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Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues

Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues
By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy. 1. This app provides an overview of environmental issues, particularly pollution, for younger students. 2. Enercities is a little more sophisticated than Little Green Island. 3. It’s important to learn not just about sustainability and being environmentally conscious, but also about what’s at stake in these efforts. 4. Tanner Higgin is Senior Manager, Education Content, at Common Sense Media, creator of Graphite ™, a free service for educators in search of the best apps, games, and websites rated for learning. Related

Sea Level Rise Explorer - Global Warming Art From Global Warming Art Elevation Relative to Sea Level (m) Description The map shown above allows you to explore the regions of the Earth that are most vulnerable to sea level rise. As with other Google Maps, you can click-and-drag the window to scroll or double click to zoom. Potential for Sea Level Rise As global warming progresses, sea level is expected to rise primarily due to the melting of continental ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. During the twentieth century, sea level rose 20 cm. However, even if global temperatures stabilize in 2100, the full magnitude of sea level rise is expected to take far longer to develop. Accuracy of Maps The sea level data appearing in my maps is based primarily on version 2 of NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), with post-processing by CGIAR to fill-in voids using data from other sources. The SRTM data are limited to a region of 60 S to 60 N latitude. Related Materials References ^ [abstract] [DOI] Knutti, Reto and Thomas F.

Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined Climate Change, Deforestation, Biomes and Ocean Currents, Plankton, Endangered Species - Earth Web Site Click for more detail Thermohaline Change Evidence is growing that the thermohaline current may be slowed or stopped by cold fresh water inputs to the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. This could occur if global warming is sufficient to cause large scale melting of arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet. Such a change in the current may be gradual (over centuries) or very rapid (over a few years). Either would cause planet wide changes in climate. "Diatoms (a kind of phytoplankton) are estimated to "scrub" roughly as much CO2 from the atmosphere each year as all the world's rainforests. "Net primary productivity is the mass of plant material produced each year on land and in the oceans by photosynthesis using energy from sunlight. Biodiversity is the variety of life found at all levels of biological organization, ranging from individuals and populations to species, communities and ecosystems. Click for more detail What are they? Ecosystem and Biodiversity Text Sources: 1.

WWF Footprint Calculator Teacher Resources: Water Science School (USGS) USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS The USGS Water Science School Teacher Resources for Water Science, USGS The Water Cycle We have a water-cycle for schools section with a diagram and an online, interactive version aimed at three age-levels of students. Files for printing: PDF (2 Mb poster) | Image (11x17 inch) | Image (poster) Water Properties Learn about what makes water unique and vital to all life on Earth. The Story of Dryville! Story of YOU going into the desert to start a new town...and how water plays a part every step of the way. Activity Center These surveys show cumulative responses after you take the survey. Opinion Surveys Challenge Questions Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices U.S.

DESIGN SQUAD . String Thing Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Molecular Workbench Three Views of MW Senior Scientist and Molecular Workbench Developer Charles Xie, Researcher and Manager Amy Pallant, and Technology and Curriculum Developer Dan Damelin describe the history of Molecular Workbench and our vision for the future. Watch the Video undefinedundefinedundefined Selected Curriculum Modules Transistor Semiconductor Plasma Molecular Rover Chemical Bonding Chemical Resp. Diffusion Heat & Temperature Electrostatics Phase Change DNA to Protein Mission: Immunity Lipids & Carbs Tree of Life Proteins & DNA Harvest Light Quantum Mechanics Crystallography More Modules » Launches MW Create Your Own Simulations MW is not just a collection of simulations—do not be deceived by first glance. Learn More in MW's Online Manual » Launches MW Create Your Own Curriculum Modules A simulation without instructional support is difficult for students to use. Learn More in MW's Online Manual » Launches MW Fun Stuff Electrostatic Maze 3D Maze Roving Nanogear Block Feeder Probability Machine Dainty Walker Water Wheels

Penrod - Sixth Grade Science pHet-analysis-sheet.docx There are three important pieces to your child's education: student, parent, teacher, with the STUDENT being the most important piece of this puzzle. When the three pieces work together as a team, the student may attain the best education possible. Ultimately, the responsibility of this education falls on the STUDENT'S shoulders. They must have a good attitude, and to ensure their success as a student and as they enter into a life after school. I pledge to "BE A TIGER" and do the best I can to help your child ensure a successful future, and I look forward to working with you as a team. I provide opportunities throughout the course of the nine weeks for you to take part in your child's education. PLEASE, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the Junior High at 947-4527. grade-6-standards.pdf