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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.

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Chemistry
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Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
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.

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Geology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Debra Olson
Debra Olson
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.

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Ecology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Department of the Interior
Provider Set:
Bureau of Land Management
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.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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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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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
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Twin Cities Public Television
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DragonflyTV
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DragonflyTV
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
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
Rivers and Children's Literature
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Reviews children's books on rivers, providing a brief synopsis, commentary on photos, ...

Reviews children's books on rivers, providing a brief synopsis, commentary on photos, diagrams, charts, as well as text. Recommends appropriate grade and reading levels, suggests how to use the books in the classroom, provides questions to stimulate discussion, suggests activities that prep for or follow-up books. Includes publisher, publication date, and ISBN, and links where books are available.

Subject:
Education
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Physics
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
The Rivers that Connect Us--Stories from the Land
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This activity takes students through the historical and geological events that shaped ...

This activity takes students through the historical and geological events that shaped the areas near the Minnesota and Mississippi river confluence.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Ashley Riesgraf
Ashley Riesgraf, Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury, MN
Save Your Rivers
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Instructions are provided for a classroom activity designing posters about river protection ...

Instructions are provided for a classroom activity designing posters about river protection and conservation. The students will learn five things they can do to protect rivers in their area, and then will have the opportunity to create a poster based on these concepts.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)