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Carbon Footprint part of CLEAN Collection

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Equity and Climate part of CLEAN Collection

This classroom activity introduces equity issues surrounding climate change. Students research the assigned developed and developing nations, discuss climate change, and label the differences between ...

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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Home Energy Quiz part of CLEAN Collection

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about ...
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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 ...

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. One ...
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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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Stabilization Wedges Game part of CLEAN Collection

This is a team-based activity that teaches students about the scale of the greenhouse gas problem and the technologies that already exist which can dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Students ...
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Solar Water Heater part of CLEAN Collection

Student teams design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. In this activity, ...

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 ...

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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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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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 ...

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. ...

Testing alkalinity in water systems (simulation) part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This investigation is a laboratory activity in which the alkalinity of 2 types of substrates (carbonate vs. non-carbonate) are compared on the basis of titration. Students will reflect on the relationship of alkalinity and toxic heavy metals.

String Scientific Notation/Metric System Demonstration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on a number line using string and notecards.

Where shall we go swimming? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a water study investigation showing how biotic and abiotic factors are influenced by human activity.