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    African Animals in Habitats An inquiry-based animal study centered around a Zoo visit of the African Continent.

  • Higher Ed Resource

    Banana Split: To Eat or Not to Eat A history of "Banana Republics," discussing banana production, diseases, ethical consumerism, organic & conventional agriculture.

  • K-12 Resource

    Weather Watchers How does meteorological activity impact air pollution control and prevention?

  • K-12 Resource

    Incredible Insect Mouth A hands-on experiment type of lesson in which the children act as insects and use different tools for their "mouths".

  • Featured K-12 Resource

    Sun Curve Design Challenge
    A student-teacher collaboration focusing on scientific inquiry and green design innovation to
    generate new ideas for
    sustainable agriculture.

  • Highlight

    Organic Store Wars Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away… an educational video based on Star Wars hopes to raise awareness about healthy food choices.

  • Featured K-12 Resource

    Automobile Choices and Alternative Fuels Supporting multi-step decision-making for buying a car: fuel impact on the environment, your lifestyle and personal finances.

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Amazing Space
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Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, ...

Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, which were developed at the Space Telescope Science and Technology Institute. Teachers teamed up with scientists and engineers from the institute and staff members from the Office of Public Outreach to develop interactive lessons. All lessons include spectacular photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and many high quality graphics, videos, and animation designed to enhance student understanding and interest.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Atmospheric Visualization Projects
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This site includes simulations of more than 40 phenomena: sea ice and ...

This site includes simulations of more than 40 phenomena: sea ice and CO2, climate change (230-year period), clouds and precipitation, coral reef evolution (starting 21,000 years ago), universal fire shape, fire twirl and burst behavior, tornadoes, thunderstorms, typhoons, El Niño events, greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosols, polar vortex breakdown, CO2 and temperature, CFCs in the ocean, cloud evolution (7-day period), daily weather in the U.S., and more.

Material Type:
Simulations
Provider:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Undersea Landscapes
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Working with the Maine Coastal Program at the State Planning Office, the ...

Working with the Maine Coastal Program at the State Planning Office, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute created this innovative website that combines three-dimensional computer models of the Gulf of Maine's many landscapes with stunning underwater photography. The website has important background information on the Gulf of Maine, which provides context for first-time "visitors." From here, visitors can learn about three fascinating aquatic species (lobsters, alewives, and brook trout) and two physical environments (the Bay of Fundy and Cashes Ledge). These segments take visitors on a trip from the mountainous, upper reaches of the Gulf of Maine watershed to the middle of the marine realm 80 miles off the New England coast. Through these journeys, people will gain an appreciation of the Gulf of Maine, and become better stewards of this bountiful and beautiful resource

Subject:
Biology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
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This project is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the ...

This project is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the classic Gingerbread Man theme including stories from around the world. See the Google Map to see where the stories are located. As you read these stories, children will learn about the cultures of different countries.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
My eCoach
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Charlotte McGovern
Reading Strategies
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Students learn several reading strategies that can be used to understand the ...

Students learn several reading strategies that can be used to understand the Cosmic Times materials, and other readings that may be challenging to them. Grades 7-12.

Subject:
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
Imagine the Universe
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA Wavelength
Author:
James Lochner, Ph.D.