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Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology

 
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EnviroAtlas

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Summary: EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services.

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Exploration And Discovery Through Maps: Teaching Science With Technology

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Summary: Web Seminar Archive

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Exploration and Discovery through Maps Teaching Science with Technology.pdf

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Summary: Web Seminar Presentation

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How Much Is an Ecosystem Worth?

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Summary: actionbioscience.org lesson

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How to Use EnviroAtlas

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NEA: Teaching with Maps

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Summary: Lessons, Activities, Map-Making Resources, and More

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Section 13. Conducting a Public Hearing

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After the bell: Mapping your way to geographic awareness: Part II

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Summary: Students experience, through simulation, the skills that are required of a cartographer in this activity that integrates literature, history, and science. Students will discover how the technique of mapmaking has evolved over time and how the style of...

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An Environmental Town Meeting: Balancing Environmental Decisions and Real-Life Issues

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Summary: In order to help middle school students understand the many aspects that go into making decisions about environmental issues and concerns, as well as identifying the players involved in these decisions, an environmental town meeting activity was developed...

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Making Sense of Topographic Maps

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Summary: "I'm confused!" "What are all those squiggly lines? "I don't get it!" These are some common reactions the first time students see a full-sized United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map. The study and interpretation of maps is, of course,...

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Managing Misconceptions: Seafarers, great circles, and a tad of rhumb—Understanding the Mercator misconception

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Summary: Being flat, Mercator maps inherently misrepresent some aspects of Earth’s geography. That’s because there is absolutely no way to simultaneously conserve all of the elements of three-dimensional space in a two-dimensional model. To dispel misconceptions,...

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Resources and Human Impact: Population Growth, Technology, and the Environment

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NOAA and NSTA, is the second of four Science Objects in the Resources...