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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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This site presents the National Science Foundation's funding initiative for biocomplexity research. This research program is a multi-year investment designed to promote new approaches to investigating the interactivity of biota and the environment. The site contains descriptions of current competitions for research funding, with complete program descriptions and application deadlines. There is also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Human geography, Policy issues
 
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This website provides access to publications of the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. This includes over 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, health, and policy. The site features PDF files of books, some of which are free and some available for a fee. PDF files are available ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Geology, Policy issues
 
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This site contains a variety of information related to global change research and specifically the research efforts of the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Some of the sections on this site include global change data from a variety of government agencies as well as reports from national and international research projects. Frequently updated lists of new research findings and calls for ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report, Government portal, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This site is a bibliographic index compiled by scientists from the University of Minnesota and contains approximately 4000 references on various aspects of biodiversity and conservation. The bibliography uses Procite bibliographic software, which allows web-users to conduct searches using a general word search in all indexed fields (such as author and year) on the initial search page. Users can also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Policy issues, Technology
 
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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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This site features seven PBS programs from around the world that explore the delicate relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the necessity of achieving a balance between the two. Programs contain both text and video, as well as links to other information sources. In addition to the seven programs, the site also features a photo gallery, definitions and information about global ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Sound, Email lists
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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This website hosts information about the 2004 Cutting Edge Workshop about Geology and Human Health. The site contains Power Point presentations from each of the speakers and files of all of the posters presented at the workshop. There is also a photo gallery from the field trip showing mining impacts in Butte, Montana. Other resources on this website include thematic lists of links relating to geology ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Presentation / Demo, Clearinghouse, Email lists
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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PRISM is a cross-disciplinary scientific model that creates a collaborative forum where scientists, students, decision makers and community members can share Puget Sound area earth science data, information and knowledge. It supports the integration of earth science and education science, suggesting that future earth science discovery will be based on the hypothesis and analysis skills acquired with ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology, Chemical oceanography, Policy issues
 
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This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a variety of educational and supporting materials for both students and faculty teaching in the emerging field of geology and human health. You will find links to internet resources, books, teaching activities, and a group listserv, as well as posters, presentations and discussions from the spring 2004 workshop on Geology and Human ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Environmental science, Geochemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Policy issues
 
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