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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.

  • K-12 Resource

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

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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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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)
International Relations, Spring 2007
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This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the ...

This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will also analyze international political economy and various theories ranging from mercantilism to dependency theory.

Subject:
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Robert Weiner
Tides
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No Strings Attached
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The resources included in this collection will provide support to teachers who ...

The resources included in this collection will provide support to teachers who are instructing students about the causes of tides, but also it includes resources about the impacts of tides on coastal ecosystems and tides as an energy source. Some of the websites allow the teacher and student to view and use real time, historic and predicted data for a large number of tide stations along the coast and in the Great Lakes. Lessons are included that will provide ideas for ways to use this data with students. Changing tides have significant impacts to the ecosystems along the coast. We have included resources that will help teach about the impacts of tides on some of these ecosystems.

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Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
NOAA
Author:
NOAA
Climate Change Impacts
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This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the ...

This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources provided in this collection tend to be for the teacher and/or the advanced student.

Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Simulations
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
NOAA
Author:
NOAA
Como Crear Cuentos
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Remix and Share
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Se trata de que los niños hagan una narración en forma de ...

Se trata de que los niños hagan una narración en forma de cuento (de 1 a 5 páginas, según la edad) o incluso una novela corta (de varios capítulos, de 3-5 pág. cada uno) sobre un tema en el que estén implicadas ideas y conceptos astronómicos con cierta base científica, es decir, que sean razonables. Sólo se necesita inventiva, papel, bolígrafo, y algunos conocimientos básicos sobre Astronomía.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
UNAWE
Provider Set:
EU Universe Awareness
Author:
Ricardo Moreno