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Amphibian Crisis

Amphibian Crisis

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Students take on the role of a leading amphibian researcher that is advising on the continued crisis of amphibians around the world. Students will assess the short and long-term impacts as well as the expected ripple effects to the global ecosystem.

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Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Barnett Shale

Barnett Shale

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Students will work in groups to develop recommendations for the Texas State Legislature concerning drilling for natural gas in urban areas. Members of this body are concerned that the rush to meet rising and profitable energy demands will leave safety and environmental quality at risk.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Black Carbon (Soot)

Black Carbon (Soot)

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Students will work in teams to investigate soot contamination, which may be a significant contributor to global climate change. It is posited that curbing soot contamination may be cheaper than controlling carbon dioxide, which stays in the atmosphere much longer than soot.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brazilian Deforestation

Brazilian Deforestation

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Students analyze the cause-and-effect relationships that exist among Earth systems as a result of rainforest destruction. The results of their analysis will serve as the talking points for the Secretary of State's keynote presentation at the upcoming International Congress on Forest Resources and should include the hazards of continued rain forest destruction and recommendations for future courses of action with supporting Earth systems information.

Subject:
Biology
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Civic Development of a Wetland

Civic Development of a Wetland

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Students investigate a land use issue concerning a local wetland area. They will examine the factors for, and against, civic development and complete an ESS analysis to define the impacts.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt and Abrupt Climate Change

The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt and Abrupt Climate Change

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Based on observed and potential climate change, student groups are tasked with creating and presenting an Earth system analysis of the slowing or stoppage of the thermohaline circulation system (THC).

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Phytoplankton Blooms and Climate Change

Phytoplankton Blooms and Climate Change

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In this activity, students conduct research to determine what trend, if any, can be established for spring algal bloom size in North American coastal regions over the last decade. They will include an Earth System Science Analysis exploring links to changes in sea surface temperatures and potential local implications of their findings in their report.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Precipitation: The Dry Gets Drier; the Wet, Wetter

Precipitation: The Dry Gets Drier; the Wet, Wetter

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Students conduct research to detail the potential impacts of climate change in a specific region and suggest appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sea Level Change/Coastal Inundation

Sea Level Change/Coastal Inundation

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Students conduct research in order to estimate sea level rise along North Carolina's coasts in the next 50 years. Students will create an assessment report that outlines possible impacts from economic, social and political perspectives.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sustaining My Community with Renewable Energy

Sustaining My Community with Renewable Energy

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Students conduct research and develop a proposal for providing electricity to their community that makes use of the best energy resources, reduces carbon emissions, and maximizes efficiency.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Author:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Date Added:
02/26/2019