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Issues in Ecology, Issue 13: Active Teaching on Carbon Dynamics in Ecosystems

All ecology texts include figures showing carbon cycles of various types (terrestrial, marine, global, etc). However, education research shows that introductory level students (both college and high school) and many citizens do not understand the biological and ecological processes that are the foundation for these cycles.
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Resource Group This activity is associated with Issues in Ecology Issue #13 (attached)
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Active teaching in ecology, misconceptions in biology and ecology, diagnostic questions, carbon cycle, photosynthesis, respiration, decomposition, transformation of organic compounds
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Educational Language
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Pedagogical Use Description The activity is designed to be used in class. It can be modified in many ways, for example as homework, electronic submission or on index cards in class.
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Full Name of Primary Author Charlene D'Avanzo
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Primary Author Affiliation School of Natural Science, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002
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  • Celia
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 2011-07-20
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2011-07-20 14:48:26
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  • mcmilla
Date Last Modified 2013-07-11 13:37:00
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