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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

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.

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

Plant Pest Control part of Examples

This learning experience introduces participants to scientific inquiry, hypothesis formation, experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Ocean Circulation part of Examples

Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation.

Reflection and Absorption of Light part of Examples

Students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of light.

Bioinformatics part of Examples

This exercise contains two interrelated modules that introduce students to modern biological techniques in the area of Bioinformatics, which is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. The need for Bioinformatics has arisen from the recent explosion of publicly available genomic information, such as that resulting from the Human Genome Project.

Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Examples

During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software.

Comparing Sunscreens part of Examples

Students use a microcomputer connected to an ultra-violet sensor to compare the relative blocking power of different SPF sunscreens for the UVB region of the solar spectrum.