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Exploring Earth

Using imagery and visualizations, this site offers investigations of almost every Earth science topic imaginable. It is structured to follow the unit and chapter headings of an Earth science ...
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Hydrology, Lunar and Planetary Science, Environmental Science, :Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Collections, Pedagogic Resources, :Collection, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

The Goal of Evolution Instruction: Belief or Literacy?

Robert A. Cooper
This paper discusses an approach to teaching evolution that allows students to develop an accurate understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process, resulting in improvement in their ...
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Opinion, Overview/Summary

Environmental Education and Training Partnership

The Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) identifies and implements essential training and support services for educators to foster environmental literacy through America's ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education

Diane Schweizer Clayton, Catherine Gautier
We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

Research Study on Student Learning in a First-Year Seminar on Abrupt Climate Change

Trish Ferrett
This is a online summary of research findings on student learning in a first-year seminar on abrupt climate change. The focus of this research was on how students 'stretch' in their learning - how ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

OCN750: Microbial Biogeography

Z. Johnson
This page contains the reading list for a graduate seminar course in microbial biogeography. Readings are grouped by topic, such as ecological theory, phylogeography, fine- or large-scale patterns. ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Environmental Science, :Ecosystems:Biodiversity, Habitats, Biology, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Diversity, Ecology, Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Pedagogic Resources, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Course Information, :Course Site

Representational Tools to Support Understanding of Complex Biological Systems

Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Lei Liu
This resource includes a hypermedia on aquarium ecosystems organized around structures, behaviors, and functions as well as NetLogo simulations of macro and microlevel processes. The macrolevel model ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Biology:Ecology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Tools

A Brief History of Life on Earth

Ian Harrison, Melina Laverty, Eleanor Sterling
This brief article provides an overview of major events in the evolution of life on Earth, including the origination of life, transition to an oxygen atmosphere, and endosymbiotic origins of ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Pedagogic Resources

Visionlearning Library

At Visionlearning, we've developed a set of peer-reviewed materials for learning science including modular readings, interactive multimedia, and a glossary - all available for free on the web in both ...
Subject: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Library Science, Mathematics, Geoscience, Biology
Resource Type: Assessments, Pedagogic Resources, :Collection, Assessments:On line

EPA Water Science and Technology for Students and Educators

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Discover lesson plans, games, and other resources for you and your students, as well as links to EPA's online training academies. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. ...
Subject: Health Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Environmental Science, Chemistry
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Scientific Resources, Activities

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