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Bird Populations
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In this lesson, students will study bird migratory patterns and the methods that researchers use to study them. Students will be introduced to the concepts of the study of bird movements. The lesson is given in two parts: 1) gathering data about bird populations, and 2) monitoring the movements of bird populations.To assess student learning, they will write a short answer essay explaining the differences between the four types of population movements described in the Movements of Bird Populations resource. Students should be able to describe what kinds of patterns might be observed in each type and how observing and studying each pattern gives scientists the evidence they need to understand the movement of bird populations.

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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Date Added:
06/24/2009
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Explore a NetLogo model of populations of rabbits, grass, and weeds. First, adjust the model to start with a different rabbit population size. Then adjust model variables, such as how fast the plants or weeds grow, to get more grass than weeds. Change the amount of energy the grass or weeds provide to the rabbits and the food preference. Use line graphs to monitor the effects of changes you make to the model, and determine which settings affect the proportion of grass to weeds when rabbits eat both.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activity/Lab
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Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
01/13/2012
Concepts of Biology by Rice University Textbook Resources for Biology II
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This includes materials to be used for a General Biology II course (or Introduction to Biology II course) for non-science majors.

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Biology
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Full Course
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Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
08/09/2019
Conflicting Selection Pressures
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Explore how populations change over time in a NetLogo model of sheep and grass. Experiment with the initial number of sheep, the sheep birthrate, the amount of energy sheep gain from the grass, and the rate at which the grass re-grows. Remove sheep that have a particular trait (better teeth) from the population, then watch what happens to the sheep teeth trait in the population as a whole. Consider conflicting selection pressures to make predictions about other instances of natural selection.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activity/Lab
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
01/13/2012
Eagles in the Ecosystem Classroom Jigsaw Activity
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In this jigsaw, students will graph various Bald Eagle population numbers and determine the impact humans have had on the eagle. Specifically, they will investigate why the Bald Eagle was listed as endangered, the affects of DDT on eagles, and the affects of lead. Based on an original activity titled "Bald Eagle Population Graphing" from The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota http://www.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/documents/asset/cvm_66866.pdf

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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
Author:
Jessie Bahe
Date Added:
12/13/2011
Environmental Health
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Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Links, Jonathan
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Essential Principle 2: Correlation to Standards and Curriculum Connections
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This article aligns the concepts of Essential Principle 2 of the Climate Sciences to the K-5 content standards of the National Science Education Standards. The author also identifies common misconceptions about heat and the greenhouse gases effect and offers resources for assessing students' understanding of interactions among components of the Earth system. This article continues the examination of the climate sciences and climate literacy on which the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Family Planning Policies and Programs
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Introduces issues and programmatic strategies related to the development, organization, and management of family planning programs, especially those in developing countries. Topics include social, economic, health, and human rights rationale for family planning; identifying and measuring populations in need of family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers; contraceptive methods and their programmatic requirements; strategic alternatives, including integrated and vertical programs and public and private sector services; information, education, and communication strategies; management information systems; and the use of computer models for program design.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henry
Mosley
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Helping and Harming: Human Impact on Salmon Populations
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In this lesson, students use segments from Nature: Salmon Running the Gauntlet to explore ways in which humans have impacted salmon populations. In the Introductory Activity, students explore different ways in which human actions have helped and hindered salmon populations, including efforts to artificially produce and raise salmon. In Learning Activity 1, students learn about challenges salmon face after being released from hatcheries into the wild, as well as efforts that humans are taking to restore streams and salmon runs. In Learning Activity 2, students explore issues surrounding dams and conduct research on specific dams in the US northwest. In the Culminating Activity, students review information presented in the lesson and debate the merits of human efforts to save salmon. Students write a critical essay about human impact on salmon and propose ideas for future actions. Students discuss their projects with the class.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
NATURE
Date Added:
11/30/2011
International Nutrition
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Presents major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations in developing societies. Covers approaches implemented at the household, community, national, and international levels to improve nutritional status. Explores the degree to which malnutrition can be prevented or reduced prior to achieving full economic development through targeted public and private sector interventions that address the causes of malnutrition.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Christian, Parul
West, Keith
Date Added:
02/16/2011
An Introduction to Global Health - Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) - a Measure for Disease Burden (09:11)
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This presentation provides an introduction to the calculation and use of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). DALY is increasingly used as a measurement for disease burden when comparing the relative burden of specific diseases or a combination of diseases across or within populations.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Copenhagen
Provider Set:
An Introduction to Global Health
Author:
Epidemiologist Dan W. Meyrowitsch
Date Added:
01/07/2013
Middle School: Disruptions in Ecosystems
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Rating: Examples of High Quality NGSS Design if Improved

Science Discipline: Life Science

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This middle school unit was designed to support the middle school NGSS related to Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics integrated with elements of related Earth science NGSS (Human Impact). The unit includes five chapters, each focused on a specific phenomenon related to ecosystem disruption, including questions around the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and the invasion of zebra mussels in the Great Lakes and the Hudson River. © Regents of the University of California

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Date Added:
07/25/2019
Refugee Health Care
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Refugee Health Care addresses the provision of basic health requirements for refugees and the coordination of care among the agencies concerned with them.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Burnham, Gilbert
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Sanitation and Human Health
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The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to develop an understanding of the impact of improved sanitation on human health. In this lesson, students learn something about the ways that sanitation technology has helped people by examining the history of sanitation in the context of disease outbreaks and comparing the quality of life in those times to that of today. By the end of this lesson, students should recognize that advances in health and human life expectancy have resulted in large part because of technologies that we now take for granted, such as modern waste-disposal, sanitary food handling, and refrigeration.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
12/07/2004
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
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The course is designed to help students develop basic literacy regarding social concepts and processes that influence health status and public health interventions. The course also hopes to help students develop insight into populations with whom they have worked in the past or will work in the future, and to develop one kind of effective writing tool (the narrative) for communicating about psychosocial issues in public health. These overall aims are approached through lectures, discussion, readings, workshopping, individual compositions, and group discussion of student writings.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wissow, Larry
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Water and Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
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Presents a historical overview of the influence of water and sanitation on human health; types of water and sanitation facilities and equipment presently available and particularly suited to refugee populations displaced by war, famine, drought, and economic turmoil; and methodologies for assessing and quantifying water and sanitation needs.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Roberts, Leslie
Date Added:
02/16/2011