WWF Together 50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. AP Tools Whether you are setting up a new AP curriculum or are just looking for additional material to use with your AP science students, these tools will help. Advanced Placement Biology. Websites and Resources for Science Teachers These websites are chock full of amazing resources and tools for science teachers. Discovery Education. Calculators Use these informative environmental calculators with your students. Ecological Footprint Quiz. Online Games Online Science Games. Google Earth Google Earth Ocean.
Global Warming Explained, In About A Minute : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images On a pleasant day in 2011, researchers roamed San Diego's public parks in search of volunteers to fill out anonymous surveys about global warming. In the end about 270 responses were collected from a mix of park visitors and nearby community college students. The results were sobering. The solution to this puzzle comes from an important asymmetry: the sunlight that hits the Earth's surface is largely visible light, and that light is returned from Earth's surface as infrared light. Michael Ranney, the lead author on the study, offers this 35-word explanation: Earth transforms sunlight's visible light energy into infrared light energy, which leaves Earth slowly because it is absorbed by greenhouse gases. This and related research has led Ranney and his colleagues to launch a new website, howglobalwarmingworks.org, that educates people about the basic mechanisms of global climate change. If Ranney's right, then 52 seconds could make all the difference.
Ecological Footprint Quiz by Center for Sustainable Economy Ecological Footprint Quiz by Center for Sustainable Economy Carbon Connections Climate change: Rising sea levels hit Maputo, Rotterdam When people talk about the impact of rising sea levels, they often think of small island states that risk being submerged if global warming continues unchecked. But it's not only those on low-lying islands who are in danger. Millions of people live by the sea - and are dependent on it for their livelihoods - and many of the world's largest cities are on the coast. By 2050 the number of people living in delta cities is set to increase by as much as 70%, experts suggest, vastly increasing the number of those at risk. To shed light the impact of rising sea levels, we are taking a close look at two very different cities, Rotterdam and Maputo , and their varying responses to the problem. Much of Rotterdam - Europe's busiest port city - lies several metres below sea level, and this vulnerable position has led it to develop some of the best flood protection in the world. Weaker Gulf Stream Off the Netherlands, for example, sea levels rose by some 20cm in the last 100 years. "We need to invest.
The Nitrogen Cycle Game | UCAR Center for Science Education The Nitrogen Cycle Nitrogen is an element that is found in living things like plants and animals, dead things like fallen leaves and dear animals, and non-living things like air and water. The nitrogen cycle is one of the biogeochemical cycles and is very important for ecosystems. Nitrogen cycles slowly, stored in reservoirs such as the atmosphere, living organisms, soils, and oceans along its way. Most of the nitrogen on Earth is in the atmosphere. Certain actions of humans are causing changes to the nitrogen cycle and the amount of nitrogen that is stored in reservoirs.
Energy Flow Through Ecosystems Summary:The objective of this lesson plan is to give students a basic understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem by introducing them to the concepts of food chains and energy pyramids. Included in this lesson are two small group activities and a power point presentation. The power point presentation provides the students with fundamental knowledge about one way that organisms in an ecosystem interact and depend on one another. By using the power point lecture, the students are able to visualize food chains and energy pyramids. It is hoped that through the small group activities, the students will help each other gain a better understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem. Main Curriculum Tie: Science - BiologyStandard 1 Objective 1Summarize how energy flows through an ecosystem. Materials: LCD projector and classroom computer 1 computer for every 2 students Graph paper Microsoft PowerPoint Internet Access on each computer Student Prior Knowledge: Intended Learning Outcomes:
Environmental Data Explorer - The Environmental Database (search | map | graph | download) United Nations Environment Programme environment for development Environmental Data Explorer English | Français | Contact | Help | System sign in Environmental Data Explorer Posters >> "Basic Fact" Posters | InfoGraphics Posters | ISO Code Posters | Bubble Chart Posters "Basic Fact" Posters These posters have been developed mainly on the basis of existing data from the Environmental Data Explorer. Resource Efficiency - Electricity Production Download PDF here Resource Efficiency - Waste Management Download PDF here Ecosystem Management - Fisheries Download PDF here Climate Change - CO2 Emissions Download PDF here Ecosystem Management - Forests Download PDF here Environmental Governance - Treaties Download PDF here Resource Efficiency - Electricity Consumption Download PDF here Ecosystem Management - Protected Areas Download PDF here Harmful Substances - Hazardous Waste Download PDF here Infographic Posters GEO Indicators Download PDF here Recycling Download PDF here Access to Safe Drinking Water Flows of GDP & CO2
COOL 2.0 Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide Welcome to the Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide! This teacher's guide was produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a companion to the Climate Discovery exhibit at our Boulder, Colorado laboratory. Each unit contains lessons appropriate for grades 5-9 on a variety of Earth system science topics that facilitate student learning about our planet's climate system. The lessons in each unit can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader and may be reproduced for educational use. Note: This project is in development. The Climate Future unit will be available in 2007. The Sun-Earth Connection The unit contains lessons and a presentation that allow students to explore the Sun through images and investigate how magnetism from the Sun interacts with the Earth's magnetic field during space weather events. Investigating Climate Past: The Little Ice Age Case Study In this unit, students explore how scientists study ancient climates. Investigating Climate Present: Cycles of the Earth System