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Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged.

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Earth Resources
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julie Roettger
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Adventures in ABC and 1,2,3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen.

Subject:
Earth Resources
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Alerte Terre!: An Interactive Lecture  Activity  on  Environmental Topics
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In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students will predict the main issues that might be included in short French language videos treating topics such as endangered species, organic farming, the effect of aerosols on the environment, pollution and sustainable development. They will then view short videos on the topics and reflect on how their prior assumptions meshed with reality.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Living Systems and Processes
World Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
05/29/2019
The American Red Squirrel an Outdoor Inquiry Lesson
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This is outdoor activity involving students in gathering information on what an American Red Squirrel Eats and its interdependence with the coniferous forest.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
05/29/2019
The Art of Observation
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Students improve their written observations by using their 5 senses and words that are relatable to others. Create statements that are based on observable facts in the natural world.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Nikki Schilling
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Backyard Science...The Five Senses
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This lesson uses centers to reinforce the five senses incorporating backyard science in the wonderful world of nature.

Subject:
Earth Resources
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Dawn Marie Penning
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Connecting the Story "Diary of a Worm" to a Daily Activity Diary
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In this activity, you will read the book "Diary of a Worm" and then your students will create their own diary.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Construisez la pyramide du dÃveloppement durable! - An Online Game on Sustainable Development
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This online quiz on sustainable development can be used in French language classes to prepare intermediate-level students for discussions on environmental topics. The resource is excellent for immersion and content-based instruction.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Living Systems and Processes
World Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning
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This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

Subject:
Mathematics
Earth Resources
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
George Vrtis
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Critter Catalog: Creating a Field Guide to Animals
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This activity will help students learn about Minnesota animals and characteristics that distinguish them from one another.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Density Differences
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In this lab activity, students determine density differences of water samples with varying temperature and salinity levels. Students synthesize information to predict the effects of oil in given water samples.

Subject:
Force/Motion/Energy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Holmberg
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Discovering Nature in our Neighborhood:  An Investigation of Natural Communities around Our School
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In this unit, students make regular journal entries about a plant/animal/insect community in the natural area around our school and use this to create a Non-fiction Class Book. They also interview family/resources to discover, record and present stories about human relationships with nature from their culture(s).

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Natasha Rubenstein
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Duckweed Bioassay
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This activity is a bioassay lab where students tested the effect of an environmental toxin (fertilizer) on the growth rate of Duckweed.

Subject:
Earth Resources
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lindsey Molstad
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Eagles in the Ecosystem Classroom Jigsaw Activity
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In this jigsaw, students will graph various Bald Eagle population numbers and determine the impact humans have had on the eagle. Specifically, they will investigate why the Bald Eagle was listed as endangered, the affects of DDT on eagles, and the affects of lead. Based on an original activity titled "Bald Eagle Population Graphing" from The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota http://www.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/documents/asset/cvm_66866.pdf

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jessie Bahe
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Effectiveness of MN Dams in Water Retention/ Efectividad de Represas en Minnesota con Respecto a la Retencion de Agua
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This activity is a field trip investigation where students gather stream flow, volume, depth & height (area) data on Ramsey County dams (Keller and Round lake), interpret their findings and make in-depth observations in order to assess the effectiveness of dams through the season and estimate the life-span of the dams in years.

Subject:
Earth and Space Systems
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Tania Ramos
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Environmental Biology
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This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alexandra Geddes
Jonathan Tomkin
Kamala Doršner
Matthew R. Fisher
OpenStax
Tom Theis
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Environmental Education: Reading Poetry Fluently
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This activity produces a fluent choral reading of Our Big Home: An Earth Poem, by Linda Glaser, when cooperative student groups rehearse, conduct vocabulary word study, and perform for their 4th grade peers.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lorraine Aaland
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the Evidence
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This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kimberly Smith
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Environmental Science Content Guidelines
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The environmental science content guidelines are inteded to provide content guidance for the instruciton of environmental science.  The intent is that these guidelines become standards during the next revision cycle.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Anne Petersen
Date Added:
09/18/2020