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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 Quality Index
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This is designer for young students and helps them understand clean and dirty air, air pollution health and air quality index. This is interactive with definitions.
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Asbestos in Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: General information on asbestos, information for parents, teacher snd school employees, information for local education agencies and summary of health effects of asbestos are provided in this comprehensive, yet succinctly brief report on asbestos in schools....
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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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ATSDR (Agengy for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options - List - Web site
Summary: ATSDR Activities in Illinois are only a portion of the valuable information provided at this website. A glossary, an alphabatized index, news, feature articles,tox FAQ's, toxicological profiles, CERCLS Priority lists of harzardous substances and minimal risk l...
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Benjamin Moore Paints MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: This is a lengthy selection of house interior and exterior paints, industrial coatings and primers offered by Benjamin Moore Paints and their accompanying MSDSs.
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Biodiesel recipe
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: Nicely done, live links full explain the process of making biodiesel, complete with links to definitions of each aspect, picture and drawings that help illustrate concepts and steps.
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Case of the Broken Loop (Spanish)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Language Options
Summary: This mystery (detective) activity from US EPA helps guide learners to recognize ways to reduce waste and conserve resources. Life cycles are introduced and the Garbage Gremlin breaks the loop by tossing out trash instead or recycling or reusing. This 12 page...
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Danish Wind Industry
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The Danish Wind Industry Association (DWIA) is a non-profit association who purpose is to promote wind energy at home and abroad. Their website offers technical information, a glossary, wind figures and facts and this is all provided in multiple languages (de...
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Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids' Stuff
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: EPA's Office of Water has added to its website new pages designed just for children, featuring a new mascot-like character called "Thirstin." The new pages contain games, activities and narrated/animated classroom experiments. Some of the activities include an...
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Earth Day Network
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Learn about Earth Day 2005, register your event, join the network, check out upcoming events around the world. Locate additional events in your community or where your travels will be taking you. This site is updated throughout the year.
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Ecological Footprint Quiz
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Language Options
Summary: This is an interactive quiz designed for 12-16 year olds. Students from international communities are able to take this quiz and variables will differ for each participant.
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EPA Earth Day Take Home Kit
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Holiday - Language Options - Web site
Summary: The EPA site offers hints for school and home for a variety of earth friendly lessons and tips.
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Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is designed to help 3rd – 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to ex...
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Green Module: TAML Oxidant Activators Green Bleaching Agents for Paper Manufacturing
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is a inorganic course designed to be used during a discussion of paper production or an advanced inroganic course describing oxidizing agents or the effect of substituents on organometallic redoc reactions. The module contains notes to instructor...
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Green Module for Biochemistry: A New Chemical Family of Insecticides Exemplified by CONFIRM Selective Caterpillar Control Agent
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The topic of green chemistry could be incorporated into a traditional biochemistry class quite easily without requiring a large amount of class time. Most biochemistry classes include a discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics. One could use acetylchol...
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Green Module for Chemical Toxicology: Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have had...
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Green Module for Environmental Chemistry: Antifoulants
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is primarily adapted for use in an Environmental Chemistry course. In addition this module may also be of interest in Freshman Chemistry (half-life, solubility and concentration units), Biochemistry (biodegradation) and Toxicology (acute toxicity,...
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Green Module for General Chemistry: Design and Application of Surfactants for Carbon Dioxide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module would be suitable for use in a general chemistry course during discussions of phase diagrams, supercritical fluids, and molecular polarity. Since most general chemistry texts contain a discussion of surfactants, the module can serve as a supplemen...
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Green Module for Industrial Chemistry: Petretec-Dupont's Technology for Polyester Regeneration
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module has been written primarily for use in an industrial chemistry course during a discussion of the petrochemical industry. A preparation for the discussion of Dupont’s Petretec technology, the module covers the areas of fossil fuel reserves, distribut...
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Green Module for Organic Chemistry: Atom Economy A measure of the Efficiency of a Reaction
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module has been written primarily for use in the two semester organic chemistry sequence (both lecture and laboratory) traditionally encountered by students in the sophomore year. The module uses examples of organic reactions and syntheses to illustrate...
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Green Squad, Kids taking action for greener, healthier schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: An interactive tool for students that helps them understand their school their health and the environment and aids them in discovering what they might be able to do to improve the school environment.Interactive tools allow them to explore various rooms but the...
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Guided Tour on Wind energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Each of the thirteen chapters contains mini-guided tours on wind energy topcis. Although a Danish production, the tour is available in dansk, deustsch, english, espanol and francais. This website offers much more than
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Healthy Beginnings: Lead Safe Families
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified lead poisoning as one of the most common toxicological hazards facing young children in the United States. Most homes built before 1978 have paint with lead, and children living in these homes are at risk for i...
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IAQ Glossary and Acronyms
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary is linked back to terms in the EPA IAQ Tools for Schools kit.
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Introduction to Green Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options
Summary: Historical and reasons behind the implementation of Green Chemistry and legislative activities are offered in this introduction. The 12 principles of Green Chemistry and a variety of beneficial links are provided.
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Journey to Forever
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Journey to Forever is a pioneering expedition by a small mobile NGO involved in environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and travelling 40,000 km through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. Available in Spanish,...
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Kid's Corner pH Scale
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: A nice graphic for teachers to use when introducing pH concepts to students. This is part of a collection of lessons from Environment Canada on acid rain.
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Kids' Pages at NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: The activities on the NIEHS Kids' pages are available in Spanish and in English. This includes hot topics and enviornmental health, science education, games and activities, and more.
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Lead Paint Assistance/enforcement
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A list of resources from EPA including "Protect Your Family from Lead in your Home" that is offered in six languages.
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Life Cycle of a CD or DVD
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Language Options
Summary: View the life cycle of a CD or DVD -- from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. Learn what life cycle management is and why it is important. Discover some crafts and other ways to reuse CDs and DVDs....
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Life Cycle of a Cell Phone, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Language Options
Summary: View the life cycle of a cell phone -- from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. Learn what life cycle management is and why it is important. Find suggestions of ways to reuse or recycle your phone an...
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Make Your Own Biodiesel
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Learn how to make biodisel, learn how to titrate, mix and conduct various steps through the process. Available in Spanish and Japanese.
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Methanol
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: Nicely done, with live links tht fully explain methanol, complete with links to definitions of each aspect, picture and drawings that help illustrate concepts and steps.
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MSDS FAQ's
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: The table of contents includes What is a Material Safety Data Sheet, Who are MSDS's for, What does an MSDS look like, Are there any tutorials that explain how to read an MSDS. Where can I get MSDS's. In addition to an introduction, regulations links are provi...
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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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National Chemistry Week
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Experiment - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: Lengthy lists of experiments are offered for grades 1-3, 4-6, and junior/senior high school students. These are provided by Canadian educators. If you scroll across the top bar you can select different themes from previous years. For each year you will have...
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National Overview Air Quality
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Language Options - Web site
Summary: A real-time map provides current reports of air quality, ozone and particulate matter across the United States. Air quality basics are designed for health providers, students, teachers and weather forecasters. Activities are provided for "kids" ages 7-10 (als...
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National Pest Management Association Inc
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Language Options - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This resource is designed for consumers and professionals in the pest control industry. The website offers teacher resources, activities for children interested in learning more about pests, and it offers a link to locate recommended professionals.
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Nontoxic High Density Compounds
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A new line of patented nontoxic thermoplastic composite materials that can replace lead and other traditional materials in other applications is being sold called Ecomass® Compounds. These composite materials are completely nontoxic and can be formulated to th...
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (English)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (Spanish)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Pest Control in Schools and Child Care Centers (Spanish)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help Spanish-speaking parents understand the concerns for IPM.
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Pittsburg Paint's MSDS
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: If you have a product number you can locate the MSDS for your paint, primer or stain from Pittsburg Paint.
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Quest for Less: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-6
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Download the complete document (10 MB) or individual chapters. The Quest for Less units include Product Life Cycles, Methods of Handling Waste, Putting it All Together and a glossary.
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Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction (Spanish)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Language Options - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: This 32-page publication serves as a guideline for creating school-based programs on waste reduction (in Spanish)
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School IPM (Pennsylvania IPM)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - Web site
Summary: School IPM, which is part of Pennsylania's Community IPM program, is everybody's business because nothing is more important than the health of our children. PA IPM maintains a comprehensive school IPM program that is available to all 501 school districts in Pe...
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Science News for Kids
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Science resource for parents, teachers, and students. Many fact sheets, science snapshots and lessons are available in English and Spanish.
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Soil Education
Type: Web site
Summary: A variety of links are provided for lesson plans on soil education. TheLinks provide resources for understanding soil, agriculture and gardening with lessons, curricula, songs, puzzles and more.
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Solar box cookers
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Modern city dwellers are privileged: most people do not even have a switch to flip. Rice was cooked by the sun in a brown teapot, before we had a black cooking pot. It worked. Half the inhabitants of Earth cook over woodfires -- 45% of the world's wood is used...
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Solar Cooking Archive
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Plans for making three different solar cookers (box-style, panel and parabolic) are provided. Documents inclucdes general information, newsletters, retained-heat cooking, and food drying. Photos on various cookers and designs, a slide show and solar cooking...
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Solid Waste Publications (US EPA) in Spanish
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - List - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Posters, documents, education resources on solid waste in English and Spanish.
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Sustainable Footprint
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Classroom Games and Activities - Language Options
Summary: This is an online quiz to calculate individual footprints. Thought provoking questions are presented through the quiz. Participants are called upon to consider their own actions and possible changes and a certificate is available at the conclusion. This is...
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Teach English, Teach about the Environment
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This curriculum will help you teach English to adult students while introducing basic concepts about the environment and individual environmental responsibility. These concepts can help the newly-arrived be part of cleaner and healthier communities by understa...
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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary - Language Options - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future is a multimedia teacher education programme published by UNESCO. It contains 100 hours (divided into 25 modules) of professional development for use in pre-service teacher courses as well as the in-service educati...
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Ten Steps to Pest Control
Type: Language Options
Summary: Ten steps to pest control for parents and homes.
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Tox Town
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Database - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Tox Town is an interactive game that provides suggestions as to where toxic chemicals can be found in our daily lives, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, links and other resources. Tox Town uses color, graphics and creative ways in which middle school a...
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ToxFAQs for Mercury
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health eff...
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Trees are Terrific ... Travels with Pierre
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (5–8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with c...
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Vermicomposting (Making Good use of Garbage!)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Vermicomposting fun facts, information, activities, music (including The Littlest Worm), and reasons to consider vermicomposting.
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Water Cycle in 36 languages
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Not your everyday watercycle, this is complete with diagram and discussion topics/fact sheets on 15 topics (condensation, groundwater, precipitation, evaporation, surface runoff and more). The diagram is complete in 36 languages including Slovakian, Thai, Tam...
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West Nile Virus Educational Materials
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: Various fact sheets and educational documents on West Nile Virus and mosquitos are available through the Fairfax County (Virginia) Health Department. Many of these are applicable throughout the country but what makes this desirable is sheets are provided in a...
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World Water Day
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Language Options - Web site
Summary: The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World...

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