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The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium engages in the collaborative development of curricula and actively supports educators interested in the reform of undergraduate biology. The pedagogical approach of BioQUEST encourages the use of simulations, databases, and tools to construct learning environments where students are able to engage in activities like those of practicing scientists. The BioQUEST website ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Curriculum, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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Looking at the Environment is a one-year high school environmental science course that employs geographic visualization and data analysis tools in an inquiry-based approach to science education. Investigations in Environmental Science places students in the role of environmental scientists. It engages them in investigations of realistic environmental problems, in which they must make recommendations ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Course, Curriculum, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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Planetary Forecaster is an inquiry-based science curriculum that integrates hands-on lab activities with the use of technology for exploration and modeling. In this curriculum, students explore the major factors leading to temperature variation around the globe, and then use what they learn to make temperature predictions and identify the habitable areas on a fictional, newly discovered planet. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Curriculum, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography
 
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The intended use of this web page is for collaborative development of lesson plans. Several atmospheric science lesson plans and visualizations are available from this site. Examples of some of the topics are a snowflake model, weather balloons, a radiation budget model, and drawing contour plots. Many of the visualizations are interactive, so the user may vary the conditions and observe the results. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Curriculum, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physics
 
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This website presents a collection of materials and information that can be used to improve accessibility to web-based information for individuals with disabilities. The site provides web design techniques and useful guidelines, as well as descriptions and reviews of various products and tools related to web accessibility. Features of the site also include educational materials, software applications, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Case study, Curriculum, Tutorial, Policy / Procedure, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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The goal of the Nebraska Earth Science Education Network is to improve linkages between K-12 educators and earth science resources. This website contains many useful features for students and educators alike. A large array of teaching material can be found under the lessons link. Lesson plans, activities, projects and instructor guides are organized by subject matter and grade level. There are also ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Project, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Geology, Hydrology, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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