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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Databases
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Today the NIEHS is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere. It provides the following databases & galleries as resources to scientists: The Alu Pairs Database, The Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress Study (BOSS), Chemical Effects in Biological Systems(CEBS), The Drug Matrix, The Environmental Genome Project, The Environmental Polymorphisms Registry, The Human DNA Polymerase Gamma Mutation, The Microarray Center cDNA Clone Search, Mouse Genome Resequencing Project, The Nanomaterial Registry, The Roadmap Epigenomics Project Data, The SNPinfo Web Server and the Spin Trap Database.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Data Set
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date Added:
03/04/2016
Environmental Science Gallery Walk
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Gallery walk activity that relies on students' prior knowledge of environmental issues as an introductory activity in a general education, large-lecture format environmental science class.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Rachel Headley
Date Added:
11/06/2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Data
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EPA has many data sources available, these cover topics including but not limited to air, climate change, health risks, pollutants and contaminants, waste, and water. The data are downloadable and available through the Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG). The EDG is a source of Web-based geospatial information and information services. It enables data consumers to discover, view, and access geospatial resources made available by EPA's program offices, regions, and labs.

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Environmental Science
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Data Set
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date Added:
03/04/2016
Introduction to Environmental Science
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This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth’s future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.

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Environmental Science
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Textbook
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University System of Georgia
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Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Alison VandeVoort
Caralyn Zehnder
Christine Mutiti
Donna Bennett
Kalina Manoylov
Samuel Mutiti
Date Added:
03/19/2016
Introduction to Environmental Sciences
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This course offers a broad overview of physical, chemical, biological, geological, principles of environmental sciences, and serves as a core course for EEOS majors. Examples will focus on linked watershed and coastal marine systems. The student will be introduced to natural processes and interactions in the atmosphere, in the ocean, and on land. There is a focus on biogeochemical cycling of elements as well as changes of these natural cycles with time, especially with recent anthropogenic effects. Topics include plate tectonics, global climate change, ozone depletion, water pollution, oceanography, ecosystem health, and natural resources.

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Environmental Science
Physical Science
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Full Course
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UMass Boston
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UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Robert Chen
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Environmental Health Science and Technology Education
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This site aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities, and to increase public awareness about the impact of environmental agents on human health so that all citizens can lead healthy and productive lives.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Date Added:
08/04/2000
Survey of Environmental Science (ENVS 100)
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This is a survey course in which we will discuss the science behind historical and current environmental issues. We will discuss the major threats to biodiversity and ecosystem function. We will study how human activities have affected the limited resources of our planet. We will learn how air, water and soil degradation have affected human health. Lastly, we will explore the emerging field of sustainability, what it means, and how it is being applied in todayęs world.

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Environmental Science
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Assessment
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Open Course Library
Date Added:
05/03/2013
AP Environmental Science Course Syllabus
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This AP Environmental Science class is intended to meet the same objectives as a first-year college-based course.
However, the method of instruction for this course is unique compared to similar courses because we have adopted
a project-based learning (PBL) approach. Although PBL may take many forms, our approach involves student
investigations and simulations that require students to think like scientists, policymakers, farmers, and other adults
in real-world settings. Teachers engage students in collaborative problem solving, argumentation, and deep
exploration of the concepts and principles of the discipline. The goal for student learning is understanding rather
than relying on rote memory to create meaningful learning and knowledge that is actionable, adaptive, and
transferable.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
Lucas Education Research
Provider Set:
Sprocket
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Science Lessons About Our Environmental Impact
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Science and education experts caution that climate-change topics can overwhelm and frighten young children. Science lessons chosen for this article focus on general environmental issues, such as the effects of litter, air pollution, and water pollution. The lessons also include actions and solutions to environmental issues. The free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle focuses on integrating age-appropriate science learning with literacy experiences.

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Environmental Science
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Environmental Engineering
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In this unit, students explore the various roles of environmental engineers, including: environmental cleanup, water quality, groundwater resources, surface water and groundwater flow, water contamination, waste disposal and air pollution. Specifically, students learn about the factors that affect water quality and the conditions that enable different animals and plants to survive in their environments. Next, students learn about groundwater and how environmental engineers study groundwater to predict the distribution of surface pollution. Students also learn how water flows through the ground, what an aquifer is and what soil properties are used to predict groundwater flow. Additionally, students discover that the water they drink everyday comes from many different sources, including surface water and groundwater. They investigate possible scenarios of drinking water contamination and how contaminants can negatively affect the organisms that come in contact with them. Students learn about the three most common methods of waste disposal and how environmental engineers continue to develop technologies to dispose of trash. Lastly, students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different pollutants that exist, such as toxic gases and particulate matter. Also, they investigate the technologies developed by engineers to reduce air pollution.

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Engineering
Hydrology
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Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Environmental Justice, Fall 2004
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Examines theories and practice of environmental justice, concerns about race, poverty, and the environment in both domestic and international contexts, exploring and critically analyzing philosophies, frameworks, and strategies underlying environmental justice movements. Examines case studies of environmental injustices, including: distribution of environmental quality and health, unequal enforcement of regulations, unequal access to resources to respond to environmental problems, and the broader political economy of decision-making around environmental issues. Explores how environmental justice movements relate to broader sustainable development goals and strategies. This class explores the foundations of the environmental justice movement, current and emerging issues, and the application of environmental justice analysis to environmental policy and planning. It examines claims made by diverse groups along with the policy and civil society responses that address perceived inequity and injustice. While focused mainly on the United States, international issues and perspectives are also considered.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Carmin, JoAnn
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Environmental Science Fall 2020 OER Folder
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This folder currently includes Environmental Science: People to Know Lab, Environmental Science: Ethnobotany Lab, and Example: Pacific Northwest Ethnobotany: Native Plants & Their Uses Slides for ESR 171 Fall 2020.

ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives

Covers environmental topics that are primarily biological in nature, including ecosystem functions, biodiversity, human population issues, agricultural practices, and environmental ethics. Laboratory exercises illustrate these topics and may include fieldwork.

Subject:
Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Taryn Oakley
Date Added:
01/25/2021
Environmental Science
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This textbook is intended to provide an introduction to environmental science and sustainability at Trent. The textbook is adapted from the well-known Canadian text Environmental Science by the late Bill Freedman, a professor at Dalhousie University. The book is about environmental issues that are particularly important in Canada, and the ways they are being dealt with by governments and society-at-large. This book was written from the ground-up to provide Canadian information and examples. This national context is integrated throughout the text, along with North American and global data that provide a broader perspective. Special Canadian Focus boxes illustrate important examples of environmental issues in our national context. At the same time, Global Focus boxes enhance the international context for learning about issues, while In Detail boxes examine particular topics in greater depth.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Bill Freedman
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the Evidence
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This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Kimberly Smith
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability Canvas Commons Course
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Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability Canvas Commons Course

SUS 102

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This course serves to introduce students to the science behind critical environmental debates and the biological basis of creating and maintaining sustainable ecosystems. This course focuses on critical thinking skills to assess such questions as: how do we decide what to believe about environmental issues? How do we predict trends in population growth, or climate change? How do we calculate and understand uncertainty in these predictions? Should people eat lower on the food chain? How are human activities linked to the phosphorus and nitrogen cycles, and pollution and eutrophication? How can fisheries be made to be more sustainable? How can we quantify and value biodiversity? Can we restore “natural” ecosystems and should wolves be re-established in the west? What is valid science in the global warming debate?

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course students should have the ability to:
• Recognize and apply concepts and theories of population biology to interdisciplinary fields such as conservation ecology;
• Apply principles of evolutionary dynamics and ecosystem biogeochemistry to understand and predict effects of pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides, or acid rain on ecosystems;
• Effectively debate and evaluate scientific arguments behind such diverse fields as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or organic vs. conventional farming;
• Interpret data critically, and understand uncertainty in scientific data and model prediction in such diverse fields as nitrogen saturation and global climate change;
• Calculate carbon footprint, water footprint of human activities
• Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of professional scientists.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Kate Lajtha
Date Added:
03/15/2021
Environmental History Timeline
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Students develop critical thinking skills by interviewing a person who has perspective on environmental history. Students explore the concept of a timeline, including historical milestones, and develop a sense of the context of events.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jane Evenson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Environmental Justice 101
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We will:Create a model (s)Demonstrate principles ( prevention, precautionary, polluter-pays, intergration, etc )Be apart of simulations ( http://www.edinformatics.com/il/il_earth.htm )Watch Videos/Listen to Audio (https://www.eh-resources.org/podcast/ )Create Mindmaps to help organize & remember information (https://coggle.it)Environmental JusticeWords To Know environment: everything in natureliving or nonliving-including plants, animals, rocks, and water.environmentalist: someone who works to preserve the environment.

Subject:
Environmental Science
World Cultures
Environmental Studies
Law
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Amber Brown
Date Added:
01/16/2018
Environmental Science: A Canadian perspective
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Environmental science draws on knowledge and methods from many fields of the sciences and social sciences, including biology, chemistry, economics, ethics, geography, geology, medicine, physics, political science, sociology, and statistics. Many environmental specialists adopt an interdisciplinary approach to integrate these different ways of knowing in order to help understand and prevent environmental damage. This book also adopts an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on a variety of disciplines. At the same time, however, the choice of topics and the interpretations offered reflect my own experience and world view as an ecologist – one who has had a rather specialized career examining the ecological dimensions of environmental problems.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Bill Freedman
Date Added:
01/04/2022
MOWWM Unit 2: Environmental Science - Thinking Bank
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Additional practice problems and activities to support the mathematical content in MOWWM Unit 2: Environmental Science.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Hannah Hynes-Petty
Washington OSPI OER Project
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Date Added:
10/19/2020