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In 2004, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy offered recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy. Commission regional working groups included state governors, scientists and stakeholders. The Commission's final report, "An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century," contains 212 recommendations addressing all aspects of ocean and coastal policy. Report results are presented ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This pdf document is a handout for the First Year Chemistry Program at Texas A&M University explaining what the Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) program and how it is used. It describes the use of the program and answers several frequently asked questions. CPR is a web-based program that enables frequent writing assignments even in large classes with limited instructional resources. CPR offers instructors ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Chemistry, Technology
 
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In this site, the Resource Graphing Tutorial provides a listing of the tutorial modules available for help with visualizing data in Excel. The site contains basic techniques, such as data input into cells and creating scatter plot and a line; and advanced techniques, such as bar graphs and histograms, importing text files, final formatting, regression lines, superimposing graphs, descriptive statistics, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Technology
 
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This site presents the National Science Foundation's funding initiative for biocomplexity research. This research program is a multi-year investment designed to promote new approaches to investigating the interactivity of biota and the environment. The site contains descriptions of current competitions for research funding, with complete program descriptions and application deadlines. There is also ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Environmental science, Human geography, Policy issues
 
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This report describes the characteristics used to define wetland (or hydric) soil types found in the United States. It is in text format and has one image showing the difference between hydric sandy soils and finer textured soils. The report identifies and describes the particular soil types and lists them by region. The information used for the report was provided by the USDA, NRCS, and Wetland Science ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Hydrology, Soil science
 
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The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior joined the Western Governors' Association, National Association of State Foresters, National Association of Counties, and the Intertribal Timber Council to endorse this 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy to deal with the wildland fire and hazardous fuels situation, as well as the needs for habitat restoration and rehabilitation in the Nation. Its goals were ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet introduces topographic maps and explains how scale is used in a map to convey distance, how direction is determined using a compass, and how to use both a map and compass together by taking a compass bearing from a map. Contacts are provided to obtain current and historical magnetic declination information for any place in the United States. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This Starting Point module discusses teaching with mathematical and statistical models in entry-level geoscience courses. Mathematical models of systems grow out of equations that determine how a system changes from one state to the next and/or how one variable depends on the value or state of other variables. Statistical Models include issues such as statistical characterization of numerical data, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Tutorial, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Mathematics
 
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This Starting Point Module contains information on teaching with models geoscience education. Modeling is fundamental to science, great for an interactive student-centered environment, and ideal for the Earth systems approach. Types of models include conceptual, physical analog, mathematical, statistical, and visualization. This page offers links, information and examples for all modeling types, including ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Tutorial, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology
 
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This tutorial provides instructions for making graphs of data using Microsoft Excel Version 5.0. The step-by-step instructions cover everything from opening Microsoft Excel spreadsheet softarware to making scatter plots and column diagrams. The instructions are those which have worked best for the author and are best used with simple sets of data. This page is a good overview of using Excel version ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Technology
 
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