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English

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Shareable Certificate

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 31 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Overview

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 4 readings
1 video
4 readings
Resources10m
Debriefing Quizzes10m
Explainer Assignments10m
A Supplemental Class to This One10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Heat, Light, and Energy

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 28 min)
6 videos
Units of Energy5m
Heat4m
Units of Light3m
Light5m
Blackbody Radiation6m
2 practice exercises
Optional Problems: How Much Coal to Run a Light Bulb4m
Optional Problems: Comparing Energy Prices16m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

First Climate Model

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 18 min)
2 videos
The Greenhouse Effect 9m
4 practice exercises
Optional Layer Model Problem: How Hot is the Moon?4m
Optional Layer Model Problem 2: A Stronger Greenhouse Effect22m
Optional Layer Model Problem 3: Nuclear Winter2m
Quiz 122m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Greenhouse Gases and the Atmosphere

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 20 min)
2 videos
The Band Saturation Effect12m
1 practice exercise
Model Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere12m

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