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This document provides an extensive description of a strategy to deliver credible predictions of future atmospheric carbon dioxide levels based on improved understanding of dynamics in the Earth's carbon reservoirs (the land, air and oceans). Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Report
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Starting in 1992, introductory physics students at Indiana University were pre- and post-tested on their knowledge of general physics. Some students received standard classes of lectures and tests, while others were taught using interactive engagement (IE) techniques. The goal of the study was this: can IE methods increase the effectiveness of introductory mechanics courses? Though the study focused ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Physics
 
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In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines the possible climate impacts of quadrupling atmospheric CO2. Several impacts are discussed, surface air temperature warming, sea level rise, thermohaline circulation changes, mid-latitude summer drying, heat index and temperature increases and possible changes in tropical storms and El Nino. This site provides a nice ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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This website summarizes the outcomes and papers presented at the December 1995 Kyoto Conference. The Conference discussed Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security. This page includes the Kyoto declaration and plan of action as well as executive summaries presented at the conference. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Biological oceanography, Policy issues
 
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This website contains outcome reports of two workshops that address the lack of quantitative training in Life Science majors. Users can follow links to recommendations from several workshops, final reports from workshops, life sciences software, teaching materials and much more useful information. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice
 
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This is the home page for some web documents about interactive lecture methods in general, and using classroom electronic voting systems (EVS) in particular. Documents include information regarding interactive lectures, how to use and advice on using EVS, papers written on the subject and other web links. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This book description introduces Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), an engaging methodology that motivates students and promotes science literacy. JiTT allows instructors to use feedback from pre-class assignments to prepare classroom lessons, thereby addressing material on which students have the most questions. There are links to Prentice Hall, other physics textbooks, and ordering information. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This report offers ideas and procedures on how to successfully incorporate cooperative learning (CL) in technical and quantitative courses in a way that mutually benefits both instructors and students. These procedures are adapted from a study of engineering students at North Carolina State University. The report gives examples of in and out-of-class exercises and describes a CL case study from a ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Critical thinking is one of education's central goals and most valued outcomes, but it can difficult to teach effectively. The Reason! project has developed the Reason!Able software as part of a general method aimed at enhancing critical thinking skills. This paper describes the challenges involved, the theoretical basis of the Reason! project, the Reason!Able software, and results of intensive evaluation ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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Unusually high incidences of asbestos-related mortality and respiratory disease in the town of Libby, Montana, have been linked to amphibole mineral fibers intergrown with the vermiculite deposits mined and milled near the town from 1923 to 1990. Prompted by this discovery, the U.S. Geological Survey undertook an investigation of the mineral content of other U.S. vermiculite deposits to determine ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Geology
 
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