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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 1057-1061
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-3-8-18
Opinion Paper

Environmental Education – A Model of the Gulf Stream

Renata Holubova1,

1Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Pub. Date: August 10, 2015

Cite this paper

Renata Holubova. Environmental Education – A Model of the Gulf Stream. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):1057-1061. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-3-8-18

Abstract

Environmental education is a part of the Framework Educational Programme for Basic Education in the Czech Republic and is supported all over the world. The goal of our activity was the use of models in environmental education. Our attention was focused on the knowledge about one of the environmental problems due to global warming – the properties of the Gulf Stream, and its improvement. The Gulf Stream is one of the most famous sea currents and, in connection with the problems of global warming, also much discussed. The aim of the project was to prepare a simple flow model of the Gulf Stream. In the first part of the paper the impact of environmental education is mentioned. In the second part the model of the Gulf Stream is described. The model is the starting point for the discussion and further reading about the ocean and atmosphere transport of heat. The key points of the discussed problems are the impact of the Gulf Stream, and the slowing down of the Gulf Stream. It is thought that gen Y are the best educated generation in environmental problems. But most information Millennials get from TV, Internet, newspapers, and sometimes the information are questionable and insufficient. This model will help the learners get deeper knowledge of heat transport.

Keywords

environmental education, model, gulf stream, experiment

Copyright

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