High School Environmental Center
This is a portal to environmental resources. It organizes sites by topics: air pollution, climate change, global warming; conservation of energy, soil, and water; coral reefs, forests, watersheds, and other ecosystems; drinking water, waste water, ground water; asthma, lead, pesticides, sun protection, and other health issues; waste and recycling; and local data and maps.
Despite gobs of data, it is still difficult to accurately predict the path and intensity of a hurricane. How are these predictions made? Are they getting more reliable? Will hurricanes be affected by global warming? And, while we're at it, what gets a hurricane turning in the first place?
Introduction to Glycolysis
Living cells can process certain sugar molecules, rearranging their atoms and this process can supply energy to the cell to power growth and other functions. This process is called glycolysis. Glycolysis evolved billions of years ago when there was no oxygen in the earth's atmosphere and it was therefore impossible for cells to gain energy from the oxidation of sugar molecules using oxygen. Later when oxygen was produced as a byproduct of photosynthesis cells evolved to utilise oxygen to oxidise
Design it Yourself Glycolysis
This interactive exercise is intended to help you understand why glycolysis has evolved to the form that we can observe in living cells and how it is so efficient that it seems to resemble a designed process. THIS IS NOT A QUIZ - when presented with options you should choose the wrong answers to gain maximum understanding.
Study of Place: Antarctic Exploration
Each two-week module in the Study of Place curriculum is framed by an historical event that makes a connection between the physical environment and human activity. The activities focus primarily on physical and earth science content, geography, and inquiry skills. Assessments and scoring rubrics, including a pre-assessment that can be used for both modules, are embedded in each module, providing opportunities for tracking student learning. The Antarctic Exploration module is framed by Sir Ernest
Study of Place: Ocean Currents Exploration
Each two-week module in the Study of Place curriculum is framed by an historical event that makes a connection between the physical environment and human activity. The activities focus primarily on physical and earth science content, geography, and inquiry skills. Assessments and scoring rubrics, including a pre-assessment that can be used for both modules, are embedded in each module, providing opportunities for tracking student learning. The Ocean Currents Exploration module is framed by Benja
Class Discussion About Playing Ayiti: The Cost of Life
Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education, make money, stay healthy, or maintain happiness. During the course of the game, the player encounters unexpected events and must make decisions that contribute to or detract from achieving the chosen goal. After students have played the game they will need to reflect u
In His/Her Shoes
Students will research the laws around tobacco of another part of the world and write a brief narrative from the perspective living in the environment created by those regulations.
Play Ayiti: The Cost of Life
Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education, make money, stay healthy, or maintain happiness. During the course of the game, the player encounters unexpected events and must make decisions that contribute to or detract from achieving the chosen goal.
Take a Technology Inventory
This activity prepares students to watch the film, "Local Voices, Global Visions," by having them examine the presence of technology in their own lives. Students should be familiar with the use of spreadsheets and have a basic working definition of information and communication technology (ICT), using the Understanding page or from their own initial research on the subject. This activity is part of a series of lessons surrounding the film, "Local Voices, Global Visions."
The Snowball Earth
This website contains an informational paper by Paul Hoffman and Daniel Schragg at Harvard University. The paper describes many lines of evidence supporting a theory that the entire Earth was ice-covered 600-700 million years ago. Each glacial period lasted for millions of years and ended violently under extreme greenhouse conditions. These climate shocks triggered the evolution of multicellular animal life, and challenge long-held assumptions regarding the limits of global change. Users can rea
Oil industry in Scotland: making photographs, making demands
The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry, and it is this global scale that poses the challenge. How can the full dimensions of the oil industry be adequately represented in a photograph? This unit looks at a series of photographs mad
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within t
Studying mammals: life in the trees
David Attenborough looks at â€˜life in the treesâ€™: examining how species have evolved to cope with arboreal living. You will learn how lemurs, anteaters, bears and many others have developed different methods to help movement and survival.
Fuel poverty in Scotland
In this unit, you will be hearing and reading about the issues faced by people living in poverty in Britain in 2000. This is intended to give you an understanding of what poverty is like from the perspective of the people themselves, both in terms of the
Understanding health - taster materials
Alcohol abuse, healthy living and Alzheimerâ€™s disease all regularly hit the headlines. This unit will take a brief look at these issues and introduces you to the type of issues that you would be asked to examine should you wish to study OU course Y158 U
Unit 3 - Using natural resources wisely
In this unit you will discover how to use these resources sustainably (wisely) not only in day-to-day living, but also when you design a food or other garden in your area. Why is this important? As the number of people increases, our footprint on the Earth becomes bigger and resources are coming under more pressure. Abuse of resources is causing major problems which, in turn, is impacting on our lives on many levels, including that of food security. When we reflect on how we use our natural reso
Latino Theology and Christian Tradition
This course will examine the development of Latino religion and theology in the United States and how U.S. Latina and Latino theologians have articulated the meaning and implications for Christian living of core theological topics such as Christology, worship, evangelization, and social justice.
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
The Global Drifter Program
This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.