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Lesson Plans (9) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (4) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (3) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Tragedy of the Commons
Description: Tragedy of the Commons is the mind set: "If I don't use the resources then someone else will." This is a simulation that allows students to explore how the common usage of a potentially renewable resource can lead to its exploitation. Students will complete an activity, a data sheet, an analysis of the data, and a comparison of this problem to a local environmental issue. Students will pose solutions to this problem.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Wild Horses: Public Property?     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson introduces students to the challenge of maintaining balance among the '' '' competing'' '' species that coexist on public lands. Students discuss how the wild ponies of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge have adapted to their environment. Students also have to discern the challenges faced by land management teams that handle these pony herds and then create a plan for balancing the needs of the ponies with those of other inhabitants.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Great Energy Debate     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson explores the controversial issues surrounding the energy debate in the United States. Students research recent initiatives being taken in this area and analyze their implications. They then assume the roles of pivotal stakeholders in this debate and testify to a mock congressional committee responsible for making decisions about public lands and energy resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Nematodes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how genetically engineered tomatoes may be able to resist parasitic worms without the use of toxic pesticides. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Chemistry - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Alarming Frogs: The Life and Work of Emerging Explorer Tyrone Hayes     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about the ways National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tyrone Hayes uses a combination of laboratory and field study to learn about changes in frogs appearances as they relate to chemical contamination of water. Students choose to investigate one of three topics on which frog studies are helping to provide information--pesticide use, cancer, or cryopreservation.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Farmers & Pesticides     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the dangers associated with exposure to pesticides. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Weather and Agriculture     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They pretend that they've just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and investigate that region's weather and climate in order to maximize the chances that their farms succeed.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Sustainable Development and Africa's Wildlife Reserves     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students explore the role of sustainable development as a form of economic development. Using wildlife reserves in Africa as a case study, students learn about the key challenges in creating and sustaining the reserves, including how globalization affects the process.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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March 2009 Space Camp Podcast
Overview:
Broadcast from the Space Camp Orbital Training Facility- the March 2009 Space podcast. July 20, 2009 marks the 40 year anniversary of the first successful flight to the moon. That year Neil Armstrong took his first historic step out onto the moon’s surface. Listen as Scoot-R, space camp’s training robot, tells a little about Dr. von Braun and the history of the space program. The video also features Kelly who discusses hydroponics and its importance to the space program. Learn how scientists are able to grow plants in any environment with just water and plant food. This will allow astronauts to grow their own food in space while making longer flights to other planets in the future.


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How to Start a Recycling Club
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This podcast details steps to starting a school recycling club. It also includes several environmental facts and statistics.


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Subject: Science
Title: Nematodes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how genetically engineered tomatoes may be able to resist parasitic worms without the use of toxic pesticides. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Farmers & Pesticides     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the dangers associated with exposure to pesticides. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Environmental Health Science Education
http://www.niehs.nih...
The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health.

Informational Materials


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Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

Interactives/Games


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Recycle City
http://www.epa.gov/r...
Recycle City is an interactive game to explain recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.

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There's No Place Like Biome
http://www.neok12.co...
This game simulates a card matching game that requires students to match a biome to its definition. They can work individually, in pairs, or in groups to create more excitement in the classroom.

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Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

Learning Activities


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Environmental Health Science Education
http://www.niehs.nih...
The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health.

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Recycle City
http://www.epa.gov/r...
Recycle City is an interactive game to explain recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.

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Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/w...
Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

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