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Nitrates and Phosphates and Algae, Oh My!
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Human-induced nutrient loading of the world's oceans has been linked to increased ...
The Algae-in-a-Bottle Experiment: A High-Impact Learning Activity
William Chamberlin, Fullerton College
The Algae-in-a-Bottle Experiment provides an engaging and flexible high-impact teaching tool for helping students to know, understand, and apply a number of concepts related to the biology and ecology of aquatic plants and their environments.
Monitoring Algal Blooms with Landsat (OLI)
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
Algal blooms are caused by an aggregation of either microscopic phytoplankton or macro algae. They can produce toxic or harmful effects on humans and or the ecosystem. The purpose of this activity is to teach ...
Lab 6: Using Data to Identify Hot Spots and Predict Bleaching Events
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Under certain environmental stresses, zooxanthellae algae will vacate their coral ...
Challenge and Persuade card game
Michael Mayhew, Science Education Solutions, Inc.
Developed by a team of scientists from two national laboratories, education researchers, gamers, and a professional game developer, Challenge and Persuade is a highly social, fast-paced, fun-to-play card game in ...
The Non-linearity of Environmental Change: A coral reef model
Dennis Hubbard, Oberlin College
This is an exercise that is used in an undergraduate, non-major course titled "Coral Reefs: Biology, Geology & Policy". The course uses this popular environment as a proxy for environmental decline ...
Unit 3: Oceans As Habitat: Sustaining Life in the Ocean
Michelle Kinzel, Southwestern College; Astrid Schnetzer, North Carolina State University; Cara Thompson, Santa Monica College
Students will be able to identify the functional roles that organisms play in ocean ecosystems. How do human-induced changes in ocean conditions affect biodiversity, and thereby the health and resilience of a coral ...
Lab 2: Anatomy of Coral
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this activity, students examine hydra, a fresh-water relative of ...
Unit 4: Fossil Fuel Formation
Pamela Gore, Georgia State University
Students will explore various aspects of fossil fuels by examining the various ranks of coal and the processes by which coal, oil and natural gas form.
Climate Instability and Disease
Clarissa Dirks, The Evergreen State College
The module was designed to introduce students to a variety of biological processes of infectious disease that are connected through human activities and climate instability.