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Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires

Classroom of the Future
This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Education:Assessment, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Wildfires, Biology
Resource Type: Assessments, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Geology of the Black Hills

South Dakota State University
This presents a virtual geology field trip of the Black Hills. The topics that are covered include the general geology of the area, engineering and environmental issues, economic uses such as gold ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Field Activity:Field trip

Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach

This is an educational and public program designed to increase awareness of uranium health effects and environmental issues for students and community members that are impacted by uranium mining on ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Waste:Radioactive Waste, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities

Dinosaur Extinction: Causal Loop Diagram of Earth Feedback System

Dewey M. McLean
This site features a causal loop diagram from system dynamics methodology showing the solar-earth-space energy flow system (the dominant flow system driving earth's surficial systems, including the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities

Global Change 1 Labs

This site from the University of Michigan lists the labs for a course on global change. Because of the complexity of global changes, it is often not enough to read about the workings of these ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Lab Activity

Asbestos Hazard Assessment

Wayne Powell
This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Climate TimeLine Information Tool

The Climate TimeLine (CTL) Information Tool summarizes climate history for time spans from 1 year to 100,000 years ago and beyond. The relation between human development, weather, and climate is ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate
Resource Type: Activities, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Principles, Structure, & Implementation of International Environmental Law

Armin Rosencranz
This module introduces the fundamental norms and institutions that comprise international environmental law and then focuses on six specific topics: air pollution and protection of the atmosphere, ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Forest Resources, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity
Resource Type: Activities:Problem Set, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

David Mayo, Robert Desharnais, Gary Novak
This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Historical Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse effect
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection

Evolution and the Nature of Science Institutes

Jean Beard, Craig Nelson, Martin Nickles
This is a collection of classroom lessons to help high school biology teachers more effectively teach basic concepts in the areas of evolution and the nature of science. They were developed and ...
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education, Biology
Resource Type: Activities, :Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

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