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Monohybrid Fruit Fly Crosses: A Simulation part of Examples

This assignment uses a computer simulation of fruit fly genetics to have students design and interpret monohybrid crosses of a trait with simple dominant and recessive alleles. Detailed instructions with animated examples, background material, a sample report and a rubric are included.

Stratospheric Ozone part of Examples

Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades.

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Examples

Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples.

Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs part of Examples

Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past.

Quantitative Skills: Probability and Statistics:Describing Data Distribution, Models and Modeling, Graphs

Sun Spot Analysis part of Examples

Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra".

Quantitative Skills: Differential Equations and Integrals, Probability and Statistics:Describing Data Distribution, Graphs, Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis

Seismicity and Relative Risk part of Examples

This activity introduces students to using real-time data about earthquakes to make decisions.

Estimating Primary Production in the Oceans from Satellite Data part of Examples

Investigating the Ocean: Exploring ecological provinces using satellite imagery and oceanographic cruise data part of Examples

Electrical Analysis of Wind Power part of Examples

For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and various shaped turbine designs to test which design produces the most electrical power. Using a fan to generate the "wind", students attach ...

Environmental impacts of oil production in Alaska part of Examples

An activity designed to enable the students to access the impact of oil-development on environment in Alaska. Students will draw conclusion based on various data and reading various views.