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AP Environmental Science
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This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science online course has five objectives: Describe the six different forms of energy and the type of work done by each form. Discuss the roles of sources and sinks in an energy budget. Define the Law of Conservation of Energy, and explain how the operation of fuel cell vehicles illustrates this principal. Name the units with which energy, power, and force are measured and described. Use energy flow within a house to explain both theoretical and practical aspects of energy use and conservation.

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Environmental Science
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Rice University
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University Of California College Prep
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Air, Water and Soil
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Human activities release a variety of substances into the biosphere, many of which negatively affect the environment. Pollutants discharged into the environment can accumulate in the air, water, or soil......

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Environmental Science
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AP Environmental Science: Flow of Energy
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This text is designed to acquaint students with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. Scientific method is used to analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment. This test shows how ecological realities and the material desire of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution.

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Environmental Science
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Issues and Options
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Environmental issues are a concern of many, if not most, Americans. However, there is considerable disagreement on how such issues should be handled. Different people can interpret even a very general issue such as conservation very differently. Some believe that conservation means limiting the use of resources to allow a resource to last longer. Others see the conservation of resources as a way to maximize benefits to humans. This utilitarian approach to conservation policy, would place no value on saving endangered species that provide no direct benefit to humans. At the other extreme, some envision conservation as meaning the protection of resources without regard to profit or material benefit to humans. This view places the preservation as being of the utmost importance, and is sometimes viewed as elitist.

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Environmental Science
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
AP Environmental Science: Soils
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Soil plays an important role in land ecosystems. In order for a community of producers and consumers to become established on land, soil must be present. Furthermore, soil quality is often a limiting factor for population growth in ecosystems. Soil is a complex mixture of inorganic materials, organic materials, microorganisms, water and air. Its formation begins with the weathering of bedrock or the transport of sediments from another area. These small grains of rock accumulate on the surface of the earth. There they are mixed with organic matter called humus, which results from the decomposition of the waste and dead tissue of organisms. Infiltrating rainwater and air also contribute to the mixture and become trapped in pore spaces. This formation process is very slow (hundreds to thousands of years), and thus soil loss or degradation can be very detrimental to a community.

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Environmental Science
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University Of California
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02/16/2011
Accounting Resources: Special Journals
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Special journals are designed as a simple way to record a single type of frequently occurring transaction. The types of special journals depends on the nature of the business, but a few types are frequently seen in businesses that rely on manual accounting procedures.

Learn more about special journals and subsidiary ledgers in these tutorials.

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Business and Communication
Accounting
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Rice University
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Rudy Lopes
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02/16/2011
Active Spanish Vocabulary Booklet
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While grammar is very important for higher proficiency and accuracy in a language, words are the most important unit for basic communication. The more words you know, the more ideas you can express. In order to learn faster and not forget the words that you already know, it's best to have a system that incorporates them and connects them. BlueBell Active Vocabulary Notebook allows students to systematically organize their vocabulary development by using WORDS IN CONTEXT, and facilitating connections and memorization

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Arts and Humanities
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Rice University
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Madian Prado
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02/16/2011
Adequacy, Litigation, and Student Achievement
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The court system has been an increasingly important forum in the attempts to remedy the persistent achievement gaps in American education. In the past twenty years, school finance adequacy litigation has replaced desegregation as the most widely used legal strategy in these efforts. Despite the widespread use of adequacy litigation, few researchers have examined the link between adequacy lawsuits and student outcomes.
This study analyzed the relationship between school finance adequacy litigation and academic proficiency, as measured by scores on the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The results showed that successful adequacy litigation had a small, significant, positive relationship with NAEP scores, but little differential benefit for students living in poverty or for children of color, with the exception of African American students. Therefore, this evidence suggests that adequacy litigation has had little impact on reducing the achievement gap, though it may have contributed to a small, across the board improvement in student outcomes.

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Law
General Law
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Rice University
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William Glenn
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02/16/2011
An African-American Physicist -- Nearly 30 Years of Experiences, Strategies, and Personal Accounts
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This is a conversion of a presentation given at the Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop given on October 14-16, 2007. This presentation was compiled by Anthony M. Johnson.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Physics
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Rice University
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Rice Advance
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02/16/2011
Algebraic Expressions and Equations: Classification of Expressions and Equations
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This module contains the an algebraic expressions and equations from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.

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Algebra
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Rice University
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Denny Burzynski
Wade Ellis
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02/16/2011
Algebraic Expressions and Equations: Combining Polynomials Using Addition and Subtraction
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This module contains the an algebraic expressions and equations from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.

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Algebra
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Rice University
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Denny Burzynski
Wade Ellis
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02/16/2011
Algebraic Expressions and Equations: Combining Polynomials Using Multiplication
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This module contains the an algebraic expressions and equations from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.

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Algebra
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Rice University
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Author:
Denny Burzynski
Wade Ellis
Date Added:
02/16/2011