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Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass
Clifford Riebe, University of Wyoming
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Writing Assignment, Field Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Antibacterial soaps, friend or foe: An investigative case study
Ann Mills
This lab activity will not only draw on students' real life experiences but will also draw on student's previous lab experiences in proper laboratory techniques and data analysis performed in previous activities. The lab will incorporate the use of scientific inquiry methods and strategies while students develop reasonable answers to the questions asked.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Project, Writing Assignment
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Investigative Case - Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps
Developed by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University, based on the Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps WebQuest by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory.
The Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps WebQuest features a guided exploration of microbial diversity. It introduces students to the extreme habitat of the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp and encourages them to explore characteristics of the microorganisms that live there. The WebQuest applies the personification theme of Aesop's Fables as a means to acquaint students with protists. It challenges them to search for microbial "personality traits" and to implement these traits into a creative storyline.

Resource Type: Activities: Computer Applications, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Classroom Activity, Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning

Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Ann Coopersmith at Maui Community College. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will learn techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling will be taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments, Activities:Project
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Investigative Case - "European Starlings and Woopeckers"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Arthur G. Nonhof. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
An exploration into Niche Competition and Population Ecology

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments:Other Assessment Type, Peer Assessment, Assessments, Activities:Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Investigative Case - "The Sky is Falling"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Tiffany Davidson, Sharlonne Rollin, and Nicohl Shelton. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog.

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments, Activities:Project
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The Wingra Marsh: A Purple Population Problem
Developed for Lifelines Online by Francie Rowe at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifeline/ (more info) )
Students author a presentation to the Grounds Management Committee of their school giving their recommendation for the control of the invasive species purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on campus.

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments, Activities:Project
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Investigative Case: The Nancy Creek Challenge
Developed for Lifelines Online by J.Bland, S. Carter, S. Mattox, and T. McCrary (www.bioquest.org/lifleines/ (more info) )
Students examine a case study of fish kill in Nancy Creek and identify the environmental conditions that favor life in a fresh water ecosystem.

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments, Activities:Project
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Investigative Case - "Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Wayne McMillan of Garden City Community College and Mark A. Storey of Texarkana College. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines (more info) )
As professional ecologists working for the fish and wildlife service, students must develop a plan to manage a new wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande River. The fish and wildlife service plans to connect forest islands along the river, which will become not only a new refuge but also a "wildlife corridor."

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments, Activities:Project
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