• Effects of Pollutants

      Wade, Suzanne; The College at Brockport (2006-07-18)
      Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to have students work with a working model of a watershed system that discharges polluted waters into a water basin. Within the watershed various land use areas are affecting the overall quality of the water being emptied into the basin. Students will be given the opportunity to manipulate the management techniques of various land uses to optimize water quality at the mouth of the watershed. Students will be able to hypothesize the effects that new techniques will have on specific pollutants. Students will become aware of the role that all land users have in keeping water quality high. This particular lesson is best suited for the Envirothon Team and the Living Environment Classes.
    • Graphing Contour Maps with TI Calculator

      Wade, Suzanne; The College at Brockport (2006-07-25)
      Objectives: The objective of this activity is to get students comfortable using the TI calculator to graph profiles for contour maps.
    • How Cells Obtain and Use Glucose Modeled with AgentSheets

      Wade, Suzanne; The College at Brockport (2008-03-01)
      The Living Environment curriculum requires students to know how the cell membrane functions as a selectively permeable membrane It will allow certain substances to diffuse across while keeping others out. The substances are then to be used inside the cell. The cell also creates waste products that must be eliminated. Students need to know where inside the cell certain substance are used and/or produced. The problem chosen for this project involves glucose and oxygen that must enter the cell by crossing the cell membrane via appropriate parts of the cell membrane and then the cell must process the glucose and the oxygen. Students will investigate what can happen to the glucose once it is inside the cell. The students will build a model of intercellular and extracellular space separated by a cell membrane that functions by allowing for diffusion of molecules needed by the cell as well as molecules created as waste products within the cell. When the model is complete it should show movement of molecules in the direction of net movement of each specific molecule. The molecules include: Glucose, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Water.
    • Modeling Earthquakes using GIS

      Wade, Suzanne; The College at Brockport (2006-08-07)
      Objectives: Students will use GIS data from Cornell’s Digital Earth to draw conclusions about the relationship between the locations of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Plate Boundaries.
    • Modeling Precipitation and Water Budgets using Stella

      Metz, Sean; McGreevy, Sandy; Paul, Neill; Wade, Suzanne; Westrich, Kevin; The College at Brockport (2006-08-01)
      Students will be able to build water budget charts represent particular areas water budget using numerical and graphical models.
    • Water Budget Modeled using Stella

      Wade, Suzanne; The College at Brockport (2006-08-07)
      Give students a tool that will allow them to easily calculate the values in a water budget so they can understand when usage, recharge, deficit and surplus occur without struggling with getting overwhelmed by the mathematics.