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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) was established in 1938. Its purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public. NAGT organizes the technical program in geoscience education at every GSA ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology
 
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The Internet Geography website contains a wealth of physical, human, economic and environmental geographical information. This particular section of the website contains population information. Topics in this site include population density, distribution, change, demographic transition model, and life expectancy. There are two case studies focusing on population issues are also available. The website ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Ref. material, Educational portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography
 
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The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) key objective is the prediction of atmospheric and climate changes in the 21st century. On this website, the GISS provides data and images regarding the earth and atmosphere. Users can access earth observations; such as storms, aerosols, temperature, etc., climate forcings; global climate modeling; radiation and astrophysics data. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory, Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases (CCGG) group makes ongoing discrete measurements from land and sea surface sites and aircraft, and continuous measurements from baseline observatories and tall towers. These measurements document the spatial and temporal distributions of carbon-cycle gases and provide essential ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This Starting Point webpage is the summary of a role-playing resource called Mock Environmental Summit. The exercise takes place at the end of a six-week class or unit on global warming. Students role-play representatives from various countries and organizations at an international summit on the Santa Barbara protocol, dealing with global warming. The students prepare by studying the IPCC report on ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This Starting Point webpage is a summary of a role-playing resource called Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial. In this exercise, hydrology students role-play expert witnesses in a mock trial dealing with contamination of groundwater. Students prepare for the role-play by studying the movement of groundwater and the transport of contaminants through computational and map exercises and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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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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This case study is part of the Starting Point module. The activity requires students to author a presentation to the Grounds Management Committee of their school. Students must give their recommendation for the control of the invasive species purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on the Edgewood College campus. Users can find a variety of information related to this case study including learning ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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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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In this case study activity, students will examine the complex issues that result from human use of ecologically sensitive areas. The students will investigate these issues from the point of view of their major/career path. This example page is part of the Starting Point collection and was adapted from the Lifelines Online case study. Users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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