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The Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) Quest has students pretend to be hired as an environmental consulting firm, and present the case for or against the reintroduction of DDT to fight the (fictitious) South Ramford River Virus (SRRV). Arguments will focus on: the possible routes of exposure to DDT for people and wildlife in the County; the risks and effects of exposure to DDT for humans and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Visitors can access a variety of information about the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. They can explore the physical and biological processes that drive Chesapeake Bay ecosystems by using an interactive map that is provided. A large selection of links provides access to additional information such as fun facts, frequently asked questions, historical and cultural material, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Human geography, Geology
 
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This lesson plan will help students gain a better understanding of natural events and consider the dangers that natural hazards and natural disasters pose to humans. Through writing and by gathering and comparing data, students will examine factors that make natural phenomena hazardous to people. They will use scientific vocabulary to summarize research about natural hazards, and compare and discuss ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This online article reports on a five-week expedition to recover eggs from the emperor penguin that was part of Robert Falcon Scott's failed Antarctic expedition. It discusses the scientific importance of the emperor penguin, what the trip (labeled "the worst journey in the world") was like on a daily basis for the three men who made it, and the frightening and unexpected difficulties Scott and his ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Ecology
 
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As part of this research activity, students examine travel information prepared by the Antarctic Support Services. They begin by reviewing the U.S. Antarctic Program Participant Guide, which contains information to help researchers and staff prepare for life in this extreme environment. Students are asked to imagine sleeping with a snow shovel in their tent so they can dig out in the morning, what ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Cryology, Technology
 
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At this site students discover that while its existence had been predicted for thousands of years, Antarctica was the very last continent discovered. They also learn about its first explorers and the teamwork that exists there today. This online letter is part of a series written by a glacial geologist working in Antarctica. In her letters home, Stephanie Shipp shares her work and discoveries. Specifically, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Cryology, Physical geography, Policy issues
 
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These are excerpts from the diary of Robert Falcon Scott, who led an ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. After immense physical hardship, they reached the Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen and his team had claimed the prize just a month before. The excerpts describe the long march back to the waiting ship, during which the party died one by one from exposure. A brief biography of Scott is ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Physical geography, Natural hazards
 
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This activity will enable students to see the links between specific areas of environmental science. They will especially realize how science must inform policy if land use and zoning regulations are to be sustainable for both the human and natural economy. During this activity students will synthesize several areas of environmental science including water quality, soil quality and capabilities, land ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Agricultural science, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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In this activity, students will calculate the cumulative radiation dosage for a trip to Mars. They will have to take into consideration the length of the voyage and the amount and sources of radiation that will be present, and will gain an understanding of the eleven-year solar cycle, solar proton events (SPEs), and galactic cosmic rays (GCRs). Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Space science
 
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This activity familiarizes students with legislation on hazardous waste, how it is developed, enacted, implemented, and enforced in the United States. Students discover that hazardous waste comes from a variety of sources, from both present and past activities. They also learn that years ago, before we understood the dangers of hazardous waste, there were no laws controlling its disposal and many ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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