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1900 Air Pollution
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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
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
The 2007 Eastern US Spring Freeze: Increased Cold Damage in a Warming World
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The 2007 Eastern US Spring Freeze: Increased Cold Damage in a Warming World

Plant ecologists have long been concerned with a seemingly paradoxical scenario in ... (more)

Plant ecologists have long been concerned with a seemingly paradoxical scenario in the relationship between plant growth and climate change: warming may actually increase the risk of plant frost damage. The underlying hypothesis is that mild winters and warm, early springs, which are expected to occur as the climate warms, may induce premature plant development, resulting in exposure of vulnerable plant tissues and organs to subsequent late-season frosts. The 2007 spring freeze in the eastern United States provides an excellent opportunity to evaluate this hypothesis and assess its large-scale consequences. In this article, we contrast the rapid prefreeze phenological advancement caused by unusually warm conditions with the dramatic postfreeze setback, and report complicated patterns of freeze damage to plants. The widespread devastation of crops and natural vegetation occasioned by this event demonstrates the need to consider large fluctuations in spring temperatures a real threat to terrestrial ecosystem structure and functioning in a warming climate. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Bai Yang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Dale P. Kaiser (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Lianhong Gu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Paul J. Hanson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
Ramakrishna Nemani (NASA Ames Research Center;)
Stephen G. Pallardy (University of Missouri;)
Tilden Meyers (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;)
W. Mac Post (Oak Ridge National Laboratory;)
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
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2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The purpose of this site is to provide access to teaching materials ... (more)

The purpose of this site is to provide access to teaching materials to respond to sudden hazard events, specifically the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, in the classroom as well as more generalized materials that will help educators teach about hazards either before or soon after such an event. Resource includes images, videos and visualizations, classroom activities as well as current informational blogs and news reports. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
2013 CAR Breakfast Briefing Series - Automotive Fuels and Emissions - Policies Compliance and Potential Impact of Future Technologies
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2013 CAR Breakfast Briefing Series - Automotive Fuels and Emissions - Policies Compliance and Potential Impact of Future Technologies

This resource contains presentations from one of the Center for Automotive Research's ... (more)

This resource contains presentations from one of the Center for Automotive Research's (CAR's) breakfast briefings titled "Automotive Fuels and Emissions: Policies, Compliance, & Potential Impact of Future Technologies." This briefing occurred on 12/5/13 at Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, MI. At the briefing presenters discussed the strategic implications of Tier 3 regulations which will soon be finalized and may impact future technology decisions in a multitude of ways. The impact of Tier 3 emission regulations is expected to be far reaching as they have the potential to influence the quality of fuel, as well as usage of alternative fuels and powertrains. Further, the regulations will have a direct influence on the technologies, such as diesel and gasoline direct injection, that automakers will utilize to meet the fuel economy standards through MY2025. Included in this resource are the presentations from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Volkswagen, and Bosch utilized at the briefing. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Data
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition: What's Next for the Electric Highway?
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2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition: What's Next for the Electric Highway?

This resource contains speaker presentations from the 2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition. ... (more)

This resource contains speaker presentations from the 2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition. This conference took place September 30, 2013 to October 3, 2013 at Liberty Station in San Diego, CA and had the theme What's Next for the Electric Highway? This event brought together automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, academia, and the environmental community to collaborate on the next steps in plug-in electric vehicle technology, infrastructure, policies and regulations, and market development. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Data
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Electric Power Research Institute
20-Year Map of Global Rainfall
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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
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples
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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
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
2-Liter Landfill
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2-Liter Landfill

In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste ... (more)

In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste breaks down in a landfill. Learners collect trash and then create miniature landfills in 2-liter bottles. Learners record observations about their landfills at least once a week for a month. This activity is part of a larger curriculum related to amphibians and conservation. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
The 3/4-Power Law Is Not Universal: Evolution of Isometric, Ontogenetic Metabolic Scaling in Pelagic Animals
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The 3/4-Power Law Is Not Universal: Evolution of Isometric, Ontogenetic Metabolic Scaling in Pelagic Animals

This peer reviewed resource from Bioscience is on the change in metabolic ... (more)

This peer reviewed resource from Bioscience is on the change in metabolic rate of open-water animals. It is commonly assumed that metabolic rate scales with body mass to the 3/4 power. However, during ontogeny, the metabolic rate of pelagic (open-water) animals often scales isometrically (in a 1:1 proportion) with body mass. This is a robust pattern, occurring in five different phyla. It can also be seen by comparing pelagic and benthic (bottom-dwelling) species within phyla, as well as pelagic larvae and benthic adults within species. High energy costs of continual swimming to stay afloat or of rapid rates of growth and reproduction in response to high levels of mortality (predation) in open water, or both, may contribute to the isometric or nearly isometric metabolic scaling of pelagic animals. The observation of isometric scaling and other kinds of metabolic scaling both within and among species suggests that metabolic scaling is not simply the result of physical constraints, but is an evolutionarily malleable trait that responds to ecological circumstances. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
DOUGLAS S. GLAZIER (;)
3RC (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)
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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
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
4-H Virtual Farm
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4-H Virtual Farm

The 4-H Virtual Farm offers sections on horses, farm pond aquaculture, beef, ... (more)

The 4-H Virtual Farm offers sections on horses, farm pond aquaculture, beef, dairy, poultry, and wheat. Each section has an interview with a producer about their work, information on the industry in Virginia, animations of farm processes, a virtual reality view of a farm, information on what the producers must know and how they use science, explanations of the food chain, a glossary for students to learn to talk like a producer, and a quiz for a chance to win virtual blue ribbons. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Space Science
Material Type:
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
AAAS - Global Climate Change Video
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AAAS - Global Climate Change Video

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert ... (more)

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change. The roles of teachers, scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in mitigating the changes are highlighted. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
ABC's Naturally
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ABC's Naturally

In this activity (located on page 4 of the PDF), learners enjoy ... (more)

In this activity (located on page 4 of the PDF), learners enjoy the sensory experience of creating letters using natural materials after listening to a book about finding the alphabet in nature. Assemble the alphabet shapes onto pages to form an alphabet book. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Chicago Children's Museum
The ABCs of Superfund (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
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The ABCs of Superfund (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

The ABCs of Superfund is a computer activity from the kids page ... (more)

The ABCs of Superfund is a computer activity from the kids page of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Program. Clicking on the letters of the alphabet produces the definition of an environmental term beginning with that letter. Examples of some of the environmental terms include: air, bulldozer, community, dump, and EPA. There are also printable versions of the definitions with illustrations that can be colored. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
ADHD
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ADHD

An overview of ADHD-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
ADHD: Current Research and Teaching Strategies for Reading and Writing
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ADHD: Current Research and Teaching Strategies for Reading and Writing

This article provides an overview of current research about attention deficit hyperactivity ... (more)

This article provides an overview of current research about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as strategies to help students with ADHD with reading and writing. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Robert Payo
AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Comparing the Urban Ecology of Two Cities.
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Will Stefanov
AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Baltimore, MD.
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Will Stefanov
AGU Press Briefing May 29th: Urban Ecology of Phoenix, AZ.
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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
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Will Stefanov
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