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Vectors and slope stability

Eric M. D. Baer
This activity is designed to teach students with little or no experience with vectors, free-body diagrams, or the like to apply vectors to slope stability problems. Students first learn the basic ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Physics
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity

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

Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University School of Teaching and Learning, National Middle School Association, Inc. and Education Development Center
The Middle School Portal 2: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2) project supports middle grades educators with high-quality, standards-based resources and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing ...
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Geoscience, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology
Resource Type: 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

Nuclear Fission Simulation

A PhET simulation showing nuclear fission. Companion activities are linked from the simulation page.
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Nuclear Energy, Physics:Modern Physics:Nuclear Physics
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools

Geoengineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

David B. Resnik, Daniel A. Vallero
This commentary discusses the ethical and technical aspects of geoengineering in the context of engaging in geoengineering to mitigate global warming.
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Physics:Other Sciences:Engineering
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion

Some Physics of Uranium

This site contains a detailed description of the physics of uranium, with particular attention paid to nuclear reactors. Topics include neutrons, nuclear fission, neutron capture (transuranic ...
Subject: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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