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A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change: A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change

An 80-page report on the results of a study on physiological responses to environmental change over time. Read More

Genetic Disease

A webquest with virtual field trips and educational activities for middle and high school science students on genetic disease. Read More

Infectious Disease

A webquest with virtual field trips and educational activities for middle and high school science students on infectious disease. Read More

What's Making You Sick?

This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores sickness. Viruses with such exotic names as Ebola, bird flu, monkeypox, and West Nile have been making the headlines lately. Even those middle-schoolers who don’t read the news online or in print have probably heard some of the warnings, predictions, and hype surrounding mention of these viruses. Knowing the facts is important for all of us. Read More

Turning Points in Science: Germ Theory

This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores Germ Theory, which is the first in a series focused on historic, pivotal scientific advances, such as the discovery of germs, the Copernican model of the universe, and the elucidation of atomic theory. To avoid the pitfall of isolating the history and nature of science from science content, this series will focus on a specific advance relevant to the NSES content standards in life, physical, and earth sciences by examining the context of the science as thoroughly as possible. In this way, the science becomes understandable as a human endeavor; thus its impact on society is easily conceived. A potentially useful tool will be James Burke’s Knowledge Web, which provides the connections between historic figures in science that enabled the advancement of science. Read More

Organ Systems: Function Diversity and Uniformity

This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores the body. Other sections in this publication provide lessons and activities for students on topics of structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems as well as information about comparative anatomy and diversity. In this way, students may study body systems from two perspectives: within and between species in alignment with the diversity and adaptation aspect of the NSES Life Science Standard. In addition, new technologies associated with human body systems are explored. As always, new technologies come with social and personal implications, also for investigation in this publication and aligned with the NSES. Read More

Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean Soil

An article on the effects of and remediation attempts following the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant disaster in the Ukraine. Read More

Eco-Logical: Water Pollution Causes

A list of water pollution causes. Read More

Eco-Logical: Water Pollution Facts

Water pollution facts and figures. Read More

Eco-Logical: “Jaws V: Angry But Enfeebled”

An article on water pollution effects on animals, humans, plants, and ecosystems. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu