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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
    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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Magnifying and Observing Cells
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Students will learn that all organisims are composed of cells, the building-blocks ...

Students will learn that all organisims are composed of cells, the building-blocks of life. Most cells are microscopic and must be magnified to be observed. Students will make slides of cells from an onion skin and Elodea (American or Canadian waterwee) to observe under a microscope.

Subject:
Biology
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Provider Set:
BioEdOnline
Nuffield Trust's NHS history interactive timeline
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Our interactive timeline brings 70 years of reform to the National Health ...

Our interactive timeline brings 70 years of reform to the National Health Service (NHS) to life, charting its evolution from inception through to the present day.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Arts and Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Games
Provider:
Nuffield Trust
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Nuffield Trust
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
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Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best ...

Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complicated truth, that at all moments of its history, the Soviet Union offered experiences of great good and great evil. Soviet citizens were forced to understand them as a whole. The object of this web site is to give users a sense of what this total experience was like, using the original words of the participants. We have selected from Soviet history seventeen moments - following the title of a beloved spy series of the seventies - almost at random but not entirely. Some of these events were judged subsequently by history to be important, some less so.Select a year of interest from the top chronological row, and see what event first presents itself. The pop-up menu will present other events great and insignificant that took place in the same year. Some of these events seem to fit together, some will seem incongruous peers. For each there will be a short essay introducing the subject, and a selection of newsreel clips, songs and audio clips, images and translated texts to give a sense of how contemporaries understood the events. Documents will be available to any user who registers free of charge with a user name and password. The images might be old and smudged, the voices muted and scratchy (earphones should help make these voices legible). Ideally, they will help transport users back to a world that no longer exists, but which still has a tremendous influence on the shape of our world.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Literature
World History
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Provider:
Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Soviet Sciences Online
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
James von GeldernLewis Siegelbaum and Kristen Edwards
Exploring Newton's Second Law
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Using the scientific method this simple hands on experiment is designed to ...

Using the scientific method this simple hands on experiment is designed to verify Newton's Second Law.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Physics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
William Lubansky
William Lubansky
Sherman's Untitled Film Still #21
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This art history video discussion examines Cindy Sherman's "Untitled Film Still #21," ...

This art history video discussion examines Cindy Sherman's "Untitled Film Still #21," 1978, gelatin silver print, 7.5 x 9.5 inches or 19.1 x 24.1 cm (MoMA).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Video Lectures
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Shana Gallagher-Lindsay
Photography post 1960:  Diane Arbus' Boy with a Toy Hand Grenade
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This art history video discussion looks at Diane Arbus' "Boy with a ...

This art history video discussion looks at Diane Arbus' "Boy with a Toy Grenade", 1962, gelatin silver print (Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Video Lectures
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Shana Gallagher-Lindsay