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Carbon Footprint part of CLEAN Collection

Students investigate how much greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide and methane) their family releases into the atmosphere each year and relate it to climate change. To address this, students use the ...
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Are You An Energy Efficient Consumer? part of CLEAN Collection

This activity engages students in learning about ways to become energy efficient consumers. Students examine how different countries and regions around the world use energy over time, as reflected in ...

The Big Energy Gamble part of CLEAN Collection

Students conduct an energy audit to determine how much carbon dioxide their family is releasing into the atmosphere and then make recommendations for minimizing their family's carbon footprint. ...

Creating Biofuel and Mitigating Waste part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity students make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil and develop a presentation based on their lab experience. Parts of the activity include creation of bio-diesel from clean vegetable ...

Colorado River Supply part of CLEAN Collection

This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are part of the Colorado River Basin and are dependent on its water. Students examine available data, the possible ...
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How Much Energy is on my Plate? part of CLEAN Collection

This activity leads students through a sequence of learning steps that highlight the embedded energy that is necessary to produce various types of food. Students start by thinking through the ...
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Environmental Protection Agency: Acid Rain part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) acid rain portal. It consists of links to information on the causes and effects of acid rain, how it is measured, and some suggestions ...

Biomass - Investigating Gases part of CLEAN Collection

In this lab activity students generate their own biomass gases by heating wood pellets or wood splints in a test tube. They collect the resulting gases and use the gas to roast a marshmallow. ...

The Energy Game: Finding Energy Resources part of CLEAN Collection

This energy game activity engages students in learning about energy sources. This game demonstrates that energy, the environment, and economics are closely tied together. During the course of the ...

Global Rivers Environmental Education Network part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The GREEN program provides ideas and information related to creating a watershed-based educational project and is geared toward taking action to protect watersheds. There are exercises and action ...

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Module Index part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This series of self-guided tutorials presents information on water, ecosystems, and energy resources. Animations of ecosystem processes enhance the text, and a summary of the important concepts ...

Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center, is a growing collection of on-line marine education resources. It provides educators with accurate, useful, content-correct and ...

Going For A Spin - Making a Model Steam Turbine part of CLEAN Collection

Students explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate and then generate electricity with a magnet.

Bering Sea Expedition part of CLEAN Collection

In this investigation learners research the effects of melting sea ice in the Bering Sea Ecosystem. They create research proposals to earn a place on the scientific research vessel Healy and present ...

Energy For You part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore what types of energy resources exist in their state by examining a state map to identify the different energy sources in their state, including the state's ...

Air: Fuel for Thought part of CLEAN Collection

This lesson plan engages students in a real-life exploration of climate change as it is affected by greenhouse emissions from vehicles. The aim of this activity is for students to realize the impact ...
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Modeling the Process of Mining Silicon part of CLEAN Collection

The heart of this activity is a laboratory investigation that models the production of silicon. The activity is an investigation of silicon: the sources, uses, properties, importance in the fields of ...

Global Warming Wheel Card part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students construct a Global Warming Wheel Card, a hand-held tool that they can use to estimate their household's emissions of carbon dioxide and learn how they can reduce them. ...
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Biomass - Creating Bio-Diesel part of CLEAN Collection

This detailed chemistry lesson from the U.S. Department of Energy focuses on transforming vegetable oil into biodiesel through a process of transesterification. The process described offers a good ...

Power Metering Project part of CLEAN Collection

This activity focuses on applying analytic tools such as pie charts and bar graphs to gain a better understanding of practical energy use issues. Also provides experience with how different types of ...