The Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: Always Recycle! - Crash Course Ecology #8

Hank introduces us to biogeochemical cycles by describing his two favorites: carbon and water. The hydrologic cycle describes how water moves on, above, and below the surface of the Earth, driven by energy supplied by the sun and wind. The carbon cycle does the same... for carbon!

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This video, courtesy of Hank Green and Crash Course, is one from a series of 12 from their playlist on ecology, so basically a nice 12 video long list of all you need to know about the environment explained simply enough for a middle school... more »This video, courtesy of Hank Green and Crash Course, is one from a series of 12 from their playlist on ecology, so basically a nice 12 video long list of all you need to know about the environment explained simply enough for a middle school student to follow, but covering the kind of concepts that we encounter at the college level. On a side note I would recommend them to anyone studying anything for anything ever. Honestly the Green brothers walked me through straight As in my Chemistry series in college, they entertain, teach with simple language, and turn a whole year of curriculum into a playlist of 10 - 15 minute videos.  however some of those playlist are up to 50 videos long, so they are not without sustenance. At any rate, I've watched all of their scientific playlist, though to be hones I haven't watched some of the ones on literature... Don't tell them ... please. If you decide to watch the video in full, which I would recommend because it is very educational, you will find that they cite credible sources and consultants in their video credits, so this channel isn't just two relatively smart guys talking at you with what they think is right, its actually accurate information. Basically it's free school and entertainment and tutoring all in one. At any rate, it is reasonable to attest that all of the videos on their ecology playlist are relevant sources to what we discussed in lecture about the environment, but to be fair I'm going to pick my way through the few that I find most closely relate or most important. | This video, on the hydrologic and carbon cycles pertains directly to our conversation in lecture when discussing both the greenhouse gas effect, and sources of water pollution. Rather than just giving an example of either this video explains the science and mechanisms behind both. I often find that even with scientific concepts I understand very well it is sometimes nice to have a refresher that summarizes it so neatly and potentially adds one or two details you forgot. 04-22-2016 4:04am

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