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Earth From Space: Investigating Urban Sprawl and Land Cover Change in the Classroom
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This resource consists of an interdisciplinary unit using remote-sensing techniques and data ... More

This resource consists of an interdisciplinary unit using remote-sensing techniques and data (Landsat, aerial photos, and MultiSpec image processing software) to investigate urban sprawl and its consequences in the Washington, D.C. region. The unit design can be customized to suit other problems besides urban growth using the same techniques. The lessons can be implemented in only the science classroom or in an interdisciplinary manner. Less

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Environmental Science
Biology
Physical Geography
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Activities and Labs
Interactive
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NASA
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NASA
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Environmental Impact
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Students will analyze a 20th century photograph of a Los Angeles landscape, ... More

Students will analyze a 20th century photograph of a Los Angeles landscape, utilizing the principles of design and discussing the message of the work. They will also consider the history of Los Angeles within the broader context of population expansion in U.S. history and write a research paper about the environmental impacts of overpopulation. Less

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U.S. History
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Images and Illustrations
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
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Environmental Politics and Law
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Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will ... More

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. Less

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Law
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Readings
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Video Lectures
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
John P. Wargo
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Environmental Politics and Policy, Spring 2003
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Examines the collision of politics, economics, values, and science in making and ... More

Examines the collision of politics, economics, values, and science in making and carrying out environmental policy at national, state, and local levels. Case studies of environmental policymaking explore the roles of governmental institutions, business, interest groups, the public, and the media in areas of air and water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, public lands management, and wildlife protection. "Environmental Politics and Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy outcomes? Case studies ranging from cleaning up toxic waste pollution to endangered species protection probe the clashes between science and politics at local, state, and federal levels. Less

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Environmental Science
Political Science
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Case Study
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Meyer, Stephen M.
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Land Use and Nitrogen
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In this lesson, students will examine the challenges of balancing development and ... More

In this lesson, students will examine the challenges of balancing development and land conversion with the fiscal, technical and political challenges of addressing nutrient loading. They will have the opportunity to examine these issues based on real data and maps from their own watersheds. In Activities 1 and 2 students will compare the nitrogen loads when development occurs inside and outside the growth area, and on differing wastewater treatment options (e.g. central sewer versus septic systems). In Activity 3, students will select best management practices and set implementation targets based on available acres within their tributary basin in order to offset the impacts of new development and meet nitrogen goals. Finally, in Activity 4, students will discuss their recommendations for reducing nitrogen in their tributaries in the face of future growth and discuss the feasibility, cost and political acceptability of these options. Less

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Case Study
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
DLESE Community Collection
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