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Antarctica Weddell Seal Science WebPortal
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WeddellSealScience.com
This Weddell Seal Science website is produced by the Weddell Seal Population Ecology Project based at the Montana State University - Bozeman to present information, video files and multimedia, and social media about the Project's Weddell research in Antarctica. This Weddell Seal Project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and assisted by the United States Antarctic Program. (USAP). The purpose of the website is to function as a central web portal to make available to the general public, educators and students numerous assets including articles, a seasonal Antarctic field blog, select videos and multimedia on the project, Weddell seals, and the work of the researchers studying the population and mass dynamics of Antarctica's Weddell seals.

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
WeddellSealScience.com
Author:
Mary Lynn Price
Producer
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Bean Bugs
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In this outdoor biology and math activity, learners estimate the size of a population of organisms too numerous to count. In a process similar to that used by real field biologists, learners count all the "organisms" (beans) scattered in a small, measured area known as a quadrat, then use that count as the basis for estimating the total population in the whole study site. Learners also examine sources of error while using this estimation technique.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Physics
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:
Lawrence Hall of Science
Date Added:
11/09/2014
Bugs, Worms & Others
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In this creative outdoor activity, learners invent populations of make-believe organisms and then investigate real populations living in the activity site. Learners explore the concepts of variation (small difference within a population), habitat and natural history, including predator/prey relationships and protective adaptations.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
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
Clipbirds
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In this simulation of natural selection, learners use binder clips in three different sizes to represent the diversity of beak sizes in a bird population. They use the "beaks" to collect food--if they collect enough to survive and/or reproduce, they and possibly their offspring play the next round. In the subsequent rounds, the food supply changes, putting an adaptive pressure on the population. Learners track how the population changes over time and see possible speciation in progress. This activity is more advanced than the classic bird beak activity in that the different sizes of clips represent birds that are not only adapted to different food, but also have different caloric requirements to survive and reproduce.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
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:
Al Janulaw
Judy Scotchmoor
University of California Museum of Paleontology
Date Added:
11/09/2011
Collect Invertebrates to Determine Water Quality
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This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into organisms and the health of their ecosystems. Groups of learners will net and count different types of invertebrates from a local pond, lake, or stream, then group them by their tolerance to pollution and make calculations to determine the quality of the water. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Alligator Habitat.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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:
11/09/2007
Deer Me: A Predator/Prey Simulation
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In this activity, learners will simulate the interactions between a predator population of gray wolves and a prey population of deer in a forest. After collecting the data, the learners plot the data and then extend the graph to predict the populations for several more generations.

Subject:
Computing and Information
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:
Best Buy Children's Foundation
Eduweb
Minnesota Zoo
National Science Foundation
The ADC Foundation
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Date Added:
11/09/2012
Energy 1: Types and Global Resources
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This video defines energy, reviews a model of different types of energy and presents the four known stable global energy resources. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 2: The Global Energy Picture: A Closer Look
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This video takes an in-depth look at the annual energy available on earth against the amount of energy used by humans. It uses a graphic, published by Wes Hermann in the journal Energy, to makes clear the different energy fluxes. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 3: Fossil Fuel Use and its Consequences - The Carbon Cycle
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This video goes through the carbon cycle and describes how using fossil fuels threatens the foundation of the aquatic global food chain. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 4: Fossil Fuels and the Greenhouse Gas Effect
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This video describes in detail the greenhouse effect and how recovery from energy from fossile fuels results in green house gases. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Energy 5: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
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This video distinguishes between renewable and non-renewable energy resources. It examines the question, "How long to do we have before we exhaust non-renewable resources?" It also looks at alternatives to non-renewable energy resources. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Food Chain Game
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In this outdoor game, learners role play populations linked in a food chain. The resource suggests a chain with plant, grasshopper, frog, and hawk, but other food chains can be role-played, for example plankton, anchovy, salmon, sea lion. The more "animals" (learners!) the merrier for this active game.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
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
Game: Weebits
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The weebit population is in danger! Help them out by increasing their food supply!

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Twin Cities Public Television
Provider Set:
DragonflyTV
Author:
DragonflyTV
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Game of Life
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What does over-fishing mean? What are the effects of over-fishing on fish stocks? Through the game in this lesson, students will understand the effects of over-fishing on the sustainability of fish stocks and, thus, the ability to meet the human demand for seafood.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge-NOAA Collection
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Hunger Density, Africa
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Map of Africa coded by the number of underweight children per square kilometer. It is thus a measure of the absolute density of hungry individuals, a combination of hunger and population density.

Subject:
Life Science
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Columbia University
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Materials 1: An Introduction to Global Resources and Reserves
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This video examines the global perspective of materials. It looks that the difference between reserves and resources and considers the question of "running out" of materials.This video part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Materials 2: Life Cycle View of Material
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This video explains what is meant by a materials life cycle framework. It describes what happens at each step in the life cycle and why designers should consider the life cycle in the design process. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Materials 3: Assessing and Reducing Life Cycle Impact
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This video examines the use of life cycle assessment methods as an aid to the design process. It introduces three methods: full life cycle assessment, streamlined life cycle assessment, and economic input-output life cycle assessment. The advantages and limits of each stated. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Materials 4: Design Strategies for Transformative Innovation
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What can we learn from nature's designs for sustainability? This video compares nature's methods with the industrial era methods of design. It recommends a design strategy based on the connection or relationship between things as a means to achieve transformative innovation for sustainability. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Date Added:
11/07/2014