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Amazon Water Cycle Roleplay
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In this creative roleplay activity, learners will explore the various processes of ...

In this creative roleplay activity, learners will explore the various processes of the water cycle using movement, sound, and props to aid in comprehension. Learners will understand that water changes forms throughout the water cycle, and that this cycle runs continuously throughout all the cycles at the same time. This standards-based lesson, which is great for the classroom, camps, or afterschool programs, includes roleplay cards and ideas for props.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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California Academy of Sciences
Antibacterial Sludge
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Today, it's hard to find dishwashing liquids or hand soaps that don't ...

Today, it's hard to find dishwashing liquids or hand soaps that don't advertise their "antibacterial" chemicals. But while it's unclear whether these chemicals actually help us, there's new reason to believe they might do more harm than good. This Science Update examines the common antibacterial agent, Triclocarban or TCC, which is found in hand soaps and other household products.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Earth's Water: A Drop in Your Cup
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This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain ...

This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain knowledge about the finite amount of fresh water on Earth and encourages the discussion of the various ways to conserve this resource. Also, learners may brainstorm ideas to increase the usage of untapped water resources in their local area. Included in this lesson plan are key vocabulary words and resources for educators. This lesson plan is standards-based.

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Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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California Academy of Sciences
Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers
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In the Flow Rate Experiment, students perform hands-on experiments with a common ...

In the Flow Rate Experiment, students perform hands-on experiments with a common faucet, as well as work with the Engineering Our Water Living Lab to gain a better understanding of flow rate and how it pertains to engineering and applied science. Students calculate the flow rate of a faucet for three different levels (quarter blast, half blast, and full blast). Building on these calculations, students hypothesize about the flow rate in a nearby river, and then use the Engineering Our Water Living Lab to check their hypothesis. For this lesson to be effective, your students need to have a visual feel for the flow in a nearby river.

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Bobby Rinehart
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
Karen Johnson
Mike Mooney
TeachEngineering.org
Geology of the Credit River at Hidden Valley Park
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Short Description: This is an inquiry based field investigation where students gather ...

Short Description: This is an inquiry based field investigation where students gather data on the Credit River from the rocks in the river bed, water speed, and maps. Students interpret their findings and develop new questions.

Subject:
Geology
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Debra Olson
Debra Olson
Hold It
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In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate the special shapes, holding structures ...

In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate the special shapes, holding structures and holding behaviors that real organisms use in streams, rivers, creeks or coast intertidal zones to avoid being swept away by moving water. Learners then create their own "animal" with holding adaptations. The activity includes drawings that detail helpful equipment such as bug boxes and dip nets, as well as instructions for making a milk-carton observation tray and flow-through trough.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
U.C. Berkeley
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Lawrence Hall of Science
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Lawrence Hall of Science
Holding onto the GREEN Zone
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This curriculum helps young people learn about riparian areas--those "GREEN Zones" found ...

This curriculum helps young people learn about riparian areas--those "GREEN Zones" found along the edges of rivers, streams, and lakes. Teachers and youth group leaders will find a variety of resources in the Leader Guide, including background information, a unit-by-unit guide, and safety tips, as well as a curriculum concept map and correlations to national education standards.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Department of the Interior
Provider Set:
Bureau of Land Management
How does the ocean get its salt?
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This simple activity demonstrates how the ocean get its salt. Required materials ...

This simple activity demonstrates how the ocean get its salt. Required materials are low cost and easy to obtain.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Human-Environment Interactions in India
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In the media and in the classroom, much emphasis has been placed ...

In the media and in the classroom, much emphasis has been placed on India's stunning economic growth since the 1990s. Less attention has been paid, however, to the consequences of the country's rapid industrialization on the nation's people and natural environment. Like many other developing societies throughout history, India's economic progress has resulted in environmental degradation, natural resource depletion, and increased consumption and waste, thereby threatening people's health, access to resources, and traditional ways of life. Using case studies on pollution in the Ganges River, coal mining in Jharkhand, and data comparing the country's total and per capita energy consumption, this cluster explores, and places within a global context, the pressing environmental and human challenges brought by India's industrialization.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Lina Yamashita
Liz Howald
Michael H. Fisher
Hydrology of Catchments, Rivers, Deltas
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The course deals with the principles of hydrology of catchment areas, rivers ...

The course deals with the principles of hydrology of catchment areas, rivers and deltas. The students will learn:

1). to understand the relations between hydrological processes in catchment areas
2?. to understand and to calculate the propagation of flood waves
3). to understand hydrological processes in deltas
4). to draft frequency analysis of extremes under different climatological conditions.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
H.H.G. Savenije
Investigating River Flow: Calculating the Discharge of a Stream
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This activity is a field investigation in which students will gather data ...

This activity is a field investigation in which students will gather data from a stream to calculate the discharge. They will need to interpret their findings and examine what factors could change the discharge of a stream over time.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Heidi Hilliard
Heidi Hilliard, Century Middle School, Lakeville, MN, based on the stream activity from TIMES XIII summer course.
Investigating the Minnesota River's Glacial History Near Henderson, MN
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This activity is a field investigation where students make observations in the ...

This activity is a field investigation where students make observations in the Minnesota River valley, discuss their findings amongst other student groups, and describe how those observations fit with the general geology of Minnesota.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Brian Allison
Brian Allison Delano Middle School Delano, MN Based on a field investigation conducted from TIMES XIII
Kayaking
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Have you ever thought about the relationship between rock sizes and rushing ...

Have you ever thought about the relationship between rock sizes and rushing rapids or waterfalls? These young scientists did and discovered that there was a positive relationship between the speed of the water and the size of the rocks it passes.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Data
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
Twin Cities Public Television
Provider Set:
DragonflyTV
Author:
Dragonfly TV
Kayaking
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This resource helps guide an experiment finding why there are different rocks ...

This resource helps guide an experiment finding why there are different rocks in different rapids

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Provider:
Twin Cities Public Television
Provider Set:
DragonflyTV
Author:
DragonflyTV
Mars from Above: Carving Channels
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In this activity, learners create channel features with flowing water, comparing their ...

In this activity, learners create channel features with flowing water, comparing their observations to real images of Mars and Earth taken by satellites/orbiters. Learners' observations of the ways in which flowing water alters the surrounding terrain are used as clues to draw conclusions about Marsäóť geologic past and its ability to support life, as well as how scientists view these features from space. <br> <br> This activity is part of a 60-minute set of activities in which learners, ages 8äóń13, explore and compare the features of Mars and Earth, discuss what the features suggest about the history of Mars, and create a model to help them understand how scientists view and study other worlds--like Mars. The activities help to show why scientists are interested in exploring Mars for evidence of past life, and address the question: "Why are we searching for life on Mars?"

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Oceanography
Physics
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
NASA
Measuring Discharge and Flow in the Rum River
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This activity is a field investigation where students observe, predict, and gather ...

This activity is a field investigation where students observe, predict, and gather data on steam velocity, erosion, and discharge.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
sarah haberman
Sarah Haberman
The Minnesota River Valley Rocks!: An Outdoor Observational Investigation in the Landscape and Rocks Along the MN River Valley
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This outdoor investigation involves students observing, recording, comparing and pondering the differing ...

This outdoor investigation involves students observing, recording, comparing and pondering the differing landscapes and rocks located along a river. Follow-up class sessions involve student generation of investigable questions, student-generated studies with required write-up and a mapping activity.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lynell Senden
Remote Sensing Using Satellites, 2nd Edition
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The second edition of the popular "Remote Sensing Using Satellites" module updates ...

The second edition of the popular "Remote Sensing Using Satellites" module updates imagery of recent hurricanes as well as other phenomena from more recent satellites. The suggested audience for this module is high school and undergraduate students. Learn about remote sensing in general and then more specifically about how it is done from satellites. We will focus on the visible and infrared channels, those commonly seen on television broadcasts. Come explore the view of Earth from space and see what we see. In the second chapter, we will focus even more on hurricanes and specifically Hurricanes Jimena (2009), Ike (2008), and Irene (2011).

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET