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10 Sustainable Garden Products for a More Earth-Friendly Garden

10 Sustainable Garden Products for a More Earth-Friendly Garden

A garden that is kinder to the earth can be achieved through ... (more)

A garden that is kinder to the earth can be achieved through the selection of products and tools that are sustainably manufactured or given new life through recycling. It's never been so easy to build a garden that's green from the moment you plunge that spade into the soil. Here are 10 garden products to get you started on a path to an earth-friendly garden. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
Children and Nature Network
Provider:
TreeHugger
Author:
Ramon Gonzalez
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12 Steps to a Sustainable High School

12 Steps to a Sustainable High School

This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be ... (more)

This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be used by classrooms to promote understanding of how the complex current issues of energy, pollution, supply and consumption are not just global but also local issues. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
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12 Stones

12 Stones

Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the ... (more)

Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the Gift ÂŽ - and shows the transformation of a community of women in Nepal from helplessness to hope through Heifer International. This is a preview clip of a documentary produced by Sandy Smolen. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Heifer International
Provider:
Heifer Education
Author:
Sandy Smolen
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1900 Air Pollution

1900 Air Pollution

Examine this graph from FRONTLINE/NOVA: What's Up with the Weather? Web site ... (more)

Examine this graph from FRONTLINE/NOVA: What's Up with the Weather? Web site to see dramatic increases in three greenhouse gases over the last two hundred years. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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2009 Baseline Study - American Beliefs Associated with Encouraging Children's Nature Experience Opportunities

2009 Baseline Study - American Beliefs Associated with Encouraging Children's Nature Experience Opportunities

This study of American adults' attitude towards children's experience in nature was ... (more)

This study of American adults' attitude towards children's experience in nature was based on survey data from 2,138 people who participated in an independently commissioned, online consumer survey in February 2010. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
Children and Nature Network
Provider:
Institute for Learning Innovation
Author:
John Fraser
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2009 National Hydrologic Assessment

2009 National Hydrologic Assessment

This site from the Hydrologic Information Center of the National Weather Service ... (more)

This site from the Hydrologic Information Center of the National Weather Service discusses the flood risk in the United States. Maps and satellite images support the text. The site also provides information about snow levels, stream flow, soil conditions, forecasts and outlooks. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
NOAA
Provider:
NOAA
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20-Year Map of Global Rainfall

20-Year Map of Global Rainfall

This visualization from NASA shows global rainfall patterns over a 22-year span. ... (more)

This visualization from NASA shows global rainfall patterns over a 22-year span. It incorporates data from a combination of remote-sensing and ground-based sources. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples

2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples

This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation ... (more)

This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation where students collect and investigate soil samples and describe the soils, looking for similarities and differences. Students develop a method of recording the data colleted and can present the information gathered. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
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3RC (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)

3RC (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)

In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to ... (more)

In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to include the idea of 3RC (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost). They will look at the effects of packaging decisions (reducing) and learn about engineering advancements in packaging materials and solid waste management. Also, they will observe biodegradation in a model landfill (composting). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Comparing the Urban Ecology of Two Cities.

AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Comparing the Urban Ecology of Two Cities.

Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence ... (more)

Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence on the Earths ecology. ASTER data is being used to better understand urban ecology, in particular how humans build their cities and affect the surrounding environment. Will Stefanov of Arizona State University will present the first set of ASTER images of the urban skeleton of the amount of built structures in 12 cities around the world and discuss the Urban Environmental Monitoring project which will examine 100 urban centers to look for common features (or lack of them) in global city structure and monitor change over time. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Will Stefanov
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AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Baltimore, MD.

AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Baltimore, MD.

Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence ... (more)

Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence on the Earths ecology. ASTER data is being used to better understand urban ecology, in particular how humans build their cities and affect the surrounding environment. Will Stefanov of Arizona State University will present the first set of ASTER images of the urban skeleton of the amount of built structures in 12 cities around the world and discuss the Urban Environmental Monitoring project which will examine 100 urban centers to look for common features (or lack of them) in global city structure and monitor change over time. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Will Stefanov
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AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Phoenix, AZ.

AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Phoenix, AZ.

Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence ... (more)

Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant influence on the Earths ecology. ASTER data is being used to better understand urban ecology, in particular how humans build their cities and affect the surrounding environment. Will Stefanov of Arizona State University will present the first set of ASTER images of the urban skeleton of the amount of built structures in 12 cities around the world and discuss the Urban Environmental Monitoring project which will examine 100 urban centers to look for common features (or lack of them) in global city structure and monitor change over time. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Will Stefanov
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AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies

AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate ... (more)

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate warms, the hay fever season seems to be getting longer and more severe. In this case study, students assume the a role of a public relations specialist contracted to communicate the link between climate change and pollen allergies. The activity focuses on the importance of scientific skills to careers outside science, and is most suitable for a lower-level introductory biology, human health, or environmental science course. (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:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
Richard E. Lee, Jr.
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AK-03 ALASKA: AK-03 Columbia Glacier "Cliff" (Narrated)

AK-03 ALASKA: AK-03 Columbia Glacier "Cliff" (Narrated)

A video from the Extreme Ice Survey in which Dr. Tad Pfeffer ... (more)

A video from the Extreme Ice Survey in which Dr. Tad Pfeffer and photographer Jim Balog discuss the dynamics of the Columbia glacier's retreat in recent years through this time-lapse movie. Key point: glacier size is being reduced not just by glacial melting but due to a shift in glacial dynamics brought on by climate change. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
James Balog
Tad Pfeffer
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AP Biology

AP Biology

Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study ... (more)

Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Biology curriculum. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Video Lectures
Collection:
MIT Highlights for High School
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Chess, Andrew
Chisholm, Penny
Gardel, Claudette
Jacks, Tyler
Khodor, Julia
Lander, Eric
Mischke, Michelle
Sive, Hazel
Walker, Graham
Weinberg, Robert
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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)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
University Of California College Prep
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AP Environmental Science: Air, Water and Soil

AP Environmental Science: Air, Water and Soil

Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of ... (more)

Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of which negatively affect the environment. Pollutants discharged into the environment can accumulate in the air, water, or soil...... (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
University Of California
University Of California College Prep
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AP Environmental Science: Biological

AP Environmental Science: Biological

The needs of humans and the living organisms and processes that comprise ... (more)

The needs of humans and the living organisms and processes that comprise the biosphere are inextricably connected. Because of this connection the proper management of biological resources requires that genetic diversity and suitable habitats be maintained. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
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)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Environmental Literacy Council
Provider:
Environmental Literacy Council
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AP Environmental Science: Cultural and Aesthetic Considerations

AP Environmental Science: Cultural and Aesthetic Considerations

The world’s industrialized countries are undergoing many changes as they move to ... (more)

The world’s industrialized countries are undergoing many changes as they move to the later stages of the Industrial Revolution. Economies are becoming more information based, and capital is being measured not only in terms of tangible products and human workers, but also in terms of social and intellectual assets.... (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
University Of California
University Of California College Prep
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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