|Title of Presentation or Activity
|Biogeochemical Cycles: the Carbon & Nitrogen Cycles
||This lesson covers the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle, as these elements cycle through the environment between atmosphere (air), biosphere (living organisms), lithosphere (earth’s surface and crust) and hydrosphere (water) undergoing changes in form as they move throughout their storage pools. Each process will be described so that students will understand exactly how carbon and nitrogen move throughout the cycle and change form. The importance of these elements to organic compounds (life) is stressed as well as human induced changes (global warming, carbon emissions, and nitrogen fertilizer) and the effects of an imbalanced cycle.
|Bioterrorism and Biosecurity
||This lesson provides an introduction to the concepts of both bioterrorism and biosecurity and how they specifically affect agriculture. This is accomplished through a PowerPoint lesson reviewing the main concepts of both, and also through activities intended to further explain these threats to a country. The activity following the lesson allows students to visualize the spread of disease, and a corresponding activity allows for evaluation of what they have learned.
|Blow It Up
||This activity focuses on measuring respiratory values. By measuring lung capacities and respiratory rates, the students will use the resulting data to first predict, then test their hypothesis.
||It's a webquest that shows how the workings of the body are all connected.
|Bombs Away: Impacts in Space
||Craters are found all around the surface of the Earth, the moon, and plants throughout the Solar System. While craters can be formed by volcanic activity, most craters found in space are impact craters. Impact Craters are created when meteors crash into the surface of planets and moons. In this hands-on activity, students explore craters in the solar system by learning and practicing crater formation basics using a model