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This half-hour video takes students on an exploration of topics and careers related to the environment.
What are the four environmental elements? Water, Land, Air, and Energy.
Water is the topical focus in lesson one. Students travel to the Everglades where Dr. Laura Bryant identifies alligators and various bugs as indicator species and discusses what can be learned from them.
What are brownfields? Answer that question and engage students in the topic of recycling in the second lesson on the Land. Visit Liberty Land Park in Philadelphia and learn how, through neighborhood volunteers, a once contaminated plot of land became a beautiful park.
Tour Columbia University’s Biosphere 2 project and answer the question: How is the greenhouse effect studied? in the third lesson on Air. Researchers inside the biodome explain how they test the levels and effects of carbon dioxide in the Biosphere’s rainforest.
What is and where do we get energy? Energy is the focus of the fourth lesson where students are introduced to a teenager who lives in a solar house. Learn how solar cells are made and how that energy is converted for use inside of a home.
Engage your students in the reality that not all environmentalists follow the same path by observing how radio hosts, water and waste water engineers, hydrologists, research engineers, and more play a unique role in environmental issues by watching the video.
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Length 30 minutes Closed-Captioned (c) 2001 Educational Broadcast Corporation