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    Excel Tutorial

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    Excel Easy originally started as a project at the University of Amsterdam in 2010. It has been reviewed by professionals over the last years. We have done several Excel projects in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Some of the companies we have worked for are Reuters money real time, Hewitt Associates and Ortec logistics. Our goal for 2014 is to help Excel beginners all over the world master Excel quickly and easily. Educational levels: Graduate or professional, High school, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

    Comment on Rock Formation (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

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    I have issue with this one part: "Explain that igneous rocks are those that are fire-made or volcanic rocks. They have small mineral pieces because they cooled quickly. Display trays of graphite so the students can see the large crystals in obsidian and explain that this looks like it contains pieces of glass. " As you know some igneous rocks are plutonic and have large crystals. Offer an example of a plutonic rock, too. Obsidian IS glass, not pieces of glass. Use obsidian without any impurities. What are the large crystals in it?? What is the graphite about?

    Cosmology: The Origin, Evolution & Ultimate Fate of the Universe

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    This annotated resource guide for college instructors and high school teachers presents ideas in modern cosmology. It is published by the NASA Astrophysics Education and Outreach Forum. Included are websites, articles, books, animations, audio recordings, lab activities and other resources, useful for both instructors and students. The guide is available in either HTML or PDF format. Educational levels: High school, Undergraduate lower division, General public

    NOAA Climate Monitoring

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    The mission of this website is to monitor and assess the state of the Earth's climate in near real-time, providing decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past. Special reports focus on the national overview and global analysis on climate extremes, droughts, hurricanes and tropical storms. Additional highlights of weather and climate's effects on society and the economy as well as reports on noteworthy climate and weather events are available. Educational levels: Middle school, High school, General public, Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division

    Comment on Tree Rings: A Climate Record of the Past

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    The student version of this is found here:

    There's No Such Thing As a Free Megawatt: The Marcellus Shale as a gateway drug to energy literacy

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    The goal of this presentation is to introduce effective questions and provide evidence-based information to build an understanding of science related to the Marcellus Shale, a black shale formation extending deep underground from Ohio and West Virginia northeast into Pennsylvania and southern New York. Recent technological advances and elevated natural gas pricing has made extraction very attractive to natural gas companies. By exploring and discussing changes in the current energy system discussion is encouraged to become aware of the environmental and financial impact of increased natural gas extraction process. Educational levels: Middle school, High school, General public

    U.S. Drought 2012: Farm and Food Impacts

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    The most severe and extensive drought in at least 25 years has seriously affected U.S. agriculture, with impacts on the crop and livestock sectors and with the potential to affect food prices at the retail level. Included in this report is information on impacts of the drought on key commodities and food prices as well as comparisons to previous drought environments. Educational levels: Middle school, High school, General public

    Teaching about Hazards in Geoscience; 2010 Deep Horizon Oil Spill

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    The purpose of this site is to provide access to teaching materials to respond to sudden hazard events, specifically the Deep Horizon Oil spill, in the classroom as well as more generalized materials that will help educators teach about hazards either before or soon after such an event. Resource includes images, videos and visualizations as well as current informational blogs and news reports Educational levels: Middle school, High school, General public

    Comment on Hydro Tours

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    I found the virtual field trip to be very beneficial and a great way to make visually explain an idea to the students.

    Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes

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    This report presents results from a national study of what Americans understand about how the climate system works, and the causes, impacts, and potential solutions to global warming. Among other findings, the study identifies a number of important gaps in public knowledge and common misconceptions about climate change. Educational levels: Graduate or professional, Undergraduate upper division, Undergraduate lower division, General public


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