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Published in 2017
What are coral reefs? Coral can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world. But how much do you know about reefs and the tiny animals—polyps—that build them? Learn all about coral and why warming waters threaten the future of the reef ecosystem.
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The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. Suggest a resource, or browse through resources on topics including: air quality, climate change, ecosystems, energy, environmental science, pollution,...
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Our high-definition cameras give you and your students a wonderfully unique glimpse into the real lives of birds. This nesting season, we encourage you to join the excitement and tune in during one of the most dynamic times of birds' lives. These four activities will help you engage students in...
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Keep Wild Animals Wild lesson plans, videos and worksheets provide everything educators need to introduce students to what makes wild animals wild, why wildlife trade is a big threat not just to animals and ecosystems, but to people too, and how to help keep wild animals wild. The lesson plans are...
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The module, Earth System Evolution leads students to an understanding of changes in the earth system that have created the present physical environment and the evolution of life using a student based inquiry approach. The module consists of three chapters: Astronomy, Climate Change, and Changing...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By EcoMUVE
EcoMUVE is a curriculum that was developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that uses immersive virtual environments to teach middle school students about ecosystems and casual patterns. EcoMUVE was developed with funding from the Institute of Educational Science (IES), US Department of...
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Experience the unique biomes of northern Alaska from the comfort of your own classroom! Through this distance-learning program from the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Fairbanks, Alaska, students can meet an NPS ranger and learn about the diversity of Alaska's habitats. Targeted for students in...
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Everyone needs a home-a place to eat, sleep, take shelter, even raise a family. When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one. Finding it becomes particularly humorous when that home is carried on the crab's back! LeVar builds a house for the flying friends in his...
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Students brainstorm different sources of pollution. Then, students make their own miniature ocean inside a water bottle, and pollute it with waste and oil to observe the effects on animals in the water. A demonstration shows students the effect of oil on birds' feathers and discuss the consequences...
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"In """"""""Climate Science in Focus (Earth as a System)-"""""""" students will learn about the four Earth systems and how they are connected. Broken into eight days, these lessons require 58 minutes to complete. Students explore topics including climate and weather, carrying capacity and animal...
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