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Visionlearning is an innovative educational resource designed for students, teachers, parents or anyone interested in learning science. Visionlearning provides peer-reviewed teaching modules in chemistry, biology, earth science and other disciplines within a fully customizable online classroom management system.

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Acids & Bases: An Introduction
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This module provides an intrioduction to acid and base chemistry. The Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry concepts of acids and bases are discussed as well as the pH scale and neutralization reactions.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Atomic Theory I: The Early Days
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This lesson introduces J. J. Thomson's discovery of the electron and E. Rutherford's planetary model of atomic structure. This is the first in a series covering modern atomic theory.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/17/2003
Carbohydrates
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This module provides an introduction to the concept of carbohydrates as a macronutrient. The biochemical structure of simple sugars and complex carbohydrates are compared and contrasted.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/27/2003
The Carbon Cycle: What Goes Around Comes Around
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This module provides an overview of the biogeochemical carbon cycle. Major sources and sinks of carbon are discussed as well as the impact of human activities on global carbon levels.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
John Harrison
Date Added:
09/19/2003
Charles Darwin II: Natural selection
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This is the second in a series of modules which detail the research of Charles Darwin and evolutionary theory. This module continues with a discussion of the processes that led to Darwin's formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Alfred Rosenberger
Date Added:
02/12/2004
Charles Darwin I: The origin of species
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This module introduces Darwin's Galapagos travels and an introduction to the theory of evolution as a force for biological change and diversification. This is the first in a series of modules which detail the research of Charles Darwin and evolutionary theory.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Alfred Rosenberger
Date Added:
12/09/2003
Chemical Equations
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It discusses the process of equation writing and balancing chemical equations in perspective of the chemical changes that take place during a reaction. This module is the third in a series on chemical reactions.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/27/2003
Chemical Reactions
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It introduces the concept of electron exchange and briefly explains exothermic and endothermic reactions. This is the first in a series of modules on chemical reactions.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Earth Structure: A virtual journey to the center of the earth
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This lesson discusses the interior structure of the earth as defined by research on the behavior of seismic waves as they move through the layers inside of the planet. The lesson details both compositional layers as well as mechanical layers.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
07/02/2003
Earth's Atmosphere: Composition and structure
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This module explores the composition of the earth's atmosphere, how temperature and pressure vary in the atmosphere, and the scientific developments that led to an understanding of these basic concepts.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
10/31/2003
Energy: An Introduction
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An introduction to the forms and changes in energy. This lesson discusses potential and kinetic energy as well as introducing the 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/17/2003
Fats and Proteins
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This module provides an introdcution to the concepts of fats and proteins. The basic chemical structure of fats as triglycerides is reviewed, and an introduction to protein structure, including the peptide bond is given.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/27/2003
The Hydrologic Cycle: Water's journey through time
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This module discusses the hydrologic cycle and its impacts on the planet Earth. Additionally, the module addresses connections between the hydrologic cycle, climate and the impacts humans have had on the cycle.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
08/26/2003
The Metric System: Metric and Scientific Notation
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This lesson describes the history and basic operation of the metric system as well as scientific notation. The simplicity of the metric system stems from the fact that there is only one unit of measurement (or base unit) for each type of quantity measured (length, weight, etc.).

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
01/01/2000
The Periodic Table of Elements
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This module introduces D. Mendeleev's theories and the modern Periodic Table. Electron configuration as a function of table placement is discussed.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Plate Tectonics II: Plates, plate boundaries, and driving forces
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The distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes around the world confirmed the theory of plate tectonics first proposed by Wegener. These phenomena also help categorize plate boundaries into three different types: convergent, divergent, and transform.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Plate Tectonics I: The Evidence for a Geologic Revolution
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This module offers an introduction to the concepts explored by Alfred Wegener, Harry Hess, and others. It is the first in a series on plate tectonics.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Required Software: Plug-ins and Other Requirements
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Visionlearning uses a variety of diffferent technology to innovate and make learning fun. This module explains the browser plug-ins and other programs that can be helpful when using Visionlearning.

Subject:
Education
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Russ Demarest
Date Added:
07/18/2003
Taxonomy II: Nomenclature: Ruling names of giants
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This module discusses how taxonomic names for the genus and species categories are formed and standardized, and how the rules are bent when it comes to famous beasts, such as well known dinosaurs.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Alfred Rosenberger
Date Added:
09/16/2003
Visionlearning: An Introduction to Our Resources
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This module provides an overview of the resources available at Visionlearning and the teaching philosophy behind these resources.

Subject:
Education
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Jessica Zimmer
Date Added:
06/05/2003
Visionlearning and the National Science Education Standards: Meeting and Exceeding National Standards
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An introduction to the National Science Education Standards and how Visionlearning achieves and goes beyond these goals.

Subject:
Education
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Jessica Zimmer
Date Added:
08/21/2003
Visualizing Scientific Data: An essential component of research
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This module describes the purpose of using graphs and other data visualization techniques and describes a simple three-step process that can be used to understand and extract information from graphs.

Subject:
Education
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anne Egger
Date Added:
03/19/2004
Water: Properties and Behavior
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This module provides an introduction to the chemical properties of water. The dipole across the molecule, hydrogen bonding, surface tension,and solvation are all introduced.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Waves and Wave Motion: Describing Waves
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This module introduces the history of wave theories, basic descriptions of waves and wave motion, and the concepts of wave speed and frequency.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Nathaniel Stites
Date Added:
08/26/2003