INTRODUCTION

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

EXERCISES

Environmental Literacy

How to Use This Site
General Information
About Links

Authors
Indira Nair
Sharon Jones
Sheila Flavin
Ashley Deal
Diana Bajzek

Acknowledgements

Grant Information
General Information
Grant Proposal
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Ethics
Introduction

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Ethical System PDF
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Atmosphere
Introduction
Earth-Sun Relationship
The Sun & its Energy
Earth & its Atmosphere
Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Environmental Concerns
- Ozone Depletion
- Global Climate Change
- Regional Concerns

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Atmospheric System PDF
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Energy
Introduction
History of the Energy System
Human Energy Needs
Science Notes
- Energy Transformation
- Measuring Matter, Force, & Energy
- Energy Accounting & Balance
- Fundamental Forces of Nature
- Energy and Chemical Stability
- Chemical Formations
- Chemistry of Fossil Fuels
Energy Use, Efficiency, and the Future
Energy Sources, Technologies, & Impacts

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Energy System PDF
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Materials
Introduction
Mass Balance Technique
Materials Cycles
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Water Cycle
- Carbon Cycle
- Nitrogen Cycle
- Sulfur Cycle
- Oxygen Cycle
Industrial Use of Materials
Industrial Ecology
- Industry as an Ecological System
- Industry as an Economic System
- Decision-Making Techniques of Industrial Ecology

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Materials System PDF

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Ecology
Introduction
Life and the Earth's Environment
Capturing Energy for Life
Origin of Life
Environment and Life
Ecosystems and Structure
Biodiversity
Threats to Biodiversity
Policy
Case Study: Endocrine Disruption

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Ecological System PDF
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Health and Risk
Introduction

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Health and Risk System PDF
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Institutions
Introduction
History of US Environmental Regulation
Current US Environmental Framework
Summary of Main US Environmental Laws
Case Study: Water Resources in the US

Exercises
Internet Links
Other Resources
Institutional System PDF
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Teacher's Notes

Book Assignments
Tracking the Vanishing Frogs
Our Stolen Future

Projects
Log Assignment
LCA Assignment

Role-Playing Exercises
Global Climate Negotiations
Salmon Management in the Pacific Northwest
Municipal Solid Waste Siting Project

Formative Assignments
Sun-Earth System
Value Systems of Nature
Understanding Environmental Issues
- Supplement
Risk and Uncertainty

Summative Assignments
Evolution of Earth
Scientific Explanations...
Work, Energy, & Environment
Global Warming vs. Ozone Depletion

TEACHING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT GLOSSARY

Introduction
Teaching for the Environment
What is Environmental Literacy?

Systems Approach

Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning

Science as a Model

Concept Maps
Concept Maps and Other Useful Representations
Sample Concept Maps
Resources
Concept Map Presentation (Powerpoint)

Resources
Internet Links
Books & Articles

 

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K - O

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U - Z

RESOURCES

Internet Links

Books

Articles

Videos

Organizations