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The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Examples
Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Biology
Quantitative Skills: Graphs

Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1 part of Examples
In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (more info) .

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance

Global Temperatures part of Examples
Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology

Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Examples
Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Mitigation of climate change, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions
Quantitative Skills: Models and Modeling

Searching Genbank part of Examples
An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution

Subject: Biology:Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution

Plant Pest Control part of Examples
This learning experience introduces participants to scientific inquiry, hypothesis formation, experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Subject: Biology

Phenylketonuira part of Examples
In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).

Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution:Bioinformatics

Writing a Wikipedia Genetic Disease Article part of Examples
Writing a Wikipedia article about a genetic disease is a good culminating activity for a genetics course or module, as it requires synthesizing and interpreting a wide range of genetic information. This assignment also includes a potential service component, which is normally very difficult in genetics.

Subject: Biology:Genetics

Protein Evolution part of Examples
In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Molecular Biology

Long Term Ecological Resources part of Examples
Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological rule to explain their results.

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems

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