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The Carbon Cycle: What Goes Around Comes Around
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This module provides an overview of the biogeochemical carbon cycle. Major sources and sinks of carbon are discussed as well as the impact of human activities on global carbon levels.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
John Harrison
Date Added:
09/19/2003
Charles Darwin II: Natural selection
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This is the second in a series of modules which detail the research of Charles Darwin and evolutionary theory. This module continues with a discussion of the processes that led to Darwin's formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Alfred Rosenberger
Date Added:
02/12/2004
Charles Darwin I: The origin of species
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This module introduces Darwin's Galapagos travels and an introduction to the theory of evolution as a force for biological change and diversification. This is the first in a series of modules which detail the research of Charles Darwin and evolutionary theory.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Alfred Rosenberger
Date Added:
12/09/2003
Chemical Equations
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It discusses the process of equation writing and balancing chemical equations in perspective of the chemical changes that take place during a reaction. This module is the third in a series on chemical reactions.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Chemistry
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/27/2003
Earth Structure: A virtual journey to the center of the earth
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This lesson discusses the interior structure of the earth as defined by research on the behavior of seismic waves as they move through the layers inside of the planet. The lesson details both compositional layers as well as mechanical layers.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
07/02/2003
Earth's Atmosphere: Composition and structure
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This module explores the composition of the earth's atmosphere, how temperature and pressure vary in the atmosphere, and the scientific developments that led to an understanding of these basic concepts.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
10/31/2003
Fats and Proteins
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This module provides an introdcution to the concepts of fats and proteins. The basic chemical structure of fats as triglycerides is reviewed, and an introduction to protein structure, including the peptide bond is given.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/27/2003
The Hydrologic Cycle: Water's journey through time
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This module discusses the hydrologic cycle and its impacts on the planet Earth. Additionally, the module addresses connections between the hydrologic cycle, climate and the impacts humans have had on the cycle.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
08/26/2003
The Metric System: Metric and Scientific Notation
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This lesson describes the history and basic operation of the metric system as well as scientific notation. The simplicity of the metric system stems from the fact that there is only one unit of measurement (or base unit) for each type of quantity measured (length, weight, etc.).

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
01/01/2000
Plate Tectonics II: Plates, plate boundaries, and driving forces
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The distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes around the world confirmed the theory of plate tectonics first proposed by Wegener. These phenomena also help categorize plate boundaries into three different types: convergent, divergent, and transform.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Required Software: Plug-ins and Other Requirements
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Visionlearning uses a variety of diffferent technology to innovate and make learning fun. This module explains the browser plug-ins and other programs that can be helpful when using Visionlearning.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Russ Demarest
Date Added:
07/18/2003
Taxonomy II: Nomenclature: Ruling names of giants
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This module discusses how taxonomic names for the genus and species categories are formed and standardized, and how the rules are bent when it comes to famous beasts, such as well known dinosaurs.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Alfred Rosenberger
Date Added:
09/16/2003
Visualizing Scientific Data: An essential component of research
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This module describes the purpose of using graphs and other data visualization techniques and describes a simple three-step process that can be used to understand and extract information from graphs.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Astronomy
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
03/19/2004