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This site is a collection of role-playing exercises for teaching space science. It includes debates and collaborative problem-solving exercises, with data and equations provided to the students. Topics include the greenhouse effect on Venus, formation of solar systems, the dangers of astronomy and exploration, international space law, and navigation by the stars. The exercises generally involve the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Educational theory and practice, Physics, Policy issues, Space science
 
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The Scientific American Frontiers program on PBS aired a special series on invasive alien species. This website is the central site for that program. Users can watch web video of each segment, access additional links on invasive species, email the scientists featured in each segment and read news articles about topics pertinent to invasive species. The America's Most Un-Wanted feature allows users ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Case study, Guide for instructor, Webcast - visual, Ask an expert, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Policy issues
 
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The Use of a Piece of Land activity was developed by The Maine State Library. This activity engages students in a practical exercise in land use planning and makes students aware of the positive and negative aspects of land use laws and local zoning ordinances through role-playing. The students represent groups interested in purchasing the same piece of land. Each group must research to devise a plan ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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