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The Air We Breathe
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The Air We Breathe

Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different ... (more)

Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different pollutants that exist, such as toxic gases and particulate matter. They investigate the technologies developed by engineers to reduce air pollution. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
TeachEngineering.org
Alaska: A Bird's Eye View
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Alaska: A Bird's Eye View

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada ... (more)

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, flies across Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells children about the fascinating 49th state. Children learn how Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and other facts about the state. They can also compare the size of Alaska to other states. 2T takes a flight across the volcanic chain in Alaska and helps the students to interactively explore how scientists monitor volcanoes from satellite images in near-real time. At the coast, the bird also meets his Walrus friend who shows him how the sea ice edge has receded and gives an example of an adverse effect on marine life. Finally, 2T arrives in Fairbanks where children use satellite imagery to help 2T find and unite with his family. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Textbooks
Provider:
Alaska Space Grant Program
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Alaska Space Grant Program
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Alaska: AK-01 Columbia Glacier Kadin (Narrated)
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Alaska: AK-01 Columbia Glacier Kadin (Narrated)

This short, time-lapse video shows the changes in the Columbia Glacier from ... (more)

This short, time-lapse video shows the changes in the Columbia Glacier from May 12, 2007 to August 20, 2010. Narration provides general description of the geophysical dynamics and processes. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals
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An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals

This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of ... (more)

This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of St. Paul and its hands-on commitment to care for the land and animals on which it depends. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future
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Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly ... (more)

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 10-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
TED-Ed
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Steffen, Alex
AlgaeBase
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AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine ... (more)

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, we have included the sea-grasses even though they are flowering plants. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Microbial Life (MLER) (SERC)
Author:
Dhonncha, Eilis Nic.
Guiry, Michael D.
Mike Guiry
Algal bloom in a lake in Tennessee
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Algal bloom in a lake in Tennessee

Large amounts of nutrients from agricultural runoff and pollution cause increased growth ... (more)

Large amounts of nutrients from agricultural runoff and pollution cause increased growth of algae. Algal blooms cause other organisms to die because the algae uses up all the oxygen in the water to grow. Eventually, this body of water will have no life in it. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
USGS
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Algal blooms
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Algal blooms

Algae are producers. This means that they make their own energy and ... (more)

Algae are producers. This means that they make their own energy and food and do not need to eat other organisms to gain energy and live. Algae use the sun, water, and carbon dioxide to go through photosynthesis and make their own energy to grow, bloom, and reproduce. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
N/A N/A (None;)
Algal cell
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Algal cell

This red algal cell (Chlamydomonas nivalis) gives mountain snow packs a red ... (more)

This red algal cell (Chlamydomonas nivalis) gives mountain snow packs a red tint. It uses the pollutants in snow as food. It cannot be seen without a microscope. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
USDA-ARS
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
N/A N/A (USDA;ARS)
Algorithms for Computer Animation, Fall 2002
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Algorithms for Computer Animation, Fall 2002

In-depth study of an active research topic in computer graphics. Topics change ... (more)

In-depth study of an active research topic in computer graphics. Topics change each term. Readings from the literature, student presentations, short assignments, and a programming project. Animation is a compelling and effective form of expression; it engages viewers and makes difficult concepts easier to grasp. Today's animation industry creates films, special effects, and games with stunning visual detail and quality. This graduate class will investigate the algorithms that make these animations possible: keyframing, inverse kinematics, physical simulation, optimization, optimal control, motion capture, and data-driven methods. Our study will also reveal the shortcomings of these sophisticated tools. The students will propose improvements and explore new methods for computer animation in semester-long research projects. The course should appeal to both students with general interest in computer graphics and students interested in new applications of machine learning, robotics, biomechanics, physics, applied mathematics and scientific computing. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Popovic, Jovan
All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
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All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design

Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is one ... (more)

Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is one of the hottest topics in marine conservation today. About 25% of the entire global catch is by-catch This surprisingly high level of by-catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students will analyze the significance of by-catch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce by-catch Students will become familiar with current attempts to reduce fishing mortality of these animals, such as acoustic alarms, breakaway links, gear modification, and time-area closures. Through the associated activity, the problems that managers face today will be reinforced and students will be stimulated to brainstorm about possible engineering designs or policy changes that could reduce the magnitude of by-catch (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Whitt
Angela Jiang
Aruna Venkatesan
Vicki Thayer
All Creatures Microscopically Small
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All Creatures Microscopically Small

In this lesson, students investigate the physical and behavioral characteristics of different ... (more)

In this lesson, students investigate the physical and behavioral characteristics of different microbes and create research- based 'Microbe Biographies.' Students then visually compare microbe sizes and examine how the size of a microbe relates to its physical and behavioral characteristics. This lesson is part of the New York Times Learning Network, a service in which lesson plans are created to accompany newspaper articles. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
New York Times Learning Network
Provider Set:
New York Times
Author:
Alison Zimbalist
All Species Inventory
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All Species Inventory

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students listen to an interview ... (more)

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, students listen to an interview with Kevin Kelly, co-founder and board chairman of the All Species Foundation in San Francisco. Kelly discusses his mission to discover, identify, and document every species on Earth within the next 25 years. Students then read more information about the project, and conclude by answering some related questions. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
All That Glitters May Not Be Gold: A Troublesome Case of Transgenic Rice
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All That Glitters May Not Be Gold: A Troublesome Case of Transgenic Rice

In this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of ... (more)

In this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of competing concerns and issues, including popular reactions to genetically modified organisms, in deciding how to present information to her boss, an influential congressman drafting legislation to support agricultural research. The case explores the social and biological issues surrounding micronutrient malnutrition, including deficiencies of several vitamins and essential minerals, especially iron, iodine, and vitamin A, which affect at least one-third of the world's population, primarily in developing nations. Developed for a graduate-level seminar on "Genomics, Agriculture, Food Systems and Development," the case teaches about the issues surrounding genomic applications in agriculture and their implications to health, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and national development. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Instructional Material
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Gerald F. Combs, Jr