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Symbiosis

A very simple but effective lesson that introduces symbiosis with a handful of examples and provides a great opportunity to get the class involved with a directional thumbs activity.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Oct. 26, 2009
Posted by:
skasztan

Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Students will sort pictures into the correct column based on the type of factor they are in the environment.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 7 | Age 13
  • Subjects:
    Ecology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    May. 7, 2012
Posted by:
abrundage

Deforestation in Bolivia

This visualization adapted from NASA features two satellite images from 1984 and 2000 that show the dramatic deforestation of the Bolivian rainforest.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
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Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage

This video shows how acid mine drainage from an abandoned coal mine has affected Wildcat Branch in Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest. Macroinvertebrates and the larger animals that feed on them are almost entirely absent, and reproductive cycles have been completely disrupted.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
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Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Controlling Water Run-off

This video shows how the environmentally friendly design of the Visitor Center at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest near Louisville, Kentucky helps to control non-point-source water pollution, conserve water, and prevent erosion by slowing down and collecting water run-off.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
Teachers Domain
Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Chemical Plants with Smokestacks

In this Building Block video, the camera pans across smokestacks spewing smoke from oil refineries and chemical plants along River Road in Convent, Louisiana.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
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Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Documenting Glacial Change

This collection of comparative glacier images adapted from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows substantial changes in five Alaskan glacier positions over periods of 60 to 100 years.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
Teachers Domain
Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Atmospheric Oxygen

In this feature, see how important not only the presence but the precise amount of oxygen is to life on Earth.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jul. 14, 2011
Teachers Domain
Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Exploring Tidepools

This interactive activity introduces tidepools and the organisms that live in them.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11
  • Subjects:
    Science
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
Teachers Domain
Posted by:
Teachers Domain

Coal Factory

In this Building Block video, the camera follows a conveyor belt that carries a black line of coal.
  • Grade Level(s):
    Pre-K | Age 5, Gr. K | Age 6, Gr. 1 | Age 7, Gr. 2 | Age 8, Gr. 3 | Age 9, Gr. 4 | Age 10, Gr. 5 | Age 11, Gr. 6 | Age 12, Gr. 7 | Age 13, Gr. 8 | Age 14, Gr. 9 | Age 15, Gr. 10 | Age 16, Gr. 11 | Age 17, Gr. 12 | Age 18
  • Subjects:
    Technology
  • Language:
    English
  • Posted:
    Jun. 27, 2011
Teachers Domain
Posted by:
Teachers Domain


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