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Ecosystems


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American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936 consists of 4,500 photographs of natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States taken between 1891 and 1936. These photographs show a wide range of...  (Library of Congress)
Ocean Explorer provides 165 lesson plans developed to bring entire classrooms "on board" for exploration and discovery. Topics include deep-sea hydrothermal vents and their spectacular animal...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Environmental Literacy Council features labs, projects, and activities for studying the air and climate, land, water, ecosystems, energy, food, and environment and society. Learn about the carbon cycle, forests...  (Multiple Agencies)
BEN: BiosciEdNet provides access to more than 4,000 reviewed resources covering 76 biological science topics: agriculture, anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, botany...  (American Association for the Advancement of Science, supported by National Science Foundation)
Action Bioscience offers scientific articles and lessons. Topics include the value of a garden, plant genebanks, bacteria (friend or foe?), biodiversity, real-life aliens (introduced species), apes...  (American Institute of Biological Sciences, supported by National Science Foundation)
Bioed Online features lessons on the water cycle and global warming, the X chromosome, sleep and daily rhythms, muscles and bones, and food and fitness. Experts offer presentations (streaming...  (Baylor College of Medicine, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Ecology provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about life cycles and processes, ecosystems, and human influences on ecology. Find lessons on biomes, coral reef ecosystem...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
U.S. Global Change Research Program provides information designed to help understand, assess, and predict changes in the global environment. Topics include atmospheric composition, climate variability and change...  (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
Hands on the Land Teaching Materials provides lessons for learning about the Everglades ecosystem, bat habitats, bull trout, rock classification, eagles, invasive species, forest carnivores, forest rebirth, North Cascades...  (Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior)
Astro-Venture provides interactive tutorials on biology, geology, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences. Biology topics include ecosystems, energy, producers and consumers, and the cycle of matter...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Polar Sciences Collection provides lessons for studying Antarctica and the Arctic, and topics related to them. Learn about ecosystems, ice sheets, global warming, earth as a system, and earth's albedo...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Ocean Service Education provides online tutorials on corals, currents, estuaries, geodesy (global positioning), pollution, and tides; case studies on an oil spill and an invasive species (Lionfish); two...  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Sea Change: Gulf Islands National Seashore offers an "electronic field trip" on March 1, 2011, and a website of interactive games, lesson plans, and more to help students in Grades 4-8 learn firsthand how science is used to...  (National Park Service)
Exploring the Environment features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in Kansas...  (Center for Educational Technologies, supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Earth and Environmental Science: Research Overview examines questions that scientists are pursuing: What part do we play in earth's changing climate? What can rock layers tell us about earth's history? How can we understand the forces...  (National Science Foundation)
Watershed Ecology introduces basic watershed ecology concepts. It examines the physical forces that shape watershed ecosystems, plants and animals that inhabit them, typical watershed structures, and...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
EPA: Students and Teachers presents teaching and learning resources from the Environmental Protection Agency. The site links to the Environmental Education Center (for teachers), EPA Student Center (for middle...  (Environmental Protection Agency)
The Everglades Ecosystem: Everglades National Park looks at the habitats, animals and endangered species of the Everglades, as well as water management ("the critical issue for the Everglades"). It also examines threats to what remains...  (National Park Service)
Everglades Educational Resources provides classroom activities, resources for teachers, a list of current articles, links to recommended readings, and field guides about Everglades National Park. It also tells how to...  (National Park Service)
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