Natural Inquirer Climate Change Series: Gas
The Natural Inquirer Climate Change series article It's a Gas explores the exchange of gases between the soil and atmosphere in tropical forests.
Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change, Global Warming
The terms greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming are often used interchangeably, yet they really refer to three separate and distinct processes. This activity examines all three and assesses whether Earth's atmosphere is getting warmer.
Phenology: The Effects of Climate Change on Ecosystem Health
The article gives a good introduction to how scientists are using plant data to study the effects of climate change.
Using data from the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) track snowfall in your area and assess snowfall levels from the Winter Olympics.
Chemistry and the Environment
This program introduces the chemistry of the environment. It addresses selected topics such as water quality and purification, recycling, and the hole in the ozone layer. Bringing the students to awareness of these topics helps them understand important issues in the world around them. In studying chemistry, environmental studies or anything else, the classroom climate i
Our World: Honeybees
Join NASA scientists and beekeepers in a citizen science project to collect important data about climate change. Learn how honeybees pollinate over 130 crops in the United States each year and what NASA is doing to help study the decline in bee populations. (05:47)
2.1 Nutrient budgeting
The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
Natural Inquirer Journals: Facts to the Future
The articles in this Natural Inquirer include just a few of the renewable natural resources studied by USDA Forest Service scientists. By reading these articles, you will learn about the condition of the resources in the year 2000, and you will learn what might happen to them by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important to our society in 2040? Why or why not? The articles in this journal wil
How to Grow a Rabbit's Foot Fern
The rabbit's foot fern is great for growing in the house, and it
requires a warm, wet climate. A gardener explains how to grow a rabbits food fern and why rabbit's foot ferns should be grown in hanging baskets.
How to Grow a Sweet Potato Plant
In this clip learn how to grow a sweet potato plant, also known as ipomoea. A gardener gives historical information about the sweet potato and explains how to plant it in a lush, warm climate while providing plenty of moisture to keep the soil damp. A growing tip is to avoid cold weather exposure when growing sweet potato vines.
The Idea of Communism - Red Scare
As World War I was raging in Europe, a political and social revolution defined by a struggle between the labor class and capitalists was taking place in Russia. In early 1917, the Bolshevik Party, headed by Vladimir Lenin, felt that the social climate in Russia was beginning to change in their favor. Outlining his plan for a communist revolution, Lenin wrote his “April Thesis” to demonstrate the Bolshevik vision for a Soviet State. By the end of October 1917, the Bolshevik Party, soon to be
Caves: Extreme Conditions for Life
For certain life forms on Earth, conditions that humans and other familiar organisms find hospitable can actually be deadly. Instead of a moderate climate with an atmosphere rich in nitrogen and oxygen, these organisms thrive in very hot or very cold temperatures, or in caves or deep waters where no light penetrates. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, scientists analyze communities of cave-dwelling microbes that live off simple inorganic compounds like iron and sulfur. Based on their findi
History of Hanukah
Tech Twurl SXSW Interview
How do you get to SXSW? A great idea and lots of practice.
Nicholas Stern is IG Patel professor of economics and government at LSE and chairman of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.
Detailed video explaining the rainforest biome. Gives an explanation of what is found in the rainforest. Only 6% of the Earth's surface is covered by rainforest. This video shows the climate that a rainforest has, the location of rainforest and the two different kinds of rainforest, tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest, and where they can be found. Run time 03:39.
Making of Project Genie
Professor Hugh Montgomery (Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance) has interests beyond his groundbreaking research at UCL-- he is also helping to shape the way children view the issue of climate change through Project Genie. Originally conceived of as a storybook to teach schoolchildren about climate change, Project Genie has evolved into an animated film and a curriculum for use in schools. http://www.projectgenie.org.uk/
Geography: Climate and Vegetation
An introduction to climate and vegetation in world regional geography. IU Southeast Instructor: Clint Franklin