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Life in Extreme Environments: Who is on Top in the Food Chain and How Much do They Eat? part of Web Resource Collection

This lab activity encourages students to design experiments in order to gain some understanding of the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard C: Life Science:Interdependence of organisms
Subject: Ecology, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lab activity

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, Policy issues, Ecology, Geographical Sciences:Human geography, Natural hazards, Environmental science
Resource Type: Audio:Sound

Exploring the Environment: Water Quality part of Web Resource Collection

This site presents two case studies regarding the Wheeling Creek area of West Virginia. The scenario asks students to research problems and come up with answers to a ficticious local water board's ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Environmental science, Ecology, Hydrology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Case study

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...
NCGE Standards: Places and Regions:Characteristics of places
Subject: Ecology, Hydrology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Geological Sciences:Geochemistry, Agricultural science, Soil Science
Resource Type: Data:In situ dataset

From the Top of the World...to the Bottom of the Food Web part of Web Resource Collection

This website illustrates how and why NASA's Earth-orbiting satellites measure ocean productivity. Materials highlight key scientific research topics such as harmful algal blooms and ocean optics. ...
NSES: K-4:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Ecology, Oceanographical Sciences:Physical oceanography, Oceanographical Sciences:Biological oceanography, Physics, Biology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Module or unit

Dirtmeisters Science Reporters Investigate and Report on Animal Adaptations part of Web Resource Collection

In this activity students investigate the facts behind animal adaptations, and observe, record and report their findings. Examples include the body parts of sharks, camouflage of foxes, raccoon ...
NSES: K-4:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Biology, Ecology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

American-Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition: Science Summit part of Web Resource Collection

The official 2001 American-Canadian Mt. Everest Expedition website is an education resource designed for elementary and middle school teachers and students. The Science Summit page links to science ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Geological Sciences:Geology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Geological Sciences:Structural geology, Technology, Biology, Climatology, Ecology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Case study

Groundwater - Nature's Hidden Treasure part of Web Resource Collection

This Environment Canada fact sheet highlights information about groundwater. The sheet starts with the definition of groundwater and aquifers, then discusses the hydrologic cycle, groundwater ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Structure of the earth system
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Ecology
Resource Type: Text:Reference, Index or bibliography

American Field Guide: The Formation and Value of Temperate Grasslands part of Web Resource Collection

This website integrates video footage and information with lesson plans and activities to teach students about the Temperate Grasslands (Prairie) biome of North America. The activities in this unit ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard C: Life Science:Population and ecosystems
Subject: Ecology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Module or unit

More Than Skin Deep: A Teacher's Guide to Caves part of Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service resource contains information pages about cave safety and biology, how caves and speleothems form (stalactites and stalagmites), a glossary of karst and cave terms, and ...
NSES: K-4:Standard C: Life Science:Characteristics of organisms
Subject: Biology, Geological Sciences:Geology, Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

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