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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: Health
Title: Farmers & Pesticides      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Sustainable Development and Africa's Wildlife Reserves      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Nematodes      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Great Energy Debate      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Wild Horses: Public Property?      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Weather and Agriculture      Add Bookmark
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



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      Add Bookmark
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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