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The Air We Breathe

The Air We Breathe

Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different ... (more)

Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different pollutants that exist, such as toxic gases and particulate matter. They investigate the technologies developed by engineers to reduce air pollution. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
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Alaska: A Bird's Eye View

Alaska: A Bird's Eye View

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada ... (more)

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, flies across Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells children about the fascinating 49th state. Children learn how Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and other facts about the state. They can also compare the size of Alaska to other states. 2T takes a flight across the volcanic chain in Alaska and helps the students to interactively explore how scientists monitor volcanoes from satellite images in near-real time. At the coast, the bird also meets his Walrus friend who shows him how the sea ice edge has receded and gives an example of an adverse effect on marine life. Finally, 2T arrives in Fairbanks where children use satellite imagery to help 2T find and unite with his family. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Alaska Space Grant Program
Provider:
Alaska Space Grant Program
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An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals

An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals

This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of ... (more)

This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of St. Paul and its hands-on commitment to care for the land and animals on which it depends. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future

Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly ... (more)

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 10-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
TED-Ed
Provider:
TED-Ed
Author:
Steffen, Alex
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AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine ... (more)

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, we have included the sea-grasses even though they are flowering plants. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Mike Guiry
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Algal bloom in a lake in Tennessee

Algal bloom in a lake in Tennessee

Large amounts of nutrients from agricultural runoff and pollution cause increased growth ... (more)

Large amounts of nutrients from agricultural runoff and pollution cause increased growth of algae. Algal blooms cause other organisms to die because the algae uses up all the oxygen in the water to grow. Eventually, this body of water will have no life in it. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Collection:
Video and Image Data Access
Provider:
USGS
Author:
Katie Hale
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Algal blooms

Algal blooms

Algae are producers. This means that they make their own energy and ... (more)

Algae are producers. This means that they make their own energy and food and do not need to eat other organisms to gain energy and live. Algae use the sun, water, and carbon dioxide to go through photosynthesis and make their own energy to grow, bloom, and reproduce. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Collection:
Video and Image Data Access
Provider:
California State University, Fullerton
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Algorithms for Computer Animation, Fall 2002

Algorithms for Computer Animation, Fall 2002

In-depth study of an active research topic in computer graphics. Topics change ... (more)

In-depth study of an active research topic in computer graphics. Topics change each term. Readings from the literature, student presentations, short assignments, and a programming project. Animation is a compelling and effective form of expression; it engages viewers and makes difficult concepts easier to grasp. Today's animation industry creates films, special effects, and games with stunning visual detail and quality. This graduate class will investigate the algorithms that make these animations possible: keyframing, inverse kinematics, physical simulation, optimization, optimal control, motion capture, and data-driven methods. Our study will also reveal the shortcomings of these sophisticated tools. The students will propose improvements and explore new methods for computer animation in semester-long research projects. The course should appeal to both students with general interest in computer graphics and students interested in new applications of machine learning, robotics, biomechanics, physics, applied mathematics and scientific computing. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Popovic, Jovan
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All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design

All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design

Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is one ... (more)

Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is one of the hottest topics in marine conservation today. About 25% of the entire global catch is by-catch This surprisingly high level of by-catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students will analyze the significance of by-catch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce by-catch Students will become familiar with current attempts to reduce fishing mortality of these animals, such as acoustic alarms, breakaway links, gear modification, and time-area closures. Through the associated activity, the problems that managers face today will be reinforced and students will be stimulated to brainstorm about possible engineering designs or policy changes that could reduce the magnitude of by-catch (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Whitt
Angela Jiang
Aruna Venkatesan
Vicki Thayer
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All Creatures Microscopically Small

All Creatures Microscopically Small

In this lesson, students investigate the physical and behavioral characteristics of different ... (more)

In this lesson, students investigate the physical and behavioral characteristics of different microbes and create research- based 'Microbe Biographies.' Students then visually compare microbe sizes and examine how the size of a microbe relates to its physical and behavioral characteristics. This lesson is part of the New York Times Learning Network, a service in which lesson plans are created to accompany newspaper articles. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
New York Times
Provider:
New York Times Learning Network
Author:
Alison Zimbalist
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All Species Inventory

All Species Inventory

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students listen to an interview ... (more)

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students listen to an interview with Kevin Kelly, co-founder and board chairman of the All Species Foundation in San Francisco. Kelly discusses his mission to discover, identify, and document every species on Earth within the next 25 years. Students then read more information about the project, and conclude by answering some related questions. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Science Netlinks
Provider:
AAAS
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All That Glitters May Not Be Gold: A Troublesome Case of Transgenic Rice

All That Glitters May Not Be Gold: A Troublesome Case of Transgenic Rice

In this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of ... (more)

In this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of competing concerns and issues, including popular reactions to genetically modified organisms, in deciding how to present information to her boss, an influential congressman drafting legislation to support agricultural research. The case explores the social and biological issues surrounding micronutrient malnutrition, including deficiencies of several vitamins and essential minerals, especially iron, iodine, and vitamin A, which affect at least one-third of the world's population, primarily in developing nations. Developed for a graduate-level seminar on "Genomics, Agriculture, Food Systems and Development," the case teaches about the issues surrounding genomic applications in agriculture and their implications to health, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and national development. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Gerald F. Combs, Jr
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