Curriculum Resources

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A warehouse of online resources for teachers and students.  Aug 28, 2011, 10:37 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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Online science fair application.  Aug 16, 2011, 9:05 AM Saturday Academy
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Interactive Science Simulations--Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.  Aug 16, 2011, 12:00 PM Saturday Academy
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Animations of many different chemical structures and principles.  Aug 16, 2011, 9:05 AM Saturday Academy
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Simulation of the effect of changing temperature, mass and number on pressure.  Aug 16, 2011, 9:02 AM Saturday Academy
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Links to various simulations illustrating concepts important to the understanding of Global Climate Change.  Aug 16, 2011, 9:04 AM Saturday Academy
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Photos and information from the USGS about the Great Flood of 1993, including impacts on Kansas.  Aug 21, 2011, 11:40 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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UC Berkeley CoolClimate project  Aug 16, 2011, 12:17 PM Saturday Academy
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NASA defines Global Climate Change and Global Warming, explaining the history of the terminology.  Aug 16, 2011, 12:01 PM Saturday Academy
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EPA's interactive website for students.  Aug 16, 2011, 12:01 PM Saturday Academy
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NASA climate change games menu.  Aug 16, 2011, 12:41 PM Saturday Academy
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Visualizations of climate change impacts  Aug 16, 2011, 12:19 PM Saturday Academy
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NASA's climate change curriculum  Aug 16, 2011, 12:27 PM Saturday Academy
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File cabinet with PDF files of lesson plans related to climate change.  Aug 16, 2011, 12:30 PM Saturday Academy
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NASA website with games and resources. Not all of their materials work well on Macs.  Aug 16, 2011, 1:29 PM Saturday Academy
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This report summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.  Sep 20, 2011, 8:28 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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NASA's explanation of the difference between weather and climate.  Aug 16, 2011, 12:03 PM Saturday Academy
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Extensive curriculum on Climate Change  Aug 21, 2011, 11:40 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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Maps Show Low-Income Neighborhoods Especially Vulnerable to Heat Waves  Sep 4, 2011, 2:42 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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About 6,200 Americans are hospitalized each summer due to excessive heat, and those at highest risk are poor, uninsured or elderly, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Sep 4, 2011, 2:34 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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The Phoenix heat island isn’t uniform. Within its boundaries, temperatures vary widely from neighborhood to neighborhood. It turns out that people living in the warmest neighborhoods typically have lower income than people living in cooler neighborhoods. The warmer neighborhoods also tend to have higher minority and elderly populations.  Sep 4, 2011, 2:48 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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data shows that heat related deaths are highest form of mortality. provides county-by-county census data maps.  Sep 4, 2011, 2:34 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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In this article they describe how they mapped and analyzed 10 vulnerability factors for heat-related morbidity/mortality in the United States: six demographic characteristics and two household air conditioning variables from the U.S. Census Bureau, vegetation cover from satellite images, and diabetes prevalence from a national survey.  Sep 4, 2011, 2:34 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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The map, featured in the Dec. 17 issue of the International Journal of Health Geographics, gives a county-level representation of the likelihood of dying as the result of natural events such as floods, earthquakes or extreme weather.  Sep 4, 2011, 2:38 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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warehouse workers face excessive heat conditions  Sep 20, 2011, 7:57 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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Algebra--Harlem Globe Trotter Roy "ZaZu" Bird shows how a parabola and its equation apply to the motion of a basketball.  Aug 16, 2011, 9:01 AM Saturday Academy
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Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP)  Sep 20, 2011, 7:38 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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Website includes information about their curriculum and stormwater projects on campus  Sep 20, 2011, 7:41 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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K-State has embarked on a path to pursue environmental, social, and economic sustainability in every major area of the university. This website is a key resource to find information about what K-State is doing to become more sustainable as well as what you can do to be a part of the effort. Within this site you will find different key areas of sustainability addressed. These areas include: Students, Curriculum, Operations, Research, and Engagement, as well as a section about how to Get Involved.  Sep 20, 2011, 8:23 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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Sustainability Master Plan Proposal for Kansas City Kansas Community College, Developed by the KCKCC Sustainable Environments Committee  Sep 20, 2011, 7:38 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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Building Sustainable Traditions, a sustainability plan for the Lawrence Campus, was completed in July 2011 to help us address these new challenges. The plan sets overarching goals for addressing issues of environmental, economic, and social responsibility, establishes benchmarks in key areas, and outlines specific strategies that will move us toward a more sustainable tomorrow. With participation from students, faculty, staff and an external review team, the Center for Sustainability coordinated the development of this plan.  Sep 20, 2011, 8:22 AM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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How much water does it take to grow a hamburger? and other food types  Sep 19, 2011, 2:39 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett
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provides information about how much water is used for different activities  Sep 19, 2011, 2:38 PM Dr. Cynthia Annett