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Environmental Science Gallery Walk
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Environmental Science Gallery Walk

Gallery walk activity that relies on students' prior knowledge of environmental issues ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Rachel Headley
AP Environmental Science
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AP Environmental Science

This University of California College Prep (UCCP) Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
University Of California College Prep
Seminar in Environmental Science, Spring 2008
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Seminar in Environmental Science, Spring 2008

Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental ... (more)

Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rothman, Daniel
AP Environmental Science Course Material
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AP Environmental Science Course Material

One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced ... (more)

One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced placement environmental science course is finding enriching field and lab activities for your students. These labs have been developed by an experienced team of environmental science educators in partnership with the Environmental Literacy Council. Each lab has been the subject of an extensive peer review by a number of experienced environmental science educators. The content of this initial collection is varied, and APES teachers and students in different areas around the country should be able to complete each of the labs. These initial labs are not typical cookbook variety. They each contain an inquiry-based component. Over time, additional labs and tools for new and experienced teachers will be added to the collection. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Environmental Literacy Council
Provider Set:
Environmental Literacy Council
Survey of Environmental Science (ENVS 100)
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Survey of Environmental Science (ENVS 100)

This is a survey course in which we will discuss the science ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
AMS Environmental Science Seminar Series
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AMS Environmental Science Seminar Series

Archive of the Environmental Science Seminar Series, sponsored by the American Meteorological ... (more)

Archive of the Environmental Science Seminar Series, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), presenting talks by major research scientists. The series is aimed at the general public and moderated by Dr. Anthony Socci (Senior Science Fellow, AMS). The archive includes summaries, powerpoint presentations (in HTML and PDF), and speaker biographies for each of the seminars, which have been offered approximately once a month since May 2005. The June 2007 presentation by Dr. Naomi Oreskes (History, UCSD), entitled "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How Do We Know We Are Not Wrong?" is accompanied by the full text of her chapter by the same title in DeMento and Doughman, eds., Climate Change (MIT Press, 2007). (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Geosciences Gateways and Resources
Environmental Science after Bush
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Environmental Science after Bush

Scientists reflect on what the recent change in US administration means. In ... (more)

Scientists reflect on what the recent change in US administration means. In the days following the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, much of the popular and journalistic discussion of the environment equated í˘ŒóŒěenvironmentí˘ŒóŒ with í˘ŒóŒěclimate change,í˘ŒóŒ and í˘ŒóŒěclimate changeí˘ŒóŒ with í˘ŒóŒěenergy policy.í˘ŒóŒ But with scientists for whom the environment has been a long-term preoccupation, the needs are broader and more complex. Climate change is an imminent threat, but so are invasions of nonnative species; habitat loss and fragmentation; the pollution of water, land, and air; society's reluctance or inability to recognize the importance of ecosystem services; the values of modeling, interagency cooperation, and multidisciplinary study; scientific education; and many other pressing issues. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Fred Powledge (freelancer;)
Environmental Science Cases Created by LifeLines Workshop Participants (Title altered)
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Environmental Science Cases Created by LifeLines Workshop Participants (Title altered)

This site contains a list of Ecology/Environmental Science projects, or case modules, ... (more)

This site contains a list of Ecology/Environmental Science projects, or case modules, created by Lifelines OnLine workshops (LLOL) participants. These cases are grouped by topic. Most cases are still undergoing field testing and may be updated. The user can link to each case on the list. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science
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The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

This course begins with an overview of the Earth's systems--geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic-- ... (more)

This course begins with an overview of the Earth's systems--geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic-- and ecosystems as they exist independently of human influence. Following this introduction, the course explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change. Each of the 13 programs features two case studies following top scientists in the field. The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science is a course for high school teachers and undergraduate students in environmental science. The content course will help teachers of biology, chemistry, and Earth science to provide more content in their classes. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Video Lectures
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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