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Calculus as a Laboratory Course
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This site from Duke University features a curriculum development project, which has ...

This site from Duke University features a curriculum development project, which has produced materials for a three-semester reformed calculus course that emphasizes real-world problems, hands-on activities, discovery learning, writing and revision of writing, teamwork, intelligent use of available tools, and high expectations of students. The site provides a materials list, goals, integrated labs and an instructor's guide.

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Education
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Full Course
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Department of Mathematics
Duke University
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Case Studies in Calculus
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This site from Dartmouth presents three examples of using calculus to model ...

This site from Dartmouth presents three examples of using calculus to model real-world problems involving real data. Also included are course information, daily schedules, worksheets and grading keys.

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Education
Material Type:
Full Course
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Mathematics at Dartmouth
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Design and Construction of an Eco-House
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This interdisciplinary course is a real-world collaborative multi-year project that connects various ...

This interdisciplinary course is a real-world collaborative multi-year project that connects various departments, courses, and independent study projects on a college campus. Using the client/consultant model, students from several departments and a wide range of environmental backgrounds come together to explore the design of an efficient future student house on campus. Over a couple of years, students research and test building designs, energy for heating and power, natural flows of available energy, natural ecosystem processes including living machines, and possible materials to use in the eventual construction of the eco-house. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.

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Life Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Chemistry
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Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Environmental Studies Course, Carleton College Professor Gary Wagenbach gwagenba@carleton.edu and Lecturer Richard Strong rstrong@acws.carleton.edu, Compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu
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11/09/2017
Environmental Assessment Course
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This semester-long project on conducting an environmental audit of a college campus ...

This semester-long project on conducting an environmental audit of a college campus can be done by an individual or by groups of students working in teams. Each group will research a different aspect of campus operations; they will collect data, analyze their findings, and make recommendations for improvements. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Suzanne Savanick
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College. Based on a Greening the Campus environmental studies colloquium course taught at Carleton College in 1991.
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11/09/2017
Environment and the Earth
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The Environment and the Earth class at the University of South Carolina ...

The Environment and the Earth class at the University of South Carolina participated in a campus environmental service-learning project where students collected data lighting, water fixtures, recycling bins, and trash in five academic buildings.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center. Based on Bixby et al. (2003), Ecology on Campus: Service Learning in Introductory Environmental Courses, Journal of College Science Teaching, v. 32, n.5, o, 327-331.
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11/09/2017
Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires
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This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students ...

This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and living things to determine whether or not naturally-caused fires in national parks should burn to their natural conclusion. The case used to illustrate the impact of fire is the Yellowstone National Park fire of 1988. This was the largest series of fires in the northern Rockies during the last 50 years; they led to an intense public debate regarding the National Park Service's fuel management policy. A glossary of related terms, links and references are also included to assist in the process.

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Education
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Classroom of the Future
Wheeling Jesuit University
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Freshwater Ecology/Limnology
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Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes ...

Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. The course develops substantial quantities of data concerning the local watershed. This data is used by community partners in many contexts.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course taught by Dave Potter, Unity College. Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Geography 135: Climate Summit
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This resource is a role-playing geography course at UC-Santa Barbara. In this ...

This resource is a role-playing geography course at UC-Santa Barbara. In this cooperative learning exercise students are challenged to assume the roles of nations and organizations in order to discuss and debate the state of the global climate. The course is designed to be a total "immersion" into the process (presentations, discussions and negotiations) and atmosphere of an environmental summit. Also included are writing and reading assignments, lecture notes, and links to relevant sites.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Catherine Gautier
Uniersity of California, Santa Barbara
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Introduction to Global Change
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This site from the University of Michigan is the homepage for an ...

This site from the University of Michigan is the homepage for an interdisciplinary three semester introductory course sequence that investigates the causes and potential impacts of global change. The curriculum is tailored to beginning student and includes three course; physical processes, human impacts, and sustainability studies. The site includes lecture notes, syllabi, and lab exercises.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Ben van der Pluijm
Dave Allan
George Kling
Perry Samson
University of Michigan
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Marine Environmental Geology
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This course is an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and ...

This course is an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Service-learning is an essential component of how students learn about the earth. We deliver part of the content of this course by arranging for students to solve a problem with a local community partner.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course taught by Prof. Ed Laine, Bowdoin College (edlaine@bowdoin.edu) and Cathryn Field, Lab Instructor (cfield@bowdoin.edu). Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center (ssavanic@carleton.edu).
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Oceanography Education
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This webpage from the University of California, Santa Barbara features resources for ...

This webpage from the University of California, Santa Barbara features resources for oceanography education. The site has links to teacher resources, presentations, course materials, and data.

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Oceanography
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
University of California, Santa Barbara
William A. Prothero
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Papers about Volcanoes and Tsunamis
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Steven N Ward, a Earth Sciences professor at UC-Santa Cruz, provides downloadable ...

Steven N Ward, a Earth Sciences professor at UC-Santa Cruz, provides downloadable PDF versions of his numerous publications about volcanoes and tsunamis as a part of his homepage. Topics include tsunamis caused by earthquakes, underwater landslides, volcanic eruptions, and asteroid impacts, as well as risk assessment and modeling.

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Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Steven N. Ward
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace
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Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions ...

Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue.

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Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Rebecca Teed
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Reform Calculus Resources
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This site presents a wide range of tools and exercises for calculus ...

This site presents a wide range of tools and exercises for calculus teachers and interested students. Included are links to many activities, projects, capsules and resources.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Harel Barzilai
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Sarita Wetland Restoration
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The Sarita Wetland restoration on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus ...

The Sarita Wetland restoration on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is used as teaching tools by numerous classes. Students, staff and faculty have collaborated on the planning and implementation of the project. This example highlights the restoration process, and specifically references one of the classes, the Water Quality class.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu. Based on a Water Quality class taught by Jim Perry, University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Sustainable Campus Initiative, coordinated by Suzanne Savanick.
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Yellowstone Fires
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This Starting Point Teaching Collection page describes the Yellowstone Fires module created ...

This Starting Point Teaching Collection page describes the Yellowstone Fires module created for NASA's Classroom of the Future. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, the module asks students to assume the role of environmental biologist, and help several government agencies resolve the debate surrounding "let it burn" policies in national parks. The government agencies would like to know whether or not to allow naturally occurring fires in Yellowstone National Park to burn to their natural conclusion. The agencies are particularly interested in student recommendations based on an Earth System Science analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and living things. Many of the pages within the module site provide hyperlinked background resources to investigate wildland fire issues in more detail. A glossary, references, related links, and a general description of the problem-based learning model compliment the site. On this page, teachers can find learning goals, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment hints and references and resources dealing with this exercise. It also describes the context in which the module is best used.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Rebecca Teed
Robert Myers
Date Added:
11/09/2017