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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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This website provides information about field trips. The site was written specifically for those participating is field research but information applies to wilderness camping and classroom field trips. The site 'aims to pass on some knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of safe field research by focusing on outdoorsmanship as it relates to outdoor research.' Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Human geography, Natural hazards
 
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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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In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case study and write an essay addressing important points that they have learned. The Calibrated Peer Review ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Project
Subject: Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Human geography, Policy issues
 
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This site from SERC features Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) warm up questions about life in the Sahara desert. The questions examine whether or not the Sahara was always a desert, animals found in the desert, and the reasons that humans go into the Sahara. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Human geography
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point features Gallery Walk questions about rivers. The questions explore turbidity, stream health, oxbow lakes, stream competence and capacity, house locations near rivers, impacts of dams, stream erosion, stream transport, stream deposition, hydrographs, flashy verses forested watersheds, and septic field development. The questions are organized according to the cognitive ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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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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In this exercise from SERC's Starting Point, students get experience with image classification. Images are an increasingly important source of information about land cover and land use over time because comparisons of historic and current images can provide an estimate of change in the landscape. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Map, Ref. material, In-situ dataset, Software
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Human geography, Hydrology, Technology
 
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National Geographic News Magazine provides news articles on a variety of topics such as human geography, history, paleontology, biology, engineering and more. The homepage highlights the days' top stories. There are also links to specialized news pages regarding animals and nature, science and technology, people and culture, archeology and paleontology, adventure and exploration, the environment and ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Periodical
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geology, Physics
 
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This semester-long project uses the nitrogen budget to link campus operations with local ecology. Students can work independently or in groups to research the inputs, outputs and subsystem transfers of nitrogen on their campus. The data could be used to evaluate the effect of campus sustainability efforts, energy efficiency options, and other campus policies. This SERC Starting Point site includes ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Project, Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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