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An Earth Day Story
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities
Summary: This play by Mary Beth Greene was adapted from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Holiday
Summary: The Unifying Event for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2005 is Kite Flying. Lessons and activities available for teachers include the chemistry of air quality, acid rain, and ozone. Each year has a different theme.
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Earth Day Events for Families and Educators in Grayslake, Illinois
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Holiday
Summary: On April 13 an information-filled, free workshop for formal and non-formal educators (6 CPDU’s) will be offered., including public and private elementary and middle school teachers, as well as community leaders. A poster contest for students is being conducte...
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Earth Day Groceries Project
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Holiday - School Projects
Summary: Suggestions for activities, recycle projects and more for students and teachers as well as links to other Earth Day sites.
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Earth Day Images
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: List - Web site
Summary: Earth Day images (including copywrite free, clip art, and copywrited images)
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Earth Day Kentucky
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Holiday - Web site
Summary: Kentucky's Envirionmental and Public Protection Cabinet is offering a variety of activities across the state in conjunction with Earth Day 2005, including the Environmental Quality Commission's Earth Day Award for Kentucky communities, Earth Day activities for...
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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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Gateway Area Storm Sewer Stenciling PRoject
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - School Projects
Summary: This project serves as a model for creating a storm sewer stenciling project. Content includes "how to conduct a stenciling program, organizing a stenciling project in your town," and an "activity guide for the classroom K-12." Organization includes stenciling...
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Greening Our Schools Earth Day Activities
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Holiday
Summary: Elementary Teachers can begin development of a year's worth of lessons that support the mission of Earth Day. Earth Day IS every day. This list of 20 will expand to include lessons appropriate for each topic and for elementary education.
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Guide to Storm Drain Marking
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is a manual and how-to guide for municipalities interested in starting a storm drain marking program to reduce nonpoint source pollution. This is also a valuable resource for school districts and volunteer community groups who wish to implement a storm dr...
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How to Stencil Storm Drains
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - List
Summary: A two-page PDF on how to stencil storm drains, from getting permission to the event day.
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Illinois Sustainable Living Fair and Earth Day Celebration
Type: Holiday
Summary: Two full days of exploration into sustainability, 40 workshops and 50 exhibitors will promote Earth Day celebrations. The goal of the ISLF is to help business and community members make sustainable choices that are ecologically sound, economically viable, and...
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Pontiac Storm Sewer Stencil Program
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Teacher Paul Ritter (Pontiac High School, Pontiac, Illinois) conducts a school-based, community-wide storm sewer stencil program that can serve as a model for other communities. This 34-slide power point presentation offers suggestions for starting your own.
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Quotations for Earth Day
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A collection of quotes (and sources) appropriate for Earth Day. The last one should be the first (Every day is Earth day--author unknown)
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Recycle Jeopardy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Holiday
Summary: Complement your current lessons in recycling with this classroom game, or build a research unit around the catagories. Designed for 4-6th grade students, it can be used as a challenge for older students who are confident they know the answers. Almost all of...
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Recycling Facts Game (Provided by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities
Summary: Creative people at the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County created an educational game that should be used at anytime during the school year, however, it has been specifically designed for use on America Recycles Day on November 15 and Earth Day on Apri...
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School Ground Greening Guide, Ontario, Designing for Shade and Energy Conservation
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This publication is the first in a series of EcoSchools greening guides that promote best practices on school grounds and in the classroom. This presents a five-step process the involves the entire school community. This 90-page resource is designed to help...
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School Profiles: Virtual Recycling
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: School Projects
Summary: See what some students have implemented at their schools. Included in the list: collage art contest, annual clothing recycle day, recycle projects and more.
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Science Fair Fun
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Science Fair Projects
Summary: This booklet is intended to provide students in gardes 6-8 with ideas and resrouces for developing environmental science fair projects, specifically in the areas of reducing, reusing, and recycling waste materials. Environmental terminology and topics in this...
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Storm Drain Marking Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 16-page PDF manual provides an introduction, marking methods, the planning process, education, day of the event (and after the event as well as sources for marking supplies and instructions on cleaning the supplies.
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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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Teaching Green The Middle Years
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Lessons

EditorsGrant, Tim and Littlejohn, Gail.

ISBN0-86571-501-7

AbstractThis book of lessons is a compilation of the "best of Green Teacher" contributions from teachers who are working with middle school students and who are help...

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I am looking for information pertaining to native landscaping for southern Illinois. What type of wildflowers and other landscaping materials are native to the Mount Vernon region? I want to do a complete unit for my middle school science club on native landscaping.
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