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Accuracy of Fossils and Dating Methods
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Accuracy of Fossils and Dating Methods

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article asserts that fossil dating is accurate because the ... (more)

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article asserts that fossil dating is accurate because the method follows strict scientific guidelines: the age of rocks around a fossil can be considered, mathematical calculations are used, the state of decay, carbon-14, and isotopes figure in calculations, and tree of life relationships often help sort the dates. (less)

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Geoscience
Life Science
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Education
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Author:
Michael Benton (University of Bristol, UK;)
Achieving Interdisciplinary Impact: Clearing the Hurdles to Mesolore's Cross-Campus Adoption
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Achieving Interdisciplinary Impact: Clearing the Hurdles to Mesolore's Cross-Campus Adoption

Mesolore: Exploring Mesoamerican Cultures, a set of multimediacourse materials on Mesoamerica for ... (more)

Mesolore: Exploring Mesoamerican Cultures, a set of multimediacourse materials on Mesoamerica for undergraduates,began as an idea to tackle a bias in the teaching of linguistics,its dominant focus on verbal communication, but itquickly grew into a project for developing a model for interdisciplinaryteaching and learning. Today, in 2004, after sixyears of research and development mixed with two years ofclassroom testing, it has evolved into a dissemination challenge.This chapter will describe the interdisciplinaryapproach taken by the Mesolore Project during its developmentand dissemination and the interdisciplinary methodsby which it hopes to clear the hurdles that are in the way tobroad, cross-campus adoption.This is a chapter in the Power of Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Courses and Curricula sectin section of the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) April 2004 conference proceedings published under the title Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. (less)

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Education
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Instructional Material
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Author:
Liza Bakewell (Brown University;)
Adult Stem Cells
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Adult Stem Cells

Adult stem cells appear to have enormous potential to help people afflicted ... (more)

Adult stem cells appear to have enormous potential to help people afflicted with Parkinson's, diabetes and spinal cord injuries. But individual studies on stem cell therapies are showing mixed results. Scientists are hoping to embark on human clinical trials in order to get more uniform results. Tom Bearden from the NewsHour Science Unit presents a report. This resource also includes lesson plans, forum and other related resources to this topic.. (less)

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Chemistry
Life Science
Technology
Education
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Instructional Material
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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The Science Report (;)
African Agriculture and Medicine: Modern Orphans in a Globalizing World
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African Agriculture and Medicine: Modern Orphans in a Globalizing World

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article asserts that Africa must take a leadership role ... (more)

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article asserts that Africa must take a leadership role in tackling its scientific issues, such as Ebola and other orphan diseases, use of traditional methods in modern agriculture, research facilities that address regional problems, and control of its own scientific development. (less)

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Author:
Thomas Odhiambo (African Academy of Sciences;)
The African Health OER Network: Advancing health education in Africa through open educational resources
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The African Health OER Network: Advancing health education in Africa through open educational resources

This short commentary about the African Health OER Network was published by ... (more)

This short commentary about the African Health OER Network was published by the African Journal of Health Professions Education, December 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Other
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South African Institute for Distance Education
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African Health OER Network
Author:
Kathleen Ludewig Omollo
Sarah Hoosen
The African Health OER Network: Advancing health education in Africa through open educational resources
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The African Health OER Network: Advancing health education in Africa through open educational resources

This short commentary about the African Health OER Network was published by ... (more)

This short commentary about the African Health OER Network was published by the African Journal of Health Professions Education, December 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2 (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
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African Journal of Health Professions Education
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OER Africa
Author:
Kathleen Ludewig Omollo
Sarah Hoosen
Agricultural Bioterrorism
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Agricultural Bioterrorism

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article warns that agricultural bioterrorism can be as devastating ... (more)

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article warns that agricultural bioterrorism can be as devastating as other forms of terrorism because it: cripples the economy of a nation, can destroy the livelihood of many people puts food supply at risk, perhaps for a long time, and may not be detected before it reaches difficult-to-control levels. (less)

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Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Author:
Radford G. Davis (Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine;)
Agroforestry and the Maintenance of Biodiversity
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Agroforestry and the Maintenance of Biodiversity

Agroforestry is a land-use method that allows trees to grow in crop ... (more)

Agroforestry is a land-use method that allows trees to grow in crop and livestock areas. Studies have shown that it is one way to conserve biodiversity, attracts species beneficial to farming, such as pollinators, improves farms by, for example, reducing soil erosion and is economically beneficial to farmers. (less)

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Peter Bichier (Migratory Bird Center of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park;)
An Ambitious Proposal for a Common Scientific Cultural Heritage Based on Hands-On and Digital Modeling and Simulation
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An Ambitious Proposal for a Common Scientific Cultural Heritage Based on Hands-On and Digital Modeling and Simulation

This chapter proposes an ambitious program to develop acommon scientific cultural heritage ... (more)

This chapter proposes an ambitious program to develop acommon scientific cultural heritage based on both hands-onand digital modeling and simulation. If this program is successful,freshmen entering college will have a common scientificculture actively acquired in a few very rich and highlydeveloped modeling environments. They will add to this culturalheritage throughout their undergraduate and professionalcareers. In addition, citizens of all ages will beequipped to discuss public policy questions involving science. This is a chapter in the Visualization in Science Education section of the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) April 2004 conference proceedings published under the title Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. (less)

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Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Frank Wattenberg (United States Military Academy;)
America's Oceans in Crisis
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America's Oceans in Crisis

The reprinted resource warns that without reform, our daily actions will increasingly ... (more)

The reprinted resource warns that without reform, our daily actions will increasingly jeopardize American oceans, which are already suffering from: coastal development and expansion, depletion of fisheries and other marine life, degradation from pollution and runoff, invasive species and other human-induced hazards. The resource is an abridged reprint of the executive summary of America's Living Oceans: Charting a Course for Sea Change by the Pew Oceans Commission. (less)

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Pew Oceans Commission (Pew Oceans Commission;)
Anchovy fishing could harm Patagonian penguins
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Anchovy fishing could harm Patagonian penguins

In the movie "Happy Feet," Mumbles the emperor penguin discovers that overfishing ... (more)

In the movie "Happy Feet," Mumbles the emperor penguin discovers that overfishing by humans is causing a famine in the penguin colony in Antarctica. If we're not careful, a similar type of situation (minus the tap-dancing) could take place on the Patagonian coast of Argentina, researchers say. (less)

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)
Ancient brown bear migrations
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Ancient brown bear migrations

Some of the large mammals that lived in North America during the ... (more)

Some of the large mammals that lived in North America during the last ice age, such as brown bears, originally migrated from Siberia. (less)

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Geoscience
Life Science
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)
Animal Cloning: Old MacDonald's Farm Is Not What It Used To Be
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Animal Cloning: Old MacDonald's Farm Is Not What It Used To Be

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article reflects on how animal cloning is seen by ... (more)

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article reflects on how animal cloning is seen by some in the same light as selective breeding of animals, with benefits that include: food that is engineered to fight disease, preservation of endangered species, a good technology for biomedical research, and enhancement of agricultural stock. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Author:
Lauren Pecorino (University of Greenwich, U.K.;)
Animal nannies and neighbors
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Animal nannies and neighbors

For wild animals, selfishness is often the ticket to survival. But some ... (more)

For wild animals, selfishness is often the ticket to survival. But some animals help each other, even when it's not clear what the payoff is. (less)

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Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)
Antarctica: King of Cold
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Antarctica: King of Cold

This article includes links to expository text for students in grades K-1, ... (more)

This article includes links to expository text for students in grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 about the climate differences between the Arctic and Antarctica. (less)

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Geoscience
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Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Stephen Whitt
Antibiotic Resistance: New Approaches to a Historical Problem
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Antibiotic Resistance: New Approaches to a Historical Problem

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article explains how antibiotic resistance is a continually evolving ... (more)

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article explains how antibiotic resistance is a continually evolving and dangerous problem that requires: future research and planning to impede a global health crisis, consideration of methods other than current antibiotic therapies, and active participation by physicians and patients in curbing antibiotic misuse. (less)

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Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Author:
Sean Kardar (Emory University;)
Ants in your pants
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Ants in your pants

A newly developed family tree for ants was developed, helping scientist understand ... (more)

A newly developed family tree for ants was developed, helping scientist understand when ants first came about, and how they are all related to each other. (less)

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Life Science
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)
Aquarium fish and human skin color
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Aquarium fish and human skin color

Zebrafish, tiny aquarium fish with stripes on their sides, have helped scientists ... (more)

Zebrafish, tiny aquarium fish with stripes on their sides, have helped scientists explain in terms of genetic makeup the variety of colors that human skin comes in. (less)

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Life Science
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)
Arctic plants, frequent flyers?
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Arctic plants, frequent flyers?

If the climate gets too warm or cold, an animal can walk, ... (more)

If the climate gets too warm or cold, an animal can walk, fly or swim to a more comfortable habitat. But what about a plant? Although an individual plant is typically stuck in the same place for life, new research suggests that some plant seeds can travel long distances, allowing a plant species to move into a new area. (less)

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)
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