Modern and Fossil Pollen Data
Palynology research scientists from around the world contribute pollen data to the NOAA Paleoclimatology World Data Center (WDC). There are pollen counts, related information, and various derived data sets. Users can access or contribute data. There are several links on obtaining WDC data, other data archives, software (including Tilia and PALYHELP), and other paleoclimatology, climatology, and botany sites.
HABHRCA: The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act
This website describes HABHRCA, a legislative Act that authorizes funding for research on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia to advance scientific understanding and our ability to detect, assess, predict, control, and mitigate events. The site discusses the Act, gives an overview of The Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia, and features links to past plans and reports called for by HABHRCA 1998. It also serves as a jumping point to conferences and workshops, pertinent
NOAA: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
This website is the homepage of NOAA's environmental satellite monitoring service. The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, & enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, & quality of life. The site features satellite and in situ data from NOAA's Climactic, Coastal, Geophysical, and Oceanographic Data Centers, satellite imagery and research, as we
Hurricane Research Division: Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ web site from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answers various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Technical references are given throughout the site for additional information. This site can help answer some of the questions that users may have about the characteristics of these catastrophic storms, how they are monitored and forecasted, and some of the research topics that are being addressed today.
A Problem with Authority? Writing Challenging Questions for Today's World Leaders
In this lesson, students learn about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial invitation to speak at Columbia University. They then work in pairs to research and write provocative interview questions to ask other contentious world leaders for class presentations.
All the Way to Timbuktu - Uncovering Mali's Historic Legacy
In this lesson, students learn about historic preservation efforts in Timbuktu, Mali, and about the city’s past as “the intellectual heart of Africa.” They then research various events related to the city’s history to create oral presentations.
This Land is Your Land? This Land is My Land! Mapping the History of Territory Acquisition in the US
In this lesson, students will research the many territory acquisitions in United States history and create an annotated map that tells the history of U.S. expansion.
Where Do They Stand? Creating Profiles of the 2008 Presidential Candidates
In this lesson, students will research the 2008 presidential candidates and create a booklet of candidate profiles that clearly differentiate each one.
X Is for Wonderment - Understanding the Role of the X Chromosome in Human Genetics
In this lesson, students read a "job description" of motherhood and reflect on its meaning and accuracy. In groups, they research and make and present posters about a sex-linked genetic condition and evaluate possible hereditary scenarios by drawing Punnett squares. Finally, they write a short essay explaining how sex might be genetically linked to certain descriptors.
US History I
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Invention Factory: Thomas Edison
is a curriculum-oriented guide to the work and laboratories of the great American inventor. The site contains photographs, maps, and readings about the laboratories and the process of turning research into commercial products.
Remembering Pearl Harbor
describes the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and features the USS Arizona, a battleship on which 1,177 sailors and marines perished. Photos, charts, documents, and research questions help students piece together what happened before, during, and after the attack that drew the U.S. into World War ...
Findings magazine showcases diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives. Each issue also contains brief research highlights, a puzzle or other activity, and online extras.
Aura-OMI Ozone Hole from September 12, 2004 to November 15,2004 with Polar Vortex Demarced
Data from NASA satellites establishes a 40 year record of stratospheric ozone measurements. The stratospheric ozone layer shields life on Earth from harmful solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Research shows that excess exposure to UV radiation causes skin cancer and eye problems and impacts plant growth. ...
Scientific Ethics and the Signs of Voodoo Science
Until recently, the issue of research ethics had not been a subject of explicit discussion within the Physics community. Over the past ten years, however, documented cases of scientific fraud have brought this issue to center stage. We will explore, through case studies, some examples ranging from poor ...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties, applications and ...
Nanoscale Antenna Apertures
This presentation will discuss light concentration and enhancement in nanometer-scale ridge aperture antennas. Resent research, including numerical simulations and near field optical measurements has demonstrated that nanoscale ridge antenna apertures can concentrate light into nanometer domain. More ...
Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE
The field of nano-science and nano-technology covers a broad area of expertise. Classical fields of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering all are involved in the "new" field f nano. Research and development in that area is by its very nature multi-disciplinary, ...
Perspectives on Case-based Multimedia Web Projects in Science
This article discusses the merits of case-based learning in an interactive online environment. Researchers used both qualitative and quantitative research over a 2-year period to examine the learning that occurred in a high school context when students were engaged in a case-based multimedia project. ...
Teaching Biocomplexity in the Geosciences
The emerging field of biocomplexity provides a multidisciplinary approach to looking at complex, interrelated systems. Biological, geological, chemical, physical and human elements are all part of biocomplexity. This site contains a variety of resources for faculty members who teach undergraduate courses ...