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

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. Less

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Games
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
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California Academy of Sciences
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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California Academy of Sciences
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Antibacterial Sludge
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Today, it's hard to find dishwashing liquids or hand soaps that don't ... More

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. Less

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Audio Lectures
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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
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Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams and Water Projects
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Explore the history of water in the West and visit the historic ... More

Explore the history of water in the West and visit the historic dams and water projects that created the West we know today. The Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams and Water Projects Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services and its Intermountain Region Heritage Partnerships Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. Less

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Engineering
Environmental Science
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Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
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Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Internet Scout Project
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National Park Service
Internet Scout Project
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Earth's Water: A Drop in Your Cup
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This creative lesson plan provides a visual way for learners to gain ... More

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. Less

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Oceanography
Anthropology
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Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
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California Academy of Sciences
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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California Academy of Sciences
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Fish Habitats
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This is a unit for K-2 students on fish habitats. The last ... More

This is a unit for K-2 students on fish habitats. The last day is a field trip to a local lake. Less

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Armstrong, Kristi
Kristi Armstrong Hope Community Academy St Paul, MN
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Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers
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In the Flow Rate Experiment, students perform hands-on experiments with a common ... More

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. Less

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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
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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 ... More

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. Less

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

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. Less

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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
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Holding onto the GREEN Zone
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This curriculum helps young people learn about riparian areas--those "GREEN Zones" found ... More

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. Less

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Activities and Labs
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Bureau of Land Management
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Bureau of Land Management
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How does the ocean get its salt?
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This simple activity demonstrates how the ocean get its salt. Required materials ... More

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

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

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. Less

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World Cultures
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Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
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PrimarySource.org
Author:
Lina Yamashita
Liz Howald
Michael H. Fisher
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Hydrology of catchments, rivers, deltas
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This course deals with the principles of hydrology of catchment areas, rivers ... More

This course deals with the principles of hydrology of catchment areas, rivers and deltas. The students will learn:to understand the relations between hydrological processes in catchment areasto understand and to calculate the prolagation of flood wavesto understand hydrological processes in deltasto draft frequency analysis of extremes under different climatological conditions. Less

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Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
H.H.G. Savenije
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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 ... More

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. Less

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Education
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Heidi Hilliard
Heidi Hilliard, Century Middle School, Lakeville, MN, based on the stream activity from TIMES XIII summer course.
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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 ... More

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. Less

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

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. Less

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

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

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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
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Mars from Above: Carving Channels
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In this activity, learners create channel features with flowing water, comparing their ... More

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?" Less

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology
Oceanography
Physics
Anthropology
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Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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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
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Measuring Discharge and Flow in the Rum River
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This activity is a field investigation where students observe, predict, and gather ... More

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

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Education
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
sarah haberman
Sarah Haberman
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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 ... More

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. Less

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Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Author:
Lynell Senden
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