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AP Environmental Science: Environmental Laws and Regulations

AP Environmental Science: Environmental Laws and Regulations

Although environmental laws are generally considered a 20th century phenomenon, attempts have ... (more)

Although environmental laws are generally considered a 20th century phenomenon, attempts have been made to legislate environmental controls throughout history. In 2,700 B.C., the middle-eastern civilization in Ur passed laws protecting the few remaining forests in the region..... (less)

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Science and Technology
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Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
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AP Environmental Science Course Material

AP Environmental Science Course Material

One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced ... (more)

One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced placement environmental science course is finding enriching field and lab activities for your students. These labs have been developed by an experienced team of environmental science educators in partnership with the Environmental Literacy Council. Each lab has been the subject of an extensive peer review by a number of experienced environmental science educators. The content of this initial collection is varied, and APES teachers and students in different areas around the country should be able to complete each of the labs. These initial labs are not typical cookbook variety. They each contain an inquiry-based component. Over time, additional labs and tools for new and experienced teachers will be added to the collection. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Environmental Literacy Council
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Environmental Literacy Council
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Environmental Health Science and Technology Education

Environmental Health Science and Technology Education

This site aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental ... (more)

This site aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities, and to increase public awareness about the impact of environmental agents on human health so that all citizens can lead healthy and productive lives. (less)

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Science and Technology
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National Institutes of Health
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National Institute of Environmental Health Science and Technologys
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Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking, Spring 2006

Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking, Spring 2006

This course examines joint fact-finding within the context of adaptive and ecosystem-based ... (more)

This course examines joint fact-finding within the context of adaptive and ecosystem-based management. Challenges and obstacles to collaborative approaches for deciding environmental and natural resource policy and the institutional changes within federal agencies necessary to utilize joint fact-finding as a means to link science and societal decisions are discussed and reviewed with scientists and managers. Senior-level federal policymakers participate (less)

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Social Sciences
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Karl, Herman
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AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science

This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science ... (more)

This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science online course has five objectives: Describe the six different forms of energy and the type of work done by each form. Discuss the roles of sources and sinks in an energy budget. Define the Law of Conservation of Energy, and explain how the operation of fuel cell vehicles illustrates this principal. Name the units with which energy, power, and force are measured and described. Use energy flow within a house to explain both theoretical and practical aspects of energy use and conservation. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Rice University
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University Of California College Prep
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Seminar in Environmental Science, Spring 2008

Seminar in Environmental Science, Spring 2008

Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental ... (more)

Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Rothman, Daniel
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Science Lessons About Our Environmental Impact

Science Lessons About Our Environmental Impact

Science and education experts caution that climate-change topics can overwhelm and frighten ... (more)

Science and education experts caution that climate-change topics can overwhelm and frighten young children. Science lessons chosen for this article focus on general environmental issues, such as the effects of litter, air pollution, and water pollution. The lessons also include actions and solutions to environmental issues. The free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle focuses on integrating age-appropriate science learning with literacy experiences. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Beyond Weather & The Water Cycle
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Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
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Environmental Technology & Natural Science Engineering Model

Environmental Technology & Natural Science Engineering Model

Environmental Technology is an emerging field that is science-based but also requires ... (more)

Environmental Technology is an emerging field that is science-based but also requires understandings of environmental policy, law regulations, hazardous materials management, and environmental management systems. In part of this course, students will investigate topics such as ecological concepts, environmental quality, natural resources, waste and hazardous materials, environmental laws and regulations, and environmental careers. Students will develop sampling, mapping, and data analysis techniques through hands-on laboratory activities and on-the-job training with local water, waste, air quality, and environmental agencies.In addition, this course is designed to look at the role that energy plays in our modern world. Based on physics students will design, build, test and rebuild alternative energy systems such as: windmills, solar panels, solar cars, solar hotwater systems, and hydro-electric systems. Students will explore the Physics of energy, learning to calculate the energy content and efficiency of a wide variety of structures and systems, such as buildings and alternative energy products, making them more efficient along the way. These units are hands-on; project based learning class with strong support coming from community resources, construction, laboratory experimentation and technology integration. Lessons will explore todayŐs dominant energy sources, supply lifetimes, alternative energy sources, environmental impacts, and the future of energy in our world. This course emphasizes historical and conceptual aspects in physics through the use of energy, and then reinforces these concepts with practical applications using basic high school mathematics. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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CTE Online
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Butte County Office of Education
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The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

This course begins with an overview of the Earth's systems--geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic-- ... (more)

This course begins with an overview of the Earth's systems--geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic-- and ecosystems as they exist independently of human influence. Following this introduction, the course explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change. Each of the 13 programs features two case studies following top scientists in the field. The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science is a course for high school teachers and undergraduate students in environmental science. The content course will help teachers of biology, chemistry, and Earth science to provide more content in their classes. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Case Study
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Annenberg Learner
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Annenberg Learner
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Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy, Fall 2004

Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy, Fall 2004

This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking ... (more)

This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking process. It investigates the methods scientists use to learn about the natural world and the way scientific knowledge accumulates, the treatment of science by advocates and the media, and the role of science in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. It considers how other political systems use science, in an effort to put the US approach in comparative perspective. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Layzer, Judith
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AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy

AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy

This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, ... (more)

This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. Scientific method is used to analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment. This test shows how ecological realities and the material desire of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Provider:
Rice University
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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