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View Resource Mapping California and the Delta Region

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project, this module introduces students to maps. The exercise assume each student has been provided with a map of California that can be marked with different colors for cities, canals, and so on. The second half of the exercise asks students general environmental science questions. ...

View Resource Geological Society of America: Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators

This page from the GeoTech Center provides a link to the Geological Society of America's page of educational resources for K-12 science educators. The site features downloadable lesson plans on topics like earth science, earthquakes, volcanoes, energy, environmental science, geology, maps and geography, paleontology, evolution, plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, mining, space science, water,...

View Resource Green Collar Jobs in America's Cities: Building Pathways Out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean Energy Economy

This PDF from the Center On Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) is a companion piece to the state-focused Greener Pathways Report, Green Collar Jobs in America's Cities: Building Pathways Out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean Energy Economy. The document offers a metropolitan green business and jobs development plan. This city-focused guidance, prepared by the Apollo Alliance, Green For All, Center for...

View Resource Trees and Carbon

The transport and transformation of substances in the environment are known collectively as biogeochemical cycles. These global cycles involve the circulation of elements and nutrients that sustain both the biological and physical aspects of the environment. As an example, this discussion centers around the carbon cycle and how carbon is sequestered in trees. Students will perform an activity...

View Resource Ground-level Ozone: Your Vehicle

In this activity, students quantify and analyze their personal contributions of smog-forming compounds due to driving. The activity builds upon the previous lesson (Ground-Level Ozone). The students will review online materials on vehicle emissions and use an environmental calculator produced by Environmental Defense to examine their individual emissions of ozone-forming compounds. They will...

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