Title: The Energy Saver
Energy and the Environment Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (4) 5: Compile information to describe how the use of energy derived from natural
renewable and nonrenewable resources affects the environment (e.g., constructing
dams to harness energy from water, a renewable resource, while causing a loss of
animal habitats; burning of fossil fuels, a nonrenewable resource, while causing
an increase in air pollution; installing solar panels to harness energy from the
sun, a renewable resource, while requiring specialized materials that
necessitate mining).Digital Tool Description: The interactive games on how to save energy in our environment allow students to enhance their knowledge on energy saving equipment and explore ways to save energy in our environment around us.
Title: Understanding the Global Carbon Cycle
Carbon Cycle Simulator Web Address URL:
[SC2015] (5) 14: Use a model to represent how any two systems, specifically the atmosphere,
biosphere, geosphere, and/or hydrosphere, interact and support life (e.g.,
influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; influence of
the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate;
influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere).Digital Tool Description: This lab uses a robust model of the carbon cycle to give you an intuitive sense for how carbon circulates through the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, and crust.
Using the simulator, you will experiment with the human factors that contribute to this rise and explore how different inputs to the carbon cycle might affect the concentrations of the greenhouse gas CO2.