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A Small Dose of Toxicology
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This interactive poster presents the health effects of common chemicals that includes toxic agents such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, pesticides, lead, mercury, arsenic, metals, solvents and animal plant toxins. It includes a glossary, powerpoints and intera...
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Adventures of the Lead Busters Club
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: An online, interactive story for children to help them understand lead poisoning, ways to prevent poisoning and symptoms of lead poisoning. A teachers guide, letters for parents/guardians and additional resources as well as assessments and recipes accompany t...
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Air Module
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Manual/Handbook - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site - Workshops
Summary: The AMBIENT air module contains segments of lessons based upon materials introduced in a news video. There is situations for activities, a community asthma quiz and key, school survey and glossary as well as a guide to air. AMBIENT provides a systemic approac...
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Alphabetical List of Pesticide Fact Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: EPA's fact sheets on pesticides, associated risks, and advisories and announcements are available with updates as they occur.These can include a very broad range of topics such as "Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety", "Biopesticide Fact Sheets...
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Art Supplies Need to be Safe for Children
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: Whether the supplies are intended for home or school, this introduction provides general information on toxics and kids, toxics in arts and crafts materials, plastics in food packaging, and more.
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Asbestos News
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a Web site devoted to information about Mesothelioma and Asbestos exposures. It provides news on recent legislative activities, sources of asbestos exposures, asbestos management and health risks, mesothelioma law and identifies types of mesothelioma....
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ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) Glossary of Terms
Type: Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This glossary of toxic substance terms is available in English and in Spanish.
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Besmart
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: This waste reduction website from Wisconsin highlights events and efforts from their state and identifies national resources as well as creative events and programs that could be modified for local use.
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Creating Safe Learning Zones: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign was established two years ago as part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups working on school-based environmental health issues. The campaign aims to connect local efforts across the country, raise awareness...
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Environmental Health Curriculum, Lesson Plans, and Activities (K-12)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Educational activities designed to enhance science, health and environmental education lessons are provided through the SWEHSC. Additional resources (curricula, lesson plans, powerpoint presentation, and various links) support these goal.
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ERTV Web Site
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Environmental Response Television provides video programs of environmental events. They have an extensive list of videos including the Mercury Video News Release. They also produce "The Environmental Response News Magazine" which is a quarterly program that...
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Great Lakes--Make the Human Health Connection
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Environmental Health Perspectives online lessons have a new addition that focuses on the Great Lakes’ environmental problems. This is designed for grades 10-12. As a reminder, EHP lessons are built around real issues and news articles and the article link is p...
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Hazardous Products Substitutes
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3 and can be used in both science and health education. Students will recognize signal words and visual symbols that indicate the presence of hazardous substances; identify "how much" of various products would be dangerous...
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Hazardous Routes
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5 and can be used in health and English. Students will identify ways people dispose of household hazardous waste; identify the impacts these disposal methods have on health and the environment; suggest safe alternative man...
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Indoor Air Mercury
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report describes why mercury is a problem in indoor air, the sources of mercury in indoor air, guidelines for mercury exposure, and studies on indoor air mercury. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
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Kids and Chemicals Facts and Laws
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This lesson is designed so students are able to identify some of the synthetic chemicals they have contact with during their days; so they can consider the affects that toxic chemicals have on people; that they can reflect upon alternatives to toxic home-use p...
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Lead Poisoning Prevention Curriculum for Preschool Children and their Families
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: This lead poisoning prevention curriculum is designed to use with 4-5 year old students and Pre-K students. A teacher's guide, letters and information to and for parents as well as lessons, activities, songs and age appropriate materials are provided. One of...
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Maryland Department of the Environment Land Programs
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: To protect human health and preserve and restore land and water resources, MDE implements various programs ensuring the control and proper disposal of waste, managing lead paint compliance activities, assuring that oil is handled in an environmentally safe man...
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Nanosponges Soak up Pollutants
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Environmental engineers from Cornell University have developed a strategy that involves nanotechnology for cleaning hazardouswaste sites. This is presented in a way that allows upper elementary and middle school students a better understanding of the process.
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Old Nassau Demonstration (using mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: This experiment provides instructions for the Halloween Demonstration, or "Old Nassau" Demonstration that uses Mercury. The preferred and refined version that uses silver nitrate is provided at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/2004/Oct/PlusSub/V81N...
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Old Nassau Demonstration (using mercury)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Experiment - Holiday
Summary: This experiment provides instructions for the Halloween Demonstration, or "Old Nassau" Demonstration that uses Mercury. The preferred and refined version that uses silver nitrate is provided at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/Journal/Issues/2004/Oct/PlusSub/V81N...
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Search Your Community
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Database
Summary: By simply entering your zip code you can choose from four databases to obtain information about any community. Additional links to other databases provide envirofacts, air quality, watershed information and much more.
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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution and Why Scientists Disagree
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

AuthorColleen Moore

ISBN019515391

Colleen Moore’s book identifies a troubling body of evidence. She shows how environmental pollution places an increasing and quantifiable burden on the education of American children. The book...

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Soil Module from AMBIENT
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Database - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The AMBIENT curriculum soil module evolves around the scene of a legal action regarding an old hazard, lead poisoning of kids. Several news videos are included and lessons and problem solving are developed around these resources.
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