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An Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards Webinar 1
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This video is the first installment in the GLOBE Program's webinar series ...

This video is the first installment in the GLOBE Program's webinar series on the basics of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The series focuses on how GLOBE teaching resources are aligned to the standards. Webinar 1 explains NGSS Conceptual Shifts 1 (Science Education Should Reflect the Interconnected Nature of Science as it is Practiced and Experienced in the Real World) and 2 (The Next Generation Science Standards are student performance expectations - NOT curriculum).

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Education
Geoscience
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UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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The GLOBE Collection
The GLOBE Collection
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The GLOBE Program
Cosmology 101
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This is is a primer on scientific efforts to understand the origin, ...

This is is a primer on scientific efforts to understand the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe. Among the questions it explores: What types of matter and energy fill the universe? What is the age and shape of the universe? How rapidly is it expanding? The website examines the Big Bang theory, as well as tests and limitations of the theory.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
NASA
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
DLESE Community Collection
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Chuck Bennett
The Geological Society of America: Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators
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This site contains links to downloadable lesson plans sorted by topic, age ...

This site contains links to downloadable lesson plans sorted by topic, age and type. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, energy, paleontology, environmental sciences, mapping, plate tectonics, space science, water, weather, climate, rocks, minerals and mining. Additional links to educational information sources, computer software, videos, books and other teaching media are provided.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution K-12 Education
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Overview of WHOI program. Main K-12 resource page features journals and logs ...

Overview of WHOI program. Main K-12 resource page features journals and logs from several WHOI expeditions, including dives to the New England Seamounts. Teacher links include information on curriculum supplements and additional sites of interest; sites include aquariums, weather, research vessels, marine science careers, and marine mammals to name a few.

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Computing and Information
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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Anthropology on the Internet for K-12
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This select list of websites, each with a brief annotation, is a ...

This select list of websites, each with a brief annotation, is a sample of what the Internet holds for teachers and students interested in the field of anthropology. The sites are arranged by the following categories: general sources, career-related, archaeology, social/cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, linguistics, area studies, museums, virtual exhibits, electronic publications, and associations.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Space Science
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
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Dittemore, Margaret, 1948-
Margaret Dittemore
SEA K-12 Lesson Plans
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Award-winning ideas from SEA Semester's educators. This collection of over 25 lesson ...

Award-winning ideas from SEA Semester's educators. This collection of over 25 lesson plans covers topics in marine biology, coastal ecology, chemical and physical oceanography, seafloor geology and nautical science. Each plan includes target grades, keywords, introduction and background, advice on how to best integrate the activities into classroom curriculum, instructions and tips, materials list, procedures, suggestions for evaluation, extensions.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Creativity Skills Applied to Earth Science Education: Examples from K-12 Teachers in a Graduate Creativity Class
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NOTE: This is a large file, 10.7 mb in size! This article ...

NOTE: This is a large file, 10.7 mb in size! This article briefly explores different aspects of creativity, and then examines K-12 teachers' reactions to exercises applied to earth science concepts in a graduate creativity class. Different types of puzzle activities centering on geoscience content include a quiz game based on Odyssey of the Mind spontaneous problems, and other exercises related to embedded words, transformed cliches, remotely associated word sets, and wordsmithing. Teachers used visualization for an imaginary interview with a geoscientist, along with personal analogy of an earth science feature. As a culminating activity, teachers fashioned a geoscience curriculum material with a given set of items. Ideas for applying the activities to geoscience classes at various grade levels are included.

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Education
Geoscience
Space Science
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
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Audrey Rule
Rule, Audrey C.
American Environmental Photographs 1891-1936
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The collection consists of 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant ...

The collection consists of 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. Produced between 1891 and 1936, these photographs provide an overview of important representative natural landscapes across the nation. They demonstrate the character of a wide range of American topography, its forestation, aridity, shifting coastal dune complexes, and watercourses. Among the natural features these images document are ecological settings such as dunes, bogs, forests, and deserts; individual plants from the Ponderosa pine and birch to grasses and mosses; landscape features like the Grand Canyon, Lake Superior, and the Sierra Nevada; and the consequences of natural and human changes to the environment ranging from erosion and floods to irrigation and lumbering.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Library of Congress
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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American Memory
DLESE Community Collection
Lake Chad Evaporation 1963 to 1997
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Lake Chad Disappearing between 1963 and 1997: Located on the edge of ...

Lake Chad Disappearing between 1963 and 1997: Located on the edge of the Sahara and bordering four countries--Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger--the immense area of this land locked lake has nearly disappeared in recent years. Persistent drought has caused the lake to drop from its former sixth place position in the list of worlds largest lakes; it is now one tenth its former size. The basin of the lake is not naturally deep, so the surface area of the lake tended to spread out, keeping the total depth to little more 23 feet (7 meters). In recent years, rainfall patterns have begun to change, and tributaries to Lake Chad have not been refilling the basin as rapidly as they used to. The lush, productive flora and fauna fed by the wetlands of the shallow lake have suffered as a result. This has led to significant changes for various communities of people that live in the vicinity of the Lake. While for some the now exposed lake bed has enabled new land to be cultivated, much of the available fresh water that might have been used for irrigation is no longer dependable. As rainfall rates appear to be declining year after year, people living nearby develop even greater dependence on the lake, draining it even faster.

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Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Scientific Visualization Studio
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Joycelyn Thomson
Michael Coe
Oil Spill: Exxon Valdez, 1989
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This video segment adapted from NOVA follows the clean-up effort after the ...

This video segment adapted from NOVA follows the clean-up effort after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska. Also featured is a marsh where an oil spill occurred 20 years earlier; analysis suggests that environmental damage may last for decades. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
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National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
The Great Flood of 1993
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In this video segment adapted from NOVA, a meteorologist explains how an ...

In this video segment adapted from NOVA, a meteorologist explains how an unusual weather pattern led to one of the most devastating floods of this century. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
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National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
CO2 Concentrations at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii
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This resource, adapted from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, provides a ...

This resource, adapted from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, provides a graph of monthly average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from 1958 to 2000 at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Data Set
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PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
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National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Problem-based Learning in Biology with 20 Case Examples
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Problem-based learning (PBL) is an exciting way to learn biology and is ...

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an exciting way to learn biology and is readily incorporated into large classes in a lecture hall environment. PBL engages students in solving authentic biological case problems, stimulating discussion among students and reinforcing learning. The example case studies suggested are mostly from human biology and medicine and are suitable for use in an introductory college biology class, though the method is applicable to any class size and educational level.

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Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
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Case Study
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Internet Scout Project
DLESE Community Collection
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Ommundsen, Peter
Peter Ommundsen
CoVis-Weather World 2010 Student Projects & Activities
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WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project) is a WWW framework for integrating ...

WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project) is a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources using new and innovative technologies. Site includes open ended projects and classroom activities with teaching guides on weather-related topics such as pressure, air masses, precipitation, cyclones, forecasting and more. Site also contains modules on meteorology, remote sensing, and reading weather maps, and archived weather case studies.

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Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Geol 202: The Earth's Interior
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This beginning geophysics course is designed for geology majors. It provides a ...

This beginning geophysics course is designed for geology majors. It provides a relatively rigorous and homework-intensive overview of the structure and evolution of the Earth and terrestrial planets, at a level higher than a descriptive geology class, but lower than the standard introduction to geophysics for seniors or first year graduate students. Demonstrations are presented with links to a variety of supplemental resources, including virtual field trips and biographies of famous scientists who contributed to understanding these topics.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Full Course
Interactive
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Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Seth Stein
Stein, Seth
Geology of National Parks: 3D and Photographic Tours
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This portal features an alphabetical listing of links to standard and three-dimensional ...

This portal features an alphabetical listing of links to standard and three-dimensional (3D) images of geological and natural history-related subjects in the National Parks of the United States. The 3D images are anaglyphs and require red and cyan 3D viewing glasses. These full-size images may be slow to download. Users can click on a national park to start an image tour, use a subject index, location map, or thumbnail gallery index. At each index additional choices of how the photographs are presented are available. Other links lead to information for students and teachers, an explanation of how the anaglyphs are made, and where to get the special glasses.

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Technology
Education
Life Science
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Internet Scout Project
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
Buckminsterfullerene: C60, the Celestial Sphere that Fell to Earth
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In 1985 an experiment, designed to unravel the carbon chemistry in red ...

In 1985 an experiment, designed to unravel the carbon chemistry in red giant stars, revealed the existence of C60 or buckminsterfullerene (a special form of carbon, known also as bucky balls). This video lecture describes the story of the discovery of this molecule and the way its symmetry relates to the natural and physical world. This elegant hollow cage-like molecule which has the same shape as a soccer ball heralds a new era of novel materials. The lecture is 54 minutes in length.

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Technology
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Lecture Notes
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
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Harry Kroto
I'll Trade You a Bag of Chips, Two Cookies, and $60,000 for Your Tuna Fish Sandwich
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Introduces concept of supply and demand for fishery resources, using tuna as ...

Introduces concept of supply and demand for fishery resources, using tuna as an example. Provides background information and creates scenarios for student participation, role playing first as a consumer purchasing increasingly expensive fish, then as a fisherman trying to catch and sell fish. Through two online graphing exercises, students see how demand, supply and price are linked. Discussion questions tackle impacts of declining fisheries on the equation. Assessment and extension activities are offered.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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77 Degrees South
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This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest ...

This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest area on the continent that is not covered by ice. Materials include a map and some brief facts about Antarctica and the valleys, such as size, location and physical properties (temperature, precipitation and others), and an online journal in which participants in the Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project discuss what it is like to live and work there. The journal entries include descriptions of some of the organisms that inhabit the extreme environments of the valleys, physical features of the valleys, and the strange mummified bodies of animals such as penguins and seals that have been preserved in the cold, dry climate. There is also a glossary of acronyms used in the project and a set of links to other websites with additional information about the Dry Valleys.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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DLESE Community Collection
Expedition 8 Crew Talks to Students in Japan
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In this video segment adapted from NASA, students in Matsuyama City, Japan, ...

In this video segment adapted from NASA, students in Matsuyama City, Japan, interview Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri about life and work aboard the International Space Station. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Technology
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Diagram/Illustration
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PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
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National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation