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AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies
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As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate warms, the hay fever season seems to be getting longer and more severe. In this case study, students assume the a role of a public relations specialist contracted to communicate the link between climate change and pollen allergies. The activity focuses on the importance of scientific skills to careers outside science, and is most suitable for a lower-level introductory biology, human health, or environmental science course.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
Richard E. Lee, Jr.
Date Added:
01/01/2009
AQUASTAT
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AQUASTAT - a global information system of water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO - provides comprehensive information about agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition. The site includes a database of country data, country profiles, maps and GIS, water resources, online publications, and links to related sites and resources.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
04/17/2007
ARKive: Images of Life on Earth
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ARKive is a collection of photographs, videos, and fact-files illustrating thousands of species of animals, with emphasis on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of endangered species, and on species found in Britain. For each animal there are approximately 10 minutes of video footage, 6-10 still photos, and sound recordings (where appropriate), creating a complete profile of the species' characteristic behavior and appearance. The images are accompanied by a page of facts, including taxonomy, a physical description, conservation status, geographic range, habitat, and other information. There are also links to other animals with related taxonomic families, habitats, or conservation status.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Biological Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
10/21/2014
ATE Internships and Co-ops
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In this video adapted from ATETV, learn how Bristol Community College promotes internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in technology-related careers.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/06/2010
The Ability of Permeability
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In this activity (page 11 of the PDF), learners investigate how quickly water moves through various materials. They measure and compare the permeability of gravel, sand, and soil. Although this was created as a post-visit activity for a workshop about earth processes, it also makes an excellent stand alone activity.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
COSI
Date Added:
11/09/2009
Abiotic and Biotic Factors
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This two-day lesson helps students understand abiotic and biotic factors. Once the concept has been grasped, they can trace the interactions of these factors within a system.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Key Concepts in Biology
Author:
Richmond, Mary Janice
Date Added:
10/06/1999
About COSEE
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The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ocean plays in global environmental cycles and processes. COSEE activities highlight the contributions ocean-science researchers make to scientific knowledge in these important areas. Each COSEE represents one or more ocean science research institution, an informal science education organization, and at least one affiliate organization representing the formal education community.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Date Added:
10/31/2014
About the Seasons
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Children learn how seasonal weather changes affect everything, from the behavior of animals to the way we dress and play.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
KET
Date Added:
03/15/2012
Acid Deposition Sampling
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This learning activity from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides students with the opportunity to use analytical meters and instruments and perform acid deposition sampling. Students will collect samples from various sources over a period of time, then measure pH and develop graphs or charts. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Willey, Babe
Date Added:
02/17/2011
Acid Mine Drainage Remediation
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In this video, an environmental technologist visits an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky to talk about how a remediation system (a series of settling ponds and treatment cells) is neutralizing the acid drainage flowing from the mine and keeping it from damaging a creek downstream.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
KET
Date Added:
12/10/2010
Acidic Seas
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For years, our oceans have been hard at work absorbing the carbon dioxide that humans create through burning fossil fuels. Find out what effect that extra CO2 is having on our seas.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
KQED
KQED Public Television
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
02/02/2012
Acorns
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In this outdoor game, learners play the roles of gray or red squirrels gathering and storing a supply of food in "fall" and recovering enough of them to survive the "winter." Learners carry bags representing their cheek pouches for carrying food. Learners investigate the advantages and disadvantages of how these two kinds of squirrels store food differently.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Simulation
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
Date Added:
11/09/2014
Adopting Sustainable Food Practices
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Hear about how respect for Earth can help us attain a more sustainable lifestyle in the face of climate change in this video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/19/2012
Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC)
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The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides a wide range of environmental and energy technology learning resources for students, teachers, and technicians; the Center does this, in part, through their electronic Environmental Resources Library (eErl) digital library. The Center's objective is the "advancement of environmental technology education through curriculum development, professional development, and program improvement in the nation's community colleges and high schools." ATEEC is housed at Scott Community College (Bettendorf, Iowa) and was established by National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Center funds.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
05/02/2007
Aerial Imagery
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This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into aerial imagery. Learners will use the internet to gather free aerial imagery of nearby points of interest (or use laminated images prepped by educator). Then, they will imagine they are traveling in a spaceship to visit Earth for the first time and explore how their view changes as they approach Earthäóťs surface. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Earthquakes.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Date Added:
11/09/2006
African Flyover Reveals Impact of Human Footprint
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This radio broadcast discusses the findings of a conservationist who flew over of most of the continent of Africa in a small plane at low altitude, photographing the ground below every 20 seconds, to form a grid map. The flyover was intended to evaluate human impacts on African ecosystems, including wildlife, vegetation, and soil. The researcher, Dr, Michael Fay, points out that humans have penetrated very deeply into every single ecosystem in Africa that was visited, exhausting soils, vegetation, and water systems. He also discusses the need for greater natural resource management to locate the places where humans have already exceeded what the ecosystem can sustain. The broadcast is 7 minutes and 45 seconds in length.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
11/30/2011
The Aftermath
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Multiple activity, comprehensive lesson plan includes background information, grading rubric, information on associated learning standards and assessment, as well as links to additional external resources. Activity explores the concepts of a hurricane's impact on the environment, society, and economics of a given community. Students map the potential storm surge and flooding on a topographic map and locate and report on past hurricanes in a specific geographical region.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
AgBioForum
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This site is the open access journal for agrobiotechnology economics and management. The purpose of the journal is to lead the way "to socially responsible and economically efficient decisions in science, public policy, and commercialization" in agrobiotech management and economics. Here, users will find the complete current issue of the journal and back issues to the first edition published in 1998. Topics in the journal include insect resistance management plans, Bt cotton, farming in developing countries, and genetically modified foods. In addition to free access to content, users may choose to become a member of the site (also for free) and receive notification when new issues are published, expert forecasts in agricultural biotechnology, and increased influence over the content of the journal. This is a helpful resource for students, educators, and researchers working in agricultural technology fields.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
03/31/2008
Ag in the Classroom
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Ag in the Classroom is a resource for teachers who teach about agriculture. Information is provided about grants for teaching agriculture, links for resources, conferences, and a teacher page. The teachers page contains downloadable issues of Acres of Agventures, Ag Mags for kids, many agriculture lessons, kits for teachers available to loan, and a 4 Kids Only page.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
03/22/2007
Agricultural Runoff and the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
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This video segment adapted from Big River: A King Corn Companion shows how agricultural chemicals from the Midwest that travel downstream in water runoff create a vast marine dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/26/2010
Agricultural Technology Student: Farming & GPS/GIS
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In this 4:23 video adapted from Pathways to Technology, learn why, to be a successful farmer today, you need the latest computer technology. Community college student Adam Sheppard˘ď‹ď_s family has been farming the same land for seven generations. The geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technology he is studying in school can help farmers know how much seed to buy, where to plant, and how much compost or fertilizer to use. Adam's internship at a co-op farm allows him to apply what he's learned in the classroom. When finished with school, he plans to bring his knowledge back home to his family's farm. The video is accompanied by a background essay, standards, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can download the video as well.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
05/23/2012
Agricultural Technology Student: Farming & GPS/GIS
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Learn how agricultural technology is changing farming, and one student's life, in this video adapted from Pathways to Technology.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
05/09/2012
Agricultural Technology Student: Water Management & GPS/GIS
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In this 4:15 video adapted from Pathways to Technology, learn how one person turned a job-ending injury into an opportunity to build a new career. When Richard Guider lost his arm in an industrial accident, he needed to find new career opportunities. He began by attending community college, where he studied agricultural technology and water management. In school, he learned that a job can be more than just a way to earn a paycheck˘ď‹ďÓit can help make a difference in the world, for example, by keeping the fishing holes he loves free of pollution. The video is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can download the video as well.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
05/23/2012
Agricultural Technology Student: Water Management & GPS/GIS
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See one adult student's experience attending community college, studying agricultural technology, and discovering career opportunities, in this video adapted from Pathways to Technology.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
05/09/2012
Air Quality Meteorology
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The goal of this course is to introduce participants to the basic concepts of meteorology and air quality necessary to understand meteorological computer models. This course, along with companion courses in Computational Atmospheric Science and Emissions, anticipates the Models3 environment under development by the EPA. Upon completion of the course, participants should understand the fundamental principles of meteorology. In addition, participants will be introduced to the application of these principles to air quality, especially through atmospheric modeling. Moreover, during the course a number of issues involved in simulating atmospheric processes in a computer-based model will be presented.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Shodor
Provider Set:
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Author:
developed for The Environmental Protection Agency in conjunction with US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Shodor Education Foundation
Date Added:
10/30/2014
An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals
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This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of St. Paul and its hands-on commitment to care for the land and animals on which it depends.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alaska Native Pilots
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In this video adapted from Storyknife Productions, Alaska Native pilots share how they use traditional knowledge to read the landscape and predict the weather.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alaska Native Teens Help Researchers
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In this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska Native students contribute to research on how their environment is changing as a result of global warming.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alaska Native Ways of Knowing
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In this media-rich lesson, students prepare classroom science fair projects that demonstrate the application of traditional knowledge to a scientific topic.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Alaska Tsunami
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In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, discover why multiple tsunamis resulted from the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
All About Sea Ice
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This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site contains a glossary of sea ice terms and references to additional information, which all serve as an excellent introduction. Data are also available from various collection methods for student interpretation.

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Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge-NOAA Collection
Date Added:
10/30/2014
All About Snails
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This website introduces younger students to snails. Topics include their physical characteristics and living habits, diet, reproduction, locomotion, life history, predators, and many others. There are also links to additional material on snails, including lesson plans, stories, poems, and songs, clip-art, art and craft activties, and other resources.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Biological Sciences Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/01/2001
All That Glitters May Not Be Gold: A Troublesome Case of Transgenic Rice
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In this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of competing concerns and issues, including popular reactions to genetically modified organisms, in deciding how to present information to her boss, an influential congressman drafting legislation to support agricultural research. The case explores the social and biological issues surrounding micronutrient malnutrition, including deficiencies of several vitamins and essential minerals, especially iron, iodine, and vitamin A, which affect at least one-third of the world's population, primarily in developing nations. Developed for a graduate-level seminar on "Genomics, Agriculture, Food Systems and Development," the case teaches about the issues surrounding genomic applications in agriculture and their implications to health, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and national development.

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Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Gerald F. Combs, Jr
Date Added:
01/01/2001
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
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Get involved with this non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Site contains descriptions of its programs plus an online version of their newsletter, Bay Journal. Also features information on upcoming events, the latest news, workshops, and the Alliance's flag ship project, River Sojourns. These week long paddling and camping trips celebrate the rich history and ecology of the rivers that make the Bay unique.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
12/14/2010
American Hydrogen Association Homepage
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Through educational products and research, publications and outreach programs, the AHA seeks to promote understanding of hydrogen technology and to help create a market for pollution-free hydrogen energy. Though not updated regularly does provide links to some interesting projects using hydrogen technology.

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Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
02/14/2007
American Oyster
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This site includes information on the anatomy and life history of the American or Atlantic oyster, Crassostrea virginica, also known in the Chesapeake Bay region as the native oyster. Access information on the oyster's background, habitat, life cycle, threats, and restoration efforts. Site links to external information including survey and stock assessment, oyster disease research, and oyster anatomy. Also access oyster publications, status and trends, and a wealth of data sets.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
08/31/2012
American Sail Training Association
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Non-profit organization for sailing youth education, leadership development and maritime heritage offers several resources. Included are sail training, conference, grant and scholarship opportunities in addition to sailing journals and membership information.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Amphibians
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This video segment from IdahoPTV's D4K points out what it means to be cold-blooded. A frog's life cycle is revealed as well as why it croaks, why it hibernates, and how it catches its prey.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
BTOP
ICFL
Idaho PTV
Date Added:
08/28/2011
Analytical Electrochemistry: Basic Concepts
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This module focuses on the basic concepts involved in dynamic electrochemistry when the net current is not zero - the combination of mass transfer and electrochemical reactions at the interface between solids and fluids. It is at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years.

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Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER LAR Collection
Author:
Kelly, Richard S.
Date Added:
06/03/2011
Anatomy of an Environmental Disaster: Exploring Pollution Events through Production of a Documentary
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The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) presents this interdisciplinary instructional material on pollution and environmental disasters. In the unit, students examine a pollution event, the history and background that caused the pollution, community regulations and impact, and the science involved. In analyzing all sides of a major pollution event, students will come to understand the causes, impact and full implications of such an occurrence. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item. The material is available in PDF file format.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
11/14/2012