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Acid Lake
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Add acidity to a healthy lake and see what happens to the plants and animals in this interactive activity adapted from EcoKids. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
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:
08/09/2007
Acid Rain Destruction
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Developed for third grade. Students will:; understand the damaging effects of acid rain on the environment.; understand the damaging effects of acid rain on plants.; pose a hypothesis and use the scientific method.Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by students from our partner schools. This wiki has been established to share ideas about teaching biology in elementary schools. The motivation behind the creation of this page is twofold: 1. to provide an outlet for the teaching ideas of a group of college educators participating in a workshop-style course; 2. to provide a space where anyone else interested in this topic can place their ideas.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
WikiEducator
Date Added:
02/16/2011
AirData: Access to Air Pollution Data
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The AirData Web site gives you access to air pollution data for the entire United States. Want to know the highest ozone level measured in your state last year? Ever wonder where air pollution monitoring sites are located? Are there sources of air pollution in your town? You can find out here! AirData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date Added:
11/08/2000
Animal Environments: Day 2
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Students will group animals using common characteristics. Students will develop an understanding of animal adaptations. This lesson is one in a series of lessons: Understanding Animal Adaptation: Day 1; Animal Environments: Day 2; Diamante Poetry Using Environments: Day 3. This is lesson two.

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Cheri Cole
Date Added:
07/19/2001
Astronomy Picture of the Day: Earth At Night
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NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day website hosted this photo of Earth at night in November 2000. The photo shows what Earth looks like at night with urban centers highlighted by concentrations of city lights. The image is a composite of hundreds of satellite photographs taken by orbiting Defense Meteorological Satellites Program satellites.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
NASA
Author:
R. Simon
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Biomagnification and Bald Eagles
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In this activity, students will study biomagnification by using paper cutouts to represent food containing chemicals eaten by fish. The students will then repeat this activity but as an eagle collecting fish. The amount of chemicals taken in by each eagle will then be compared to amounts taken in by each fish.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Elizabeth Caveny
Heather Subleski
Janet Carson
Jeannie Galluzzo
Date Added:
02/26/2003
Biotechnology
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This course will introduce the student to the major concepts of biotechnology. The student will discuss genetic engineering of plants and animals and the current major medical, environmental, and agricultural applications of each. There are also a variety of topics that this course will cover after ranging from nanobiotechnology to environmental biotechnology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify and describe the fields of biotechnology; compare and contrast forward and reverse genetics and the way they influence biodiversity; compare and contrast systemic studies of the genome, transcriptome, and proteome; explain how genome projects are performed, and discuss the completion and the information processing in these projects; describe and explain the principles of existing gene therapies; design strategies that support genetic counseling; explain and analyze DNA fingerprints, and compare DNA fingerprints to non-DNA biometrics; describe and compare bioremediation technologies in air, water, and soil; design strategies for generating genetically modified organisms, and discuss ethical concerns; discuss emerging fields in biotechnology. (Biology 403)

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
11/16/2011
Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane
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This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city plans, engineering surveys and political campaign literature, to name a few—testify to the environmental history of urban places. The documents in this packet focus on trade, city boosters, urban design and planning.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
University of Washington
Provider Set:
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Butterflies of Turkey
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AdaMerOs is a photographical collections of the butterflies species distributed in Turkey. It contains thousands of photos of 384 butterflies species including to various monitoring reports from the field that have been formed for many provincial areas.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
AdaMerOs - Butterflies Monitoring Society of Adana, Mersin and Osmaniye
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Zeynel Cebeci
Date Added:
04/25/2013
Bycatch bonanza
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The marine ecosystems are seriously affected by the accidental capture of marine animals such as sharks, octopi, turtles and dolphins while fishing. These untargeted animals, victims of fishing, are called bycatch. They are many times injured and thrown back in the ocean. In this game users need to move around their boat using the arrow keys and catch only fish.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
World Wildlife Fund
Author:
WWF
Date Added:
03/11/2011
California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) - Preparation Resources
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The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).

UC Irvine Extension's online test-preparation courses correspond with the 10 CSET science subtests and three CSET mathematics subtests.

Subject:
Biology
Algebra
Trigonometry
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
U.C. Irvine
Provider Set:
U.C. Irvine OpenCourseWare
Author:
University of California, Irvine
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Capturing Carbon
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by his daughter's science fair project, develops a synthetic tree to remove excess carbon dioxide from the air.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/20/2008
Capturing Carbon: Where Do We Put It?
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In this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW, explore options for storing carbon dioxide in order to prevent further global warming. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/20/2008
The Case of the Disappearing Pitcher Plants
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This lesson addresses the cause and effect relationship between human interaction and a North Carolina endangered plant species. A role-playing scenario allows students to view the situation from a variety of positions and to collectively arrive at a solution to the problem.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Eddie Hamblin
Date Added:
08/16/2001
Center for Sustainability at Penn State University Tour
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In this Flash interactive a guide to the Hybrid Homestead introduces the concept of ecological footprint or how big an impact humans make on the ecosystem. We visit a yurt, kitchen, bathroom, and greenhouse designed to reduce human energy needs. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPPSEF
WPSU
Date Added:
12/12/2007