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Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers
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Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers

Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the ... (more)

Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the consequences of biodiversity loss for human health. The guide examines threats to global supplies of food and fresh water, exposure to formerly rare diseases and opportunistic infections, and loss of important sources of medicines. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Biology and Ecology: a learning module
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Biology and Ecology: a learning module

The module consists of 5 units, each with at least 4 learning ... (more)

The module consists of 5 units, each with at least 4 learning activities. First youwill be introduced to ecology by defining its various branches and terminology.You will then learn how organisms are organised into populations and communities and factors governing their change over time. Organisms interact with one another in ways that affect their populations; the study will therefore present the varioustypes of relationships between populations and their implications. Having understood how organisms are organised and community levels, you will proceed to look at their interaction with the environment by studying two key ecosystem processes, namely the flow of energy and the cycling of nutrients.You will then apply the ecological concepts learned to analyse the structure and function of key African vegetation communities. The study concludes by assessing ecological effects of human activity that lead to habitat degradation characterized by deforestation, desertification, and loss of biodiversity. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Readings
Provider:
African Virtual university
Provider Set:
African Virtual university
Author:
John Kiogora MWORIA
Biomagnification and Bald Eagles
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Biomagnification and Bald Eagles

In this activity, students will study biomagnification by using paper cutouts to ... (more)

In this activity, students will study biomagnification by using paper cutouts to represent food containing chemicals eaten by fish. The students will then repeat this activity but as an eagle collecting fish. The amount of chemicals taken in by each eagle will then be compared to amounts taken in by each fish. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Elizabeth Caveny
Heather Subleski
Janet Carson
Jeannie Galluzzo
Biotechnology
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Biotechnology

This course will introduce the student to the major concepts of biotechnology. ... (more)

This course will introduce the student to the major concepts of biotechnology. The student will discuss genetic engineering of plants and animals and the current major medical, environmental, and agricultural applications of each. There are also a variety of topics that this course will cover after ranging from nanobiotechnology to environmental biotechnology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify and describe the fields of biotechnology; compare and contrast forward and reverse genetics and the way they influence biodiversity; compare and contrast systemic studies of the genome, transcriptome, and proteome; explain how genome projects are performed, and discuss the completion and the information processing in these projects; describe and explain the principles of existing gene therapies; design strategies that support genetic counseling; explain and analyze DNA fingerprints, and compare DNA fingerprints to non-DNA biometrics; describe and compare bioremediation technologies in air, water, and soil; design strategies for generating genetically modified organisms, and discuss ethical concerns; discuss emerging fields in biotechnology. (Biology 403) (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Foundation
Boogie Beebies
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Boogie Beebies

Boogie Beebies aims to get children off their seats and boogying along ... (more)

Boogie Beebies aims to get children off their seats and boogying along to pop songs especially created for them. In each programme, the viewer is introduced to a song created around a fun, child-friendly location. The song explores aspects of that location, using it as the basis for a series of moves that will make up a dance-routine. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Video Lectures
Provider:
CBeebies
Provider Set:
BBC
Bridging the Watershed
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Bridging the Watershed

Bridging the Watershed (BTW) is an outreach program of the Alice Ferguson ... (more)

Bridging the Watershed (BTW) is an outreach program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service and area schools, whose purpose is to provide personally meaningful, educational experiences that connect students to their place in the natural and cultural world. BTW offers 5 core modules, as well as a host of park-specific curriculum units, that offer classroom lessons to prepare students for their field studies, guidance for data analysis after a field study, and background information on the subjects covered in the module. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Alice Ferguson Foundation
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
National Park Service
DLESE Community Collection
Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane
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Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane

This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city ... (more)

This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city plans, engineering surveys and political campaign literature, to name a few—testify to the environmental history of urban places. The documents in this packet focus on trade, city boosters, urban design and planning. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Textbooks
Provider:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Provider Set:
University of Washington
Butterflies of Turkey
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Butterflies of Turkey

AdaMerOs is a photographical collections of the butterflies species distributed in Turkey. ... (more)

AdaMerOs is a photographical collections of the butterflies species distributed in Turkey. It contains thousands of photos of 384 butterflies species including to various monitoring reports from the field that have been formed for many provincial areas. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
AdaMerOs - Butterflies Monitoring Society of Adana, Mersin and Osmaniye
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Zeynel Cebeci
Buzz Game

Buzz Game

Have a go at encouraging biodiversity on a farm. Play on your ... (more)

Have a go at encouraging biodiversity on a farm. Play on your own or against your classmates. The Buzz game has been developed to simulate changes you can make to a field over three years. Choose your field margins, beetle banks and bird crop and away you go! The BUZZ game is suitable for all ages. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Games
Provider:
Buzzgame.org.uk
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Bycatch bonanza
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Bycatch bonanza

The marine ecosystems are seriously affected by the accidental capture of marine ... (more)

The marine ecosystems are seriously affected by the accidental capture of marine animals such as sharks, octopi, turtles and dolphins while fishing. These untargeted animals, victims of fishing, are called bycatch. They are many times injured and thrown back in the ocean. In this game users need to move around their boat using the arrow keys and catch only fish. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Provider:
WWF
Provider Set:
WWF
Author:
WWF
C21: Physics Teaching for the 21st Century
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C21: Physics Teaching for the 21st Century

Physics Teaching for the 21st Century is a resource for teachers who ... (more)

Physics Teaching for the 21st Century is a resource for teachers who are interested in teaching physics concepts in real world contexts. The great problems of the 20th century were solved by a few incredibly smart people. The great problems of the 21st century will have to be solved by billions of moderately smart people. This is where teachers come in... In this website you will find: * articles that clearly explain the physics concepts in a real world context * take-home experiments that can be done by students or by teachers as demonstrations in class * lecture notes in the form of power point presentations * multiple choice questions to use as a quick test of understanding during lectures, and as a way to stimulate critical thinking. * problem sets and exam questions that would interest students (including solutions) * data sheets with realistic numbers and information * videos further explaining physics concepts in real world contexts (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Readings
Video Lectures
Provider:
University of British Columbia
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Physics and Astronomy Outreach
CK-12 Earth Science (CA Textbook)
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CK-12 Earth Science (CA Textbook)

CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth ... (more)

CK-12 users should treat this FlexBook as an online textbook for Earth Science courses. This FlexBook underwent a thorough review conducted by practicing teachers, domain experts, copyeditors, and technical editors. It can be used in its current form, "flexed" (customized), and/or printed by the user. CK-12 supports feedback on all of its FlexBooks so that they can be continually improved and updated, while remaining aligned with state standards and curriculum guidelines.This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
COSEE Great Lakes Workshops
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COSEE Great Lakes Workshops

These asynchronous workshops focus on environmental topics related to the Great Lakes ... (more)

These asynchronous workshops focus on environmental topics related to the Great Lakes region. Subjects covered include: The solid earth system; The bedrock and formation of the Great Lakes; Life and Rocks: Current geological processes; Human impacts [vice-versa!]; and Ocean/lake deep exploration (sink holes, underwater archeology, NOAA's exploration book) studying the bottom, characteristics of the water at depth. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
College of Exploration
Provider Set:
College of Exploration
Calculators, Automobiles and Climate Change
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Calculators, Automobiles and Climate Change

As a homework assignment, students gather information on their family car(s) and ... (more)

As a homework assignment, students gather information on their family car(s) and use a Web-based calculator to help them evaluate the potential for reducing CO2 emissions by choosing to use automobiles with higher fuel efficiency. As a class, students evaluate the potential for their community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions though the use of more fuel-efficient cars. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
Planet Connecticut
Provider Set:
Planet Connecticut
Can Gases Act as a Greenhouse?
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Can Gases Act as a Greenhouse?

In this lab, students will infer a potential for increasing levels of ... (more)

In this lab, students will infer a potential for increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leading to global warming by contrasting the temperature rise in a CO2 rich atmosphere to that of normal air when both environments are exposed to a bright light in a controlled experiment. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
Planet Connecticut
Provider Set:
Planet Connecticut
Capturing Carbon
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Capturing Carbon

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by his daughter's science fair project, develops a synthetic tree to remove excess carbon dioxide from the air. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Capturing Carbon: Where Do We Put It?
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Capturing Carbon: Where Do We Put It?

In this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW, explore options for storing carbon ... (more)

In this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW, explore options for storing carbon dioxide in order to prevent further global warming. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Carbon on the Move
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Carbon on the Move

Through a reading, demonstration stations, and completion of a puzzle, students will ... (more)

Through a reading, demonstration stations, and completion of a puzzle, students will recognize how respiration and photosynthesis move carbon through the earth system, how fossil fuels were formed, and how human activities have altered this movement on a global scale. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Planet Connecticut
Provider Set:
Planet Connecticut