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Adventures in ABC and 1,2,3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen.

Subject:
Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
01/20/2012
The American Red Squirrel an Outdoor Inquiry Lesson
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This is outdoor activity involving students in gathering information on what an American Red Squirrel Eats and its interdependence with the coniferous forest.

Subject:
Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Applicable Stoichiometry: Combustion Reaction of Acetylene
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Practical lab into the chemical reaction between calcium carbide and water and the resulting ignition of acetylene gas.

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Chemistry
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Adam Gregory
Date Added:
12/09/2011
Birds:  How Do We Increase the Bird Population at our School?
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This activity is a field investigation of the bird population in the schoolyard and how the students will plan to attract more birds.

Subject:
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lori Huisenga
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Collection of Place Introduction to Biology
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This field study introduction to biology helps students answer the questions "What is biology" while looking at the biology that can be found in everyday surroundings.

Subject:
Biology
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
12/13/2011
Comparing Soil Samples from Different Locations
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In this field investigation, students compare various soil samples taken from specific locations. Students compare samples, record data, create a chart or graph, and journal.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Chris Bakke
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Creation of Dichotomous Keys From a BioBlitz
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This activity is a field investigation of the biodiversity in a given area. The exercise will give students experience making scientific observations and creating a dichotomous key.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Carl Pedersen
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Determining Bulk Density of Different Soil Samples and Data Analysis
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This activity combines field exercise soil collection with lab analysis of soil bulk density. Students develop a lab procedure to measure density and analyze data using Microsoft Excel computer software.

Subject:
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Leslie Kreller
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Disasters to Nature: Sensitivity of Ground-Water Systems to Pollution
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This activity is a field investigation where students will observe three areas with high sensitivity to pollution, and test water quality in two of the locations.

Subject:
Ecology
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
12/09/2011
Diversity of Life in Your Neighborhood
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This is a field investigation on diversity of life where students count the number of kinds organisms in two locations. Students report their results on posters and propose reasons why there might be difference in diversity between the locations.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Daniel C. Bearfield
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Ecosystem Change and Insect Visitation Rates
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This activity is an open-ended inquiry investigation in which students analyze and predict how an environmental change will affect the visitation rates of insects. Students will ask a question, develop multiple hypotheses, run a scientific investigation, and report their findings to their "colleagues".

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Justin McFadden
Date Added:
12/09/2011
Effectiveness of MN Dams in Water Retention/ Efectividad de Represas en Minnesota con Respecto a la Retencion de Agua
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This activity is a field trip investigation where students gather stream flow, volume, depth & height (area) data on Ramsey County dams (Keller and Round lake), interpret their findings and make in-depth observations in order to assess the effectiveness of dams through the season and estimate the life-span of the dams in years.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Tania Ramos
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
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Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Case Study
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kenrad Nelson
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Examining Topography and Stream Discharge at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
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In this inquiry based geologic field lab students will be estimating and measuring stream flow. Students will also map out a full scale live topography map of a dry streambed to help them estimate flow discharge. Students will use their journals to record their hypothesis, lab report questions, graphed data and evidence to backs up their observations.

Subject:
Geology
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Todd Keonig
Date Added:
12/13/2011
Exploring Plants Through Hands on Exploration
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather information before and after learning about plants, which will allow you to compare the knowledge the previously know and have acquired through your teaching.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Bernadette Heaney-Deuel
Date Added:
08/10/2012