Video

I made these videos of some lab activities that I designed. Almost no data is presented because I want you to be able to share these videos with students who are bored by written instructions. If your students enjoy these activities half as much as I enjoyed making these videos, you're going to have a great semester. Feedback is encouraged but not mandatory ;-)








Dose-Response by Phytoplankton to Carbon Dioxide from Antonio R. Chaves on Vimeo.



Conditions Affecting Dissolved Oxygen from Antonio R. Chaves on Vimeo.


Assessing Toxicity with Yeast from Antonio R. Chaves on Vimeo.


Evaluating Soil Texture from Antonio R. Chaves on Vimeo.



http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change
I am not an agronomist, but what he suggests is both counterintuitive and contradictory to what we teach from our textbooks. Nevertheless, his hypothesis on how this improves soil texture and nutrient cycling seems reasonable, and even if he subconsciously took a few liberties with the data he presented his ideas are worth a look. Although his lecture delivery was compelling I am not a Kool-Aide drinker. Here is one of most well-reasoned critiques of his method that I could find:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?p=16076009
Enter links, general information and reviews on videos that deal with environmental issues.

Latest Addition: Expedition Wild
http://www.hulu.com/expedition-wild
Topics: Yellowstone Park, bio-geography, Grizzly Bear anatomy, feeding strategies


Life in the Deep Oceans




Other Videos
TED: Inspired by Nature, Animal Designs

Discovery Questions:
1. What is biomimacry and how is it being applied to modern designs?
2. What is one problem of the wastewater treatment industry and how has one organism solved this problem?
3. What has the computer industry learned from the natural world?
4. Our curent production processes involves “heat, beat, and treat”? Identify at least one problem with this process and hypothesize how it should be changed based on biomimacry?
5. What is one of the 12 big ideas from biology, and how are they being applied to improve our production process?
6. Research a pieces of technology, identify one problem, and redesign it to incorporate the ideas of biomimarcy?
7. What should we be asking nature in the next 10 years?

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Green Editorial: Golf Courses Going Green


From Silent Spring to Silent Night


TED: Why We Can't Grow Green Fuel?


Useful Video Technology

Orbit Downloader
http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Notes: Lets you download videos from Youtube.com and store them on your computer or put them on your iPod. Files are saved with a Flash extension. To convert them for your ipod check out Zamzar.com

Zamzar.com
http://zamzar.com/
Notes: Lets you download videos from Youtube.com and store them on your computer or put them on your iPod.

WM Converter
http://www.download.com/WM-Converter/3000-2194_4-10700602.html
Note: converts one file to another format.




General Places to Find Video
YouTube
http://www.youtube.com
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Daily Motion
http://www.dailymotion.com/us
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Teacher Tube
http://www.teachertube.com
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TED
http://www.ted.com
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Blip TV
http://www.blip.tv/
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Miro TV
http://www.getmiro.com/
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emPivot
http://www.empivot.com/index.php
Notes: Videos solely about environmental topics




Energy and the Environment TV
http://www.eenews.net/tv/video_guide?update_bookmarks=true
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Environment Tips
http://www.earthday.net/resources/envtips/default.aspx
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Environmental Video
http://www.environmentalvideos.org/tgg/
Notes: Get environmental news in video format from a number of different news agencies.

Computer Recycling
http://www.unicor.gov/recycling/

Egypt's Crayfish Infasion
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/17/eco.crayfishegypt/index.html#cnnSTCText
Notes: Disucsses how both environmental and cultural factors play a role in promoting the success of an invasive species.

Growing Algae as Fuel
http://cc.pubco.net/www.valcent.net/i/misc/Vertigro/Vertigro.mov

The Habitable Planet, A Systems Approach to Environmental Science
Annenberg Media
http://www.learner.org/resources/series209.html?pop=yes&vodid=758253&pid=2269
Notes: Series of 13 videos on earth, atmosphere, oceans, ecosystems, biodiversity, etc. Most of the videos are approximately 30 minutes.

The Story of Stuff
http://www.storyofstuff.com/
Notes: Also check out our multidisciplinary, multi-school project called "Trace Your Trash".

TED: A Greener Future
http://www.ted.com/index.php/themes/view/id/15
Notes: Environmental lectures from leading environmentalist and Nobel Laureates.