Search Results Collection Resources (1905)

View
Selected filters:
  • Environmental Science
2013 CAR Breakfast Briefing Series - Automotive Fuels and Emissions - Policies Compliance and Potential Impact of Future Technologies
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This resource contains presentations from one of the Center for Automotive Research's ...

This resource contains presentations from one of the Center for Automotive Research's (CAR's) breakfast briefings titled "Automotive Fuels and Emissions: Policies, Compliance, & Potential Impact of Future Technologies." This briefing occurred on 12/5/13 at Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, MI. At the briefing presenters discussed the strategic implications of Tier 3 regulations which will soon be finalized and may impact future technology decisions in a multitude of ways. The impact of Tier 3 emission regulations is expected to be far reaching as they have the potential to influence the quality of fuel, as well as usage of alternative fuels and powertrains. Further, the regulations will have a direct influence on the technologies, such as diesel and gasoline direct injection, that automakers will utilize to meet the fuel economy standards through MY2025. Included in this resource are the presentations from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Volkswagen, and Bosch utilized at the briefing.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Automotive Technology and Repair
Ecology
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Date created
7-محرم-1436
AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate ...

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate warms, the hay fever season seems to be getting longer and more severe. In this case study, students assume the a role of a public relations specialist contracted to communicate the link between climate change and pollen allergies. The activity focuses on the importance of scientific skills to careers outside science, and is most suitable for a lower-level introductory biology, human health, or environmental science course.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
Richard E. Lee, Jr.
Date created
7-محرم-1433
Acid Rain
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Acid rain occurs when the pollutants that come from immobile sources such ...

Acid rain occurs when the pollutants that come from immobile sources such as smokestacks, power plants, and mobile sources such as cars rise up into the clouds and fall back to earth as contaminated rainfall. The rain becomes acidic because of gases which dissolve in the rain water to form various acids. Rain is naturally slightly acidic because of the carbon dioxide dissolved in it.  Acidic water contains an excess of hydrogen ions. Absolutely pure water contains equal numbers of acidic and basic ions (H+ and OH-). This gives rain a pH of around 5.0. Acid rain is formed by the reaction of rain water to a combination of various gases. Acid rain has some rather disastrous consequences on human, plant and animal life. Kindly find the attachments for more knowledge about the acid rain. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University
Author:
Safa'a Faris
Date created
19-محرم-1440
Acid Rain Effects
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects ...

Students conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions ...

As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date created
9-صفر-1438
Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment, Fall 2002
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards ...

Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards in water and atmosphere. Basic law of fluid motion. Scaling and approximations. Slow flows, with applications to drag on a particle and mud flow on a slope. Boundary layers: jets and plumes in pure fluids or in porous media. Thermal and buoyancy effects, selective withdrawal and internal waves. Transient boundary layers in impulsive flows or waves. Induced streaming and mass transport. Dispersion in steady flows or in waves. Effects of earth rotation on coastal flows. Wind induced flow in shallow seas. Stratified seas and coastal upwelling.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mei, Chiang C.
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Fall 2003
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation ...

Site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include site investigation (with emphasis on in situ testing), shallow (footings and raftings) and deep (piles and caissons) foundations, excavation support systems, groundwater control, slope stability, soil improvement (compaction, soil reinforcement, etc.), and construction monitoring.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Whittle, Andrew J.
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fall 2004
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers ...

This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analyses; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jen, Lucy
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
The Air We Breathe
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different ...

Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different pollutants that exist, such as toxic gases and particulate matter. They investigate the technologies developed by engineers to reduce air pollution.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Airline Schedule Planning, Spring 2003
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of ...

Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of airline schedule planning problems. Schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing, crew scheduling, robust planning, passenger mix, integrated schedule planning, and other topics. Solution techniques involving decomposition, e.g., Lagrangian relaxation, column generation and partitioning, and state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to airline problems. Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of airline schedule planning and operations problems. Schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing, crew scheduling, passenger mix, and other topics are covered. Recent models and algorithms addressing issues of model integration, robustness, and operations recovery are introduced. Modeling and solution techniques designed specifically for large-scale problems, and state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to airline problems are detailed.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Barnhart, Cynthia
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
American Science: Ethical Conflicts and Political Choices, Fall 2007
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and ...

Explores the changing roles, ethical conflicts, and public perceptions of science and scientists in American society from World War II to the present. Studies specific historical episodes focusing on debates between scientists and the contextual factors influencing their opinions and decisions. Topics include the atomic bomb project, environmental controversies, the Challenger disaster, biomedical research, genetic engineering, (mis)use of human subjects, scientific misconduct and whistleblowing.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Foley, Brendan
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Aquatic Chemistry, Fall 2005
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This course details the quantitative treatment of chemical processes in aquatic systems ...

This course details the quantitative treatment of chemical processes in aquatic systems such as lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries, groundwaters, and wastewaters. It includes a brief review of chemical thermodynamics that is followed by discussion of acid-base, precipitation-dissolution, coordination, and reduction-oxidation reactions. Emphasis is on equilibrium calculations as a tool for understanding the variables that govern the chemical composition of aquatic systems and the fate of inorganic pollutants.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Moffett, Jim
Seewald, Jeff
Tivey, Meg
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Banana Split: To Eat or Not to Eat
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This case focuses on the banana, the most popular fruit in the ...

This case focuses on the banana, the most popular fruit in the world. In the first part of the case, students are introduced to the history of "Banana Republics" and the biological constraints to banana production, including the devastating fungal pathogens that cause black Sigatoka and Panama disease. In the second part, they learn about ethical consumerism, organic and conventional agriculture, and Fair Trade products. The case was developed for an interdisciplinary capstone course, "Global Issues in the Sciences." It could also be used in courses in environmental studies, general biology, agriculture, and plant pathology.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Lorri M. Carris
Nancy L. Jacobson
Date created
7-محرم-1433
The Bear Facts: Grizzly Recovery in the Bitterroot Ecosystem
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this decision case, students consider the pros and cons of reintroducing ...

In this decision case, students consider the pros and cons of reintroducing grizzly bears into the northwestern United States as they learn about natural resource policy and the wildlife management decision-making process. Students consider four different approaches to grizzly bear recovery and management in the Bitterroot Ecosystem. As part of this, they assume the viewpoint of a stakeholder group, including environmentalists, government officials, residents, hunters, natural resource managers, ranchers, loggers, American Indians, wildlife biologists, and the tourist/recreation industry. The case was developed for use in an upper-division natural resource policy course.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Grace A. Wang
Date created
7-محرم-1433
The Benign Hamburger
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this dilemma case study, the executives of a popular restaurant chain ...

In this dilemma case study, the executives of a popular restaurant chain must decide whether to use irradiated meat, in this case, beef, to protect its customers from the bacteria, E. coli. Students learn about food irradiation and discuss issues related to food safety and the public's acceptance of new food technologies. As developed, the case could be used in a variety of introductory science courses in chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, and agricultural science.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Graham F. Peaslee
Juliette Lantz
Mary Walczak
Date created
7-محرم-1433
Biological Processes: Putting Microbes to Work
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students learn the fundamentals of using microbes to treat wastewater. They discover ...

Students learn the fundamentals of using microbes to treat wastewater. They discover how wastewater is generated and its primary constituents. Microbial metabolism, enzymes and bioreactors are explored to fully understand the primary processes occurring within organisms.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Dayna Lee Martinez
Patricio Rocha
Robert Bair
STARS GK-12 Program,
Tapas K. Das
Date created
14-محرم-1436
Biotechnology
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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)

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date created
20-ذو الحجة-1432
Breakwaters and Closure Dams
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. ...

Design and construction of breakwaters and closure dams in estuaries and rivers. Functional requirements, determination of boundary conditions, spatial and constructional design and construction aspects of breakwaters and dams consisting of rock, sand and caissons.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. H.J. Verhagen
Date created
15-ذو الحجة-1435
Breathing Easy About New Air Pollution Standards
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

A town meeting is the backdrop for a role-playing case about ground-level ...

A town meeting is the backdrop for a role-playing case about ground-level ozone air pollution. The case consists of a flier and scripts drawn from public comment records on the government mandate to reduce ground-level ozone by limiting nitrogen oxide emissions. Students play the parts of stakeholders and develop recommendations for reducing emissions.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Kathryn L. Rowberg
Date created
7-محرم-1433
But It's Just a Bottle of Water
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Bottled water, popular among students, is big business even though issues surrounding ...

Bottled water, popular among students, is big business even though issues surrounding it related to health and safety as well as its environmental impact have stirred up controversy. Designed for an introductory non-majors environmental science course, this discussion/dilemma case explores the environmental effects associated with the production, consumption, and recycling of bottled water while touching on health and safety issues. Students also learn about government regulations regarding the extraction of ground water and labeling of bottled water; recycling laws and how states circumvent the recycling process; and the economic and ecological costs of drinking bottled water.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Charles R. Bomar
Jessica Kotke
Lindsey May
Date created
7-محرم-1433
Can Suminoe Oysters Save Chesapeake Bay?
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This dilemma case explores the controversy over introducing non-native oysters to the ...

This dilemma case explores the controversy over introducing non-native oysters to the Chesapeake Bay as a means of improving its ecological and economic health. Developed for use in an interdisciplinary doctoral program in energy and environmental studies, it could be adapted for undergraduate courses ranging from ecology and biology to political science and geography. The case introduces students to the various stakeholders and their positions from the point of view of a senator who must cast the deciding vote on whether or not to introduce Suminoe oysters (Crassostrea ariakensis) into the bay. Students read the case, then work in small groups to develop a stakeholder position, which they later role-play in class in a simulated public hearing.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Hydrology
Political Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Valerie Nieman
Zhi-Jun Liu
Date created
7-محرم-1433
Cancer Cure or Conservation: A Question of Health for Humans and the Ecosystem
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This case is based on the controversy that surrounded harvesting of the ...

This case is based on the controversy that surrounded harvesting of the Pacific yew from 1989 to 1997 to develop paclitaxel (Taxol), a revolutionary anti-cancer drug. The case was designed to expose students to basic conservation biology concepts by examining competing needs among scientists and other stakeholders in a real-life science-and-society scenario. Developed for a undergraduate introductory biology course for non-majors, the case could also be used in an environmental science course or in a course on the impact of science and technology on society.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Gretchen E. Knapp
Pauline A. Lizotte
Date created
7-محرم-1433
Carrier Systems, Fall 2003
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

Carrier systems involve the design, operation, and management of transportation networks, assets, ...

Carrier systems involve the design, operation, and management of transportation networks, assets, personnel, freight, and passengers. A number of different carrier systems are contrasted while models and tools for analyzing, optimizing, planning, managing, and controlling these systems are presented.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Barnhart, Cynthia
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Catalytic Converter
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise ...

This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise their awareness about how chemistry helps in solving certain environmental problems. In this lesson, the air pollution problem created by cars and other vehicles is presented. The lesson will highlight causes of this problem, harmful products from it and possible solutions. There will also be discussion of ways to convert the pollutants produced by burning oil in vehicles into more friendly products.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Prof. Mohammad El-Khateeb
Date created
21-رجب-1433
Cellular Respiration and Population Growth
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Two lessons and their associated activities explore cellular respiration and population growth ...

Two lessons and their associated activities explore cellular respiration and population growth in yeasts. Yeast cells are readily obtained and behave predictably, so they are very appropriate to use in middle school classrooms. In the first lesson, students are introduced to yeast respiration through its role in the production of bread and alcoholic beverages. A discussion of the effects of alcohol on the human body is used both as an attention-getting device, and as a means to convey important information at an impressionable age. In the associated activity, students set up a simple way to indirectly observe and quantify the amount of respiration occurring in yeast-molasses cultures. Based on questions that arise from this activity, in the second lesson students work in small groups as they design and execute their own experiments to determine how environmental factors affect yeast population growth.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Mary R. Hebrank
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Certified Cultured Beef: Raising Beef Without the Cow?
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this case study, students are introduced to concepts and techniques in ...

In this case study, students are introduced to concepts and techniques in modern biotechnology, as well as the possible implications of this emerging science, by considering the possibility of in vitro cultured meat. Intended for use in a college-level meat science, food science, or human nutrition course, the case could also be used in courses in environmental science, agribusiness, agriculture law and policy, animal philosophy/well-being, and high school AP food science.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Bryan Hains
Dawn Hains
Mark Balschweid
Date created
7-محرم-1433
Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport, Fall 2004
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

For Institute students in all departments interested in the behavior of chemicals ...

For Institute students in all departments interested in the behavior of chemicals in the environment (see ESD listings for other subjects). Emphasis on man-made chemicals, their movement through water, air, soil, and their eventual fate. Physical transport, as well as chemical and biological sources and sinks, are discussed. Linkages to health effects, sources and control, and policy aspects.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chuang, Janet
Hemond, Harold
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432