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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Earth At Night
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NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day website hosted this photo of Earth ...

NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day website hosted this photo of Earth at night in November 2000. The photo shows what Earth looks like at night with urban centers highlighted by concentrations of city lights. The image is a composite of hundreds of satellite photographs taken by orbiting Defense Meteorological Satellites Program satellites.

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Reading
Provider:
NASA
Author:
R. Simon
Be a Garbage Gumshoe
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Students conduct a garbage and recyclables audit as a first step in ...

Students conduct a garbage and recyclables audit as a first step in improving recycling habits.
Students will become aware of what they put into the waste stream and how they can change
their habits. Students will be encouraged to improve their recycling habits by conducting a
garbage and recyclables audit.
Materials needed:
Ten empty paper bags, rubber gloves, weight scale (optional), and copies of “Be a Garbage Gumshoe” investigation activity sheet.

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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Solid Waste Division, King County
Author:
King County
Solid Waste Division
Be an Ocean Helper
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This OLogy activity shows kids that there are simple, but very helpful ...

This OLogy activity shows kids that there are simple, but very helpful things they can do to protect the ocean -- even if they live nowhere near the water. The activity opens by introducing kids to Gabby, a future marine biologist who wants to study dolphins. Then it has a checklist of 14 ways kids can be ocean helpers that includes asking for tap water instead of bottled water and leaving plants and animals where they find them.

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Biology
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers
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Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the ...

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.

Subject:
Biology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Biomagnification and Bald Eagles
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In this activity, students will study biomagnification by using paper cutouts to ...

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.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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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This course will introduce the student to the major concepts of biotechnology. ...

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)

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Boogie Beebies
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Boogie Beebies aims to get children off their seats and boogying along ...

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.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lecture
Provider:
CBeebies
Provider Set:
BBC
Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane
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This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city ...

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.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
University of Washington
Provider Set:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Butterflies of Turkey
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AdaMerOs is a photographical collections of the butterflies species distributed in Turkey. ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
AdaMerOs - Butterflies Monitoring Society of Adana, Mersin and Osmaniye
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Individual Authors
Author:
Zeynel Cebeci
Buzz Game
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Have a go at encouraging biodiversity on a farm. Play on your ...

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.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
Buzzgame.org.uk
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Bycatch bonanza
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The marine ecosystems are seriously affected by the accidental capture of marine ...

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.

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Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
World Wildlife Fund
Author:
WWF
California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) - Preparation Resources
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The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the ...

The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).

UC Irvine Extension's online test-preparation courses correspond with the 10 CSET science subtests and three CSET mathematics subtests.

Subject:
Biology
Algebra
Trigonometry
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
U.C. Irvine
Provider Set:
U.C. Irvine OpenCourseWare
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Can Gases Act as a Greenhouse?
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In this lab, students will infer a potential for increasing levels of ...

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.

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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Planet Connecticut
Capturing Carbon
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by ...

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.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
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
The Case of the Disappearing Pitcher Plants
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This lesson addresses the cause and effect relationship between human interaction and ...

This lesson addresses the cause and effect relationship between human interaction and a North Carolina endangered plant species. A role-playing scenario allows students to view the situation from a variety of positions and to collectively arrive at a solution to the problem.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Eddie Hamblin
Climate Challenge Game
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Climate Challenge is a single-player game about climate change, playable for free ...

Climate Challenge is a single-player game about climate change, playable for free on the BBC website. It is a sandbox-style strategy game based on real climate change data, where the player can try out different approaches, learn about the issues and have fun at the same time.

Material Type:
Game
Simulation
Provider:
BBC