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Enviro-Tacklebox™(Module 2)

1. Extreme Weather
Visit the Weather Channel studios in Atlanta and the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) outside Oklahoma City for an introduction to the technology used by today's forecasters. Dr. Harold Brooks of the NSSL explains why North America experiences some of the most severe weather found.

2. A Zoo View
Examine the evolution of zoos and the changing nature of animal collections. Hear from Dr. Terry Maple, CEO of Zoo Atlanta and Dan Maloney, from the Audubon Institute's Zoological Gardens in New Orleans about their efforts to educate visitors, maintain genetic diversity in animal populations, and promote worldwide habitat conservation.

3. Your Burger and the World
Follow a 3rd and 4th generation family of cattle farmers, visit with a physiologist at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, hear from a nationally known cookbook author, and learn from a team of research scientists who are working to develop a "leaner" beef.

4. Tackle Trash
Examine environmental issues brought about by the growing amounts of waste that our society generates. Students look at their buying habits and explore the benefits and decisions associated with societal waste.

5. Decisions Based on Science: Mastering the Skills of Decision-Making
This one-hour professional development "how-to" video takes teachers through the decision-making process outlined in the NSTA publication, "Decisions-Based on Science". Teachers learn strategies that can help students develop their own decision-making skills.

Four 20 minute video lessons and one 60 minute professional development video on 1 DVD.


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