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Facing the Future: People and the Planet

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Help students recognize that Earth Day is every day with this thought-provoking resource that addresses the interconnections between the environment, population, poverty, consumption...more
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Help students recognize that Earth Day is every day with this thought-provoking resource that addresses the interconnections between the environment, population, poverty, consumption and conflict. Start with the Teacher's Corner page which provides an impressive collection of downloadable activities and interdisciplinary lesson plans aligned to national standards (click on "download curriculum" to access this feature). Informational text is provided in both 60 second and in depth versions. Choose based on the reading lefel of your students. Check out the "Service Learning" opportunities for practical ideas on engaging your students in critical local and global issues. Created by Facing the Future, a non-profit organization.

tag(s): environment (318), population (62)

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Water Environment Federation

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Liven up your environmental science lessons with this impressive collection of hands-on activities, downloadable materials, and clever ideas. The water cycle, aquifers, wastewater treatment,...more
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Liven up your environmental science lessons with this impressive collection of hands-on activities, downloadable materials, and clever ideas. The water cycle, aquifers, wastewater treatment, and groundwater pollution are among the dozens of subjects addressed by lesson plans that provide everything from suggestions for advanced preparation, to background materials, to ideas for follow-up activities. Click on the link to complimentary materials for teachers and students to access a collection of printable brochures and diagrams. Use them as an on-line resource for environmental science projects.

tag(s): pollution (67), water (130), water cycle (33)

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Will Runaway Water Warm the World? - NASA

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Beginning with a description of the deadly heat wave that engulfed Europe in July and August of 2003, this website takes a student-friendly approach to explaining the phenomenon and...more
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Beginning with a description of the deadly heat wave that engulfed Europe in July and August of 2003, this website takes a student-friendly approach to explaining the phenomenon and effects of global warming. The interaction between water vapor, greenhouse gases, and the atmosphere is clearly explained and illustrated. Students can discover how scientists use satellite data to create and validate their climate models. Treat this resource as an on-line textbook chapter; ask students to read and summarize in their own words. The reading level is challenging, but appropriate for high ability secondary students. It will certainly make them think!

tag(s): water (130)

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Voyage of the Odyssey - PBS

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On March 17, 2000, the Odyssey began its five-year journey to shed light on the health of the world's oceans and the fate of whales and marine organisms. Explore this ...more
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On March 17, 2000, the Odyssey began its five-year journey to shed light on the health of the world's oceans and the fate of whales and marine organisms. Explore this multimedia site to view video and audio clips, read about oceanic and nautical history, and email scientists with questions about ocean ecology.

tag(s): ecology (135), ecosystems (86), marine biology (33), oceans (153)

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Weather: Wind Chill - PBS

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Involve your students in the monitoring of daily weather by using this math-based science lesson on calculating wind chill. Formulas for Fahrenheit and Celsius are provided. Created...more
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Involve your students in the monitoring of daily weather by using this math-based science lesson on calculating wind chill. Formulas for Fahrenheit and Celsius are provided. Created by PBS.

tag(s): weather (194)

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Earthtrips - A Virtual Tour into the Earth's History - Paleontological Research Institution

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Take your students on an on-line field exploration adventure with one of several virtual trips offered on this site. Select a tour based on time period or locality and learn ...more
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Take your students on an on-line field exploration adventure with one of several virtual trips offered on this site. Select a tour based on time period or locality and learn about the geologic history of the United States. High quality, close-up photographs provide "the next best thing to being there" experience as students observe the raw data of earth science.

tag(s): geology (82), paleontology (42), states (163)

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Select the region that pertains to your unit, and save the site as a favorite on classroom computers. The site offers multiple webquests that make it the perfect learning center or station. Have students complete the webquests in pairs or cooperative learning groups. The details of the webquest combine geography, history and science - making it easily usable in any of those classes.

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Vertebrate Flight Exhibit - UC Berkeley

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Man may have been flying for only a century, but other vertebrates have been doing it for millions of years! Take a virtual tour of the University of California's Paleontology ...more
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Man may have been flying for only a century, but other vertebrates have been doing it for millions of years! Take a virtual tour of the University of California's Paleontology Vertebrate Flight Exhibit. If you're just introducing the mechanics of flight, embarking on a study of natural history and prehistoric life, or looking for a new approach to an old physics lesson, this site can provide a wealth of information. Each topic of the exhibit can be explored independently or the entire site can be treated as a tutorial, with each section flowing logically to the next. The text requires a fairly high level of reading, but is brief. Links providing further explanation of key terms are found throughout the site.

tag(s): flight (36), paleontology (42)

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Bagheera in the Wild

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Use this award winning site to introduce students to the importance of saving endangered species. Colorful and descriptive information on vanishing and extinct species are directly...more
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Use this award winning site to introduce students to the importance of saving endangered species. Colorful and descriptive information on vanishing and extinct species are directly linked to class activities and a thorough glossary of unfamiliar terms. Select from a range of activity ideas that require students to inquire, analyze, compare, and use their imagination. A special section of the site includes articles on important issues that affect endangered animals - from Eskimo Subsistence Whaling, to Global Warming, to Human Population Growth.

tag(s): endangered species (39), extinction (4), population (62), species (30)

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P.O.V.'s Borders - Environment - PBS

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This Web-only documentary series by PBS is an interactive exploration of "borders" in our lives. In this episode, decisions concerning what we eat, drink, and breathe are examined....more
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This Web-only documentary series by PBS is an interactive exploration of "borders" in our lives. In this episode, decisions concerning what we eat, drink, and breathe are examined. What do we choose and why? This is a very well done, yet rather cerebral site that would be best suited for independent investigation in a computer lab (headphones required) followed by discussion. Lesson plans are available for download.

tag(s): ecology (135)

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Brine Shrimp Project - North Carolina State University

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The plan outlines a seven-day laboratory investigation of factors affecting the hatching and development of brine shrimp eggs. Originally field-tested with 10th grade students, the...more
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The plan outlines a seven-day laboratory investigation of factors affecting the hatching and development of brine shrimp eggs. Originally field-tested with 10th grade students, the activity can easily be adapted for use with all grade levels.

tag(s): habitats (85), oceans (153)

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For younger students, the experiment may be carried out as a single class project. Secondary students can work in independent teams to develop and test their hypotheses. The plan includes work sheets and an evaluation rubric. This lesson supports National Science Content Standards for grades K-12. April J. Cleveland designed this lesson plan for Science Junction at North Carolina State University.

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Shedd Aquarium Educational Materials - Shedd Aquarium

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Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has built an impressive online collection of lesson plans and other instructional tools, including several nice interactive animations. While much of the content...more
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Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has built an impressive online collection of lesson plans and other instructional tools, including several nice interactive animations. While much of the content relates to the aquarium's exhibits, the range of subjects includes most grade levels and many of the topics that might appear in a curriculum on ocean habitats.

tag(s): marine biology (33), oceans (153)

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Introduction to Bats - US Fish and Wildlife Service

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service offers this introduction to the only true flying mammals. The site includes a fair amount of copy on common misconceptions about bats, then goes ...more
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service offers this introduction to the only true flying mammals. The site includes a fair amount of copy on common misconceptions about bats, then goes on to cover how different species live and interact with the rest of the animal kingdom.

tag(s): mammals (34)

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Wildfacts - BBC

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This online wild creatures resource from the BBC is surprisingly complete and visually interesting. Users can select a creature from a very extensive list, then view a nice selection...more
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This online wild creatures resource from the BBC is surprisingly complete and visually interesting. Users can select a creature from a very extensive list, then view a nice selection of images and read detailed descriptions of the creatures and their lives. With a little previewing, this resource could be used at a variety of levels, especially by upper elementary and middle school students.

tag(s): amphibians (21), animals (290), birds (54), fish (27), mammals (34)

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Understanding Geologic Time - University of California

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"Billions and billions of years" can be a tough concept to convey, and this site does a nice job of making it understandable secondary students. The site's interactive elements will...more
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"Billions and billions of years" can be a tough concept to convey, and this site does a nice job of making it understandable secondary students. The site's interactive elements will help reinforce the content and the progression of life forms from the earliest to the present.

tag(s): evolution (101), fossils (46), geologic time (9), logic (239), time (139)

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Wind with Miller - Danish Ministry of Education et al.

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There is more to this one than initially meets the eye. The site offers lots of detail on how wind power generation works, and the science and physics behind turning ...more
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There is more to this one than initially meets the eye. The site offers lots of detail on how wind power generation works, and the science and physics behind turning wind into electricity. step by step simulations help to tell the story in animated fashion. There is also a teachers guide, available in printed or online form. Videos mentioned in the teacher's guide seem to no longer be on the site.

tag(s): electricity (90)

In the Classroom

Use the animations to illustrate the physics of wind turbines over the interactive whiteboard or projector. Don't just be a Vanna - have student volunteers move the wind scale to show how the wind turbine reacts to slow and fast wind speeds.
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Strange Science

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Earth science, geology, and paleontology students will appreciate this site aimed at explaining how today's body of knowledge about prehistoric species came to be. There have been innumerable...more
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Earth science, geology, and paleontology students will appreciate this site aimed at explaining how today's body of knowledge about prehistoric species came to be. There have been innumerable goof and misconceptions along the way, and this site is a great illustration of how scientific knowledge evolves over time. The site also contains a wealth of fossil facts.

tag(s): fossils (46), paleontology (42)

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Harmony - John James Audubon - Quebec Museum of Culture

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This unique site presents animated, multimedia views of several of Audubon's beloved paintings. Some of the paintings evolve visually from a simple single-color image to a full painting,...more
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This unique site presents animated, multimedia views of several of Audubon's beloved paintings. Some of the paintings evolve visually from a simple single-color image to a full painting, while others provide glimpses into the incredible detail of Audubon's work. Music and literary quotes round out this beautifully designed fine arts experience. This resource could be creatively incorporated into an art OR life science class. Created by Mus?e Virtuel Canada.

tag(s): birds (54)

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All About Glaciers - National Snow and Ice Data Center

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The National Snow and Ice Data Center offers this primer on glaciers and their characteristics. While the site is almost entirely static text and images, there's a wealth of content...more
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The National Snow and Ice Data Center offers this primer on glaciers and their characteristics. While the site is almost entirely static text and images, there's a wealth of content here, and even more is available from the many links to other scientific sources. This would be a great starting point for a student research project, or for a teacher building a unit on glaciers or mountain and polar climates.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (45), climate (91), glaciers (15)

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Kalahari - The Great Thirstland - PBS Nature

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The companion site for the PBS Nature program of the same name, this site offers additional information on the species and ecosystems of the Kalahari region. While there is no ...more
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The companion site for the PBS Nature program of the same name, this site offers additional information on the species and ecosystems of the Kalahari region. While there is no specific teachers' guide, a variety of links provide information about species and regions covered by other programs in this series.

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San Francisco Historical Photographs - San Francisco Public Library

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The San Francisco Public Library offers a searchable online collection of photos, with information about additional collections available locally. While this collection will be of interest...more
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The San Francisco Public Library offers a searchable online collection of photos, with information about additional collections available locally. While this collection will be of interest primarily in northern California, its collection of images taken after the 1906 earthquake would be useful for any study of earthquakes and their effects. Read the basics on the home page, then click to Search Digitized Images or Browse one of the collections.

tag(s): air (160), earth (231), earthquakes (50)

In the Classroom

Allow students to use the images (with appropriate citations under Fair Use, of course) as part of their reports or PowerPoint presentations on California, earthquakes, the twentieth century, and more!

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