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Garden Science: Drop in the Bucket
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In this 6th grade science class, students consider how they use water in their daily lives and learn that water is a nonrenewable resource in a closed system.

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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
01/28/2016
The Lifestyle Project at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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This five-week project asks students to examine the environmental outcomes of their lifestyle choices, to investigate and try out more sustainable choices, and to write about their experiences.

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Ecology
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Tim Lutz
Date Added:
08/28/2012
The Lifestyle Project at the University of North Dakota
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I use the Lifestyle Project in my Introduction to Environmental Issues class. This 3-week project asks students to make changes to their everyday environmental habits. This helps students realize that they have control of their lives and they can make decisions and make changes if they want to. And, given this empowerment, students can think about their impacts on Earth and their obligations to the planet and our society.

Subject:
Ecology
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Dexter Perkins
Date Added:
08/28/2012
The Lifestyle Project at the University of Redlands
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This three-week project begins with a measurement of "baseline" consumptive behavior followed by two weeks of working to reduce the use of water, energy, high-impact foods, and other materials. The assignment uses an Excel spreadsheet that calculates direct energy and water use as well as indirect CO2 and water use associated with food consumption.

Subject:
Ecology
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Chris Sinton
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans
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Students use spreadsheets to analyze the reasons why New Orleans has subsided in the past 250 years.

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Ecology
Geology
Hydrology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Tom Juster
Date Added:
11/06/2014