Home Water Use
This lesson provides an overview of water use in the industrialized world, including a discussion of the increasing need for conservation as populations grow and water supplies stay roughly constant.
This lesson builds upon the previous two (Newton's Second Law and the First Law of Thermodynamics) by explaining that conservation of energy is not perfectly observed, in that energy is lost as it is transferred from kinetic to potential, and vice-versa.
Energy at Play
In this activity students will design a contraption using Tinker ToysTM, while exploring how Potential and Kinetic Energy are transformed and transferred. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
MGMT 691: Legal and Ethical Issues
Explores the legal and ethical responsibilities of managers. Analyzes extent to which shareholders should be allowed to exercise their legitimate economic, legal, and ethical claims on corporate managers; extent of regulation of a particular industry, individual rights of the employee and various corporate interests, and corporate responsibility to consumers, society, and conservation of natural resources and the environment.
Energy and Eccentricity
The precise orbit of any heavenly body -- a planet, asteroid, or comet -- is fixed by the laws of conservation of energy and angular momentum. The eccentricity, which determines the shape of an orbit, is intimately linked to the energy and angular momentum of the heavenly body.
Baboons in Their Natural Habitat
A day in the life of anubis, or olive baboons (Papio anubis), filmed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Shows animals eating, resting, climbing, and grooming.
Documentary- After 60 years in exile, three sisters return to the home that was taken away from them by the South African government. Their return home is part of Africa's conservation efforts- to get people back in their homelands.
Atoms and Heat II
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Recycle your Cans!
The California Department of Conservation encourages you to recycle bottles and cans with this cute, 30 second video about a "talking" can that is eventually recycled into a baseball bat.
Web Soil Survey
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soi
Some of the topics addressed in this book are: Conservation of energy; the transfer of mechanical energy; conservation of momentum; conservation of angular momentum; thermodynamics.
Quantifying honey bee mating range and isolation in semi-isolated valleys by DNA microsatellite pate
Honey bee males and queens mate in mid air and can fly many kilometres on their nuptial flights. The conservation of native honey bees, such as the European black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera), therefore, requires large isolated areas to prevent hybridisation with other subspecies, such as A. m. ligustica or A. m. carnica, which may have been introduced by beekeepers. This study used DNA microsatellite markers to determine the mating range of A. m. mellifera in two adjacent semi-isolated valley
Climb the Green Ladder: how sustainability can make you and your company more successful
What strategies can individuals within organisations use to make their organisation more successful and sustainable? Ed Gillespie is the co-founder and creative director of Futerra Sustainability Communications. Futerra arose from the frustration of its co-founders, in the late 1990’s, with the unsophisticated communications around sustainable development, and the dull and worthy messaging of corporate social responsibility. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for Science, Technol
Fighting for India's Wildlife
Protecting animals in India is no easy task. Conservation and
anti-poaching laws are not properly enforced, and land developers and mining companies are poised at the edge of many of the country's last great nature sanctuaries. Though she believes the power to save India's most revered animals is in the hands of the next generation, Maneka Gandhi of People for Animals is doing her best to help preserve India's unique natural heritage.
Chao Phraya Catfish
In this video you learn about a choa phraya catfish, also known as the dog-eating catfish. These fish can grow up to 9 feet long. This species is now extremely rare in the wild and in urgent need of study to asses its conservation status. Run time 01:49.
Work/Energy Problem with Friction
A conservation of energy problem where all of the energy is not conserved. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 10:04.
The Triple Chute
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates energy conservation using three different slides and three identical balls - called the triple chute - in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Run time 02:23.
New Deal Programs
With unemployment the highest it had ever been in the nation's history, the most pressing problem facing Roosevelt when he took office was to get people back to work. His first request to Congress was for the Unemployment Relief Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Over the course of its existence, the CCC employed some three million young men on conservation projects such as flood control, draining swamps, and planting trees. The CCC did more than just provide jobs—it kep
Water The special chemical properties of water are explored, along with the need for its protection and conservation. Water is abundant on our planet, so we take it for granted, but not all water is usable. Water can easily become contaminated by human activity, so chemists are developing ways to clean our water supplies. Ice, water, and steam are used by chemists for a var
The special chemical properties of water are explored, along with the need for its protection and conservation. Water is abundant on our planet, so we take it for granted, but not all water is usable. Water can easily become contaminated by human activity, so chemists are developing ways to clean our water supplies. Ice, water, and steam are used by chemists for a var