Visual Messages: Creating a Photomontage
uses essays and photos provided by Peace Corps Volunteers to help students create a photomontage that focuses attention on environmental issues in the United States and Africa. Students challenge themselves to ask the question, What is the photograph communicating?
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Cycling Through Controversy. Debating Values and Viewpoints
Students practice taking different perspectives when debating environmental issues. Then they take these into account when proposing solutions.
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Using GLOBE Data to Analyze Land Cover
The purpose of the resource is to develop hypotheses about which environmental factors are most important to plants.
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Food Calories and Land
Obesity is on the rise in the United States, due primarily to the size and composition of the American diet. Discussion topics include lack of exercise, changes in calorie intake over time, and environmental impacts of these increases in consumption.
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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
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Martha and Carl Lindner III Hall: Elon University's commitment to environmental sustainability
This video describes the environmental sustainability features of Martha and Carl Lindner III Hall in the Academic Village at Elon University.
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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
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Lunch with a Laureate: Eric Chivian
In 1978, in his last years of residency in psychiatry at Mass General Hospital, Eric Chivian decided to do something bold. Encouraged by Australian physician, Helen Caldicott, who spoke of the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle and of nuclear power, in particular, he decided to restart an old medical organization—Physi
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Is Environmental Education Important?
This video explores why environmental education should be taught in the classroom.
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Treating Drug Addiction: A Behavioral Approach
Provides an example of how drug therapies incorporate the results of research on several levels of behavior, and shows how patients learn to deal with environmental triggers for cravings.
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Biodiversity
With current extinction rates exceeding those of previous mass extinctions, many biodi versity studies focus on efforts to count the Earth’s species before they are lost. This session explores current field experiments studying complex ecosystems and how environmental and biodiversity changes might affect their functions.
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Allergies
 Allergic reactions occur to normally harmless environmental substances known as allergens; these reactions are acquired, predictable, and rapid.
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Walt Disney - The Little House - 1952
As progress brings the city directly around a little house, the house becomes more and more depressed in this cartoon. The video introduces young learners to environmental issues, social issues, and urban sprawl.
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A cold war chronology
An image history of the cold war. Its cause, its social impact, and its environmental and public health legacy. Created for a visit by the Secretary of Energy. Later used in schools to provoke discussion and insight about the Cold War Era.
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Dhaka, the second dirtiest city in the world - 19 April 08
Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, home to some 11million people, is facing a severe environmental crisis. It's been named the second dirtiest city in the world, after Baku in Azerbaijan.
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A case study of "A Civil Action"
This is a short, culminating activity that can be used to assess your students' understanding of the steps needed to determine if a water source is contaminated and how it got that way, and to suggest possible methods of cleanup or remediation. Students review a portion of the film "A Civil Action" and identify the problem and the people involved. Students then take the role of environmental scientist and apply their knowledge of water and hazardous waste contamination to create a plan to help l
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Congressional Briefing: WASH in Schools in Developing Countries
Experts discuss the assessment of environmental standards at water sanitation facilities.
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Tree Identification
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how being able to identify trees can make a winter walk through the woods more enjoyable. First, you can classify a tree into one of two groups: a conifer that holds its leaves or needles year round, or a deciduous tree that drops leaves annually. Next, observe each tree's characteristics: the type of bark, the branching pattern of a twig, the shape of a bud,
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Recycling : How and Where Is Glass Recycled?
After being taken to a storage location, recycled glass is taken to a glass re-manufacturing facility, where it is crushed and sorted by color. Discover how recycled glass is melted and remade with help from a solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator in this video on glass recycling.

Lynn Bestul is the solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator for the New Hanover Department of Environmental Management in Wilmington, N.C.
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Turtle Defenses
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how some species of turtle protect themselves in their environment. Turtles, like many other species, are facing obstacles that threaten their survival. Some of these obstacles have threatened turtle survival for centuries, while others have emerged more recently and are caused by human activities. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:32.
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