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Global Warming WebQuest
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Global warming has become one of the most pressing issues facing the ...

Global warming has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the world. The following webquest, based on the Koshland Science Museum's exhibit Global Warming: Facts and Our Future, was designed primarily to introduce high school and middle school students to the complicated issues surrounding global warming and climate change. Through participating in a fictitious scenario, students will take an active role in determining how and why climate is changing and how humans may have contributed to these changes. Students become climate scientists, policy analysts, economists, energy experts, and urban planners as they learn about climate science, environmental impacts, policy initiatives, and renewable energy choices. Upon completion of their individual tasks, student teams present their findings and make recommendations that address the situation.

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Atmospheric Science
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National Academy of Sciences
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Marian Koshland Science Museum
Putting DNA to Work
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This site looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA ...

This site looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), discovered 50 years ago, is used today to detect diseases, improve crops, and catch criminals. The museum has identified unique, inquiry-based activities related to this exhibit (physical and virtual) that are designed for middle and high-school students and adhere to the National Academies' National Science Education Standards.

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Biology
Genetics
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National Academy of Sciences
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Marian Koshland Science Museum