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This class page holds online modules for undergraduates in environmental science. Basic Skills and Principles starts with experimental analysis, statistics and graphing, and measurement. Energy and Biogeochemical Cycling continue with more advanced exercises. Each module features review material, notes, and short lessons, and some have PDF activity sheets for download. This resource is part of the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This 3-4 week science module is designed for introductory college courses and uses data to tackle questions related to global warming. The module includes short and long term temperature trend data, along with IR spectra, concentration trend data for greenhouse gases, and information about the Kyoto Protocol. This project is tied to several NSF systemic reform initiatives in Chemistry and the ChemConnections ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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The goal of this introductory college level exercise is to get students to characterize the phenomenon of the ozone hole on their own. This is an inquiry-based activity designed to spark student interest, curiosity, and a desire to understand the causes of this atmospheric problem. A multitude of rich data sets are accessible to students. There are several sections, each linked with data sets and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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The SAGUARO project CD-ROM features three learning modules that use GIS to learn about earth system science. The three modules - Exploring Tropical Cyclones, Exploring the Dynamic Earth, and Exploring Water Resources - use GIS to help students identify physical and spatial relationships and construct multiple representations of data as maps, tables, charts, and graphic layouts. The modules use a multimedia ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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This site presents a three-part videotape series produced to enhance classroom discussions of the book A Civil Action. The site gives outlines of material covered by each tape and allows users to view sample video clips. The tapes are accompanied by a student course book that includes brief exercises for writing, research, class discussion and role-playing exercises, as well as audio transcripts. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit, Video
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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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 is a module for introductory structural geology. The module is web-based and contains text, illustrations, exercises, interactive models, and animations. The module also contains laboratory exercises and a practice exam. Topics include stress and strain, faults, folds, and geologic maps. This site would be useful for teachers looking for interactive teaching tools, or could be used by students ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit, Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Structural geology
 
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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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"Learning Geoscience" is an on-line journal of EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers). The site includes seventy-nine learning modules on geophysics, geology and petroleum. Many of these on-line learning modules include animations; some include audio; most include short quizzes. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit, Tutorial, Visualization - scientific, Educational portal
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology
 
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