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TerraViva! World Resources part of Web Resource Collection

This global data visualization software puts state-of-the-science environmental and socioeconomic data sets on the user's desktop and offers a quick look at complex issues through the rapid ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard C: Life Science:Population and ecosystems
Subject: Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Policy issues, Geographical Sciences:Physical geography, Environmental science
Resource Type: Data:In situ dataset

Journey to Planet Earth part of Web Resource Collection

This site features seven PBS programs from around the world that explore the delicate relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the necessity of achieving a balance between the ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard C: Life Science:Regulation and behavior
Subject: Agricultural science, Hydrology, Ecology, Policy issues, Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Natural hazards, Environmental science
Resource Type: Audio:Sound

Transnational Pollution: Why Are You Dumping on Me? part of Web Resource Collection

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the different types of transnational pollution, and to give them an opportunity to role play in a hypothetical case of transnational ...
NCGE Standards: The World in Spatial Terms:Use of maps
Subject: Environmental science, Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

The Use of a Piece of Land (title provided or enhanced by cataloger) part of Web Resource Collection

This activity is designed to engage students in a practical exercise in land use planning; to make the students aware of the positive and negative aspects of land use laws and local zoning ordinances ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
NCGE Standards: Human Systems:Human settlement
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming part of Web Resource Collection

As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Climatology, Environmental science, Atmospheric science, Policy issues, Geological Sciences:Paleontology
Resource Type: Text:Abstract or summary, Data:In situ dataset

The Great Energy Debate part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan explores the controversial issues surrounding the energy debate in the United States. Students will research recent initiatives being taken in this area and analyze their ...
NCGE Standards: Human Systems:Economic interdependence
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

The Watershed Game part of Web Resource Collection

This web site provides an introduction to the issues surrounding the use of water. It offers an interactive question and answer format that allows users to see the direct result of their decision ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Populations, resources, and environments
Subject: Hydrology, Environmental science, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Computer Activity, Assessment

Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Policy issues, Space science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Module or unit

The Air That We Breathe part of Web Resource Collection

The Why Files examines the latest research and the debate on air pollution and health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations under the Clean Air Act for ground-level ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Personal health
Subject: Policy issues, Environmental science
Resource Type: Text:Glossary

Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database part of Web Resource Collection

This collection of databases is intended to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution. The searchable collections include data such as case studies, freshwater ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Natural resources
Subject: Policy issues, Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Hydrology
Resource Type: Portal:Educational portal, Text:Abstract or summary

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