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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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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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Air Pollution: What's the Solution
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: Air Pollution: What’s the Solution? is an educational project for students, grades 6 - 12, that uses online real time data to guide student discovery of the science behind the causes and effects of ground level ozone. Core activities include The Ozone Betwee...
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Biosphere in a Bottle
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Directions for creating a small habitat in a bottle.
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Breaking the Mold
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Asthma. Rising cancer rates. Viruses we have never heard of before. Just a few of the incredibly complex health problems that confront society today. What part does our environment play? That's the question EnviroMysteries sets out to answer. Through intrigu...
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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials
Summary: Obviously Earth Day should be observed every day. This resource offers materials for year-round projects that includes: history, online games, crafts, clip art, send an earth day card, earth songs, coloring pages, "learn about our world," earth day activities...
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CHEC's HealtheHouse A Resource for Environmental Health Risks Affecting Children
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - List - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Very interactive site. A virtual house starts the experience, however, explore the products, resources and protecting your kids sections for resources on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home (and in the classroom).
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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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Classroom Trash Audit
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: In this exercise, students will collect their own personal garbage an entire day. Or students will collect representative samples from the school's waste bins in order to conduct a trash audit.
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Clean Green Healthy Schools: An Environmental Health and Safety Activities Book for Teachers and Students (March 2003)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The goal of the Clean,Green and Healthy Schools Manual is to protect students and the school community's health and safety on campus and in the home. Every student has the right to attend a school whose environment, staff and training protects and nurtures ph...
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Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the National Park Service and with input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, developed a kit for use when talking with the public about how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and...
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Contaminated Water, What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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CREEC Network (California Regional Environmental Education Community)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project whose mission is: To develop a communication network which provides educators with access to High Quality environmental education resources to enhance the environme...
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Death by Particles
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read a brief news article about a resesarch study showing that ambient particulate matter (PM) less than 10 micrometers in size and other air pollutants increase women's relative risk for coronary heart disease. Then they use data from the article to...
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Discover How Trees Produce and Conserve Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will design an energy wise community using trees and they will be introduced to landscaping for energy conservation.This is a 13-page pdf.
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Downwind Learning Science Using an EPA Exposure Model
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The primary purpose of this project is to guide students regarding the causes and possible results of air pollution. It introduces students to the use of the IGEMS/ISC computer model, which has been developed by the United States Environmental Protection Ag...
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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 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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Earthways, Simple Environmental Activities for Young Children
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary:

Non-Fiction, Lessons

Authors, Carol Petrash

ISBN 0-87659-156-X

Earthways is full of nature crafts and seasonal activities approporaite for young children and for enhancing environmental awareness in young children....

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Eek, The Air Around Us
Grade Level: Elementary
Summary: Learn more about Ozone, global warming, and ozone action days. EEK is Environmental Education for Kids.
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Energy Audit: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - School Projects
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Environment, The, Saving the Planet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorRosie Harlow and Sally Morgan.

ISBN0-7534-5426-2

AbstractFour sections, Energy and Power, Nature in Danger, Pollution and Waste, and Garbage and Recycling, are supported by brief introductions (2 pages each) to sp...

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Environmental Education A Resource Handbook
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorsDeveloped by Heimlich, Joe E.

ISBN087367834-6

Dr. Heimlich has drawn upon his extensive experience in environmental education as well as EETAP (Environmental Education and Training Partnership) to assemble this collec...

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Environmental Science Toolkit
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: Resources are provided for new and experienced educators who teach environmental science. These resources have been developed and compiled by experienced environmental science teachers. A wide range of resources are provided including data tables, examples,...
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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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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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Exploring the Environment Through Children's Literature: An Integrated Approach
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorsButzow, Carol M and John W. Butzow, illustrated by Rhett E.Kennedy

ISBN1-56308-650-6

Fifteen chapters provide suggestions for literature use for topics that include air pollution, solid waste and recycling, effectos o...

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Eyes: Windows to the World
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read and discuss an article on vision disorders related to environmental exposures. Then they use the article as the basis for the creation of a photo collage using both their own photos and images collected from various sources. This is an integrat...
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Following the Sun to Greener Buildings
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "Students read the articles Growing Green Communities and identify green building techniques that have environmental and health...
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Fuel Cells: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Giving Tree, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Shel Silverstein

ISBN 0060256656

The Giving Tree is a classic that can be used to address many concerns. Consider using it for product life cycle analysis, recycling, paper and renewable natural resources.

Books liste...

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GLIN Glossary Information Network
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary is appropriate for elementary through high school students, and is continually expanded. The terms address Great Lakes topics (environment, history, geography, pollution, and careers. They include scientific terms and acronyms.
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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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Greening School Grounds, Creating Habitats for Learning
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Lessons

EditorsGrant, Tim and Littlejohn, Gail.

ISBN0-86571-436-3

AbstractThis book of lessons is a compilation of contributions from teachers who are working with middle school students and who are helping students create habitats...

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Greening School Presentation (Overview)
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Learn about the Greening Schools project from Illinois EPA and Waste Management and Research Center in this introductory powerpoint presentation.
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Greening Schools Overview
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This is an overview of the benefits and services provided by the Illinois WMRC and EPA Greening Schools program.
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How Big is Your Footprint
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will increase their awareness of the impact of their choices on the earth's resources.
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How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction, 176 pages

Author, Linda Bailey

ISBN 1553375831

Gaudy throw-away plastic packages, environmental groups, over-packaging, fast food and a burglary combine in this mystery novel written for 9-12 year olds.

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IDEM Air Quality Environmental Education Lesson
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary - Web site
Summary: These lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparations, lessons and activities, extensions, standards, glossary of air quality and air pollution terms and additional resources. These are designed for K-3 and 4-6.
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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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Indoor Air Quality Awards 2003 Excellence Awards Program
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - List - School Projects
Summary: The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Excellence Award is EPA’s most prestigious IAQ award, presented only to schools and school districts that show exceptional commitment and achievement. The schools demonstrating exemplary IAQ programs are liste...
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Indoor Air Quality Awards Program - 2002 Excellence Awards Winners
Type: School Projects
Summary: The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Excellence Award is EPA’s most prestigious IAQ award, presented only to schools and school districts that show exceptional The schools demonstrating exemplary IAQ programs are listed.
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Indoor Air Quality Awards Program - Excellence Awards for 2005 Applications
Type: Article/Report - School Projects
Summary: The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Excellence Award is EPA's most prestigious IAQ award, presented only to schools and school districts that show exceptional commitment and achievement. The Excellence Award winners will be chosen through a com...
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Introduction to Laws and Regulations
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Laws and regulations are a major tool in protecting the environment. Congress passes laws that govern the United States. To put those laws into effect, Congress authorizes certain government agencies, including EPA, to create and enforce regulations. This webs...
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Investigating Air: Organizing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Information about the Quality of Air
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-Fiction, Lessons

Authors, NSTA

ISBN 0-87255-173-7

This book is full of lesson plans and background information that provide investigations, which lead students to the answers to questions such as what is air made of, how does a...

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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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Just a Dream
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Chris Van Allsburg

ISBN 0395533082p>Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth. This classic ca...

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Kid Wind Project
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Educational materials, teacher workshops, wind data, and lessons are components of this web site, as well as a wind energy challenge design contest for classrooms.
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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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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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Know Zone, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet
Summary: Visit California Air Basins for an interactive experience that explains air basins and helps to create a basic understand for smog. Lesson plans and activities are provided as well as additinal links and fact sheets.
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Lanuage Arts and Environmental Awareness: 100+ Integrated Books & Activities for Children
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsRoberts, Patricia L

ISBN0-208-02426-1

Lanugage arts consists of language, listening, folk literature, reading, speaking, and writing and techniques and resources for involving students ages 5...

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Lorax, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Fiction

Author, Dr. Seuss

ISBN 0394823370

This classic is used in many lessons that emphasize pollution prevention. In the Lorax the Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution prevention and attempts to generate action....

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Major Environmental Laws
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: US EPA Region 5 provides a list of environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Other major environmental laws are offered and are complete with history, a...
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Make a Difference in Your School
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is a 34-page PDF, a how-to guide for engaging students in resource conservation and waste reduction. This guide was developed to provide advice, ideas, and inspiration to teachers, school administrators and others for planning a hands-on environmental day...
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Mapping the Air in Your School
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "Students read the articles Beyond the Bench: Mapping the Air in Public Schools." Then students measure temperature and relative...
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Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Jean Craighead George

ISBN 006440434X

A missing alligator, development, everglades and some pollution issues combine to create an eco mystery fileld with quiet clues that provide hints as to how to solve this mystery....

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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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Needs and Wants (Grades 4-5)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5. Students will recognize the impace of humans on natural systems; make predictions about the impace of certain behaviors and how personal or cultural perspectives affect these behaviors; assess factors that affect consum...
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Needs and Wants (Grades K-3)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3 and can be used in Social Science and English. Students will be able to discriminate between wants and needs, quantiy and quality, necessities and luxuries; evaluate their own motives for buying things; think about the l...
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Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence introduces nonformal educators to a set of recommendations for developing and administering high quality programs. Too often non-formal educators (museums, nature centers, government agenci...
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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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On the Prairie
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The Bell Museum provides an opportunity to learn more about the native habitats of the prairie, how to build/restore a prairie; a field guide to the prairie plants, birds, herps, insects, and mammals, videos of the prairie (using quick time videl), and how to...
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On the Trail of the Missing Ozone
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This book provides an introduciton into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion and some actions to correct the problem. It is available in several formats including text and pdf. Links within the text illustrate definitions.
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Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act (1993)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: Included at this site is a list of Common Air Pollutants, a Glossary, suggestions for Consumer Products, technology used for cleaning up air pollution and regulation information.
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Plastic Polymers
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5. Students will conduct a series of tests to determine the properties of different types of plastics, audit the plastic waste generated in their homes, understand the positive and negative impacts of using plastic, the ba...
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Products Made from Renewable Resources
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Recycled Products - Web site
Summary: Weyerhaeuser manufactures products made from a renewable resource – trees. From engineered lumber to recycled paper, these products impact our daily lives and provide environmental choices for everyone. For example, when deciding between paper and plastic at t...
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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 Lifecycle
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This lesson connects material use and recycling with physical and earth science concepts. Recycle symbols are provided in a format appropriate for younger elementary.
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Recycle That! (Rookie Read-About Science)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Fay Robinson

ISBN 0516460331

This colorful 32-page book introduces young readers to recycling.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been recommended as valuable tools in the teaching of the asso...

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Recycling by Composting
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Recycling Lesson Plans/Recycling Thematic Units/Recycling Activities
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Lessons, printouts, clip art, crafts, books, and internet resources are all recommended at this site. Activities range from K-12, they include science, math, social studies and reading. The site has a commercial source for publications as well as a providing...
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Rethinking Recycling
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Rethinking Recycling contains activities and lesson plans for students in grades K-5. The lessons can be used separately or as a unit. Many of the lessons satisfy Oregon's new Common Curriculum Goals and Benchmarks. Rethinking Recycling was first published in...
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Rustle the Leaf
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Rustle the Leaf is an online outreach that uses syndication-quality weekly comic strips and other tools to communicate essential environmental themese. Their goals are to be encouraging while facilitating the sharing of enviornmental views. They use a blog s...
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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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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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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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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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Second Minnesota Report Card on Environmental Literacy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a survey of adult environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. (from August 2004).
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Setting a New Syllabus: Environmental Health Science in the Classroom
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Environmental health is a subject that has only relatively recently become prominent in the social consciousness. Even as its significance becomes known, finding ways to integrate the subject into education for primary and secondary students is difficult becau...
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Sir Johnny's Recycling Adventure
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities
Summary: Fiction

Author,Rachel P. Paulson, Jackie Hutto

ISBN0964229625

The Old Oak Tree teaches young Johnny about the recycling process and the importance of closing the recylcing loop by purchasing products made from recycled materials....

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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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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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Solar Cars: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Space Garbage
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Asimov

ASIN 1555323707

A "futuristic book that examines potential causes, dangers and efforts to clean up space debris.

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Stuff Curriculum and Resource Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: This curriculum packaged complements the book Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things. As an approach to science, social studies and environmental education, this material has a simple premise, that young people are curious about their world. Stuff...
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Suppliers of Non-lead Fishing Tackle
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: List
Summary: This is a PDF of non-lead fishing tackle suppliers.
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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 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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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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Terms of Environment
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - List
Summary: Definitions for environmental terms (everything you might need from abandoned wells to zooplankton with karst, langlelier index, particulates, and many other in between). Definitions of abbreviations and acronyms can also be found at this US EPA site.
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Testing for Chemicals in Soils
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: Use sight, touch and chemical test kit to evaluate and classify soil types.
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Throwaway Three (skit)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities
Summary: This is a collection of plays that are often used for enriching pollution prevention and waste reduction lessons. Throwaway Three is a classic skit found in many locations but was originally developed by the Atlanta Clean City Commission.
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Unequal Housing, Unequal Health
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The EHP lessons provide lessons for students that are linked to actual articles. The summary for this lesson is "students read the article Dwelling Disparities: How Poor Housing Leads to Poor Health" to obtain a comprehensive picture of how environmental heal...
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Using Chemistry to Treat Lead Poisoning
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: The EHP Online lessons provide students lessons that are based upon actual articles. The EHP summary for this lesson is as follows "students read the article Challenging Assumptions about Lead and IQ: Effects Increase, Not Decrease in Older Children" and cond...
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Waste Disposal (Earth Watch)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Sally Morgan

ISBN 0531145573

Examines the different kinds of waste, from household trash to industrial waste, describing where it goes and how it affects the environment

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Watersheds: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Wetlands: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Shel Silverstein

ISBN 0060256672

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout will not take the gargage out is only one of many excellent poems that can be used to teach many topics including waste management.One example, Where is Away, ca...

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Who Really Killed Cock Robin
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Jean Craighead George

ISBN 0064404056

The death of the town's feathered mascot, Cock Robin, gains the attention of the community and a young man who is determined to solve the mystery. The book doesn't preach and se...

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Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers (The)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide provides teachers with information on how to start and maintain a successful classroom worm bin. Includes the basics of vermicomposting, worm bin building plans, troubleshooting and fundraising tips, classroom activities, and useful case studies of...
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Worm Woman
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Mary Appelhof's site for worm composting resources, provides video clips, feature articles and activities,and WormEzine magainze (free monthly magazine on vermicomposting
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Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction (Lesson, Text)

Author Mary Appelhof

ISBN 0942256107

This has been long considered the definitive guide to vermicomposting by Mary Appelhoff). Authors Mary Appelhof. Topics include how to set up bins, what kinds of wo...

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Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

Authors Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris

ISBN 0-942256-05-0This classroom activity book complements "Worms Eat My Garbage" (the definitive guide to vermicomposting by Mary Appelhoff).

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Wump World, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Summary: Fiction

Author, Bill Peet

ISBN 0395311292

This book is considered a classic by many. Some human-like beings, the Pollutiants, trash the Wump World turning their lush green meadows into concrete meadows and jungles. Lessons are available o...

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