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This six-day unit has students investigate the challenges of living and working in Antarctica and how researchers prepare for them, and then evaluate the insulating properties of a variety of fabrics, collecting their findings in a portfolio. The comprehensive curriculum materials at this site include an online activity in which students review the preparation materials given to researchers before ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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These are the teaching notes for a case study in which students grapple with the issue of air pollution, specifically the causes and effects of haze and smog as ubiquitous, persistent air quality problems. In analyzing local conditions in one state, they will explore the wider environmental, political, social, and human health implications of air pollution. The case is designed to give students a ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. Preparing for future earthquakes by studying past earthquakes is a main concept covered in this lesson, as well as the physical processes that occur during an earthquake. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This activity illustrates some of the uses of limestone and limestone products by relating them to everyday activities of the students. Students fill in a timetable of their activities in the morning from waking up to leaving for school. Discussion with the teacher and/or reference book or web-based research follows, and students will discover that a number of activities have a link to limestone in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Glossary
Subject: Chemistry, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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In this activity students try to identify the best time of year and place to position spotters to see possible tornado outbreaks. In order to do so they study a graphic that depicts the mean number of days per century with at least one F2 or greater tornado touching down. They then follow the instructions on their handouts and present their information using a poster, a mockup of a newspaper, a multimedia ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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These aerial photography and satellite images show in detail the results of laying waste to vast areas of forest and the harm done by poisons that humans have put into the water and air during the century and a half since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The site shows the thinning in the earth's protective covering of atmospheric ozone that appears over the Antarctic along with toxic hazes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Photograph, Video
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Forestry, Policy issues
 
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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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In this project, students pretend they have been hired as an environmental consulting firm to present the case for or against the closing of (fictitious) downtown Ramford to vehicular traffic in an upcoming debate. Student arguments will focus on: the extent of the potential ozone/air quality problem in the City of Ramford; the possible routes and effects of exposure to ozone for children and adults ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Project
Subject: Environmental science
 
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