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Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching

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View Resource Global Warming: Early Warning Signs

Created by a host of organizations (Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, US Public Interest Research Group, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund), this site seeks to provide evidence of the "fingerprints" and "harbingers" of global warming. A clickable map of the world enables users to take a closer look at...

https://www.climatehotmap.org/
View Resource Recycle City

Recycling made fun. The Environmental Protection Agency's Recycle City Web site offers students an interactive way to learn how recycling can affect their environment. Users can click any part of the cartoon drawing of the city to learn about that particular building or site and what can be done to decrease waste. The site also contains a more involved exercise called the Dumptown game, where...

https://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/
View Resource Dragonfly

The Dragonfly Web Site (last mentioned in the March 27, 1997 Scout Report) has since been updated and is definitely worth another look. This interactive site covers many scientific topics, including water, space, flight, and other life and environmental subjects. Users can use the clickable Dragonfly Pond illustration to explore a topic or scroll down to see each one listed. For example, the water...

http://www.units.miamioh.edu/dragonfly/
View Resource Planet Pals

Created by designer, illustrator, and educator Judith Ann Gorgone, the Planet Pals Web site provides good material for young kids related to the health of the planet. The colorful pages contain basic information about the earth, energy, recycling, water conservation, pollution, and more. The fun and interactive Meet the Planet Pals area is especially interesting, where kids can listen to animated...

http://www.planetpals.com/index.html
View Resource Ecology Explorers

This Web site from the Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University was developed as part of the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research Project (CAP LTER), but can be used by any classrooms interested in exploring urban ecosystems that surround them. Students and teachers learn about the scientific method and several data collection protocols that they can use right...

https://sustainability.asu.edu/ecologyexplorers/
View Resource Public Education Acid Rain Lesson Plan

Offered by The National Park Service Air Resources Division, this Web site includes a series of five 1-2 hour educational activities related to understanding acid rain and air quality for children grades six through eight. The very simply designed site includes lessons on: The pH scale; Understanding the difference between an acid and a base; Understanding what gases contribute to acid rain; How...

https://www.nature.nps.gov/air/edu/lessons/acidrlessonplan.c...
View Resource CIESE Collaborative Projects

The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) provides these collaborative projects to be used in classrooms this fall. Many of the projects have a life science focus such as Human Genetics, Square of Life, and Bucket Buddies. Each project offers the opportunity for students to collect real life data to share online with their peers. The presentation of projects is teacher...

http://ciese.org/materials/k12/technology/online-collaborati...
View Resource Nebraska Earth Science Education Network

The Nebraska Earth Science Education Network has as one of its objectives to promote and enhance K-12 earth science education. The Web site provides lesson plans on various subjects including astronomy, geology, mapping, soils, water, and weather. Each submitted lesson gives a recommended grade level and contains objectives, materials needed, procedures, and conclusions, depending on the activity....

https://nesen.unl.edu/
View Resource Actionbioscience.org: Lesson Directory

Actionbioscience.org, "a non-commercial, ad-free, educational web site created and managed by BioScience Productions, Inc. to promote bioscience literacy," offers high school to undergraduate level lesson plans relating to biodiversity, the environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and new bioscience frontiers. This updated Web site (last mentioned in the March 14, 2001 Scout Report)...

http://www.actionbioscience.org/
View Resource Lesson Plan Central

Lesson Plan Central -- a free lesson plans, WebQuests, worksheets, student link and clipart Web site -- has a great collection of science specific links. Categorized by subject and grade level, the listed sites are are briefly described, and any new site is labeled as such. Links to just the new, cool, and clipart sites are also provided. This collection is a great way for kids and educators to...

http://lessonplancentral.com/
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