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This website provides access to lesson plans published by the Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI). Based on 32 key ideas of scientific thought, the ENSI program emphasizes the importance of teaching the nature of modern science before introducing the elements of evolution as an example of modern scientific thinking. This website features lessons in three categories - the nature of ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Geology, Paleontology
 
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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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This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site features five comprehensive teaching packets which include teachers' guides, student pages, background materials, maps, and other student activities. The complete packets are available for a fee, but some ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lesson plan, Module / Unit, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This is a collection of 18 geology exercises that are designed for teachers with little or no geology background. Each exercise includes relevant background information, complete instructions, student handouts and answer keys. Topics include rock and mineral identification, Bowen's reaction series, crystal models, topographic maps, earthquakes, groundwater, oil exploration, plate tectonics and more. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology
 
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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 site houses a compilation of curricular materials. Dozens of courses are listed, representing a broad spectrum of topics in the sciences and humanities. Most of the material was written for middle school and high school, but could be adapted to a wider audience. There are several courses in the earth sciences, including geology, global change, and environmental science. Each course includes self-contained ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Course, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, History and philosophy of science, Physics
 
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In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the water problems of communities in Africa. The website includes complete lesson plans, a list of materials, assessment tools, and links to on-line components of the exercise. Activities within this module include ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This site provides information on the geology in and around the national parks. Sections of the web site are devoted to programs about disturbed lands restoration, mineral and resource management, and geology and soils. A collection of educational activities and teacher resources encourage teaching science using the national parks as examples. The web site also includes a park geology tour that allows ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for field trip, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Ref. material, Government portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Paleontology, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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