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Studies exist that suggest human activities are not causing warming of the Earth. This electronic peer review assignment gives students the opportunity to write about their viewpoint on this highly-debated issue while providing anonymous commentary to a peer's report. This example is part of the Starting Point collection and includes information about learning goals, context, teaching notes and materials, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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The Secchi Dip-In is a demonstration of the potential of volunteer monitors to gather environmentally important information on our lakes, rivers and estuaries. This website highlights the efforts of the Secchi Dip-In and contains lots of descriptions and photos of water quality assessment methods. Users can sign up to dip, enter their Dip-In data, find Dip-in events and view a photo gallery from this ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Field activity, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This site contains a list of Ecology/Environmental Science projects, or case modules, created by Lifelines OnLine workshops (LLOL) participants. These cases are grouped by topic. Most cases are still undergoing field testing and may be updated. The user can link to each case on the list. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This online strategy game has the player as a prospector trying to find oil, working with a limited budget. The player collects and interprets seismic data to search for oil traps. Players are required to file environmental impact statements before drilling and use drill logs to determine when to start pumping. The player has access to a library, with several pages on how oil is trapped and how to ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Geology, Geophysics
 
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In this activity, students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory , Barrow (Alaska) , and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric (CO2). On this Starting point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This site from SERC presents Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) warm up questions about dam removal. The questions examine the biological effects of dam removal, the reasoning behind dam removal, and the studies that should be conducted before, during and after dam removal. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This interdisciplinary course is a real-world collaborative multi-year project that connects various departments, courses, and independent study projects on a college campus. Using the client/consultant model, students from several departments and a wide range of environmental backgrounds come together to explore the design of an efficient future student house on campus. Over a couple of years, students ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Course, Project, Syllabus, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Human geography
 
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This exercise opens up discussion on global biodiversity loss. Students count the number of species they can find in a five-minute block of time in both an urban green space and natural, unmanaged forest area. They will begin to recognize low and high biodiversity areas and understand what affects biodiversity loss. This exercise can be completed in one normal two-hour lab session. This SERC Starting ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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The Keeling/Mauna Loa carbon dioxide project home page has fresh data and a bibliography, along with a short description of the project. The project is supported by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center of the Oak Ridge National Laboratories. CITE AS: Keeling, C.D. and T.P. Whorf. 2003. Atmospheric CO2 records from sites in the SIO air sampling network. In Trends: A Compendium of Data on ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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NOAA Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for the observation, measurement, assessment and management of the nation's vast coastal and ocean areas. NOS provides world-class products and services that protect millions of lives, billions of dollars in property and irreplaceable natural resources daily. This website is a portal to all the NOS observations, information, measurements and programs. In the ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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