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In this activity, students develop and demonstrate their ability to use textual information and data to persuade a reading audience of the benefits of using microcalorimeter detectors to do X-ray astronomy. They will summarize in their own words various reading selections, and use results from previous exercises in their persuasion writing. This final assignment will serve as closure. Students have ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Policy issues, Space science
 
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This site provides annual reports on air pollution trends in the United States issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These reports are directed to both the technical air pollution audience and other interested parties. Air quality topics include visibility trends, Ozone monitoring, toxins, and trends in specific regions. The reports are complete with all accompanying tables and figures. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This activity requires students to read an article about earthquakes and nuclear explosions and answer questions about it. They discover that both earthquakes and nuclear explosions generate seismic waves that can be detected thousands of kilometers away and from the 1960s to the 1990s about one underground nuclear explosion was carried out each week. Students learn that this was how nations tested ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Policy issues
 
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In this activity, students mine the chips from chocolate chip cookies. They weigh the cookies before and after mining, weigh the chips, and calculate the percent yield. This lab is designed to give students a better understanding of the processes involved in harvesting a natural resource and the impact it has on their environment and community. Analysis and conclusion questions focus on the fact that ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This is the nature and science portal for the National Park Service. Visitors can access information on air quality in the national parks, wildlife health and management, invasive species, threatened and endangered species, and others. Geologic materials include park geology tours, minerals management in and adjacent to parks, disturbed lands restoration, and others. Water-related materials include ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This activity helps students understand the national program in the United States for properly disposing of the hazardous and nonhazardous wastes generated. Students will learn about the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the regulations developed under the law that ensure that municipal and hazardous wastes are safely transported, treated, and disposed of. Students also will participate ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This activity has students assume roles and act out a situation that illustrates the process of decision making related to cleaning up a Superfund site. Students identify the participants in the Superfund decision making process, make judgments about the potential effect of hazardous waste site cleanup on the characters they portray, and learn that different people have different perspectives on the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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In this lesson, students learn that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to encourage communities near Superfund sites to become involved in the Superfund process. The types of activities communities can undertake to influence how hazardous waste sites are cleaned up are presented and discussed. Students discover that community involvement is an essential part of all Superfund ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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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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This activity lets students create and write scenarios for the future related to hazardous waste pollution and its cleanup in the United States. Students describe their scenarios using one of a variety of formats; for example, a newspaper opinion/editorial article, a short story, a play, or a poem. Students will illustrate the facts that many familiar products contain hazardous substances; that hazardous ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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