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Advanced Energy Policy
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Energy policy is typically evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary. We can look to historical policies to understand how we've inherited the policies governing our energy use today. But looking backward only tells us part of the story. In the face of climate change, we need to look ahead and instead envision a more revolutionary change to our energy systems and the policies that govern them. This class takes you on that journey to energy policies past, present, and future. We look at the political realities of addressing climate change at various scales of governance and work together to craft our own ideal scenarios of what a responsible energy future will be.

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Business and Communication
Environmental Studies
English Language Arts
U.S. History
Economics
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
03/08/2016
Biofísica Ambiental do Semiárido: Quadro Paradidático - Environmental Biophysics of Semi-arid: Classroom Poster
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O quadro paradidático apresenta de forma contextualizada, para o Semiárido, os conceitos das variáveis Biofísicas Ambientais, que atuam principalmente no ciclo da água. Uma atividade lúdica e um sistema emergencial de potabilidade da água também são apresentados para que professores e líderes comunitários possam sociointeragir com alunos e comunidade em geral. Esse quadro paradidático é um produto técnico referente ao Mestrado Profissional em Rede Nacional para Ensino das Ciências Ambientais (ProfCiamb).

The para-didactic poster presents in a contextualized way the concepts of the Environmental Biophysical variables, which mainly work in the water cycle in the Semiarid. A playful activity and an emergency water potability system are also presented so that teachers and community leaders can partner with students and the community in general. This para-didactic poster is a technical product referring to the Professional Master in National Network for Teaching of the Environmental Sciences (ProfCiamb).

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Graphic Arts
Environmental Studies
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Measurement and Data
Atmospheric Science
Physics
Sociology
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Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Carla Valéria de Miranda Costa Duarte
Clodoaldo de Lima
Otacilio Antunes Santana
Raquel Bernardo de Melo
Date Added:
11/30/2017
Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
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Has your attention recently been caught by news of coastal catastrophes such as hurricanes and tsunamis? Do you wonder why so many coastal communities in the world are vulnerable to flooding and other coastal hazards? Have you considered what coastal flood protections cities like Houston and Miami will need in the future to protect their residents? This course will provide a better understanding of these phenomena. We present a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the geologic processes responsible for their formation, and ways that society responds to hazards like sea level rise and catastrophic weather events. You will participate in active learning exercises such as analyzing real-world datasets and applying critical thinking to real-world societal problems while investigating a coastal community.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Biology
Ecology
Oceanography
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brent Yarnal
Tim Bralower
Date Added:
03/08/2016
Drinking Water Treatment 1 - Technology
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The course provides the technological background of treatment processes applied for production of drinking water. Treatment processes are demonstrated with laboratory experiments.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
J.C. van Dijk
Date Added:
03/05/2016
Energy Conservation
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Much of the general population believes that the energy sources we depend on are perpetual. While people believe that energy use is the culprit for environmental damage, they are not aware of the methods and principles by which energy conversion devices operate. This course will provide you with knowledge and information on the main operating principles of devices/appliances in common use and will help you in making energy efficient and economical choices. The objective of the course is to expose you to energy efficiency in day to day life in order to save money and energy and thereby protect the environment. I hope the information in this course will help you become an environmentally-responsible individual of this Global Village.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Sarma Pisupati
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Energy Markets, Policy, and Regulation
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EME 801 provides a broad introduction to global markets for crude oil and refined petroleum products, natural gas, and electric power. A major goal of the course is to help students understand how market design, market institutions, and regulatory structures affect firm-level decision-making in the energy industries and ultimately, how these decisions affect the functioning of energy markets and the prospects for alternative technologies.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Finance
Environmental Studies
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Seth Blumsack
Date Added:
04/29/2014
Energy Policy
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Energy policy sits at the crossroads of science and policy. And now, energy and climate policy are inextricably linked; the policies we choose have very real consequences for our climate. This intersection of science and policy is chaotic and bustles with activity motivated by various competing (and conflicting) interests and factors. We must understand the motivations driving them and bridge the divides between our reliance on fossil fuels and our need to transition to less carbon-intensive and renewable alternatives. While the science and math behind these problems is often fairly straightforward, the politics and behavioral changes are not. Come stand at this busy intersection with us as we navigate toward progressive climate policy alternatives at all scales of governance!

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Environmental Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
History
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Date Added:
11/01/2012
Energy and Sustainability in Society
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Experiential learning, yes! But...online? at a distance? independent undergraduate research? This capstone course in Energy and Sustainability Policy is a novel approach to exactly this. Each student follows the same overarching structure: a four-part written research report, weekly journals, group discussions, a LinkedIn presence, an in-person presentation and a video submission. Along the way, the student has numerous personal interactions with real world stakeholders and gives an in-person presentation to an interested local audience. Proven over many semesters now, this engaged scholarship model serves senior students well, guiding and building confidence and professional opportunities.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Vera Cole
Date Added:
06/26/2015
Environmental Justice 101
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We will:Create a model (s)Demonstrate principles ( prevention, precautionary, polluter-pays, intergration, etc )Be apart of simulations ( http://www.edinformatics.com/il/il_earth.htm )Watch Videos/Listen to Audio (https://www.eh-resources.org/podcast/ )Create Mindmaps to help organize & remember information (https://coggle.it)Environmental JusticeWords To Know environment: everything in natureliving or nonliving-including plants, animals, rocks, and water.environmentalist: someone who works to preserve the environment.

Subject:
Environmental Science
World Cultures
Environmental Studies
Law
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Amber Brown
Environmental Literacy - Scope and Sequence
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This is a tool for educators that provides a systems approach to environmental education in Minnesota for preK through adult learners. It describes key concepts about the interaction of natural and social systems and a sequence in which they are to be taught. It also discusses benchmarks, standards, and applications for using the Scope and Sequence

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
Author:
Pam Landers
Date Added:
03/01/2002
Environmental Preservation in the Progressive Era
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This collection uses primary sources to environmental preservation in the Progressive Era. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Ella Howard
Date Added:
04/11/2016
From Here to There with Woodchip Biroeactors
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In 2008, Dr. Michelle Soupir joined the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State University.  The goal of Dr. Soupir’s research program is to conduct basic research to move us toward more sustainable water systems.  Dr. Soupir uses lab- and field-based research projects to monitor the occurrence, fate and movement of nutrients and microorganisms in surface and drainage water.The information, activities and assessments included in these curriculum modules aim to tell a story.  This storyline will help students learn the basics of denitrification and the nitrogen cycle to make sense of our anchor phenomenon - the Gulf Dead Zone.  Students will learn that local conditions and actions can have a significant impact on global issues.  The activities with which students will engage constitute a meaningful pathway to understanding and are not intended to be used in isolation.  As you make plans for how these modules will be used, carefully consider the connections and interdependence of the activities, which make it difficult to separate the activities and is not advised.Each module consists of two or three activities.  Each activity provides opportunities to develop and use specific elements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science and engineering skills and practice(s) to make sense of phenomena and/or to design solutions to problems.  They also provide students with the chance to use conceptual understanding that spans scientific disciplines and develop deep understanding of core ideas and content. 

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Eric Hall
From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming
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Human-caused climate change represents one of the great environmental challenges of our time. As it is inextricably linked with issues of energy policy, a familiarity with the fundamentals of climate change is critical for those looking to careers in the energy field. To appreciate the societal, environmental, and economic implications of policies governing greenhouse gas emissions, one must understand the basic underlying science. METEO 469 serves to lay down the fundamental scientific principles behind climate change and global warming. A firm grounding in the science is then used as a launching point for exploring issues involving climate change impacts and mitigation.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brian Gaudet
Michael Mann
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems
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What factors lead to a natural disaster? What causes a famine? Why do cities flood? According to a recent article in The Atlantic, Houston's flooding during the 2017 Hurricane Harvey was primarily caused by impervious pavement which prevents the absorption of water into the land. This example illustrates how nature and society are interlinked, which is the main focus of Geography 30, Penn State's introductory course to nature-society geography. In addition to examining the linkages between human development and natural hazards, this course will also explore human society's connection to food systems, climate change, urbanization and biodiversity. The course will also cover topics of ethics and decision making in order to help students evaluate the tradeoffs of these interconnections.
\The Atlantic\" needs to be made into a link pointing to this: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/why-cities-flood/538251/"

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Geology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brian King
Chongming Wang
Karl Zimmerer
Petra Tschakert
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Global Energy Enterprise
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Have you seen a Clean Coal baseball cap? In the challenge to meet soaring energy demand with limited resources, volatile issues like those related to the environment, national security and public health are often addressed outside of normal market transactions and are called externalities, or nonmarket factors. Stakeholders can act in resourceful ways to create a nonmarket environment that best serves their interest. A firm may challenge a law that makes it expensive or difficult to do business or compete with others, for example. An individual may organize a boycott of products or services that violate the individual's interests or principles--hey, don't buy from them! Nonmarket strategy in the energy sector is the subject of this engaging course.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Vera Cole
Date Added:
11/01/2012
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Communication
Public Relations
Environmental Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
History
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
11/01/2012
Human Use of the Environment
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Geography 430 is an active, creative learning community focused around understanding the changing relationships between people and their environments, the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, strategies for building a more sustainable world, and the methods and approaches that scholars have used to understand human-environment interactions. The primary course objectives are to help geographers, earth scientists, and other professionals to deepen their appreciation for the complexity of human-environment systems and to develop skills that allow them to interpret, analyze, and communicate effectively regarding human-environment interactions in their lives as students, professionals, and citizens.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Travis Tennessen
Date Added:
09/18/2018
KIT GEOAMBIENTAL GUIA DIDÁTICO
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O presente manual constitui a parte didática sobre o produto técnico desenvolvido para a dissertação, desenvolvida no Mestrado Profissional, no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional Para o Ensino das Ciências Ambientais, intitulada: Os (Des)Caminhos das águas do Rio Poxim no bairro Jabotiana em Aracaju: O olhar Geoambiental do discente.
O material didático foi elaborado a partir de ações pedagógicas desenvolvidas durante o Projeto de Intervenção “Mobilização pela conservação do rio Poxim: uma prática interdisciplinar no Colégio Estadual Joaquim Vieira Sobral em Aracaju” com alunos da 1ª série do ensino médio.
O presente produto é constituído de um Kit Geoambiental com quatro jogos didáticos e um teatro de fantoches. A temática envolve conteúdos relacionados às questões socioambientais em uma abordagem local/global que reflete diretamente sobre as águas do rio Poxim, corpo hídrico presente no entorno do colégio.
Este material vem acompanhado por CR-Rom que apresenta de forma didática e lúdica, o tutorial sobre cada recurso didático pertencente ao Kit Geoambiental.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Material Type:
Game
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
CLAUDIONETE CANDIA ARAUJO e Dr.ª MARIA DO SOCORRO FERREIRA DA SILVA
Date Added:
10/05/2018
Mergulhando nas águas com o Scratch
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Produto Educacional resultante da pesquisa intitulada "Percepção ambiental e desenvolvimento Scratch: uso da água no pulsar do Rio Juruá – Eirunepé – Amazonas", vinculada ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Rede Nacional para o Ensino das Ciências Ambientais (PROFCIAMB), Mestrado Profissional, da Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM).

Mergulhando nas águas com o Scratch é uma proposta para uso na educação básica tendo o intuito de ajudar professores a promover o pensamento computacional e a computação criativa em crianças/adolescentes, tendo como plano de fundo o “uso da água” e o software educacional de autoria Scratch.

Contém um Tutorial completo dos blocos de comandos do Scratch 2.0 (versão beta).

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Educational Technology
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
William Vieira de Lima
Date Added:
07/07/2018
Middle School Water Quality Curriculum Synopsis
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Middle School Water Quality Curriculum SynopsisDesign your own wetland science field trip or have WREN staff visit your classroom.Programs address Oregon State Science Standards and Common Core State Learning Standards. Purpose of the Water Quality Curriculum: •    For students to model the scientific method, engineering, math, and social studies practices. •    To explore and solve problems along the Long Tom River Watershed. •    To use tools and technology to collect data and use that data to answer questions.•    To engineer solutions to real-life problems and learn how to resolve water quality disputes in real-life scenarios.  Each lesson can be integrated into our 2-hour tour of the West Eugene Wetlands (WEW). How much time is required for the lesson, the best season, and where the lesson is best experienced is indicated next to the lesson tile._______________________________________________________________________________________________What is a Watershed? Activity/ 50 minutes (Class or WEW):It’s recommended that all classes begin their wetland field study with this fun and interactive, whole-body activity that investigates how vegetation affects the movement of water over land surfaces and identifies best management practices to reduce erosion. Science Standards: MS-ESS2; MS-ESS2-4.    Earth’s Systems: Develop a model to describe cycling of water through earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and force of gravity._______________________________________________________________________________________________Wetland Soil Study/ 90 minutes (WEW- Fall or Spring):Students will learn the history behind the unique composition of soil in the southern Willamette Valley, discover how wetland soils have an important role in filtering and cleaning the water that runs through them, explore and record the physical characteristics of wetland soil using a Munsell Chart, measure the hydric capacity of different types of soil, and make the connection between soils and water in a wet prairie. Science Standards: MS-ESS2-2.    Earth’s Systems: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.Common Core Standards:Mathematics7.EE.B.4.     Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world of mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about quantities.______________________________________________________________________________________________           Water Quality of Amazon Creek/ 90 minutes (WEW- Fall and Spring):Through experimentation and a simulation, students will learn how increases in water acidity have endangered the quality of life for water-based organisms in parts of Eugene. Students will model water molecules under different circumstances, test water samples from Amazon creek for dissolved oxygen, PH, and temperature and learn how these variables impact the quality of life in our waterways.  Science Standards: MS-PS1-1.          Matter and Its Interactions: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules  and extended structures.Common Core Standards:Mathematics 6.SP.B.4.            Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.7.EE.3.               Solve multiple real-life & mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form. _______________________________________________________________________________________________Flood-Plan Engineering Design/ 90 minutes (WEW or Class- Fall, Winter, Spring):Students will learn about historic floods in the Willamette Valley, and explore flood dynamics by building models of riverbeds and testing their holding capacity. Students will use engineering to design systems that will help prevent flood damage and learn about how human modifications to a river or wetland can alter the floodplain.Science Standards:MS-ESS3-3.     Earth’s & Human Activity: Apply Scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.MS-ESS3-2.    Earth’s & Human Activity: Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their efforts.MS-ETS1-1; 1-4. Engineering Design: Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a  proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.  Common Core Standards:MathematicsMP.2.        Reason abstractly and quantitatively._______________________________________________________________________________________________Water Quality Debate/ 60 minutes (Class- Fall, Winter, Spring):Students will demonstrate how disputes regarding water quality and quantity can be settled through mediation by playing character roles in a mock Town Hall Meeting. They will develop and engage in an evidence supporting argument surrounding a local water-related issue, evaluate arguments presented by others of different viewpoints, and decide on a resolution.Science Standards:MS-LS2-5.    Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics: Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem servicesCommon Core Standards:ELA/LiteracyMS-LS-2-2.    Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly. MS-LS2-2.    Present claims or findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning and adequate well-chosen details, use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and other pronunciation. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Speaking and Listening
Ecology
Measurement and Data
Ratios and Proportions
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Laura Maloney