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Nano2Earth-The Nanoscience Curriculum Project at Virginia Tech

Mike Hochella
This web module from Virginia Tech creates an opportunity for teachers and students to learn about "cutting-edge" scientific research. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Education
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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

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

Ecological Footprint Quiz

Ever wondered how much "nature" your lifestyle requires? Global Footprint Network's quiz will tell you. The user answers questions about their lifestyle in order to ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture:Food Production and Distribution, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Biology, Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Waste Reduction/Recycling, Education:Assessment:Knowledge Survey, Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity

High School Students' Perceptions of Evolutionary Theory

Sheldon C. and Scharmann Woods
This article offers several useful insights for teaching evolution in the science classroom. The authors examine the teaching of evolution by applying Joseph J. Schwab's "four commonplaces" ...
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results

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

Earthworks: Earth System Science For Secondary Teachers

Earthworks is a professional development program for science teachers that includes fieldwork, observations, problem-based learning, and practice with a variety of teaching and learning techniques. ...
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Education, Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Air Quality, Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
Resource Type: Activities:Field Activity, Activities

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium

The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium engages in the collaborative development of curricula and actively supports educators interested in the reform of undergraduate biology. The pedagogical approach of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Biology, Education
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Pedagogic Resources:Collection

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute

This site houses a compilation of curricular materials. Dozens of courses are listed, representing a broad spectrum of topics in the sciences and humanities. Most of the material was written for ...
Subject: Geoscience, :Geology, Atmospheric Science, Education, Biology, Environmental Science, :Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Activities:Field Activity, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, 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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