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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: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Activities:Field Activity:Field trip , Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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

Physlet Routines

Robert Mackay
This site consists of links to Java-based models of physical phenomena. Other features include links to a Daisy World simulation, a pollution simulation, and other physics sites, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science, Physics
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Physlet Routines: Earth Sciences

Robert MacKay
This site from Clark College presents Physlets written in Java. The focus of these applets is on the geosciences, with links to activities featuring the Doppler Effect, seafloor spreading and global ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity

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

Population and Development

John Fien
This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Human Population:Overpopulation, Environmental Science:Sustainability
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, 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, Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology
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, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

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