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Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars
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This website provides materials for a complete introductory astronomy course. Under the lecture heading, students and teachers are provided with pictures, cartoons, and textual information on topics like: matter, energy, gravity, telescopes, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, and compact objects. This website also provides quizzes and links to other resources on the Internet.

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Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Assessment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jim Schombert
Schombert, James
Date Added:
03/03/2004
Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe
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This is a course website for teaching galaxies and the expanding universe in one semester to introductory astronomy non-science majors. It contains a syllabus, lectures, links to internet resources, and quizzes. The text used is Pathways of Astronomy by Schneider and Arny. The site was developed by James Schombert, University of Oregon. Topics include: historical cosmology, fundamental particles, forces, relativity, galaxies, the structure of the universe, dark matter, dark energy, inflation, nucleosynthesis, the CMB, galaxy formation, and the fate of the universe.

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Education
Physics
Space Science
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Assessment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jim Schombert
Date Added:
03/07/2004
Design and Construction of an Eco-House
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This interdisciplinary course is a real-world collaborative multi-year project that connects various departments, courses, and independent study projects on a college campus. Using the client/consultant model, students from several departments and a wide range of environmental backgrounds come together to explore the design of an efficient future student house on campus. Over a couple of years, students research and test building designs, energy for heating and power, natural flows of available energy, natural ecosystem processes including living machines, and possible materials to use in the eventual construction of the eco-house. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.

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Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Full Course
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Environmental Studies Course, Carleton College Professor Gary Wagenbach gwagenba@carleton.edu and Lecturer Richard Strong rstrong@acws.carleton.edu, Compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu
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02/16/2011
Environmental Assessment Course
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This semester-long project on conducting an environmental audit of a college campus can be done by an individual or by groups of students working in teams. Each group will research a different aspect of campus operations; they will collect data, analyze their findings, and make recommendations for improvements. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
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Syllabus
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Suzanne Savanick
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College. Based on a Greening the Campus environmental studies colloquium course taught at Carleton College in 1991.
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Field Biology
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This field biology class uses a service-learning project instead of a course term paper. The students worked with 4th and 5th graders at a local school to teach them skills in wildflower and fern identification, and then to help them implement a nature trail, which will be accessible to the greater community.

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Life Science
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Syllabus
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course taught by Nancy Prentiss, University of Maine-Farmington, prentiss@maine.edu. Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, ssavanic@carleton.edu.
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11/07/2014
Freshwater Ecology/Limnology
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Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. The course develops substantial quantities of data concerning the local watershed. This data is used by community partners in many contexts.

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Life Science
Ecology
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course taught by Dave Potter, Unity College. Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Geography 135: Climate Summit
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This resource is a role-playing geography course at UC-Santa Barbara. In this cooperative learning exercise students are challenged to assume the roles of nations and organizations in order to discuss and debate the state of the global climate. The course is designed to be a total "immersion" into the process (presentations, discussions and negotiations) and atmosphere of an environmental summit. Also included are writing and reading assignments, lecture notes, and links to relevant sites.

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History, Law, Politics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Catherine Gautier
Uniersity of California, Santa Barbara
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Greener Education Materials for Chemists (GEMs)
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GEMs is a database of educational materials, for various levels, promoting green chemistry--the redesign of chemical transformations and processes to reduce use of materials hazardous to human health and the environment. The 54 items include labs, lecture materials, course syllabi, and multimedia content.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Chemistry Gateways and Resources
Author:
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Date Added:
03/05/2007
The History of Public Health
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In the History of Public Health we will examine the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective. This material seeks to reveal how the organization of societies facilitates or mitigates the production and transmission of disease. It also asks how do populations and groups of individuals go about securing their health? One key theme is the medical management of space in one form or another - from the public space of the environment through institutional spaces such as schools and workplaces to personal/individual body space. The progression of the lectures reflects this, working "inwards" from the environment to individuals. The content provides an historical interpretation of how the theory and practice of public health in today's world has come to be what it is. We will concentrate primarily on the modern world (i.e., 1750 onwards) and omit detailed examination of public health in antiquity and the middle ages, although these time periods will be alluded to frequently. A thematic rather than chronological structure will be adopted so that comparisons can be made across the centuries and between different parts of the globe.

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Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Syllabus
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mooney, Graham
Mooney, Graham
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay
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This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with the "Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay" course. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Geoscience
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Course instructor: Dr. Steve Moore, California State University, Monterey Bay Example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center.
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Introduction to Global Change
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This site from the University of Michigan is the homepage for an interdisciplinary three semester introductory course sequence that investigates the causes and potential impacts of global change. The curriculum is tailored to beginning student and includes three course; physical processes, human impacts, and sustainability studies. The site includes lecture notes, syllabi, and lab exercises.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Ben van der Pluijm
Dave Allan
George Kling
Perry Samson
University of Michigan
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Conference
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This web site contains the proceedings from the Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS) conference, held in March 2014. Materials available include presentations and posters from the conference and a database of syllabi for physics courses for a life science audience.

Subject:
Technology
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
07/28/2014