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Arctic Tern Migration
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Arctic Tern MigrationThe Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) makes an incredible migration each year. These small birds travel distances of more than 50,000 miles, from pole to pole, crossing through temperate and tropical regions along the way. Scientist Carsten Egevang used geo-locator tags to track some of these terns, and he shares their story with us in this Google Earth tour video.Grade/Age level Grades 5-8 (ages 10-14)Activity: Students watch a video about Arctic Tern migration and answer the comprehension questions. After the video, the class will discuss their answers as a group. Extenstion dicussion questions are available.Objectives:After watching the video, students will be able to:Describe how scientists designed a study to answer a question about arctic terns’ migration patterns and how technology was used.Demonstrate an understanding of the migration of Arctic Terns and the factors that influenced their migration.Infer the impact that the findings of these migration patterns may have on other areas of science and future studies.Image Credit: Tim Bowman, BioLib.cz. Public Domain.

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Life Science
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Author:
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
Date Added:
07/21/2017
Arctic and Antarctic Birds - Issue 11, February 2009
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This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, explores the amazing birds that live in or migrate to the polar regions. The issue was co-produced with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In addition to content knowledge articles and lesson plans, the issue includes information about bird-themed citizen science programs from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
The Ohio State University
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Arctic and Antarctic Birds: Unit Outlines
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This article assembles free resources from the Arctic and Antarctic Birds issue of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine into a unit outline based on the 5E learning cycle framework. Outlines are provided for Grades K-2 and 3-5.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Terry Shiverdecker
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Assessing Climate Risks in a National Estuary
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Stakeholders of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in California worked with resources from the EPA's Climate Ready Estuaries program to identify their climate risks. Their results helped them prioritize actions for building resilience.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
09/20/2016
Be a Movie Director -- Game
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Find the right vehicles for a new movie from the America on the Move collection, then watch the movie that you’ve created on the big screen. See how much you know about the history of transportation with the interactive games in this online collection. You can find information, artifacts and photographs in the collection as well.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Game
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
National Museum of American History
Author:
Project Director
Steven Lubar
Date Added:
02/16/2011
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, Ecology, Population and Community Ecology, Behavioral Biology: Proximate and Ultimate Causes of Behavior
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Compare innate and learned behaviorDiscuss how movement and migration behaviors are a result of natural selectionDiscuss the different ways members of a population communicate with each otherGive examples of how species use energy for mating displays and other courtship behaviorsDifferentiate between various mating systemsDescribe different ways that species learn

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Blue Shark Adventure
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In this video, Jonathan joins Charlie Donilon on his shark charter boat in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and learns about how shark tagging has shed light on the biology of and behavior of Blue sharks. Tagging has shown that these incredible swimmers actually migrate completely across the Atlantic ocean. Jonathan tries his hand at tagging a shark and then swims with Blue sharks. We also learn that Blue sharks are not nearly as vicious as they have been reputed to be, and the divers are actually able to pet the sharks! Please see the accompanying study guide for educational objectives and discussion points.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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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
Date Added:
03/01/2007
Botswana Today
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Learn about the achievements and national problems of the African nation of Botswana in this video segment from Wide Angle.

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Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Budburst Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe budburst on selected trees at a Land Cover or Phenology Site. All students will learn about hummingbird natural history and ecology. Students will learn how to identify and age male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and to observe migration and feeding behavior. Students will learn how to make connections among hummingbird behavior and weather, climate, food availability, seasonality, photoperiod (day length), and other environmental factors.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The GLOBE Program
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) Series
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The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration. The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council is geared to deepen the understanding of this relationship. These series of 68 audio lectures is presented by COMPAS.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Ahmet Icduygu
Becky Taylor
Ben Gidley
Ben Rogaly
Bridget Anderson
Dario Melossi
David Glover
Frances Webber
Martin Ruhs
Michele Ford
Nicola Piper
Sarah Croft
Scott Blinder
Susan Eckstein
Thomas Huddleston
Ursula Kelly
Vaughan Jones
Date Added:
03/11/2011
Climate Change: Island Life in a Volatile World
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What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Counting Graylings on the Tundra
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This article profiles Linda Deegan, scientist with the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site in the Kuparuk River region of Alaska, as she counts and tags Arctic grayling as they migrate from streams to lakes in the fall.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Carol Landis
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century
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Thousands of people risk their lives daily by crossing borders in search of a better life. During 2015, over one million of these people arrived in Europe. Images of refugees in distress became headline news in what was considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since 1945. This book provides a critical overview of recent migration flows and offers answers as to why people flee, what happens during their flight and investigates the various responses to mass migratory movements. Divided in two parts, the book addresses long-running academic, policy and domestic debates, drawing on case studies of migration in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. Coming from a variety of different fields, the contributors provide an interdisciplinary approach and open the discussion on the reasons why migration should be examined critically.

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Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Jakob Steiner
Laura Southgate
Marianna Karakoulari
Date Added:
03/08/2019
The Dance of Life
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This nonfiction article, written for students in grades 4-5, explores the life and seasonal migration of the sanderling bird. Modified versions are available for students in younger grades.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Stephen Whitt
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Detainees
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In this video from Wide Angle, learn about the conditions that have caused some Zimbabweans to leave their homeland for Botswana.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
08/22/2008
Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models, Fall 2008
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" Topics include productivity effects of health, private and social returns to education, education quality, education policy and market equilibrium, gender discrimination, public finance, decision making within families, firms and contracts, technology, labor and migration, land, and the markets for credit and savings."

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Business and Communication
Finance
Nutrition
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Banerjee, Abhijit
Duflo, Esther
Olken, Benjamin
Date Added:
01/01/2008
The Documentary Project for Refugee Youth
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The Documentary Project for Refugee Youth is a collaboration between refugee youth, Raeshma Razvi, Global Action Project, the International Rescue Committee and other community organizations and artists in New York City. The Project revolves around a core group of 12 refugee youth living in New York City, and the Friday night workshop the group attends. The Project engages in multimedia documentary work -- interviews, photography, journal-writing and video -- to create meaningful products about the refugee condition of displacement, desire for connection and need for home.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Journalism
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
global-action.org
Date Added:
02/16/2011