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Biotechnology
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This course will introduce the student to the major concepts of biotechnology. ...

This course will introduce the student to the major concepts of biotechnology. The student will discuss genetic engineering of plants and animals and the current major medical, environmental, and agricultural applications of each. There are also a variety of topics that this course will cover after ranging from nanobiotechnology to environmental biotechnology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify and describe the fields of biotechnology; compare and contrast forward and reverse genetics and the way they influence biodiversity; compare and contrast systemic studies of the genome, transcriptome, and proteome; explain how genome projects are performed, and discuss the completion and the information processing in these projects; describe and explain the principles of existing gene therapies; design strategies that support genetic counseling; explain and analyze DNA fingerprints, and compare DNA fingerprints to non-DNA biometrics; describe and compare bioremediation technologies in air, water, and soil; design strategies for generating genetically modified organisms, and discuss ethical concerns; discuss emerging fields in biotechnology. (Biology 403)

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Biology
Genetics
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Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
Date created
20-ذو الحجة-1432
The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change
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This course explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and ...

This course explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds, rain, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, air pollution, ocean currents and productivity, the seasons, El Ni–o, the history of Earth's climate, global warming, energy, and water resources.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Yale University
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Open Yale Courses
Author:
Ronald B. Smith
Date created
9-جمادي الآخرة-1433
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
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In his book, MacKay explores our population's addiction to fossil fuels and ...

In his book, MacKay explores our population's addiction to fossil fuels and the problems faced with sustainability. Two issues faced with fossil fuels are they will eventually run out and they are harming our environment during use. McKay does not give one simple solution to the problem, but contrast various advanced technologies and how they may be applied to improve our environment and sustainability. More information may be found at http://www.withouthotair.com/.

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Ecology
Chemistry
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
University of Cambridge
Date created
7-محرم-1436
Electrical Analysis of Wind Power
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For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and ...

For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and various shaped turbine designs to test which design produces the most electrical power. Using a fan to generate the "wind", students attach different blades made of folded paper or card stock to the motor to see how much power is generated.

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Engineering
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lina Jiang and Philip Peterson
Date created
14-محرم-1436
Car of the Future
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Student teams research and develop a proposal to decrease the carbon footprint ...

Student teams research and develop a proposal to decrease the carbon footprint of their city's/town's public transportation system and then prepare a report that explains why their transportation plan is the best for their community.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Jeff Lockwood
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Colorado River Supply
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This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are ...

This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are part of the Colorado River Basin and are dependent on its water. Students examine available data, the possible consequences of changes to various user groups, and suggest solutions to adapt to these changes.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
David Hassenzahl
Patricia Mynster
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Putting renewables and energy efficiency to work: How many jobs can the clean energy industry generate in the U.S.?
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In this study a green job creation model for 2030 is formed ...

In this study a green job creation model for 2030 is formed by analyzing 15 other studies on renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power. Job data is normalized using average employment per unit energy of plant lifetime. Job losses for coal and natural gas are also considered. It is found non-fossil fuel technologies produce more jobs per energy unit than coal and natural gas. If correct measures are taken, over 4 million full time clean energy jobs may be created by 2030.

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Automotive Technology and Repair
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Diagram/Illustration
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
University of California, Berkeley
Date created
7-محرم-1436
Estimated International Energy Flows 2007
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This Energy Flow Charts website is a set of energy Sankey diagrams ...

This Energy Flow Charts website is a set of energy Sankey diagrams or flow charts for 136 countries constructed from data maintained by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and reflects the energy use patterns for 2007.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Clara Smith
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Power Source
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In this short activity, students or groups are tasked to make concept ...

In this short activity, students or groups are tasked to make concept sketches that track the source of electrical power as far back as they can conceive. The concept sketches reveal students' prior conceptions of the power grid and energy mix, and lead naturally into a lesson or discussion about energy resources and power production.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Steven Semken
Date created
29-رجب-1433
From Pond Scum to Power
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This animated slideshow introduces biodiesel as a fuel alternative. With concern about ...

This animated slideshow introduces biodiesel as a fuel alternative. With concern about the use of petroleum-based fuels at an all-time high, biodiesel is experiencing a popularity surge. And algaeotherwise known to some as pond scum are grabbing headlines as the next potential biodiesel superstar. But how and why do algae make oil? And why do they make so much of it? In this audio slide show, U.C. Berkeley's Kris Niyogi describes the process and its potential.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Melissa Salpietra
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Renewables Roundup - Earth: The Operators' Manual
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This video segment explores whether, in principle, renewable energy resources could meet ...

This video segment explores whether, in principle, renewable energy resources could meet today's global energy needs of about 15.7 terawatts.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Our Energy System
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This interactive diagram from the National Academy of Sciences shows how we ...

This interactive diagram from the National Academy of Sciences shows how we rely on a variety of primary energy sources (solar, nuclear, hydro, wind, geothermal, natural gas, coal, biomass, oil) to supply energy to four end-use sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation). It also focuses on lost or degraded energy.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Estimated State-Level Energy Flows in 2008
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Sankey (or Spaghetti) diagrams parse out the energy flow by state, based ...

Sankey (or Spaghetti) diagrams parse out the energy flow by state, based on 2008 data from the Dept. of Energy. These diagrams can help bring a local perspective to energy consumption. The estimates include rejected or lost energy but don't necessarily include losses at the ultimate user end that are due to lack of insulation.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
A.J. Simon
R.D. Belles
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Modeling the Process of Mining Silicon
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The heart of this activity is a laboratory investigation that models the ...

The heart of this activity is a laboratory investigation that models the production of silicon. The activity is an investigation of silicon: the sources, uses, properties, importance in the fields of photovoltaics (solar cells/renewable energy) and integrated circuits industries, and, to a limited extent, environmental impact of silicon production.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Alexis Durow
Andrea Vermeer
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Texas: Wind and Efficiency - Earth: The Operators' Manual
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This engaging video focuses on national and global wind energy potential by ...

This engaging video focuses on national and global wind energy potential by specifically highlighting Texas' role as wind energy leader and energy efficiency efforts in Houston, Texas.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Biomass - Creating Bio-Diesel
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This detailed chemistry lesson from the U.S. Department of Energy focuses on ...

This detailed chemistry lesson from the U.S. Department of Energy focuses on transforming vegetable oil into biodiesel through a process of transesterification. The process described offers a good model for many chemical reaction processes that are used to produce a viable product.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Matthew A. Brown
Raymond I. Quintana
Date created
29-رجب-1433
State Electricity on Google Earth: How many solar panels would it take?
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In this activity, learners use Google Earth to calculate electricity use by ...

In this activity, learners use Google Earth to calculate electricity use by state and determine how much land would be required to replace all sources of electricity with solar panels. They also consider costs and land-use trade-offs.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Billy Goodman
Maureen Padden
Todd Greene
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects
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In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of ...

In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate a variety of renewable energy sources and select sites within the United States that would be appropriate for projects based on those sources.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Glenn A. Richard
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Khaki Goes Green- Earth: The Operators' Manual
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This video segment highlights how the U.S. military is the single largest ...

This video segment highlights how the U.S. military is the single largest user of energy in the nation, but it is also trying to reduce its carbon bootprint. Scenes taped at Fort Irwin and Camp Pendleton show the Army and Marines experimenting with wind and solar in order to reduce the number of fuel convoys that are vulnerable to attack.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date created
29-رجب-1433
Biomass - Investigating Gases
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In this lab activity students generate their own biomass gases by heating ...

In this lab activity students generate their own biomass gases by heating wood pellets or wood splints in a test tube. They collect the resulting gases and use the gas to roast a marshmallow. Students also evaluate which biomass fuel is the best by their own criteria or by examining the volume of gas produced by each type of fuel.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Eric Eric Benson
Melissa Highfill
US Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Energy Education and Workforce Development
Date created
29-رجب-1433