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Plants

  • What are the common plants growing in your area? For help identifying species, you can consult an on-line field guide.
  • Are the plants affected at all by human or animal activity? How? Is the effect positive or negative?
  • Are there non-native species of plants that humans have brought to your community? Are these plants helping or harming your localenvironment?
  • Learn more about the impact of non-native plant species. Get information on invasive species in your community.
  • Are there any rare, threatened, or endangered plant species living in your area?
  • Are plants used as medicines? If so, which ones?

Animals

  • What are the common animals found in your neighborhood? Make separate lists for birds, reptiles, insects, amphibians, mammals,and fish. For help identifying species, you can consult an on-line field guide.
  • How do the animals and humans in your community interact? Is the interaction positive or negative? In what way?
  • Do you have animals living with you at home? What kinds? Are they pets or are they involved in a family business (farming)?
  • Are there any rare, threatened, or endangered animal species living in your community?
  • Is there a high or low diversity of animal species in your area?
  • Do you have a humane society, shelter, wildlife rehabilitation site, or other animal welfare organization in your area? How does itoperate?

Human community

  • What do you like most about living in your community?
  • What do you like least?
  • What, in your opinion, are the top 5 problems for the people in your community?
  • Do any of these problems concern the relationship between humans and the plants, animals, and environment in your community?
  • What are your biggest hopes for your community?
  • Are there any groups of people in your community who have a difficult time living? What are some of the reasons for these difficulties?
  • What examples can you find in your community of people helping people? These can be very small-scale (one person helping a neighbor,for example) or involve larger organizations.

Resources

There are several reasons for hope, some of which are listed below: (Online only)

Lessons for Hope

Dr. Jane Goodall has been known for her pioneering research with chimpanzees. Now, in order to save them - and the quality oflife on our planet for people, animals, and the environment - she travels the world 300 days a year, spreading the message of hope. Her book, Reason forHope, is a testament to human generosity in the face of environmental degradation. Her new work, Lessons for Hope, translates her message into apractical guide for teachers and students of all ages.

Environmental Education Resources

Provides access to education literature and resources - lessons, journals, organizations, conferences and more.

Environmental Storyteller With deep laughter, magical visions, intensity, warmth, mischief and love, this storyteller hasenchanted tens of thousands of listeners with Earth Mother Stories - Tales of Earth Stewardship&Stories of Human Fellowship - stories for children, for teens and young adults, for families, and for adultaudiences.

Questions & Answers

what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
how to synthesize TiO2 nanoparticles by chemical methods
Zubear
what's the program
Jordan
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Jordan
what chemical
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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