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View Resource The Sky is Falling: A Module for Investigative Case Based Learning in the Classroom

In this case-based module from the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog. This unit addresses Earth Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Math, and Process Skills. The lesson includes learning objectives, outside resource links, the...

View Resource Lightning Datasets

Using satellites and ground-based detection instruments, researchers have now mapped out lightning ratios for the continental United States. Optical Transient Detector (OTD) data from NASA report when a satellite detects lightning flashes across the globe for "daytime and nighttime conditions with a detection efficiency ranging from 40% to 65%, depending upon external conditions such as glint and...

View Resource The Weather Calculator

This collection of resources, provided by the National Weather Service Forecast Office for the El Paso area, allows users to be their own meteorologists. For example, armed with data such as current temperature, humidity, and windspeed, users may calculate the heat index or wind chill. Using the resources on this page, and providing basic meteorological data such as temperature, air pressure, and...

View Resource UVA Virtual Lab

The Virtual Lab, developed by the University of Virginia, provides visual representation of the scientific principles we encounter daily. Mini labs allow visitors to learn about different properties of physics, chemistry and technology. The Electricity and Magnetism Lab introduces concepts like basic charge attraction and repulsion and magnetic induction. Units on semiconductors, circuits,...

View Resource Chemistry-Based QuickTime, Shockwave Flash, GIF Animations, and Streaming Audio

The Chemistry-Based QuickTime, Shockwave Flash, GIF Animations, and Streaming Audio Web site is provided to "support the teaching of concepts in chemistry in freshman through graduate level courses." Dr. Thomas Chasteen's site offers links to multimedia files related to chemiluminescence, gel electrophoresis, how a grating works, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, titrations, atomic...

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