China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 11
Professor Gerald Chan, Department of Political Studies, University of Auckland presents "China's Rise in Global Economic Governance". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
Modelling Water & Life
My recent 10-minute talk on modelling for environmental decision-making
"Morals and Markets: Being Catholic in a Global Economy"
A featured event of the 2010-2011 Notre Dame Forum, this panel discussion featured an economist, a political scientist, and a theologian offering their perspectives on the papal encyclical "Caritas in Veritate" and how it relates to global markets and the common good. Learn More: http://forum.nd.edu
Global Environment Speaker Series: Local and Global Decline of Seagrass
The first Global Environment Speaker Series event was presented by Dr. Tim Carruthers, Program Manager, Integration and Application Network at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The talk entitled "Local and global declines of seagrass: Is there a glimmer of hope for this essential ecosytem?" was phosted by the Department of Geography & the Environment.
Ingenious Diagnostics Combat Global Plant Disease
Plant pathologist, Dr. Naidu Rayapati, is using a deceptively simple technology to help diagnose crop diseases in developing countries. Small FTA Classic cards are used in the field to obtain plant samples, which can be easily transported to Washington State University for diagnosis using state-of-the-art lab equipment. His work offers hope for millions of people for whom crop failure can mean poverty and starvation.
STS Activity - Harry Ferguson, Inventor
A structured worksheet on the inventor Harry Ferguson.
Hard and Soft Water Quiz
The student can revise the important terminology that they need to know for this topic.
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.
What does global warming mean for you?
Wondrous Water - Investigating the Properties of Water
In this lesson, students reflect on the importance of water in their lives. Then they investigate the properties of water through a series of experiments and activities. Finally, they synthesize what they have learned about water to create a super hero comic strip with water as the main character.
Affordable Learning Solutions: CSU's Systemwide Strategy
The CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign is designed to enable faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students. CSU students typically pay over $800 per year for their books. By reducing their expenses, we believe we can provide better access to a quality CSU learning experience. We are launching this campaign in 2010 and will be continuously improving the services to CSU faculty and students each semester. The Affordable Learning S
Water on the Web
WOW lessons are designed for infusion into the existing science curriculums for college freshmen and advanced high school students. The lessons use the aquatic environment and real lake data to explore basic science concepts through two different approaches: a directed study ("Studying") and an inquiry ("Investigating") approach. The directed studies allow students to apply and learn concepts through direct, guided experience. The inquiry lessons provide a more open-ended opportunity for student
Water Science For Schools
Nice site for learning about water for middle and high school students, primarily. Excellent resource from a government laboratory.
Studying mammals: return to the water
Some of the most unusual and versatile of all the mammals are the groups that live, feed and reproduce underwater. In this unit we will see how these formerly land-based mammals adapted to a return to the water, discussing such challenges as breathing, mo
Water-Resources Reconnaissance of St. George Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska
This 15-page PDF was prepared by the USGS and provides information about sources of water and groundwater quality on St. George Island. Maps, tables, chemical analysis, cross sections and well logs are included in the report.
College LiveText edu Solutions
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Connecting Concepts: Plant Biology/Water Relations 3: Plant Adaptations for Water Stress
Students help a restoration ecologist choose plants that will grow at Alamitos Creek, California, based on plant adaptations for dry conditions and the concept of water potential. Students will: 1) complete a simulated applied research project in which they review concepts pertaining to plant adaptations for dry conditions, construct a checklist of criteria for plants adapted to grow at Alamitos Creek, and select 3 plants that meet criteria for growth at Alamitos Creek using inventories of real
Connecting Concepts: Plant Biology/Water Relations 2: Water Flow Through Whole Plants
Students follow movement of water through a plant from the soil to the atmosphere. They calculate water potential at each of 5 locations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Students will: 1) predict the value and direction of the solute potential and pressure potiential in different parts of a plant, given information about physical conditions; and 2) calculate the water potential for soil, root cell, xylem, mesophyll cell, leaf air space, and atmosphere.