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1.1 Energy, Matter, and Systems

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 1.1: Energy, Matter, and Systems. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Systems Thinking, by Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC)
Learn how to use systems thinking when teaching geoscience courses.

Systems, Understanding the Way, by Gene Bellinger. Consortium for Service Innovation
Examine a method for developing understanding using a systems perspective. Systems and classes of systems are discussed.

Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth, by WestEd and Chelsea Green Publishing
See color graphics, figures, and diagrams on the cycling of matter, energy flows, and life webs.

Energy Flow In Ecosystems, by Glen Westbroek
Learn more about how energy moves through ecosystems and find an activity to supplement learning.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Climate Connections, by Mr. Robinson's Regents Earth Science
Here are some videos about the carbon cycle. “To get to the heart of the global warming story, the very heart of it, it turns out that the scientific explanation hangs on the behavior of one very particular atom –- carbon. In a five-part cartoon series, NPR's Robert Krulwich explains the chemistry behind this special atom.

Science Visualization Studio, by NASA
It has a wealth of searchable stills and animations of the Earth, its interior, satellite images and the magnetosphere.

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