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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Life Science
Biology
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Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Biology, Biological Diversity, Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea, Prokaryotic Metabolism
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the macronutrients needed by prokaryotes, and explain their importanceDescribe the ways in which prokaryotes get energy and carbon for life processesDescribe the roles of prokaryotes in the carbon and nitrogen cycles

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
CARBON (2014)
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Every form of life that we know of requires carbon. This Mini Lecture introduces to the chemically most versatile element, essential to all life, both as an energy source and as building stock. Lecture snippets of the chemists Robert Curl und Karl Ziegler explain the structure of the symmetric C60 molecule as well as the Ziegler-Natta process used to make polymers.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Provider Set:
Mini Lectures
Date Added:
04/13/2018
CFR InfoGuide: Deforestation in the Amazon
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The Council on Foreign Relation's (CFR) "Deforestation in the Amazon" InfoGuide provides a compelling look at the causes and consequences of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and is available online in English and Portuguese. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.

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World Cultures
Forestry and Agriculture
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
12/14/2017
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.

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Education
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
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Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
John Harrison
Date Added:
09/19/2003
Carbon as the Building Block for Life
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This seminar contains resources to explore why carbon is the basis for all life forms.  Activities show how the structural characteristics of carbon allow it to be both efficient and versatile to form the basis of all life.  A learning  lab creates a visual discovery of  the unique bonding capacity of the carbon atom and how it can create a variety of biological structures that support life.  StandardsBIO.A.2.2.1 Explain how carbon is uniquely suited to form biological macromolecules.

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Life Science
Biology
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Date Added:
10/05/2017
The Dating Game: Radioactive Carbon
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In this media-rich essay from the NOVA Web site, learn about the atomic structure of radioactive carbon and how it can be used to determine the age of organic remains, such as bones and teeth. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/22/2004
Diversity of Small Molecules
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A molecular menagerie of small molecules is displayed, with two particular molecules singled out for attention: rapamycin and Furrowstatinss, which are discussed in the remainder of Dr. Schreiber's lectures on chemical genetics.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/12/2012
Energy and the Environment
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Our world runs on energy - without it, things come to a screeching halt, as the recent hurricanes have shown. Ever stop to wonder what our energy future is? What are our options for energy, and what are the associated economic and climatic implications? In \Energy and the Environment\" we explore these questions, which together represent one of the great challenges of our time - providing energy for high quality of life and economic growth while avoiding dangerous climate change. This course takes an optimistic view of our prospects, and we'll see how shifting to renewable energy can lead to a viable future.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Geology
Physics
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:
Richard Alley"
Date Added:
03/08/2016
Engineering and the Periodic Table
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Students learn about the periodic table and how pervasive the elements are in our daily lives. After reviewing the table organization and facts about the first 20 elements, they play an element identification game. They also learn that engineers incorporate these elements into the design of new products and processes. Acting as computer and animation engineers, students creatively express their new knowledge by creating a superhero character based on of the elements they now know so well. They will then pair with another superhero and create a dynamic duo out of the two elements, which will represent a molecule.

Subject:
Engineering
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Environmental Applications of GIS
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Increasingly volatile climate and weather; vulnerable drinking water supplies; shrinking wildlife habitats; widespread deforestation due to energy and food production. These are examples of environmental challenges that are of critical importance in our world, both in far away places and close to home, and are particularly well suited to inquiry using geographic information systems. In GEOG 487 you will explore topics like these and learn about data and spatial analysis techniques commonly employed in environmental applications. After taking this course you will be equipped with relevant analytical approaches and tools that you can readily apply to your own environmental contexts.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
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:
Rachel Kornak
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Garden Science: CHNOPS
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In this 8th grade science lesson, students review the six essential elements of life and discuss how they function in the garden.

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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Go with the Energy Flow
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Students learn about energy and nutrient flow in various biosphere climates and environments. They learn about herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, food chains and food webs, seeing the interdependence between producers, consumers and decomposers. Students are introduced to the roles of the hydrologic (water), carbon, and nitrogen cycles in sustaining the worlds' ecosystems so living organisms survive. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process, to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Ingredients for Life: Carbon
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This video segment adapted from NOVA illustrates why carbon is at the center of life on Earth. It also asks whether carbon-based life might exist on other planets. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Biology
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
10/21/2005