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This case study developed as part of the BioQuest project uses data from the actual Biosphere 2 experiment to construct a model for Sim-Bio 2. This case study provides information on how to access the model and explains how the model can be used to explore problems encountered with Biosphere 2. The study poses several scenarios and asks questions that can be addressed with the model. The case study ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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In this Starting Point case study, students will explore wetland hydrology and biology. They will decide whether or not to restore a wetland or retain dams and drainage systems. Students will also examine the complexity of decisions regarding wetland restoration as well as investigate viewpoints of various stakeholders in the draining of wetlands. While the activity is set in Missouri, the case can ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site, managed by NOAA Fisheries, provides a vast amount of information regarding sharks, their characteristics and behavior. Users can access information on a variety of shark species including white sharks, tiger sharks, blacktip sharks and bull sharks. Also included is information regarding shark management, shark sciences, reducing risks of shark attack and frequently asked shark questions. ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Case study, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography
 
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This pdf document commissioned by the Pew Ocean Commission describes the problem of invasive species along the United States coastline. The document provides information regarding how bioinvasions occur, the number of invasive species introduced, the effects of bioinvasions, prevention, reduction and control of marine bioinvasions and recommendations for action against invasive species invasion. The ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Report
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Policy issues
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program site contains links to selected material related to volcanic hazards. Users can access information about the volcanic hazards program, publications, topical maps of volcanoes world wide, aviation safety reports, volcanic hazard reports, computer software, volcano digital series and educational videos. Several USGS fact sheets are ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Case study, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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LifeLines Online Project supports faculty from two year colleges in developing case-based teaching materials that are investigative and utilize their student's prior knowledge and current interest in real world problems. This website lists the 2004 Project Presentations hosted by LifeLines Online. Presentations include workshops and annual meetings. Users may access presentation information including ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Proceedings
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice
 
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This website is the homepage for LifeLines Online Project, a NSF funded project that supports faculty from two year colleges in developing case-based teaching materials. The materials are investigative and utilize their student's prior knowledge and current interests in real world problems. Users can link to biology based case studies, workshops, information of field testing and editions of the LifeLines ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This website contains a concept map of the bio-geo processes in the Tundra. This concept map is part of a larger collection developed as course materials in Oklahoma State University's Introductory Biology course. Users may access a short description of how to use concept maps and a printable pdf version of the Tundra map. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Geology
 
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Over the course of several lessons, this lesson plan deals with the consequences of damming in the Grand Canyon area. Students act as scientists investigating the damming of the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon dam and experimental flooding that took place in 1996. They then write a proposal as to whether or not more experimental flooding should be done on the area considering the ecological effects. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Ecology, Geology, Policy issues
 
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This Starting Point teaching module highlights a case study of Malama Keone'o'oi. Students will learn techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling will be taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect. Users ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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