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Six Essential Elements- National Geographic Photograph Activity
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This lesson is the fourth in a unit of five lessons on ...

This lesson is the fourth in a unit of five lessons on the Six Essential Elements of Geography. In this lesson students will apply recently acquired knowledge regarding the Six Essential Elements of Geography. They will utilize National Geographic magazines to find examples of the six Elements and write to explain how the photograph fits the element. First, they will do this activity in groups; groups will each be assigned one Element. Second, students will individually find an example of all six Elements. At the end of the lesson, students will present their work to the class.

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Education
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
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Patricia Steed
Retrieval of Titanic Artifacts Stirs Controversy
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This site from National Geographic describes the controversy surrounding salvage operations around ...

This site from National Geographic describes the controversy surrounding salvage operations around the wreck of the Titanic.

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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Brian Handwerk
National Geographic News
Rising Water Table Threatens Egypt's Monuments
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This article from National Geographic News examines the threat posed to Egyptian ...

This article from National Geographic News examines the threat posed to Egyptian monuments by a rising water table. The article details the problems facing antiquities throughout Egypt and presents possible solutions.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Chad Cohen
National Geographic
Technology Opens Deep Seas to Exploration
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This National Geographic article details deep-sea exploration and the potential that many ...

This National Geographic article details deep-sea exploration and the potential that many new technologies have that will help explore this uncharted terrain.

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Oceanography
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Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
John Roach
National Geographic News
African Bone Tools Dispute Key Idea About Human Evolution
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This site from National Geographic details a study that argues, based on ...

This site from National Geographic details a study that argues, based on the bone tools and other recent discoveries, that "behavioral modernity" first evolved in Africa and has a much longer history than most archaeologists believe. The study uses bone tools more than 70,000 years old as evidence that modern behavior evolved before humans migrated to Europe.

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Life Science
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Lesson
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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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National Geographic News
Near Total Ape-Habitat Loss Foreseen By 2030
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This site from National Geographic examines a study from UNEP (United Nations ...

This site from National Geographic examines a study from UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) suggesting that less than 10 percent of the remaining habitat of the great apes of Africa will be left relatively undisturbed by 2030 if road building, mining camps, and other infrastructure developments continue at current levels. The findings are based on a new method of evaluating the wider impacts of infrastructure development on key species.

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Life Science
Biology
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Lesson
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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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National Geographic News
Moon Seen as Haven for "Beginnings of Life"
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This National Geographic article examines the possibility that Earth's moon might be ...

This National Geographic article examines the possibility that Earth's moon might be a biological preserve where protolife (the beginnings of life) or fossil extremophiles (tiny organisms that can live in extremely hostile conditions) exist in volcanic shadowed sites.

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Life Science
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Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Leonard David
National Geographic News
Study Challenges Idea of Seeding Oceans With Iron to Curb Global Warming
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This article from National Geographic News questions the assertion that seeding the ...

This article from National Geographic News questions the assertion that seeding the oceans with iron will dramatically increase levels of phytoplankton and therefore draw more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Hillary Mayell
National Geographic News
Can Iron-Enriched Oceans Thwart Global Warming?
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This article from National Geographic News addresses the possibility of adding iron ...

This article from National Geographic News addresses the possibility of adding iron to ocean systems in order to improve phytoplankton growth, which would remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and decrease global warming via increased photosynthesis.

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Life Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
John Roach
National Geographic News
Extinction Risk for 1 in 3 Primates, Study Says
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This site from National Geographic describes a study indicating that 1 in ...

This site from National Geographic describes a study indicating that 1 in 3 primates in the world are at risk of imminent extinction. The study lists the top 25 endangered primates, but notes that there are 195 species of primates that remain endangered, most of them in found in the world's biodiversity hotspots: 25 regions identified by Conservation International which cover less than 2 percent of Earth's land surface but harbor more than 60 percent of all terrestrial plant and animal diversity.

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Life Science
Biology
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Lesson
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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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National Geographic News
Africa's Imperiled Rock Art Documented Before it Disappears
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This National Geographic article discusses the importance of ancient African rock art ...

This National Geographic article discusses the importance of ancient African rock art and the threats these ancient works face. There is also a link to a book of images compiled by photographer David Coulson in his extensive travels across Africa in search of African rock art.

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Diagram/Illustration
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
David Braun
National Geographic News
Is Bead Find Proof Modern Thought Began in Africa?
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This site from National Geographic examines the consequences of the discovery of ...

This site from National Geographic examines the consequences of the discovery of human-crafted ostrich-eggshell beads in Africa that appear to be 70,000 years old. The find suggests that humans were capable of symbolic thought much earlier than previously believed.

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Life Science
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Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Hillary Mayell
National Geographic News
Ballard Team Has High Hopes for Deep-Water Robot
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This National Geographic article describes Hercules, an innovative underwater remotely operated vehicle ...

This National Geographic article describes Hercules, an innovative underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with mechanical arms, fingers, and a variety of tools. The robot will be used to conduct the first archaeological excavations of shipwrecks and archaeological sites in the deep seas of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Subject:
Oceanography
Archaeology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Brian Handwerk
National Geographic News
UN Launches Campaign to Save Last Great Apes in the Wild
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This site from National Geographic describes a UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) ...

This site from National Geographic describes a UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) campaign to protect wild great apes. The Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) targets 23 areas where gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates are near extinction as a result of war, habitat destruction, and poaching for trophies, souvenirs, and meat.

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Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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National Geographic News
Reggie Royston
Desert-Adapted Crocs Found in Africa
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This National Geographic site details the discovery of several small communities of ...

This National Geographic site details the discovery of several small communities of crocodiles living on the southern edge of Africa's Sahara in desert conditions. The desert crocodiles have apparently adapted to the changing environment in northern Africa; 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, what is now desert was probably lush savannah and grasslands.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Hillary Mayell
National Geographic News
Microbial Colony in U.S. Suggests Life Could Live on Mars
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This article from National Geographic News explores the possibility that methanogens, which ...

This article from National Geographic News explores the possibility that methanogens, which derive their energy from geothermal hydrogen and produce methane as a byproduct, could survive on Mars. These microscopic organisms live in hydrothermal waters 200 meters below the surface, a condition that may mimic those found on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa.

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Life Science
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Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
John Roach
National Geographic News
Was Darwin Influenced by Experiment in English Garden?
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This National Geographic article discusses the probable intellectual link between biodiversity and ...

This National Geographic article discusses the probable intellectual link between biodiversity and ecosystem biology first made by Darwin. The study of ecosystems ecology has a long history, but the explicit link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is only about 10 years old. The author concludes that many of the questions in ecology and evolution can be traced back to Darwin's writings.

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Life Science
Biology
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Lesson
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Hillary Mayell
National Geographic News
Author's Sahara Trek Inspired by Classic Tale
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This National Geographic interview recounts Dean King's rediscovery of Captain James Riley's ...

This National Geographic interview recounts Dean King's rediscovery of Captain James Riley's classic survival narrative, and his subsequent journey tracking Riley's footprints across Saharan sands. After reading the adventure, King decided to travel to what is today the Morocco-controlled territory of Western Sahara to retrace Riley's route.

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Lesson
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Mark Kirby
National Geographic News
Zoo Life Shortens Elephant Lives in Europe, Study Says
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This article from National Geographic examines claims that zoo life decreases the ...

This article from National Geographic examines claims that zoo life decreases the longevity of elephants. Researchers have found that Asian elephants in European zoos typically live about 15 years, only half as long as elephants in timber camps. Asian elephants can live as long as 65 years in the wild, the researchers said. The article lists many reasons for the discrepancy, and a call to improve the lot of captive elephants.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
John Pickrell
National Geographic News