The Lowdown on Climate Change (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Episode 4)
There is so much information available about climate change that knowing what to do about it becomes overwhelming. Where do you start? What can you do?
Research how plants in your area can be used to indicate climate change. Project BudBurst is a U.S. field study campaign that engages citizen scientists in making careful observations of the phenological events such as first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses in their local area. Resources include K-12 Teacher Guide and Student Data Collection Sheet
Climate Modeling Program
The research-based Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) is funded by NSF ITEST. Curriculum based resources were designed with input from 21 scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Resources include K-12 inquiry-based classroom lessons, a student network for observing arctic weather, digital lectures, and an interactive multimedia learning system (on DVD).
Using data from the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) track snowfall in your area and assess snowfall levels from the Winter Olympics.
Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, a
Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning
This Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities. HETL has been developed for a workshop delivered to Athabasca University faculty and reflects several years work with Peter at the Learning Technologies Centre at University of Manitoba. Distance and online universities such as Athabasca, are well positioned to play a bridging role between tradition and emergenc
Global Patterns in Green-Up and Green-Down
The purpose of this resource is to investigate the annual cycle of plant growth and decline using visualizations and graphs. Students will analyze visualizations and graphs that show the annual cycle of plant growth and decline. Students will explore patterns of annual change for the globe and each hemisphere in several regions that have different land cover and will match graphs that show annual green-up and green-down patterns with a specific land cover type.
Fourth Annual International Right-To-Know Day Celebration - The World Banks New Transparency Regime
Chad Dobson, Executive Director, Bank Information Center; Anne-Marie Leroy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank; Laura Neuman, The Carter Center
NASA KSNN Why do leaves change color?
Learn more about why leaves change color and experiment to separate colors within a leaf.
NASA KSNN What is one-half?
What would our world be like without fractions? Our language would certainly change!
NASA KSNN What do animals need to live?
There are many different habitats on the Earth. These vary in the landforms, sources of water, and climate conditions. Plants and animals are specially adapted to live in their habitats. Animals suited to live in the desert (very dry, either hot or cold) would have a difficult time living in the tropical rain forest (warm and very wet). Grades K-2
Landmark larynx transplant
Brenda Jensen is now able to speak for the first time in 11 years, thanks to a groundbreaking larynx and trachea transplant carried out by a joint team of surgeons from UCL and UC Davis. Techniques of the procedure, particularly the repairing of muscles and nerves in the neck, had been developed by Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute). http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ear/research/birchall Additional footage courtesy of UC Davis
Join the ladybug in an exploration of rotational motion. Rotate the merry-go-round to change its angle, or choose a constant angular velocity or angular acceleration. Explore how circular motion relates to the bug's x,y position, velocity, and acceleration using vectors or graphs.
Magnet and Compass
Ever wonder how a compass worked to point you to the Arctic? Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet, and then add the earth and find the surprising answer! Vary the magnet's strength, and see how things change both inside and outside. Use the field meter to measure how the magnetic field changes.
Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth
This site examines the history of Earth. Learn about the formation of Earth, dating the age of rocks, geologic time, plate tectonics, climate change, ocean circulation, evolution, extinction, ecology, and topics related to paleobiology.
Lecture 24 - 11/17/2010
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.
Revisiting the Centennial: Resources from the Library and Archives
June 14, 2010 - December 2010: The invaluable resources in this exhibition--including books, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera--document an extraordinary civic event as well as the broader aesthetic and manufacturing forces at work in the Victorian era, which drove considerable social and economic change both here and abroad.
KiteModeler was developed in an effort to foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math. KiteModeler is a simulator that models the design, trimming, and flight of a kite. The program works in three modes: Design Mode, Trim Mode, or Flight Mode. In the Design Mode (shown below), you pick from five basic types of kite designs. You can then change design variables including the length and width of various sections of the kite. You can also select different materials for each componen
Fotografija je posneta v Škocjanski jami. Učencem jo lahko pokažemo pri pouku zemljepisa in tudi fizike pri obravnavanju širjenje svetlobe.,Photo taken in Škocjan Caves.