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2-Liter Landfill
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In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste ...

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.

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Education
Life Science
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Instructional Material
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
2nd Grade-Act. 01: Exploration Tubs
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The focus of this lesson is to provide an opportunity for children ...

The focus of this lesson is to provide an opportunity for children to develop oral language skills and to record their oral language to share with others.

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Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Utah Education Network
AP Biology
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Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study ...

Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Biology curriculum.

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Biology
Genetics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
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Video Lectures
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. Highlights for High School
Author:
Chess, Andrew
Chisholm, Penny
Gardel, Claudette
Jacks, Tyler
Khodor, Julia
Lander, Eric
Mischke, Michelle
Sive, Hazel
Walker, Graham
Weinberg, Robert
AP Environmental Science: The Biosphere
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The biosphere is the region of the earth that encompasses all living ...

The biosphere is the region of the earth that encompasses all living organisms: plants, animals and bacteria......

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Science and Technology
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Rice University
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Connexions
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University Of California
University Of California College Prep
ARS Science and Technology 4 Kids!
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This is a series of stories about what scientists do at the ...

This is a series of stories about what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. It is geared to kids 8 to 13 years old.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Space Science
Science and Technology
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USDA
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Internet Scout Project
DLESE Community Collection
Agricultural Research Service
Acorns
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In this outdoor game, learners play the roles of gray or red ...

In this outdoor game, learners play the roles of gray or red squirrels gathering and storing a supply of food in "fall" and recovering enough of them to survive the "winter." Learners carry bags representing their cheek pouches for carrying food. Learners investigate the advantages and disadvantages of how these two kinds of squirrels store food differently.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Simulations
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
Adapting & Living Together | Ecology and Environment | the virtual school
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An introduction to the chapter "Adapting and Living Together" within the Ecology ...

An introduction to the chapter "Adapting and Living Together" within the Ecology and Environment topic of the virtual school GCSE Biology.

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Science and Technology
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Audio Lectures
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Unit of Study
Video Lectures
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
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fuseschool - a global OER programme
Advance and retreat of the Ice-shelf
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Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to ...

Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to the temperature of the surrounding water.
The animation has been created on the basis of the most recent models created by the modelling team of the antarctic research called ANDRILL.

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Geology
Science and Technology
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Simulations
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ANDRILL
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ANDRILL
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Matteo Cattadori Luigi Sansoni Dave Pollard
Advanced Animal Behavior, Spring 2000
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Reviews selected issues including learning, cognition, perception, foraging and feeding, migration and ...

Reviews selected issues including learning, cognition, perception, foraging and feeding, migration and navigation, defense, and social activities including conflict, collaboration, courtship and reproduction, and communication. The interacting contributions of environment and heredity are examined and the approaches of psychology, ethology, and ecology to this area of study are treated. The relation of human behavior patterns to those of nonhuman animals is explored. Additional readings and a paper are required for graduate credit.

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Biology
Science and Technology
Psychology
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Assessments
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Syllabi
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Adventures of Mole - Animation
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The Soil Association has produced Mole's Dream, a short film to explore ...

The Soil Association has produced Mole's Dream, a short film to explore current issues around food and farming. It is suitable for KS1 and early KS2, and ideal to use on your interactive whiteboard.

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
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Soil Association
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Individual Authors
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Soil Association
African Animals in Habitats
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This is an inquiry-based animal study for early childhood students centered around ...

This is an inquiry-based animal study for early childhood students centered around a visit to the African Continent of the North Carolina Zoo.

Subject:
Biology
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:
Sue McCullah
The Airplane Graveyeard
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During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces ...

During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces on Kwajalein atoll left a trail of debris on the deep lagoon floor. This lagoon now has one of the largest collections of well-preserved aircraft in the world. In this video, as part of the first ever film crew allowed onto this secret military base, Jonathan explores a B-25, F4-U Corsair and Dauntless dive bomber still sitting on the bottom of the ocean, as if ready to take off. Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

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Technology
Film and Music Production
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Oceanography
Social Sciences
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Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Author:
Jonathan Bird Productions
Oceanic Research Group
All About Snails
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This website introduces younger students to snails. Topics include their physical characteristics ...

This website introduces younger students to snails. Topics include their physical characteristics and living habits, diet, reproduction, locomotion, life history, predators, and many others. There are also links to additional material on snails, including lesson plans, stories, poems, and songs, clip-art, art and craft activties, and other resources.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Biological Sciences Gateways and Resources
All Species Inventory
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In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students listen to an interview ...

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students listen to an interview with Kevin Kelly, co-founder and board chairman of the All Species Foundation in San Francisco. Kelly discusses his mission to discover, identify, and document every species on Earth within the next 25 years. Students then read more information about the project, and conclude by answering some related questions. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.

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Zoology
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Allometry: Size and its consequences or... Why aren't there 20 foot tall ants?
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Evolution has resulted in changes in the sizes and forms of organisms. ...

Evolution has resulted in changes in the sizes and forms of organisms. Everything about the biology of an animal, including its physiology, anatomy, and ecology, is influenced by its body size. Frequently there seem to be limits on the sizes that different organisms can attain, even when larger size might be thought to be evolutionarily advantageous. Often an increase or decrease in size is correlated with a change in proportions. Understanding the significance of a particular morphology or interpreting the factors that underlie a particular evolutionary trend involve studying the relationships that exist among size, shape, and function. This lab introduces allometry, the study of size and its consequences, using celery and woodlice as subjects.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Susan Schenk