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The Watershed Game part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site provides an introduction to the issues surrounding the use of water. It offers an interactive question and answer format that allows users to see the direct result of their decision ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Kara Salazar Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Center for Earth and Environmental Science - The Lilly ARBOR Project is an urban riparian restoration project designed for use as an outdoor ...

The Fishing Game part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In The Fishing Game, students compete with 2 virtual fishing companies to maximize their bank balance by fishing. A population model informs the results of each year's fishing. The game is played ...

Environmental Education Center: Curriculum Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Curriculum Resources site of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Center contains curricula and activities on a variety of environmental topics such as water quality ...

Climate Change is About... Water part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Climate Change Is About...Water tells the story of climate change and impacts on water in Bolivia through a range of voices and multimedia materials. Case studies bring the explanatory analysis of ...

Cooking with Sol part of CLEAN Collection

This activity from the Department of Energy provides background information about solar ovens and instructions on building a simple model solar cooker.
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Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels 101 part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students conduct a life cycle assessment of energy used and produced in ethanol production, and a life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide used and produced in ethanol production.
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Fermentation Challenge: Making Ethanol from Cellulose part of CLEAN Collection

This hands-on activity introduces students to the process of fermenting different carbohydrate sources into ethanol. Teachers demonstrate yeasts’ inability to metabolize certain food sources.
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Fermentation in a Bag part of CLEAN Collection

This is a hands-on inquiry activity using zip-lock plastic bags that allows students to observe the process of fermentation and the challenge of producing ethanol from cellulosic sources. Students ...
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Bioprospecting for cellulose-degrading microbes part of CLEAN Collection

This is a long-term inquiry activity in which students investigate locations they believe harbor cellulose-digesting microbes, collect samples, isolate them on selective media, and screen them for ...
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Responding to Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons about climate change. This lesson focuses on the various activities that humans can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. This ...

Wind Energy Using Google Earth part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate ideal features of wind farms.
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Trees and Carbon part of CLEAN Collection

This activity describes the flow of carbon in the environment and focuses on how much carbon is stored in trees. It goes on to have students analyze data and make calculations about the amount of ...

Brazilian Deforestation and the Hydrosphere part of CLEAN Collection

Students read an article about the impact of deforestation on the hydrosphere and answer review questions. Students choose two variables and make a prediction. Students pick a previous year to study ...

Biofuels/Biomass Cellulose Lab part of CLEAN Collection

In this lab activity, students investigate how to prepare a biofuel source for conversion to a combustible product. The activity models how raw materials are refined to process liquid fuels.
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Solar Energy part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, which comes at the beginning of a 40-day sequence of activities in an energy module, students observe the transfer of solar energy to different appliances with a solar cell and ...
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Great Energy Debate part of CLEAN Collection

This is a debate-style learning activity in which student teams learn about energy sources and are then assigned to represent the different energy sources. Working cooperatively, students develop ...

Generating electricity: Evaluating the sustainability of today's and tomorrow's energy sources. part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about the energy sources used by their local utility provider to generate electricity, and work in small groups to evaluate the sustainability of either a renewable ...
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Car of the Future part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, student teams research and develop a proposal to decrease the carbon footprint of their city's/town's public transportation system and then prepare a report that explains ...

US Energy Production and Consumption part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore energy production and consumption by contrasting regional energy production in five different US regions.
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