The Sustainability Principle
 of Energy

 

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The Power of Symbols

What is a Prime Symbol?

Variations on the Wisdom Of Confucius

How to Conserve
the Potential

The Human Condition

General Theory

Practical Application

Index of Denial/Acceptance

The Joys in 
Acceptance
Are you vulnerable to denial?
Review Call
Evaluate your
teachers /media
The Compassionate Curriculum
 
Defining some Prime Symbols

Energy

Energy Efficiency

Power

Electricity

Greenhouse

Warming/Cooling

Science

Information

Carbon

Atmosphere

Climate Change

Exponential
Trace

Potential

Compassion

Conserve

Sustain
Environment
Market
Peak Oil
Conservation 
Principle of Energy
Use
Up/Down
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Our Climate
A
n Essential Climate Education Framework

 

Level Two (7-8 year olds)

 

Communicating Climate Processes - Prime symbols:  

Breath Our greatest teacher; enhanced meditations on the breath, especially   the out-breath; plants and animals breathe - simple meditations; introducing the elementary physics of vacuums and diaphragms   

Which inspires in  us the combined senses of:  

Change  Simple entropy forms tend to pass (Example: tidy classroom becomes untidy, our body gets hungry and thirsty) 
And
Stewardship
concepts of balances and harmony with forces enabling life (Goldilocks); pollution exists

Which in turn opens us to the potential of the following great symbols:

Thermodynamics measuring temperature changes, warmed up air rises/cooled air falls (lava lamp, joss sticks etc); introducing albedo effect

Trace - Counting 1000 steps, beans, pebbles, stars etc; examples of tiny quantities of substances affecting our lives (fragment of glass puncturing a tire, prickle in foot etc)

Gases gases exist (e.g. water vapour, carbon dioxide, oxygen,)

Air  -consists mainly of free flowing gases with mass; studying/celebrating bird flight, kites, balloons, paper darts, propellers

Invisible forces and the dances of trees, grass, clouds, smoke etc

Water - simple meditating on change (clouds); thermal effects and condensation/evaporation (cold mirrors, terraria)

Sun Source of life on Earth;

 

Introduction  Note to Teachers  Level 1         Level 3  Level 4

 

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