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# Earth System Topics

- Atmosphere 10 matches
- Biosphere 6 matches
- Climate 9 matches
- Earth's Cycles 2 matches rock cycle, hydrologic cycle, carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle
- Evolution 4 matches
- Geography 2 matches
- Human Dimensions 7 matches
- Hydrology 1 match
- Oceans 2 matches
- Solar System and Astronomy 2 matches
- Solid Earth 3 matches

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Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Examples

Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

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The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Examples

Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

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Protein Evolution part of Examples

In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs. -

Long Term Ecological Resources part of Examples

Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological ...

Conservation of energy of a rollercoaster using high speed video part of Examples

A high speed video clip of a roller coaster is used as an example of conservation of mechanical energy. Student use the video to determine whether mechanical energy is conserved while the roller coaster rolls up, ...

Conservation of energy of while rolling down a hill part of Examples

Students analyze video clips of kids rolling down a hill on skates, scooters, and bikes to determine whether mechanical energy is conserved. -

Measuring velocity of objects using video clips part of Examples

Students learn to determine the velocity of moving objects by doing simple analysis of video clips. -

Analysis of simple harmonic oscillator in a single video clip part of Examples

One video clip, with embedded graphs, can be used to help students understand the mathematical relationships that describe simple harmonic motion. -

Microsoft Excel Basic Tutorial part of Examples

This assignment walks students through the creation of an Excel spreadsheet, step by step. It includes numerical fills via copy, creation of fixed and relative formulas, formula fill via copy, and some summary ...

Electrical Analysis of Wind Power part of Examples

For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and various shaped turbine designs to test which design produces the most electrical power. Using a fan to generate the "wind", students attach ...