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Adopting Sustainable Food Practices
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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.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/19/2012
Alaska Native Pilots
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In this video adapted from Storyknife Productions, Alaska Native pilots share how they use traditional knowledge to read the landscape and predict the weather.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
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 University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska Native students contribute to research on how their environment is changing as a result of global warming.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
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 resulted from the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Arctic Tundra
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This video segment from Wild Europe: "Wild Arctic" explores the struggle for survival in one of Earth's most extreme environments.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
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 creating on ranch land surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Bedrock Geology of Wisconsin (revised 2005)
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Describes the types of rocks found throughout the state by age and explains how to interpret the accompanying cross section.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Career and Technical Education
Earth and Space Science
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Geology
Hydrology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Geological and Natural History Survey
Date Added:
03/04/2024
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 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.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Technology and Engineering
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 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:
Botany
Ecology
Fine Arts
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
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
Build a Better Wall Learning Experience
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This activity lesson plan is called “Build a Better Wall” where students are planners and constructors who are trying to construct a wall using various materials that can withstand an earthquake.

Subject:
Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Global Education
Higher Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Alaska Native Geoscience Learning Experience
Date Added:
03/25/2024
COMMON PLANTS of WISCONSIN
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Common Plants of Wisconsin - developed by UW Stevens Point Department of Biology.
Pictures and descriptions of each common plant found in Wisconsin. Organization topics include: Seedless Plants, Gymnosperms, Woody Dicots, Dicot Herbs, and Monocots.

Copyright information:
The images contained in the COMMON PLANTS of WISCONSIN web site may be freely used for non-profit, educational purposes, as long as complete citation information is included.

Use in any copyrighted document or any web site is prohibited without specific permission of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Department of Biology. Please contact Webmaster for more information.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Biology
Botany
Business and Information Technology
Career and Technical Education
Early Learning
Ecology
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences
Forestry and Agriculture
Higher Education
Life Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Department of Biology
Date Added:
03/25/2024
Can Organic Farms and Mosquito Control Coexist?
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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:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
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 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:
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Full Course
Student Guide
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 Drennan's research into microorganisms that remove carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
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 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.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Physics
Technology and Engineering
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 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
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Climate Kids: Birds and Climate Change
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Some bird species appear to respond to extreme weather changes in their native habitat by moving to more hospitable environments. This article discusses the role of NASA satellites, along with field and citizen scientists, in studying that movement. The article also includes an activity on constructing a bird feeder. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Climate Kids: How Do We Know the Climate Is Changing?
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This question is addressed through a series of questions and answers, each providing related introductory information such as how climate change is studied, the history of Earth’s climate, and the effects of climate change on Earth’s geology and biology. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Climate Kids: What is Global Climate Change?
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A question and answer format is used to differentiate between weather and climate, and to provide a brief overview of global warming. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/06/2023
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
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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:
Ecology
Education
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
02/21/2011