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Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
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This website from Humboldt State University showcases environmental technologies that contribute to a healthy environment. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate appropriate technology in a residential setting and to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities for students and the surrounding community. The website features links to projects and environmental topics such as organic gardening, alternative building, solar power, human energy converters, and much more.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
Humboldt State University
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Conserving Water at Home
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This video segment adapted from Last Oasis highlights the impact of a variety of water conservation efforts including installing low-flow toilets and planting grass that does not require a lot of water. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/17/2005
Environment and the Earth
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The Environment and the Earth class at the University of South Carolina participated in a campus environmental service-learning project where students collected data lighting, water fixtures, recycling bins, and trash in five academic buildings.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center. Based on Bixby et al. (2003), Ecology on Campus: Service Learning in Introductory Environmental Courses, Journal of College Science Teaching, v. 32, n.5, o, 327-331.
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11/07/2014
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
How Much Water Do I Use?
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This activity provides an opportunity for the student to collect data on their individual water use to set the stage for a unit on water resources.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Process of Science
Author:
Dave Gosselin
Date Added:
08/28/2012
How Much Water Do You Use?
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Students keep track of their own water usage for one week, gaining an understanding of how much water is used for various everyday activities. They relate their own water usages to the average residents of imaginary Thirsty County, and calculate the necessary water capacity of a dam that would provide residential water to the community.

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Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denali Lander
Denise W. Carlson
Kristin Field
Megan Podlogar
Sara Born
Tom Rutkowski
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Human Water Cycle
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Students learn about the human water cycle, or how humans impact the water cycle by settling down in civilizations. Specifically, they learn how people obtain, use and dispose of water. Students also learn about shortages of treated, clean and safe water and learn about ways that engineers address this issue through water conservation and graywater recycling.

Subject:
Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Katie Spahr
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Importance of Water
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In this seminar you will learn all about the importance of water and how much water we have available on Earth.  You will see how different types of water are classified . You will persuade your audience to conserve water and describe different ways that they can conserve water.Standards3.2.4.A5MODELSUse models to demonstrate the physical change as water goes from liquid to ice and from liquid to vapor.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Date Added:
10/25/2017
The Lifestyle Project at  Malaspina University-College, British Columbia
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The project is used in two courses, both with the theme of understanding the environmental implications of our use of energy, exploring personal energy use, and learning about the types of energy available to Canadians. One is a face-to-face course for Education majors, the other is an on-line course available to all upper-level (3rd and 4th year) students.

Subject:
Ecology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Steven Earle
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Liquid Assets: How is a Watershed Polluted?
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The urban and rural activities of our complex social system aimed toward comfort and progress also have harmful side effects. This segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes how the water resources of one city are suffering from these.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
11/20/2008
Liquid Assets: Public Health
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This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets connects public health to the availability of clean and safe drinking water and elaborates on the threats our bodies face due to increasing kinds and quantities of pollutants. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
WPSU
Date Added:
11/18/2008
Liquid Assets: Watershed Protection
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Water is a resource precious to so many people for so many reasons. Reckless use and abuse of this treasure can leave all at the mercy of diseases and scarcity. This segment of a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets describes how the rule of law can prevent this from happening.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
WPSU
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
11/20/2008
Shades of Gray(water)
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Students are introduced to the concepts of graywater and water reuse within households. They calculate the amount of used water a family generates in one day and use a model of home plumbing to find out how much graywater is produced in homes every day. They graph their results and discuss energy efficiency implications. Students are then challenged to find ways to reduce water use within the home.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Katie Spahr
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Take Action: Water Conservation
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In this regular column of the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, the author looks at the importance of conserving water and practicing good conservation habits daily. The column is designed for teachers in K-Grade 5 classrooms and presents concepts of climate literacy that are appropriate for young children. Identified online resources provide data collection activities, lessons, and games.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science University
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Technologies for Sustainability Systems
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EME 807 overviews a wide range of contemporary technologies in the context of sustainability and examines metrics for their assessment. The course explores the main principles that guide modern science and technology towards sustainable solutions. It covers such topics as resource management technologies, waste and wastewater treatment, renewable energy technologies, high performance buildings and transportation systems, application of informatics and feedback to sustainable systems, and more. Learning in EME 807 heavily relies on real-life examples and taps into current practices of technology analysis. This course goes beyond understanding the background, fostering critical thinking and challenging the students to draw connections between social, environmental, and economic aspects of sustainable technologies.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ecology
Geology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Mark Fedkin
Date Added:
03/08/2016
Where Does Your Water Come From?
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This taste test will illustrate the differences between ground water and surface water, highlight some of the common contaminants in natural water, and encourage student thought on the sources of drinking water. This test should follow a class discussion on the possible sources of water for the community.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Who Owns the Water of the Great Lakes?
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In this video segment from Planet H20: Water World, experts and teens inside and outside the Great Lakes watershed provide different perspectives on sharing the water from one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
WNET
Date Added:
09/02/2008
Yo soy el agua
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This unit introduces children to a number of concepts related to water. First, students activate and build on prior knowledge as they explore various places where water is found (e.g., lakes, rivers, swimming pools). In the second lesson, students differentiate between water found naturally (e.g., a lake) and artificially (e.g., a swimming pool). The third lesson focuses on the uses of water and its importance for human life. Next, students learn about the various states (solid, liquid, gas) that water can be found in. In the final lesson, students learn what people can do to conserve water and care for this natural resource. Throughout the lessons, students are exposed to songs and books about water. The unit culminates with as assessment that asks pairs of students to create a nonfiction question-and-answer book about a specific representation of water. Description of the assessment task with an optional technological application is also included.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of Minnesota CoBaLTT Project
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Author:
Mary Bartolini
Date Added:
02/16/2011