My Students? 7. How is GSS Related to Science Education Reform? 2. What is Global Systems Science? 5. What Teaching Methods Should I Use? 8. How Was GSS Created? 3. What Will My […]

EU3C. Stay Current—Fossil Fuels

Staying current for Chapter 3 See non-chronological resources Articles from:{2015–2021}-{2008–2014}-{2001–2007} { Energy Use Contents } 2022-09-19. Burning world’s fossil fuel reserves could emit 3.5tn tons of greenhouse gas. [https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/19/world-fossil-fuel-reserve-greenhouse-gas-emissions] By Oliver Milman, The Guardian. Excerpt: Burning the world’s proven reserves of fossil fuels would emit more planet-heating emissions than have occurred since the industrial revolution, easily […]

EU6. Energy in Society

Chapter 6 { Energy Use Contents } I. The Big Picture The flow chart above may look complicated, but it’s really not difficult to interpret. It provides THE BIG PICTURE of how the United States uses its energy resources. The boxes on the left side of the chart show the major primary sources that humans […]

EU3. Fossil Fuels

Chapter 3 { Energy Use Contents } Next time you look at a blade of grass, think about this: without green plants none of us would survive.  In some cases, we eat plants directly to get the energy that is stored in them. In other cases, cows or pigs eat the plants, store the energy […]

EU2.1. Doing Work to Create Electricity

{ Energy Use Contents } { All GSS Books } Use magnets and coils of wire to investigate what kind of responses you can get from an electric meter. Your challenge is to arrange and rearrange the magnets and wires to generate as much electrical output as you can. Materials magnet wire (24 gauge, 3 […]

EF9C. Stay Current—How Does Energy Flow in Living Systems?

{ Energy Flow Contents } See also… Ecosystem Change, Chapter 2 (Energy Through a System) and Chapter 5 (Carbon in the Biosphere) Losing Biodiversity, Chapter 5 (Soil, the Living Skin of the Earth) and Chapter 7 (One Global Ocean) 2021-04-22. Microbes are siphoning massive amounts of carbon from Earth’s tectonic plates. By Raleigh McElvery, Science Magazine. Excerpt: […]

EF8C. Stay Current—What is El Niño?

Staying current for Chapter 8 See Non-chronological Resources. { Energy Flow Contents } 2021-11-12. The Benefits of Better Ocean Weather Forecasting. By Charlotte DeMott,  Ángel G. Muñoz,  Christopher D. Roberts,  Claire M. Spillman and  F. Vitart, AGU, Eos. Excerpt: Like atmospheric variability, variability in ocean conditions, such as sea surface temperature and salinity and sea ice cover and thickness, can have […]

EF7C. Stay Current—What Causes Thunderstorms and Tornadoes?

Staying current for Chapter 7 See Non-chronological Resources. { Energy Flow Contents } 2022-09-05. The Hunt for Big Hail. [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/05/science/hail-weather-climate.html] By Oliver Whang, The New York Times. Excerpt: …the hailstone Mr. Scott collected in 2010, … measured eight inches across and weighed nearly two pounds, …. …scientists from Western University in London, Ontario, collected a […]