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Adopting Sustainable Food Practices
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Hear about how respect for Earth can help us attain a more ...

Hear about how respect for Earth can help us attain a more sustainable lifestyle in the face of climate change in this video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College.

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Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/19/2012
Agricultural Business Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics ...

***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales. Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales.

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Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
01/31/2018
Air Quality Index
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In this interactive activity adapted from Air Quality Index: A Guide to ...

In this interactive activity adapted from Air Quality Index: A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health by the U.S. EPA, learn about common pollutants in the air we breathe, their health effects, and how their levels are reported.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/11/2011
Alaska Native Pilots
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In this video adapted from Storyknife Productions, Alaska Native pilots share how ...

In this video adapted from Storyknife Productions, Alaska Native pilots share how they use traditional knowledge to read the landscape and predict the weather.

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Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alaska Native Teens Help Researchers
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In this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the ...

In this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska Native students contribute to research on how their environment is changing as a result of global warming.

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Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alaska Tsunami
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In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, discover why multiple tsunamis ...

In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, discover why multiple tsunamis resulted from the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

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Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Analyzing an Ecosystem
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In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alberta, identify the ...

In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alberta, identify the living and nonliving things in an ecosystem. Then look further at the living things to identify the producers, the consumers, and examples of mimicry.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
Antarctic Food Web Game
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In this interactive game adapted from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, ...

In this interactive game adapted from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, build a food web that illustrates the flow of energy in an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
Arctic Tundra
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This video segment from Wild Europe: "Wild Arctic" explores the struggle for ...

This video segment from Wild Europe: "Wild Arctic" explores the struggle for survival in one of Earth's most extreme environments.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Bears Don't Recognize Boundaries
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In this video segment from Nature, learn about the problems bears are ...

In this video segment from Nature, learn about the problems bears are creating on ranch land surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Biomimicry and Sustainable Design - Nature Is an Engineering Marvel
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Students are introduced to the concepts of biomimicry and sustainable design. Countless ...

Students are introduced to the concepts of biomimicry and sustainable design. Countless examples illustrate the wisdom of nature in how organisms are adapted for survival, such as in body style, physiological processes, water conservation, thermal radiation and mutualistic relationships, to assure species perpetuation. Students learn from articles and videos, building a framework of evidence substantiating the indisputable fact that organisms operate "smarter" and thus provide humans with inspiration in how to improve products, systems and cities. As students focus on applying the ecological principles of the previous lessons to the future design of our human-centered world, they also learn that often our practices are incapable of replicating the precision in which nature completes certain functions, as evidenced by our dependence on bees as pollinators of the human food supply. The message of biomimicry is one of respect: study to improve human practices and ultimately protect natural systems. This heightened appreciation helps students to grasp the value of industry and urban mimetic designs to assure protection of global resources, minimize human impact and conserve nonrenewable resources. All of these issues aid students in creating a viable guest resort in the Sonoran Desert.

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Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
TeachEngineering.org
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
Wendy J. Holmgren
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Botany & Art and Their Roles in Conservation
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The lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce the ...

The lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, specifically their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. “Very little of the world’s flora has been fully studied,” says one Smithsonian botanist, “and time is running out.” In the first lesson, students gets to know six endangered plants. They examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of the plants as they consider this question: If a scientist can take a picture of a plant, are there advantages in having an illustration? They go on to consider some of the big questions that botanists themselves must ask: Which of these species are most in need of conservation efforts? Are any of these plants more worth saving than others?In the second lesson, the students try their own hands at botanical illustration, following the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. All that is required for the lesson are pencils, markers, tracing paper, and access to a photocopier.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Life Science
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
Author:
Smithsonian Institute
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Can Organic Farms and Mosquito Control Coexist?
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Learn about one town's conflict over the issue of spraying pesticides to ...

Learn about one town's conflict over the issue of spraying pesticides to combat disease-carrying insects, in this video segment from Greater Boston.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/02/2011
Can Venus and Mars Be Made Habitable?
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This activity is about planetary climate. Once familiar with the factors that ...

This activity is about planetary climate. Once familiar with the factors that determine a planet's surface temperature, learners will use an interactive spreadsheet model of a planet's atmosphere to determine if greenhouse gases, luminosity of the source, the distance of the planet from the source and the albedo of the planet can be manipulated so that the average surface temperature on Mars or Venus could support human life. Learners will then be asked to make some conclusions about these methods and suggest improvements for the spreadsheet model (see related resources for link to this model). The activity requires use of Microsoft Excel software. This is Activity D in the fourth module, titled "How do Atmospheres Affect Planetary Temperatures?," of "Earth Climate Course: What Determines a Planet's Climate?."

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Full Course
Student Guide
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Capturing Carbon
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by ...

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by his daughter's science fair project, develops a synthetic tree to remove excess carbon dioxide from the air.

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Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/20/2008
Champions of a Sustainable World
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This textbook chapter makes the case for preserving desert old growth forests, ...

This textbook chapter makes the case for preserving desert old growth forests, and endangered species. The captive breeding program for the black-footed ferret is presented as a case study. Students learn about conservation practices they can do, such as adopting a species or garden. The chapter includes an authentic unit assessment where students produce an essay on a biodiversity topic. The resource includes a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide. This is the eighth and last chapter in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, examining the endangerment and extinction of entire species of plants and animals throughout the world due to human actions. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Chemist and Biologist Catherine Drennan
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In this video produced for Teachers' Domain, learn about MIT professor Cathy ...

In this video produced for Teachers' Domain, learn about MIT professor Cathy Drennan's research into microorganisms that remove carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere.

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Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Amgen Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/08/2009
Clean Up This Mess
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Students are challenged to design a method for separating steel from aluminum ...

Students are challenged to design a method for separating steel from aluminum based on magnetic properties as is frequently done in recycling operations. To complicate the challenge, the magnet used to separate the steel must be able to be switched off to allow for the recollection of the steel. Students must ultimately design, test, and present an effective electromagnet.

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Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Justin Montenegro , Glencliff High School, Nashville
TeachEngineering.org
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Climate Change Impacts Alaska Glaciers
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This video adapted from KTOO takes a look at Earth's warming and ...

This video adapted from KTOO takes a look at Earth's warming and cooling cycles and the current atypical trend of warming that is impacting the glaciers in Alaska's Inside Passage.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
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The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) website includes a collection ...

The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) website includes a collection of educational resources related to climate and energy science. The site also hosts an online community for educators to share and discuss resources and teaching methodology.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
02/21/2011
Climate Wisconsin: Forestry
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Learn how a family farm in Wisconsin functions and how it is ...

Learn how a family farm in Wisconsin functions and how it is impacted by climate change in this multimedia video produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Educational Communications Board
Wisconsin ECB
Date Added:
11/23/2010
Climate and Human Evolution
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA: Becoming Human, learn how the ...

In this video segment adapted from NOVA: Becoming Human, learn how the analysis of rock layers and ocean sediments supports the theory that rapid climate change may have jump-started human evolution two million years ago.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/22/2010
Clues from Past Climates
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In this interactive produced by ThinkTV, learn how scientists discover clues to ...

In this interactive produced by ThinkTV, learn how scientists discover clues to past climates that lie hidden in the natural environment, as well as in some surprising historical documents.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
ThinkTV
Date Added:
11/12/2010
Colorful Critters
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The goal of this lesson is to introduce students to the advantages ...

The goal of this lesson is to introduce students to the advantages behind the colors and patterns displayed on Wisconsin critters using a collection of photos from Snapshot Wisconsin, a citizen science project utilizing a statewide network of trail cameras. This lesson plan includes an optional outdoor activity.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Taylor Peltier
Date Added:
08/02/2019
The Crash Scene
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In this lesson, students find their location on a map using Latitude ...

In this lesson, students find their location on a map using Latitude and Longitudinal coordinates. They determine where they should go to be rescued and how best to get there.

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Technology and Engineering
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Adventure Engineering,
TeachEngineering.org
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Dendroclimatology in the Navajo Nation
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In this video segment adapted from Navajo Technical College, meet a dendroclimatologist ...

In this video segment adapted from Navajo Technical College, meet a dendroclimatologist who studies the relationship between precipitation and tree growth in the Navajo Nation.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/16/2012
Desert Biome
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This video segment from NOVA: A Desert Place describes the physical characteristics ...

This video segment from NOVA: A Desert Place describes the physical characteristics and organisms that define the desert biome.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
Designing a Sustainable Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park
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Students are challenged to design a permanent guest village within the Saguaro ...

Students are challenged to design a permanent guest village within the Saguaro National Park in Arizona. The design must provide a true desert experience to visitors while emphasizing sustainable design, protection of the natural environment, and energy and resource conservation. To successfully address and respond to this challenge, students must acquire an understanding of desert ecology, environmental limiting factors, species adaptations and resource utilization. Following theintroduction, students generate ideas and consider the knowledge required to complete the challenge. The lectures and activities that follow serve to develop this level of comprehension. To introduce the concepts of healthy ecosystems, biomimetics and the importance of sustainable environmental design, students watch three video clips of experts. These clips provide direction for student research and challenge design solutions.

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Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amber Spolarich
Megan Johnston
TeachEngineering.org
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
Wendy J. Holmgren
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Did Environmental Exposure Cause a Disease Cluster?
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This video segment from Greater Boston examines whether environmental toxins may be ...

This video segment from Greater Boston examines whether environmental toxins may be to blame for a rare skin disease.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/02/2011
Dolly Garza: A Tlingit and Haida Scientist
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In this interactive resource adapted from Raven Radio/KCAW, listen to biologist Dr. ...

In this interactive resource adapted from Raven Radio/KCAW, listen to biologist Dr. Dolly Garza as she explores the sea otter population of Sitka, Alaska, from the perspectives of her tribal heritage and her Western education.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Dustin Madden: Science Teacher
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In this video profile produced for Teachers' Domain, meet teacher Dustin Madden, ...

In this video profile produced for Teachers' Domain, meet teacher Dustin Madden, an IŰ__ŒóíŠupiaq who hopes to inspire students to take an active role in protecting the natural environment by giving them a foundation in math and science.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Eating & Exercise
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How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would ...

How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would you have to do to burn off these calories? What is the relationship between calories and weight? Explore these issues by choosing diet and exercise and keeping an eye on your weight.

Subject:
Health Science
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams
Benay
Franny
Franny Benay
Kate
Kate Semsar
Kathy
Kathy Perkins
Noah
Noah Podolefsky
Perkins
PhET Interactive Simulations
Podolefsky
Reid
Sam
Sam Reid
Semsar
Wendy
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
10/01/2008
The Effect of Land Masses on Climate
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In this video produced by ThinkTV, explore the effects of land masses ...

In this video produced by ThinkTV, explore the effects of land masses on local climate conditions, and learn about regional impacts of land-atmosphere interactions.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
ThinkTV
Date Added:
11/12/2010
The Effect of Sea Surface Temperature on Hurricanes
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, scientists examine the link ...

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, scientists examine the link between rising sea surface temperature and more intense hurricanes.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/22/2010
The Effects of Global Warming in Alaska
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In this media-rich lesson, students learn how global warming is changing the ...

In this media-rich lesson, students learn how global warming is changing the Alaskan environment and examine the consequences of climate change on the region's human and wildlife inhabitants.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Elementary GLOBE: Cloudscape
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A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" ...

A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Using information from the book and their observations, students construct a sky scene with trees and buildings as reference points on the ground and cloud types ordered by altitude in the sky. Students will describe clouds using their own vocabulary and will then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications of cloud types used by the GLOBE Program. The purpose of the activity is to help students identify some of the characteristics of clouds and to enable students to observe clouds, describe them in a common vocabulary, and compare their descriptions with the official cloud names. Students will be able to identify cloud types using standard cloud classification names. They will know that the names used for the clouds are based on three factors: their shapes, the altitude at which they occur, and whether they are producing precipitation.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Elementary GLOBE: Getting to Know Soil
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A learning activity for the Scoop on Soils book in the Elementary ...

A learning activity for the Scoop on Soils book in the Elementary GLOBE Series. Each student will make predictions about the properties of various soil samples. Then they will examine several types of soils and record their observations. Next, they will learn about soil profiles and horizons by both examining a soil sample in a jar and by creating a soil profile flip chart. The purpose of the activity is to provide the opportunity for students to ask questions and make observations about soil and introduce students to the properties of soil and to the concept of soil profiles and horizons. After completing this activity, students will know about soil's different properties and about soil profiles. Students will know that soils have different properties including texture, color, and size. They will know that soil forms layers based on these properties.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Elementary GLOBE: Magnify That
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Students will learn about magnification and how a magnifying lens works. They ...

Students will learn about magnification and how a magnifying lens works. They will examine a variety of different objects, first without a magnifier and then with a magnifier, and compare what they observe. They will practice observing details of these objects with magnifying lens. The purpose of this activity is for students to learn about observation skills and how tools can help people make observations, what "magnification" means, and to learn that scientists use tools, such as magnifying lenses, to examine objects. Students will be able to identify a magnifying glass and its purposes. They will be able to describe how the same object looks different when using the unaided eye versus a magnifying lens.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Elementary GLOBE: Soil Treasure Hunt
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A learning activity for the Scoop on Soils book in the Elementary ...

A learning activity for the Scoop on Soils book in the Elementary GLOBE Series. Students will make predictions about what they think they will find in a sample of soil. They will investigate the sample and sort out the various items they find. Next they will spend time outside observing one or more sites to see what they find in the soil. After recording and sharing their observations they will create their own stories about the things they found in the soil. The purpose of the activity is to learn about natural things commonly found in soil and how these things impact how the soil looks and feels as well as to introduce students to the concept of decomposition. After completing this activity, students will know about various things found in soil including rocks, critters, roots, and other organic material. They will also understand that animals and microorganisms aid in the decomposition process that contributes organic materials to soils.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Elementary GLOBE: To Spread or Not To Spread
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A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" ...

A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Students will explore the difference between the three types of contrails, make observations of contrails outside, and record their observations. Fifteen minutes later they will make follow-up observations to see how the contrails they observed have changed. The purpose of the activity is to help students identify contrails and learn to distinguish between the three types of contrails and to understand that contrails are human-made and some contrails become clouds in the sky. Students will be able to (1) identify the three types of contrails; (2) understand that contrails are created by jet airplanes; and (3) understand that some contrails become clouds.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Date Added:
11/09/2017