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SGI: Student Activity Links

Earth
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Activity 2
Life in Other Countries

United Nations Statistics Division

CIA World Factbook

BBC Country Profiles

Activity 4
Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprint Survey Questions UPDATE

Activity 5
Jaffrey City's Problem

EPA Nutrient Pollution

EPA Water Quality by State

Lake Scientist

Activity 6
Jaffrey City's Master Plan

Wastewater Treatment

 

Ecology: Living on Earth

Activity 1
Ecosystems and Change

NASA and the Chesapeake Bay

This 8 minute video clip shows how NASA is helping to monitor the health of Chesapeake Bay. It includes eutrophication and attempts to restore native oysters.

Activity 4
Invasive Species

NASA and the Chesapeake Bay

This 8 minute video clip shows how NASA is helping to monitor the health of Chesapeake Bay. It includes eutrophication and attempts to restore native oysters.

Activity 8
Cycles of Matter (Carbon Cycle)

SEPUP Simulation: The Carbon Cycle

Click on the link above to go to the Carbon Cycle Simulation.

Activity 9
The Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

SEPUP Simulation: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

Click on the link above to go to the Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Shuffle

Activity 12
Too Much Life

NASA and the Chesapeake Bay

This 8 minute video clip shows how NASA is helping to monitor the health of Chesapeake Bay. It includes eutrophication and attempts to restore native oysters.

Activity 14
Investigating Population Growth Rates

Student Book Activity: “Population Estimation”

This activity, Activity 2.3 “Population Estimation,” is from SEPUP's Science and Sustainability course and can be used as an extension for Activity 14, “Investigating Population Growth Rates.”

SEPUP Simulation: Avril Gulf Tuna Population Simulation

Click on the link above to go to the Avril Gulf Tuna Population Simulation.

Cell Biology: World Health

Activity 3
What is a Cell?

Small Cells—Big Future

Activity 4
What Do Cells Do?

Small Cells—Big Future

SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?

Click on the link above to go to the SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?

Activity 5
What do Specialized Cells do?

SEPUP Simulation: What do Specialized Cells do?

Click on the link above to go to the SEPUP Simulation: What do Specialized Cells do?

Activity 6
Cell Structure and Function

Small Cells—Big Future

Activity 12
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

SEPUP Simulation: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Simulation

Click on the link above to go to the Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Simulation (Stage 2 only).

Activity 13
The Cell Cycle

How Cell Biologists Can Contribute to Improving Cancer Outcomes

The Importance of Being Specified: Cell Fate Decisions and Their Role in Cell Biology

Cell Biology of Tissues and Tumors

Activity 14
Stem Cell Differentiation

The Importance of Being Specified: Cell Fate Decisions and Their Role in Cell Biology

Cell Biology of Tissues and Tumors

Activity 15
Stem Cell Research

The Importance of Being Specified: Cell Fate Decisions and Their Role in Cell Biology

Cell Biology of Tissues and Tumors

Activity 16
HIV/AIDS Infection and Cell Organelles

Simulation: Life Cycle of HIV, a Retrovirus

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. This is the simulation needed for the Activity 16.

From DISCOVER BIOLOGY, Third Edition by Michale L. Cain, Hans Damman, Robert A. Lue & Carol Kaesuk Loon. Copyright © 2002, 2000 by Sinauer Associates, Inc. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Activity 17
Disease Interventions

World Health Organization

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Genetics: Feeding the World

Activity 3
Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction

SEPUP Simulation: Mitosis and Meiosis

Click on the link above to go to the Mitosis and Meiosis simulation.

Activity 12
DNA Replication

SEPUP Simulation: Investigating DNA Replication

Click on the link above to go to the Investigating DNA Replication simulation.

Activity 13
Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

SEPUP Simulation: Mitosis and Meiosis

Click on the link above to go to the Mitosis and Meiosis simulation.

Activity 15
Evaluating Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetic Modification: Benefits, Risks, and Trade-offs

Insect Resistant Corn

Insect Resistance – Managing Corn Pests with Bt Corn
Effectiveness of Insect Resistant Plants – ‘Mounting Evidence’ of Bug-Resistant Corn Seen by EPA
Insect-resistant Crops Through Genetic Engineering – Extension Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Herbicide-Resistant Soybeans

Herbicide Tolerance – Roundup Ready Soybeans

The Flavr Savr Tomato

"You Call That a Tomato?" – NY Times, June 24, 2013
Mistakes Shorten First Approved GMOs Shelf Life – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, April 12, 2016

GM Rice

Bangladesh ‘endorses’ GM rice – BBC Article, January 2005

GM Fish

Genetically Engineered Salmon – Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology
Genetically Engineered Fish and Seafood – Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress
Genetically Modified Fish: Promise or Problematic?

General Resources

What are GMOs?
News about GM food and crops

Resources to Help Construct a Scientific Poster

Design of Scientific Posters – by the University of Vermont
Designing Effective Posters – University of Kansas Medical Center
How to Create a Research Poster – New York University

Activity 16
Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation

SEPUP Simulation: Protein Synthesis

Click on the link above to go to the Protein Synthesis simulation.

 

Evolution: Maintaining Diversity

Activity 1
Biodiversity and Sustainability

Biodiversity Hotspots
BBC: Map of Biodiversity Hotspots

Activity 7
The Phylogeny of Vertebrates

Travels in the Great Tree of Life
View the video to find out how the information scientists gather from trees is used to address relevant issues.

Activity 8
Studying Hominids

National Geographic: Lucy's Baby a Born Climber
What made us human? Part of the answer may rest on the shoulders of a 3.3-million-year-old toddler.

Activity 11
Natural Selection

SEPUP Simulation: Natural Selection

Click on the link above to go to the Natural Selection simulation. In this simulation, students work in groups of three instead of following SEPUP’s 4-2-1 cooperative learning model. The simulation lends itself to groups of three because students observe a model of the natural selection of three bird populations in Part A, and three bird populations in three separate areas in Part B.

Activity 12
The Genetic Basis of Adaptation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Pocket Mouse and Predation

 


 

 

Chemistry: Fueling the World

Activity 4
Fuel Combustion and Air Quality

Extension 2
International Air Quality
This site has current data for cities all over the world. Some of the linked sites provide annual data from past years as well.

Air Pollution in Mexico City
This site has overall information for Mexico City and other heavily polluted large cities.

 

Physics: Mitigating Risks from Waves

Activity 1
Predicting Earthquakes

PBS Online News Hour: Predicting Earthquakes
USGS: 100% Chance of an Earthquake
Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network: Earthquake Prediction

Activity 7
History of Earthquakes, by State

US Earthquake Information by State

Activity 9
Snell's Law

Refraction and Reflection Applet
HyperPhysics: Reflection and Refraction of Light

Activity 16
Spectroscopy and Air pollution

European Space Agency: Global air pollution map
Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation: UV/Visible Compact Spectrometers

Activity 18
Nuclear Power Plants, by State

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Power Plants in the United States

 

Pilot Test of Electricity: Global Energy and Power

Activity: Measuring Efficiency

Click on the following photos to see how to set up the water pump and the water reservoir:

Photo 1
Photo 2

Activity: Renewable Energy

Click on the following links to obtain additional resources for this activity:

Biomass Resources Map
Solar Resource Map
Geothermal Resources Map
Hydroelectric Resources Map
Wind Resources Map
Visualizing the U.S. Electric Grid
Analysis Question 4: Geothermal Potential Map
Analysis Question 4: Electricity Use at Night

Activity: Storing Electrical Energy

Click on the following photos to see how to set up the solar cell and the motor:

Photo 1
Photo 2

Activity: Discharging Capacitors

Click on the following photo to see how to set up the components in Procedure Step 2:

Photo 1

Activity: Electric Potential Difference

PhET Simulation: “Charges and Fields”

Activity: Electromagnetic Induction

Lorentz Force Simulation

Activity: Powering Kapikua Island

Student Sheet: “Map of Kapikua Island”