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Brookings Institution Interactive: The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030
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Over a billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. ...

Over a billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. But that number is falling. This has given credence to the idea that extreme poverty can be eliminated in a generation. A new study by Brookings researchers examines the prospects for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and the factors that will determine progress toward this goal. The interactive tool below allows users to explore the study’s key findings.

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Brookings Institution
The American Dream at the Turn of the 21st Century: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
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The goal of this exercise is to compare people's attitudes about the ...

The goal of this exercise is to compare people's attitudes about the American Dream with their experiences of upward mobility at the turn of the 21st century. Crosstabulation will be used.

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ICPSR
3D Shapes Video
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This upbeat music video reviews 3D shapes including the sphere, cylinder, cube, ...

This upbeat music video reviews 3D shapes including the sphere, cylinder, cube, and cone. As each 3D shape is presented, examples of things we see every day that have the same shape are also shown for reinforcement. (Length: 3:18)

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Education
Mathematics
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
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Harry Kindergarten
EEC 340: Research-Science Elementary Teaching
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Topic 1 (Aug 27) Earth system science and science as inquiry (complete ...

Topic 1 (Aug 27) Earth system science and science as inquiry (complete all assignments by 6/10) Earth system science is a new realm of scientific inquiry that studies the connections and interactions between the ...

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Geoscience
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Comprehension: What's the Purpose?
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In this FCRR Student Center Activity, the student will identify the author's ...

In this FCRR Student Center Activity, the student will identify the author's purpose.

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Education
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
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Florida Center for Reading Research
Comprehension: What's the Big Idea?
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In this FCRR Student Center Activity, the student will identify supporting details ...

In this FCRR Student Center Activity, the student will identify supporting details and main ideas in text.

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Education
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
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Florida Center for Reading Research
Growing Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (RBR) Sucessfully in a Four Cell System (4CS)
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Instructions from the Father of Fast Plants (written by Dr. Paul Williams) ...

Instructions from the Father of Fast Plants (written by Dr. Paul Williams) about growing Rapid-cycling Brassica rapa (RBR) sucessfully in a Four Cell System (4CS). This file is one of the mini-booklets from "Paul's Sandbox"--it is made Xerox-ready, containing two sheets that together make four copies of two mini information booklets(each booklet measures 8x12cm).The two pages describe the construction, resourcing of materials, and usage of the 4CS, an alternative growing system to the Film Can System described in the Small Booklet titled "Growing Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa sucessfully, Film Can Growing System (FCS)."

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Education
Life Science
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Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
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Wisconsin Fast Plants Activity and Resource Library
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Williams, Paul H.
Population Under 5 Years Old by Congressional District
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Just over half of the congressional districts in the country have shares ...

Just over half of the congressional districts in the country have shares of their population under age 5 that are greater than or equal to the national average of 6.4 percent. States with higher percentages of their population under age 5 tend to be found in the West and South. Utah's 3rd congressional district has the highest percentage of young children in its population, with 10.5 percent, and California's 30th has the lowest, at 4 percent.

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US Census Bureau
Mortality Rate, Under-5
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Under five mortality data for nearly all countries in the world from ...

Under five mortality data for nearly all countries in the world from 2005-2008. A broader measure of child health than infant mortality, this is the probability of dying before ones fifth birthday given the current rates. Rates in countries vary widely from the world average of 67-per-1000 which is decreasing.

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Life Science
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World Bank
Race in America: Tracking 50 Years of Demographic Trends
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Data from U.S. government sources show a mixed picture of the racial ...

Data from U.S. government sources show a mixed picture of the racial and ethnic gaps among whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics over the past several decades. We’ve tracked and categorized the areas where the white-black racial gap has narrowed, widened or remained roughly the same. Hispanic and Asian data is also included in years available. 

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Pew Research Center
TerraServer Download for ArcGIS 8.x
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This site from ESRI features a tool that provides access to the ...

This site from ESRI features a tool that provides access to the USGS data repository of public domain data and allows the user to integrate this raster information into ArcMap. Essentially it provides access to imagery anywhere in the US. The source code is included.

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Geoscience
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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ESRI
Thomas Emge
Absorción Foliar
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Esta animación describe cómo se absorben los herbicidas por las hojas, e ...

Esta animación describe cómo se absorben los herbicidas por las hojas, e ilustra cómo sus características físico-químicas alteran su movimiento a través de la cutícula. También se muestran mecanismos pasivos y activos de la absorción de los herbicidas a través de las membranas de las plantas.

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Life Science
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Acculturation
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Acculturation is usually in the direction of a minority group adopting habits ...

Acculturation is usually in the direction of a minority group adopting habits and language patterns of the dominant or host society, acculturation can be reciprocal. The goal of this module is to explore the assimilation and separation/ethnic competition models of acculturation.

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Education
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TeachingWithData.org
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TeachingWithData.org
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ICPSR
Active Learning in the College Classroom
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This journal article presents a catalog of active-learning techniques aimed at fostering ...

This journal article presents a catalog of active-learning techniques aimed at fostering student learning in the context of a lecture course. The activities they discuss range from listening practices, to short writing exercises, to complex group exercises. In addition to their review of active-learning techniques, the article discusses some of the potential barriers to implementing active learning and suggests solutions.

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Education
Geoscience
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
D. Paulson
Electronic Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
J. Faust
Adopting Sustainable Food Practices
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Hear about how respect for Earth can help us attain a more ...

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.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Space Science
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Lesson
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PBS LearningMedia
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PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
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NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
African Bone Tools Dispute Key Idea About Human Evolution
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This site from National Geographic details a study that argues, based on ...

This site from National Geographic details a study that argues, based on the bone tools and other recent discoveries, that "behavioral modernity" first evolved in Africa and has a much longer history than most archaeologists believe. The study uses bone tools more than 70,000 years old as evidence that modern behavior evolved before humans migrated to Europe.

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Life Science
Geoscience
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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National Geographic News
Age of the Dinosaurs
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The public undeniably loves dinosaurs. Our students turn up in droves to ...

The public undeniably loves dinosaurs. Our students turn up in droves to watch movies like "Jurassic Park." So, many colleges and universities are offering introductory Earth history classes with ...

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Geoscience
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience