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This lesson plan introduces students to river ecology and addresses the societal and environmental impacts associated with dams and their construction. By understanding dams and their effects on the environment, students will propose the construction or abolition of a dam in their hometown or other geographic area. They will think objectively and critically about real issues affecting the future of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability to use collaborative processes and communication practices to clarify, conceptualize, and make decisions. Students will compare the risks of varying courses of action that confront scientists and engineers. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit, Project
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Policy issues, Space science
 
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This site explains why and how people build dams and explores the positive and negative impacts a dam may have on a community, offering questions to probe further. This look at building a dam complements "Down The Zambezi" in the October 1997 issue of National Geographic. The article describes a visit to Africa's Kariba Dam. Also available are teacher-contributed ideas for classroom and familiy activities; ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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This activity has students identify fire risk factors for a property located near a wildland area. Given a picture of a house and surrounding property in a wooded setting, students attempt to identify and number all the areas of increased risk on the picture and then write down the reasons they believe each numbered area is at risk. The activity has a stated objective, student handout, procedure, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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This resource provides eyewitness accounts and historical photographs from notable damaging earthquakes that have occurred in or near Santa Barbara County, California. It also contains a catalog of all earthquakes that have been felt in the greater Santa Barbara region between 1800 and 1960. Major earthquakes covered include the 1812 Santa Barbara Earthquake, the 1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake, the 1902 ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This article provides an acount of Sir Edmund Hillary's encounter with a band of crevasses near the South Pole on his 1958 trek across Antarctica. The excerpt includes biographic information about Hillary, who was knighted for his ascent of Mount Everest, and was also a noted Antarctic explorer. Sir Edmund describes a particularly treacherous crossing of a three-mile-wide band of crevasses in the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Cryology, Physical geography, Natural hazards
 
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From an outsider's perspective, storm chasing might appear to involve hours and hours of boredom, accentuated by a few moments of unimaginable excitement. But to tornado researchers, the effort and expense they expend in search of a single tornado-producing storm reflect the importance of these events in terms of their impact on lives and property. This video segment follows some of the scientists ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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Humans have had a greater impact on forests than on other land ecosystems. This interactive feature uses NASA satellite images taken between 1984 and 2000 to demonstrate just how much of a once densely forested region in Bolivia has been cleared for commercial purposes. Users can view the images as an animation, or click on individual images taken every two years to see the stages of the deforestation. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This discussion of the world wide phenomenon of glacial depletion provides several examples along with photographs that illustrate the disappearance of the glaciers. There is information about why we should be concerned, including the loss of natural reservoirs, alpine ecosystems, and archives of past climate along with the amplification of global climate change. The conclusion is that it is now too ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology
 
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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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