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This resource provides an overview of the concept of global warming, which is thought to be due to man-made emissions of greenhouse gases, which are largely a result of the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. It explores the possibility that the impacts of global warming may include desertification and the destruction of other ecosystems, extreme weather conditions, and a danger to agriculture. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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The Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive online simulations to help enhance the learning and teaching of geology and other Earth and environmental science topics. Each lab provides a brief introduction to the topic and a quiz to assess understanding of the material. Materials include an activity in which seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and to locate its ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology
 
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This National Park Service resource contains information pages about cave safety and biology, how caves and speleothems form (stalactites and stalagmites), a glossary of karst and cave terms, and specific information about Round Spring Caverns in Missouri. The site also contains a number of K-12 classroom activities where learners apply both critical thinking skills and hands-on methodologies that ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Guide for field trip, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This page serves as an entrance to the short virtual field trips developed for the FILTER project, which "seeks to educate the tertiary education community in the use of digital images and related metadata for learning and teaching purposes". The field trips may be used individually or in combination as parts of learning resources for particular courses. Each virtual field trip is a 'one-stop trip', ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study, Field trip - virtual, Photograph
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Paleontology
 
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This is a series of interactive modules that explore the history of life on Earth, while focusing on the processes of science. Each module contains suggested lesson plans and an extensive teacher's guide. In addition, each module has a suggested grade level and an adaptable grade level. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Paleontology
 
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Each year, Earth Science Week focuses on a different facet of earth science to help people gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world. This website contains information about ways for classrooms to integrate Earth Science Week into their curriculum each year. This includes ways to involve the community, contests, and grade-level appropriate activities surrounding the year's ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Hydrology
 
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The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Through text, maps, and diagrams, the Atlas illustrates how population affects the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term. Using sophisticated mapping and graphic techniques, the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Visualization - scientific, Book - text
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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This classroom module consists of a series of activities that prepare students to give a presentation about the Earth system. Topics covered include the definition of a system, examples of systems, and the Earth system. The teacher's page includes assessment tools such as concept mapping and an evaluation rubric. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Environmental science
 
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GreenHouse Gas Online catalogues greenhouse gas related articles published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals from around the world. Only journal articles with freely available abstracts are included. The latest general news and journal articles can be found listed by title, while links to archived material is available by topic. Pages devoted to background information on the various greenhouse gases, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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