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This textbook chapter presents several biodiversity case studies, including a study of prairie soil, the 1930's Dustbowl, and the importance of soil conservation practices. The resource includes a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide. This is the fifth chapter in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, examining the endangerment and extinction of entire species of plants and animals throughout ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Physical geography
 
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This textbook chapter tells the story of DDT and the the near-extinction of the Perigrine Falcon. The role of the Rachel Carson's best-seller, Silent Spring, and the role of research in the recent recovery of bird populations in the United States are highlighted. Wildlife biologist Janet Linthicum and her work with Perigrine Falcons is profiled. The resource includes a link to current news articles ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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This textbook chapter presents ocean and wetland ecosystems, and describes how floating plastic trash endangers aquatic species. Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau is profiled. The resource includes a student action plan to reduce waste in their community, a link to current news articles and a teacher's guide. This is the seventh chapter in the unit, Losing Biodiversity, examining the endangerment and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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This textbook chapter presents evidence of a warming climate and outlines how a clear picture of global warming has emerged since the 1980s. Students learn about sampling error sources in climate data, and compare graphical data collected by climate scientists Jim Hansen, Philip Jones and Tom Wigley, as they follow the global warming hypothesis move through the process of science. This is the fourth ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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In this textbook chapter, sea level rise, ocean acidification, storm surge, desertification, ecosystem loss, and extreme weather are all discussed, along with economic and social costs to society. A video clip of NASA scientist, Dr. Tom Wagner, discusses sea level rise. A video discussing pitfalls of statistical analysis and an interactive map of human impacts of climate change are linked. The resource ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This book explains the Earth system using three concepts: 1.The cycles of matter; 2.The flows of energy; and 3.The web of life. It then applies these concepts to real-life problems and issues that affect us and our planet. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Soil science
 
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This fictitious story centers on a celestial family of asteroids and their adventures in the "skyborhood." Students will learn about smaller bodies of our solar system and the Dawn mission by identifying some aspects of the story that are true, some that might be true, and some that are false. Educators can choose from three versions, including storyteller, learning notations, or illustrators. The ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Book - text
Subject: Space science
 
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This booklet introduces electromagnetic waves, their behaviors, and how scientists visualize these data. Each region of the spectrum is described and illustrated with examples of NASA science. It is a companion piece to the video series under the same title. Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Book - text
Subject: Physics, Technology
 
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This brochure gives a brief description of the science research that is being done with data from the MOPITT instrument flying onboard NASA's Terra satellite. It also identifies some of the data products, as well as gives some technical specifications. Note: this brochure was produced before the Terra launched; for the most recent information, go to http://terra.nasa.gov/. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Technology
 
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This book of 19 essays, written by Earth scientists, provides insight into the dynamic processes that shape the Earth. The essays are supported by case studies describing a range of research projects (including Looking for Life in Antarctica-and Mars, Mapping Mt. Rainer, and Mapping Hot Springs on the Deep Ocean Floor) and profiles of historically significant Earth scientists (Including Inge Lehmann, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Case study, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Forestry, Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Structural geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography, Physics, Policy issues, Soil science, Space science
 
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