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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

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

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

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

Water-Borne Illnesses

In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Policy:Global Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project

National Park Service - Park Geology

This site provides information on the geology in and around the national parks. Sections of the web site are devoted to programs about disturbed lands restoration, mineral and resource management, ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Biology, Geoscience, Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Planetary Climate Exercise

Paul Francis
This MS Word document explains roles for a Planetary Climate role-playing exercise dealing with the atmospheres of Venus and the Earth. Roles include experts on coal, carbon dioxide, heat balance, ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , , Environmental ScienceEcosystemsBiogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels
Resource Type: Activities

Ideas for Resources: Geology Lab Manual (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

J. Rimstidt, James Craig
This site offers an overview of role-playing activities that were designed to support a course in resources or environmental geology. It contains a partially-fleshed-out list of questions and ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy, Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities

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