The Grand Canyon
Over the course of several lessons, this lesson plan deals with the consequences of damming in the Grand Canyon area. Students act as scientists investigating the damming of the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon dam and experimental flooding that took place in 1996. They then write a proposal as to whether or not more experimental flooding should be done on the area considering the ecological effects. This topic has great potential for an Earth Systems Science class, as the consequences of dammi
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The Great Energy Debate
The National Geographic Society's global energy debate lesson plan explores the controversial issues surrounding the energy debate in the United States. Students will research recent initiatives being taken in this area and analyze their implications. They will then assume the roles of pivotal stakeholders in this debate and testify to a mock congressional committee responsible for making decisions about public lands and energy resources. This Starting Point website describes the learning goals
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Education Resources for Paleontology
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Paleontology Divisions offers educational resources on their website. Resources include booklets on geologic time, fossils, dinosaurs, and plate tectonics. Users can follow links to USGS resources including teaching sources and general interest information and non-USGS resources.
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Swampeast Missouri
In this Starting Point case study, students will explore wetland hydrology and biology. They will decide whether or not to restore a wetland or retain dams and drainage systems. Students will also examine the complexity of decisions regarding wetland restoration as well as investigate viewpoints of various stakeholders in the draining of wetlands. While the activity is set in Missouri, the case can apply to any wetland conservation or restoration project. Users can access information regarding l
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Borders
'Borders' begins with a short dramatic piece that introduces the issues of complicity, resistance, and boundaries. This work continues to investigate these themes in the style of a documentary. In the prologue, actor Steve Buscemi plays Ted, a young scientist who goes to work at a large scientific research facility. Here he develops ideas that, much to the dismay and rebuff of his jealous fellow researchers who gather around a vending machine, are embraced by his supervisors. The young scientist
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Funeral
'Funeral' is a collage-style work that incorporates images of many different landscapes. As voices apologize, the viewer is subjected to images of moving trains, a cabin in the woods, mountains, and a hawk moving through the sky. Dizzying and sometimes out of focus, the piece incorporates still and projected images into its ever-moving scenery. Some black-and-white pictures appear. 'Funeral,' which is approximately six minutes long, was conceived by Marina Zurkow, with Abigail Simon serving as a
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Carex communis habit
Carex communis habit. For context, see: Carex communis species page and Carex Interactive Identification Key.
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How Much Water Do We Use?
What is our water budget? Studying watersheds is one way to understand how much water we use.
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Earthquake Animations
This site features earthquake related Flash animations and real video footage. The visualizations illustrate how seismographs work, p and s waves, earthquake foci versus epicenters, tsunami formation, as well as an earthquake video recorded by security cameras. These resources portray a variety of environments and are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
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Tonto National Monument: Saving a National Treasure
tells the story of the Salado people, who thrived in the Arizona valley where Tonto Creek joins the Salt River (1050-1450 AD). The Salado culture combined customs of several American Indian groups. They channeled the river to create farmland in the desert. They built Pueblo-style buildings. They left no written records. This monument, established in December 1907, was among the first sites protected under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
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Immigration: A Vision & A Dream
In this lesson, students will explore issues surrounding immigration, assimilation and maintenance of cultural identity.
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Knowledge Is Power - Use It Wisely
In this lesson, students will work in teams to do further research on the ethics issues presented in the documentary The Nobel: Visions of Our Century.
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What Is Culture?
In this lesson students will do activities which will help them to observe customs and behaviors and develop awareness about the cultural groups they identify with. This includes an activity about observing their classroom culture and an activity to observe their family's culture.
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Smithsonian Kids: Collecting
This site invites kids to start a collection of rocks, shells, postcards, posters, or something else that interests them. Three Smithsonian collections are sampled. Rocks and Minerals includes the Hope Diamond; Stamps includes Western Cattle in Storm (1898); Historic Coins includes the Jefferson Indian Peace Medal.
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TV numérique
Après lecture d'un article d'un journal sur la télévision numérique, tu réponds à une série de question. Les réponses se trouvent dans l'article. Tu recevras également une série d'explications de mots difficiles provenant du texte. Tu cherches le mot tel qu'il se trouve dans l'article.
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Breakingviews: China running out of steam in Year of Dragon
A shaky property market and social unrest threaten China's economic growth in 2012, says Reuters Breakingviews.
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Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2012: A New Era in Journal Stewardship.
By: WentzMR Dr. William L. Lanier, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Editor-in-Chief of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, discusses his editorial appearing in the January 2012 issue of the journal on the redesign of Proceedings and the many exciting new features found there. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00020-6/fulltext
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Urgent Emergency Disaster Ultra Readiness
This important part of the video starts at 40 seconds. It tries to be clever, but the most important part of it is the listing and showing of materials that all homes should have to be prepared for an emergency. Preview first as it may not be suitable for all audiences.
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@Google in Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor stops by Google for a conversation with Kent Walker. A pioneer in the legal profession, Justice O'Connor became the first woman appointed to the Court in 1981. Over the course of her career at the Court, she played a pivotal role in numerous rulings with far-reaching implications. Following her retirement in 2006, Justice O'Connor took on the challenge of educating students about civic engagement through the use of the Web, creating the site iCivics. We'll spend th
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Renault-Nissan sales could see slight drop in Europe
Jan. 9 - Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the automaker's sales could drop three percent in Europe due to the ongoing debt crisis. He adds though he doesn't see the euro collapsing.
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