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Biology
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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.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Biology, Biological Diversity, Seed Plants, The Role of Seed Plants
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain how angiosperm diversity is due, in part, to multiple interactions with animalsDescribe ways in which pollination occursDiscuss the roles that plants play in ecosystems and how deforestation threatens plant biodiversity

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
07/10/2017
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.

Subject:
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
Cooking with the Sun
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Students learn about using renewable energy from the Sun for heating and cooking as they build and compare the performance of four solar cooker designs. They explore the concepts of insulation, reflection, absorption, conduction and convection.

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Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Geoffrey Hill
Jeff Lyng
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Xochitl Zamora-Thompson
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Deforestation in Bolivia
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This visualization adapted from NASA features two satellite images from 1984 and 2000 that show the dramatic deforestation of the Bolivian rainforest.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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:
12/17/2005
Engineers Speak for the Trees
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Students begin by reading Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" as an example of how overdevelopment can cause long-lasting environmental destruction. Students discuss how to balance the needs of the environment with the needs of human industry. Student teams are asked to serve as natural resource engineers, city planning engineers and civil engineers with the task to replant the nearly destroyed forest and develop a sustainable community design that can co-exist with the re-established natural area.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jacob Crosby
Kate Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Mapping the Mangroves - MWL
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The Mangrove Mapping Curricula strives to provide opportunities for students to learn about and explore mangroves and their ecosystems. Through this process it is hoped that students develop and understanding and appreciation for mangroves and the role they play in a healthy environment. Mangroves are group of tropical/subtropical trees that live in salt or sweet (salt/fresh water combination) water coastal environments. They are considered a cornerstone species and play important roles in habitat formation and stabilization of coastal environments.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Chris Dubia
Joel Long
Date Added:
01/28/2016
RE Sources, Sustainable Schools - Resource Consumption
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Simulating the Tragedy of Commons illustrates for students to how sustaining our natural resources requires conservation and the cooperative use of those resources.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Speaking and Listening
U.S. History
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Author:
Priscilla Brotherton
Date Added:
05/24/2019
Return to the Amazon
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In this two̢ hour program, Jean Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Adventures team visit the Amazon River Basin. The mighty Amazon River flows through the world̢ĺŰĺŞs largest tropical rainforest, creating the most biodiverse area on the planet. Twenty̢ five years ago, Jean Michel explored this fabled region with his father, Jacques Cousteau. Since then, an area the size of Texas has been deforested. From this region of urgency and conflict - where human enterprise and expansion not only compromise the health and ecology of the river and rainforest basin, but also truly inflict consequences on a global scale - come new beacons of hope and sustainability.€âĺ_n acest program de douĚăĺÄ ore, Jean Michel Cousteau €_ĺŮi echipa Ocean Aventurile viziteazĚăĺÄ bazinul r€âč÷ului Amazon. Puternicul Amazon curge prin cea mai mare pĚăĺÄdure tropicalĚăĺÄ din lume, cre€âč÷nd cea mai mare zona de biodiversitate de pe planetĚăĺÄ. Cu douazeci €ÎĺŞi cinci de ani €â_n urmĚăĺÄ, Jean-Michel a explorat aceastĚăĺÄ regiune fabuloasĚăĺÄ cu tatĚăĺÄl sĚăĺÄu, Jacques Cousteau. De atunci, o zona de marimea Texasului a fost defri€_ĺŮatĚăĺÄ.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
Jean Michel Costeau: Ocean Adventures
Author:
Andrea Swensrud
Date Added:
07/16/2012
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why Are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
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This purpose of this lesson is to understand the importance of food production and food surpluses to the origin and historical development of urban ecosystems. To understand how the exploitation of forests, irrigation waters, and other resources led to catastrophic consequences for some early cities.

This lesson was developed by Dr. Penny Firth, a scientist, as part of a set of interdisciplinary Science NetLinks lessons aimed at improved understanding of environmental phenomena and events. This is the second of a strand of five lessons.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Anthropology
Archaeology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Author:
Dr. Penny Firth
Date Added:
07/04/2006