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

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

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

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

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    Sun Curve Design Challenge
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    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.

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    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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Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment, Fall 2002
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Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards ...

Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards in water and atmosphere. Basic law of fluid motion. Scaling and approximations. Slow flows, with applications to drag on a particle and mud flow on a slope. Boundary layers: jets and plumes in pure fluids or in porous media. Thermal and buoyancy effects, selective withdrawal and internal waves. Transient boundary layers in impulsive flows or waves. Induced streaming and mass transport. Dispersion in steady flows or in waves. Effects of earth rotation on coastal flows. Wind induced flow in shallow seas. Stratified seas and coastal upwelling.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mei, Chiang C.
Environmental Justice, Fall 2004
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Examines theories and practice of environmental justice, concerns about race, poverty, and ...

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
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Carmin, JoAnn
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy, Fall 2004
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This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking ...

This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking process. It investigates the methods scientists use to learn about the natural world and the way scientific knowledge accumulates, the treatment of science by advocates and the media, and the role of science in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. It considers how other political systems use science, in an effort to put the US approach in comparative perspective.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Layzer, Judith
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature ...

This course teaches the basic skills needed to critique the medical literature by providing a fundamental understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics. One highlight of the course is the Small Group Session. The small group format provides one with an excellent opportunity to closely interact with a faculty member by enhancing the concepts taught in the lectures and clarifying questions concerning the lecture material.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Assessment
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Provider:
Tufts University
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Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Alice Tang
Bruce Crawford
Clara Jones
David Arond
David Joseph Tybor
Denise Jacobson
James N Hyde
Janet, E.A. Forrester
Jennifer L Spadano
Linda Hirota
Michael D. Kneeland
Paula Minihan
P. Newby
Richard Glickman-Simon
Energy Economics, Spring 2007
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This course explores the theoretical and empirical perspectives on individual and industrial ...

This course explores the theoretical and empirical perspectives on individual and industrial demand for energy, energy supply, energy markets, and public policies affecting energy markets. It discusses aspects of the oil, natural gas, electricity, and nuclear power sectors and examines energy tax, price regulation, deregulation, energy efficiency and policies for controlling emission.

Subject:
Management
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Joskow, Paul
Distributed Algorithms, Fall 2005
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This course intends to provide a rigorous introduction to the most important ...

This course intends to provide a rigorous introduction to the most important research results in the area of distributed algorithms, and prepare interested students to carry out independent research in distributed algorithms. Topics covered include: design and analysis of concurrent algorithms, emphasizing those suitable for use in distributed networks, process synchronization, allocation of computational resources, distributed consensus, distributed graph algorithms, election of a leader in a network, distributed termination, deadlock detection, concurrency control, communication, and clock synchronization. Special consideration is given to issues of efficiency and fault tolerance. Formal models and proof methods for distributed computation are also discussed.

Subject:
Computer Science
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lynch, Nancy
Practice With Latitude and Longitude
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In this lesson students find their own homes on Google maps and ...

In this lesson students find their own homes on Google maps and determine their precise latitude and longitude coordinates. They learn how to pinpoint the location visually and then move north, east, south, or west on the map by changing latitude and longitude values.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Provider Set:
Journey North