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Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill
Students use utility bills to determine the cost and sources of energy in their households.
Home Energy Audit/Retrofits
Home energy audit/retrofits allow students to apply thermodynamic principles to planning and executing a retrofit to make an existing home more energy efficient.
Common Resource Experiment: Simulating Tragedy of the Commons in a Classroom
An in-class activity intended to introduce students to the Tragedy of the Commons, its causes and potential solutions.
Looking Back at History
Students research an organism/commodity in the colonial period of American history, and write a first-person narrative/autobiography of its history as European settlers reshaped the environment (mental and physical) of North America.
An Environmental Assessment of Newark Road Prairie
The goal of this exercise is for students to complete a basic environmental assessment of Newark Road Prairie, a 35-acre wet-mesic prairie and state natural area owned by Beloit College. The exercise is completed ...
Gathering field data using a GPS and ArcGIS 9.3 Part 1: Collecting Point Data
Students learn how GPS and GIS can be used to gather and analyze point data. The main outcome is a digital map of campus trees classified by size and type. The technical skills learned in this lab will be used in a ...
Draft symposium documents and participant assignments
Protecting Human Subjects in Student Inquiry Projects Draft symposium documents and participant assignments Symposium participant homework assignment (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 21kB Feb13 12) Each symposium ...
Understanding and Analyzing an Environmental Controversy
Students will write a paper that analyzes a particular controversy that is related to the environment or issues of sustainability. In so doing, they will discover the role discourse plays in resolving, or failing to resolve, the different goals of competing interests.
PANning for Facts
This PANning observation presentation can help participants see the realities of their surroundings. Paired with almost any topic, it can shed new light on participants' experiences with issues of social justice and equality while helping them develop agency.