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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 ...

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 ...

Climate and Civilization: The Maya Example part of CLEAN Collection

This activity uses geophysical and geochemical data to determine climate in Central America during the recent past and to explore the link between climate (wet periods and drought) and population ...
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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs - Cost-Benefit Analysis part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students collect data and analyze the cost of using energy in their homes and investigate one method (switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs) of reducing energy use. This ...
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Ecological Footprint part of CLEAN Collection

Students explore their own Ecological Footprint in the context of how many Earths it would take if everyone used the same amount of resources they did. They compare this to the Ecological Footprint ...
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Exploring Green Jobs part of CLEAN Collection

In this lesson, students complete a Myers-Briggs Type Inventory of their personality type as an introductory step to understanding what green jobs might suit their personal styles. From 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 ...

Automobile Choices and Alternative Fuels part of CLEAN Collection

This is an activity in which students take the role of either a car seller or a car buyer to learn about transportation energy options. Car sellers are challenged to pitch to buyers about cars with a ...

Urban Heat Islands part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about the urban heat island effect by investigating which areas of their schoolyard have higher temperatures - trees, grass, asphalt, and other materials. Based on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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Melting Sea Ice part of CLEAN Collection

This activity uses a mix of multimedia resources and hands-on activities to support a storyline of investigation into melting sea ice. The lesson begins with a group viewing of a video designed to ...

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

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. ...

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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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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Global Climate Change: The Effects of Global Warming part of CLEAN Collection

The activity follows a progression that examines the CO2 content of various gases, explores the changes in the atmospheric levels of CO2 from 1958 to 2000 from the Mauna Loa Keeling curve, and the ...