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12 Stones
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Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the ... More

Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the Gift ÂŽ - and shows the transformation of a community of women in Nepal from helplessness to hope through Heifer International. This is a preview clip of a documentary produced by Sandy Smolen. Less

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Heifer Education
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Sandy Smolen
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2013 CAR Breakfast Briefing Series - Automotive Fuels and Emissions - Policies Compliance and Potential Impact of Future Technologies
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This resource contains presentations from one of the Center for Automotive Research's ... More

This resource contains presentations from one of the Center for Automotive Research's (CAR's) breakfast briefings titled "Automotive Fuels and Emissions: Policies, Compliance, & Potential Impact of Future Technologies." This briefing occurred on 12/5/13 at Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, MI. At the briefing presenters discussed the strategic implications of Tier 3 regulations which will soon be finalized and may impact future technology decisions in a multitude of ways. The impact of Tier 3 emission regulations is expected to be far reaching as they have the potential to influence the quality of fuel, as well as usage of alternative fuels and powertrains. Further, the regulations will have a direct influence on the technologies, such as diesel and gasoline direct injection, that automakers will utilize to meet the fuel economy standards through MY2025. Included in this resource are the presentations from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Volkswagen, and Bosch utilized at the briefing. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
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Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
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2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition: What's Next for the Electric Highway?
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This resource contains speaker presentations from the 2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition. ... More

This resource contains speaker presentations from the 2013 Plug-In Conference and Exposition. This conference took place September 30, 2013 to October 3, 2013 at Liberty Station in San Diego, CA and had the theme What's Next for the Electric Highway? This event brought together automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, academia, and the environmental community to collaborate on the next steps in plug-in electric vehicle technology, infrastructure, policies and regulations, and market development. Less

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Environmental Science
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Manufacturing
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
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Electric Power Research Institute
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22a. Economic Growth and the Early Industrial Revolution
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The transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy took more than ... More

The transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy took more than a century in the United States, but that long development entered its first phase from the 1790s through the 1830s. The Industrial Revolution had begun in Britain during the mid-18th century, but the American colonies lagged far behind the mother country in part because the abundance of land and scarcity of labor in the New World reduced interest in expensive investments in machine production. Nevertheless, with the shift from hand-made to machine-made products a new era of human experience began where increased productivity created a much higher standard of living than had ever been known in the pre-industrial world. Less

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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22b. Cotton and African-American Life
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The American Industrial Revolution, concentrated in the northeast, would ultimately prove to ... More

The American Industrial Revolution, concentrated in the northeast, would ultimately prove to be the most significant force in the development of the modern United States. This economic innovation sprung primarily from necessity. New England's agricultural economy was the poorest in the country and that helped to spur experimentation there. Meanwhile, the far more fertile southern states remained fully committed to agriculture as the central source of its wealth, here, too, dramatic changes created a wholly new economy that would have been unrecognizable to late-18th century Americans. Less

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples
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This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation ... More

This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation where students collect and investigate soil samples and describe the soils, looking for similarities and differences. Students develop a method of recording the data colleted and can present the information gathered. Less

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Education
Ecology
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
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2-Liter Landfill
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In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste ... More

In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste breaks down in a landfill. Learners collect trash and then create miniature landfills in 2-liter bottles. Learners record observations about their landfills at least once a week for a month. This activity is part of a larger curriculum related to amphibians and conservation. Less

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Chemistry
Anthropology
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
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3RC (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)
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In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to ... More

In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to include the idea of 3RC (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost). They will look at the effects of packaging decisions (reducing) and learn about engineering advancements in packaging materials and solid waste management. Also, they will observe biodegradation in a model landfill (composting). Less

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Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Amy Kolenbrander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
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42e. W. E. B. DuBois
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William Edward Burghardt DuBois was very angry with Booker T. Washington. Although ... More

William Edward Burghardt DuBois was very angry with Booker T. Washington. Although he admired Washington's intellect and accomplishments, he strongly opposed the position set forth by Washington in his Atlanta Exposition Address. He saw little future in agriculture as the nation rapidly industrialized. DuBois felt that renouncing the goal of complete integration and social equality, even in the short run, was counterproductive and exactly the opposite strategy from what best suited African Americans. Less

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
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5b. Indentured Servants
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The growth of tobacco, rice, and indigo and the plantation economy created ... More

The growth of tobacco, rice, and indigo and the plantation economy created a tremendous need for labor in Southern English America. Without the aid of modern machinery, human sweat and blood was necessary for the planting, cultivation, and harvesting of these cash crops. While slaves existed in the English colonies throughout the 1600s, indentured servitude was the method of choice employed by many planters before the 1680s. This system provided incentives for both the master and servant to increase the working population of the Chesapeake colonies. Less

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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5e. Life in the Plantation South
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Plantation life created a society with clear class divisions. A lucky few ... More

Plantation life created a society with clear class divisions. A lucky few were at the top, with land holdings as far as the eyes could see. Most Southerners did not experience this degree of wealth. The contrast between rich and poor was greater in the South than in the other English colonies, because of the labor system necessary for its survival. Most Southerners were yeoman farmers, indentured servants, or slaves. The plantation system also created changes for women and family structures as well. Less

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U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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7e. Life on the Desert
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Traditional Bedouin are pastoral nomads, or wanderers who travel with herds of ... More

Traditional Bedouin are pastoral nomads, or wanderers who travel with herds of domesticated animals. They are constantly on the move, with no permanent camping place. Their staple belongings include camels and tents, and they frown upon agriculture and all types of trades and crafts. Any type of settled life is traditionally considered beneath Bedouin dignity. Less

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Ancient History
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Independence Hall Association
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Ancient Civilizations
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AAAS - Global Climate Change Video
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This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert ... More

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change. The roles of teachers, scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in mitigating the changes are highlighted. Less

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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ADHD: Current Research and Teaching Strategies for Reading and Writing
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This article provides an overview of current research about attention deficit hyperactivity ... More

This article provides an overview of current research about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as strategies to help students with ADHD with reading and writing. Less

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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Robert Payo
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AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies
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As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate ... More

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate warms, the hay fever season seems to be getting longer and more severe. In this case study, students assume the a role of a public relations specialist contracted to communicate the link between climate change and pollen allergies. The activity focuses on the importance of scientific skills to careers outside science, and is most suitable for a lower-level introductory biology, human health, or environmental science course. Less

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
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Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
Richard E. Lee, Jr.
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AIRNow: Air Quality Information
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AIRNow is a cross-agency U.S. government web site that provides information and ... More

AIRNow is a cross-agency U.S. government web site that provides information and forecasts of air quality across the country. The organization's home page features news articles, information on the Air Quality Index (AQI), and highlighted forecasts for areas with AQIs of special concern. An interactive map shows weather systems, winds, and areas where air quality is likely to be compromised by ozone, particulates, ultraviolet radiation, or other pollutants, with links to current conditions, forecasts, and webcams for selected cities. There are also links to educational materials on air quality for younger students, interactive features and visual materials for older students, and curriculum materials for teachers. Other resources include information on AQI for health providers, older adults, and TV weathercasters; information on air quality and personal health, smoke from fires, and links to air quality information from other countries. Less

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Environmental Science
Life Science
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Atmospheric Science
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NSDL Staff
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Geosciences Gateways and Resources
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United States Environmental Protection Agency
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AK-03 ALASKA: AK-03 Columbia Glacier "Cliff" (Narrated)
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A video from the Extreme Ice Survey in which Dr. Tad Pfeffer ... More

A video from the Extreme Ice Survey in which Dr. Tad Pfeffer and photographer Jim Balog discuss the dynamics of the Columbia glacier's retreat in recent years through this time-lapse movie. Key point: glacier size is being reduced not just by glacial melting but due to a shift in glacial dynamics brought on by climate change. Less

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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Extreme Ice Survey
James Balog
Tad Pfeffer
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AMS Environmental Science Seminar Series
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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

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Ecology
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Oceanography
Physics
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NSDL Staff
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Geosciences Gateways and Resources
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