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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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In this module, students pretend the County has hired their environmental consulting firm to prepare a report addressing: the probable causes of five incidents that appear to be the result of lead exposure; the extent of the potential lead problem in (fictitious) Ramford County; the possible routes and effects of exposure to lead for people and animals in the County; the risks of exposure to lead ... 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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In this module, students pretend they have been hired as an environmental consulting firm to deliver testimony for the hearing to develop a mercury pollution reduction plan for the State. In order to accomplish this task their consulting company must: inventory and assess current sources of mercury pollution to the extent feasible, including both (fictitious) Ramford County and regional sources of ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This activity is designed to demonstrate to students what an average storm drain collects during a rainfall event and how the water from storm drains can impact the water quality and aquatic environments of local streams, rivers, and bays. Students will discover how the pollutant damages the environment, that the people who are responsible for the pollutant do not want to damage the environment, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This website introduces students to the concepts and issues surrounding acid rain. They will learn what acid rain is, how it forms, and what its effects are on humans, on the environment (lakes, rivers), and on infrastructure (buildings, monuments). There is also discussion of what is being done to reduce the presence of acid rain, and some suggestions for the students themselves to help reduce acid ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This in-depth profile of a marine biologist takes a look at how animals live and thrive, especially early in life, at very cold temperatures in an Antarctic environment. In this question and answer profile Donal Manahan answers more than 10 questions, including how he ended up studying the adaptations of marine organisms in Antarctica, how many sea urchin and sea star eggs is a lot, if animals actually ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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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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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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In this activity students explore the concept of climate. They will use temperature and precipitation data from their area and other regions to construct climate graphs. These graphs are used to help identify factors that influence climate. Climate graphs displaying data from locations in Antarctica allow students to explore that continent's unique climatic conditions. Student will compare and contrast ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Climatology
 
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This curriculum provides instructional units on the issue of dumping waste into marine waters. Students will understand that debris dumped into the ocean and onto beaches has become more than an eysore and is having serious impacts on wildlife, the environment, and our economy. There are three units that cover characteristics and sources of debris, potential impacts, and information on developing ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), General public
Resource type: Curriculum, Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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