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30 Priority Chemicals
Type: Checklist
Summary: EPA's National Waste Minimization Partnership Program focuses on reducing or eliminating the generation of hazardous waste containing any of 30 Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals. These chemicals are found in hazardous waste and are documented contaminants...
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A Lot of Garbage
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - School Projects
Summary: Students will define and give examples of waste and identify the amounts of solid waste produced by individuals and groups. This activity conducts an audit of classroom waste and is an appropriate activity for grades 1-3.
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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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A Small Dose of Toxicology Book
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author: Steven Gilbert, Ph.D, DABT, ISBN:0415311683 280 pages This is a professional and technical book for the layman that is a user-friendly resource on toxicology of common chemicals including alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, heavy metals, solvents and r...
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A Whiff of Danger
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: A Whiff of Danger, reviews common chemistry and biochemistry concepts by exploring real data related to the article, A Whiff of Danger Synthetic Musks Encourage Toxic Bioaccumulation.
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ABCs of Environmental Education (Aluminum Beverage Cans), The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary
Summary: This provides an an educational package to better understand the aluminum beverage can industry and the processing and recycling of aluminum.
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Acid (and Base) Rainbows
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Students are introduced to the differences between acids and bases and how to use indicators, such as pH paper and red cabbage juice, to distinguish between them. This lesson is aligned to Colorado educational standards.
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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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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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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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All About Aluminum
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5. Students will use magnetism, appearance, and mass to distinguish between aluminum, tinned and bimetal cans; complete a math worksheet on the properties of metals; understand the connection between natural resources used...
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Alternative Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction,
Author, Christine Peterson
ISBN 0516228048 1553375831
Various forms of alternative energy (wind, solar, hydo, geothermal and biofuels are explored.

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Alternative Fuels Biodiesel
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: This teacher guide has suggested activities with correlations to national science standards, fact sheets on soybeans, biodiesel, and each is assigned appropriate grade levels.
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Aluminum Beverage Cans: ABCs of Environmental Education
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: Seven intermediate level lessons on aluminum cans, a history of can making as well as teacher and student background and glossaries makes this an useful site for teaching about aluminum cans.This is a standards-based lessons.
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An Earthworm's Life (Nature Upclose)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction
Author, John Himmelman
ISBN 0516265350
In very simple language (appropriate for 4-8 year olds) the life of a worm is described.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been recommended as valuable...

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Architeacher
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: A uniquely interesting resource has recently been brought to my attention that focuses on saving the environment by recycling buildings for new uses and preserving existing buildings. Historic Preservation Education, Community Planning, Architecture and Aesth...
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Art Teacher Toolbox
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: This site offers a list of resources for art teachers that includes Links to Keep Your Students Safe.
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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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Ask NSDL
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: The Virtual Reference Desk Presents Ask an Expert with opportunities to ask questions on many science topics as well as math, education, engineering, health, social studies and technology. They also offer a link for Earth Day Resources.
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Atom Efficiency PowerPoint Presentation
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A 23-page PowerPoint presentation on Atom efficiency and green chemistry principles, "synthetic methods should be designed to maximise the incorporation of all materials used in the process into the final product."
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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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Best of WonderScience (The), Over 200/400 Hands on Elementary Science Activities (Volumes I & 2)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsAmerican Institute of Physics,American Mathematical Society, American Chemical Society

ISBN0534590314

More than 400 hands-on activities for grades K-8 with descriptions, illustrations and t...

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Biodiesel Multi-media
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A variety of press releases, promotional clips and reviews are offered through this website. Windows Media Player is required to view the clips.
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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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Biomass (Elementary/Middle School)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Biomass.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards
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Biomass (high school)
Grade Level: High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Biomass. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards
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Biomass (pre-K-K)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Biomass. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Biomass Lesson Plans on Alternative Fuels
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Select each of these links (table of contends, biomass lesson plans) for sources of innovative, hands-on approaches to learning designed to supplement and reinforce your students' preparedness for higher education goals. These lessons address alternative energ...
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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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Bottle Biology An idea book for exploring the world through plastic bottles and other recyclable materials
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-fiction, lessons and classroom activities

Author Mrill Ingram

ISBN 084038601X

Observe decomposition in compost columns made from plastic bottles. Create model habitats and systems using two-liter soda pop bottles or plastic fil...

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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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Buyer's Choice
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5 and can be used in social science and math. Students will assess the factors that affect purchases and recognize that a number of economic factors affect consumer choices and that some factors are enviornmental in nature...
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Bytesize Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Podcast
Summary: Bytesize Science is an educational, entertaining podcast for young listeners. Bytesize Science translates cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS' 36 peer-reviewed journals into stories for young listeners. New installments of Bytesize Science are posted...
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Can Kids Save the Earth
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Melvin Berger

ISBN 1-567840450

Simple activities are offered for kids to participate in to help save their environment and the world surrounding them.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have...

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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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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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Chemicals, Choosing Wisely (Environmental Action)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment
Summary: Non-fiction

Author, Leslie Crawford

ISBN 0201495341

Students learn how to act responsibly concerning the environment by studying the consequences of their decisions. This book helps answer the needs for materials that stress personal re...

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Chemicals: What's in? What's out?
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Experiment
Summary: Science Scope, a publication with NSTA provides an articlein their "Scope on Safety" column of the November/December 2004 publication. They list chemicals often found (both good and bad) in middle level classrooms. They further recommend using the "first lin...
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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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Choose to Reuse: An Encyclopedia of Services, Products, Programs & Charitable Organizations that Foster Reuse
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Recycled Products
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorsNikki and David Goldbeck

ISBN09606138-6-2

Opportunities that address reuse are provided in this encyclopedia. Each resource or service lists suggestions for maintenace or repair where appropriate, rental op...

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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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Clip Art Gallery-Science
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Discovery Channel School's Clip Art Gallery provides 95 science images and a drop bar provides access to other galleries in their collection including health and safety, teachers, language arts, maths, and special events. Permission to use this clip art is g...
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Clock Reaction Presentation
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Powerpoint for green chemistry version of timed clock reaction.
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Coal
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coal
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on coal.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Coco Locomotion
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will read a brief description about the use of coconuts from the Environmental Health Perspectives publication, April 2005. This article describes the use of coconuts in the production of biodiesel fuel. Students will then proceed to calculate the q...
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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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Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: NonFiction

Authors, William McDonough and Michael Braungart

ISBN 0865475873 April 22, 2002

These authors examine the way things are produced and recycled and how humans consume. They want to eliminate waste altogether yet preserve...

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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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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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Day the Trash Came Out to Play, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author,/b> David M. Beadle

ISBN 0972785507

Story and humor combine to teach about litter and community efforts. Lessons focus on rethinking, reducing, reusing and recycling. For a review see

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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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Decibel Dilemma
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: After students read the EHP article "Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World" they will track sound exposures over the course of a day. Students will graph their own data as well as the class data to better understand statistical concepts (mean a...
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Detectives in the Classroom: An Epidemiology Curriculum for Science, Mathematics and Health Educators
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The Detectives in the Classroom is an interactive online curriculum developed for middle school students because:

1. During middle school students become increasingly independent and are faced with many health-related decisions that can profoundly affect...

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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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Division of Waste Management (Kentucky)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A directory, education section, fact sheets, forms, news and events as well as links to other environmental resources and programs are offered. Programs include a hazardous waste program, enforcement, field operations, solid waste, superfund and more.
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Donors Choose
Type: Web site
Summary: If you are a public school teacher, DonorsChoose invites you to submit a project proposal for materials or experiences that would help your students learn. Please note that teachers do not receive any monies. If a donor funds your proposal, DonorsChoose will p...
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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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Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: Tree Basics, Teacher's Guide, Dr. Arbor's Lab, Tree Key, State Tree Gallery and Gloassary aree all included in this site's inforamtion of trees. Users can progress forward by clicking on side arrows through the interactive descriptions of tree parts. Dr. Arbor...
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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 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 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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Eco-fun: Great projects, experiments and games for a greener earth
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Experiment
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsSuzuki, David and Kathy Vanderlinden

ISBN1-55054-823-9

A table of contents, index and glossary make this 125-page book easy to use. Categories include air, water, soil, energy and fauna and...

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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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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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Electricity (Elementary/Middle School)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Electricity (Middle School/High School)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A grade appropriate fact sheet on electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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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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Energy Hog
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Saving Energy is not only easy, it saves money, promotes a healthy lifestyle and protects natural resources for future generations. The Energy Hog provides a scavenger hunt as a take home assignment, an interactive learning experience, training games, handbook...
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Energy Savings Activity Lighting
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will usa a light meter to measure the amount of light in their classroom and compare the energy use of a compact fluorescent bulb to an incandenscent bulb.
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Energy Science in the Home: Hands-on Activities for the Middle Grade
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Energy Science in the Home: Hands-on Activities for the Middle Grades curricula is a 5-6 week, inquiry-based program that helps students explore the dynamics of home energy use through investigations that integrate math, science and economics. All activities...
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Energy Sources
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on energy sources.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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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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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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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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Focus on Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: Find energy efficiency answers for where you live or work, about product and services providers or tell your energy saving success story.
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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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Fossil Fuels to Products
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector with background information and hands-on activities.
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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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Garbage
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Garbage is a video available from A&E, a production from the History Channel. "Time was, folks just dumped garbage wherever they wanted--buried it in their backyards or threw it in the ocean. In the age of recycling and dwindling resources, these low-tech dis...
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Garbage Monster, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Fiction

Author, Joni Sensel

ISBN 09601195-2

Young Jo is asked to take out the garbage, but doesn't. "It can take itself out." But he soon comes face to face with a garbage monster in this cute, awareness raising book. Visit www.dreamf...

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Geothermal
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate factsheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards
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Geothermal
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Geothermal Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Summary: Grade appropriate factsheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Get that Grant! (Grades PreK-12)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: Informative instructions on how teachers can begin the process of searching for grants. Sixteen web resources are provided as well as three publications.
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Get to Know Glass
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: In this lesson for 4th and 5th grade students will learn about the process of making and molding glass, and the energy and natural resources used in the process, complete a math worksheet on the properties of glass, understand the connection between natural re...
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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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Great Trash Bash, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author,Loreen Leedy

ISBN0823416348

The Great Trash Bash is a simple eco-mystery for younger children. The story is based upon something being wrong in the town of Beaston. A Major and his colleagues investigate possible so...

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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 Chemistry Stopping Pollution Before It Starts
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Article on the Benefits of Green Chemistry from ChemMatters, April 2003. This is available as a PDF.
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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 Solvents for Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-fiction,

AuthorsNelson, William M

ISBN019515736-2

This is an introduction and reference book to Green Chemistry designed for both the university level instructor or industry. Chapters include philosophy of green chemistry, chemic...

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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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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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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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Here Comes the Recycling Truck
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Meyer Seltzer

ISBN 0807532355

High quality photos help young children (K-3rd grade) understand the recycling process and the efforts involved in recycling.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been...

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History of Electricity
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on the history of electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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History of Electricity
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on the History of Electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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History of Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on the history of energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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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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How Paper is Made
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Meish Goldish

ISBN 582735689

Examines the process of making paper.

Books listed in Greening Schools BiblioResources have been recommended as valuable tools in the teaching of the associated categories. For informa...

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How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-Fiction

Authors, M. Suzanne Donovan and John D. Bransford, Editors

ISBN 0-309-08948-4

How Students Learn focuses on three fundamental and well-established principles of learning: addressing preconceptions, knowled...

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Hydropower
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Hydropower. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards at http://www.need.org/guides.htm
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Hydropower
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Hydropower. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards at http://www.need.org/guides.htm
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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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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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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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IDEM Childrens' Health Environmental Education Lesson
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary
Summary: These lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparations, lessons and activities, extensions, standards, glossary of childrens' environmental health terms and additional resources. The lessons focus on Integrated Pest Management and the ways in whic...
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IDEM Land Quality and Solid Waste Environmental Education Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Glossary
Summary: These lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparations, lessons and activities, extensions, standards, glossary of solid waste management terms and additional resources. The lessons focus on providing solid waste and landfill information. Some le...
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IDEM Recycling Environmental Education Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary
Summary: This lesson plan is appropriate for grades K-6 and is designed for Indiana standards, but easily modifiable for other state standards. Lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparation, lessons and activities, glossary of recycling terms and ways to...
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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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Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Teacher's Classroom Checklist
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: General cleanliness, animals in the classroom, drain traps, moisture, thermal comfort, ventilation and fans, art and science supplies, industrial and vocational education supplies and the locker room are all addressed.
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Introduction to Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Introduction to Energy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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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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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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Introductory Readings in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Bibliographic resource of carefully selected articles on Green Chemistry with overviews, benefits, safer starting materials, using renewable resources, finding safer solvens, and reusing or recycling produts and waste.
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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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ISTEP Newsletter Survey
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Tell ISTEP Staff What You Need, They’re Listening!

Take 10-15 minutes. Be one of the first 100 respondents to complete the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Sustainable Education Project (ISTEP) Survey and receive...

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It's Elemental: The Periodic Table
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Interactive periodic tables allows visitors to select an element and learn about specific properties and behaviors of each as well as the structure.
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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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KEEP (Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: The mission of KEEP is to initiate and facilitate the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of energy education programs within Wisconsin schools. KEEP offers resources for high school, elementary education, field trip suggestions, teachin...
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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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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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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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Laboratory Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide explains how you can minimize the hazardous wastes and other chemical pollution generated by experiments that are performed in classroom laboratories. It is intended for middle school, high school, and college science teachers. Specifically, this gu...
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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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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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Look at a Landfill
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3. Students wil identify landfills as the most common method of disposing solid waste; describe the form and function of a sanitary landfill by observing a model; understand that waste does not "go away" or decompose when...
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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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Lunchroom Trash
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3 and can be used in social science, math and English. Students will take a first-hand look at excess packaging and determine ways to reduce waste.
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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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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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Making a Model Landfill
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will construct a model of a landfill and analyze the most effecti design, identify the way in which a landfill is different than a natural cycle, identify the pros and cons of landfill disposal and alternative forms of disposal and practice map readin...
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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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Mercury in Your Community and the Environment (A Wisconsin Curriculum)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Facts, lessons, activites and links to national standards accompany general information on mercury in our world and known health issues. This also addresses cultural and religious uses of mercury as well as some of its unique properties.
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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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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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Mosquito Control and Safe Pesticide Use
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Documents include "Don't grow your own mosquitoes--a home and garden checklist (English and Spanish), "Mosquitoes, How to Control Them," and "Safety of Pesticides Used to Control Adult Mosquitoes." Eight documents are offered on mosquito control using safe me...
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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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My School Online
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Free (30-day trial period) access to developing a classroom or school website that is designed for use with students.
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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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Need to Conserve Energy (The)
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment will compare the environmental costs of heating and measure reaction time and discuss the relationship to the reaction rate.
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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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Now You See it, Now You Don't
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5 and can be used for both science and math with english extensions. Students will classify organic and inorganic objects, perform a mini-compost experiment, record observations, compare and contrast decomposition rates for...
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Old Red Rocking Chair, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Fiction

Author, Phyllis Root

ISBN 1559700637

A discarded old red rocking chair somehow becomes transformed and eventually returns to the owner as a treasure. Recycling becomes an art form as this old chair is discarded and rescued fou...

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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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Paper Plate Education
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Paper Plate Education is an initiative to reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations. This website promotes innovative hands-on activities that you can experience across a range of interests, at varying degrees of complexity, and at a low price...
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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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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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Project Yellow Bus
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Project Yellow Bus seeks to educate the private and public sector abut renewable energy. It provides a five-week lesson plan that includes grade specific plans for K-5 teachers, focusing on biodiesel and other renewable energy resources. It primarily seeks t...
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Providing Safety & Hazard Information for the Arts
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: "ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health,safety, industrial hygiene, technical services and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities." They offer a valuable selection of data sheets on a variety of art-related...
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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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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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Real World Cases in Green Chemistry
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Lessons and experiments

AuthorAmerican Chemical Society Staff

ISBN0-8412-3733-6

AbstractThis book provides examples of Green Chemistry projects that have either received or have been nominated for Green Chemistry awards. Each has...

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Recycle Lifecycle
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades K-3. Students will define the word recycle, learn to recognize the universal symbols for recycling and be aware that recycling an alternative to disposal. A Plastics Coding Chart is included.
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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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Reduce your child's exposure to chemicals
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report
Summary: In addition to largely unknown chronic effects, many chemicals in common household products pose immediate danger if accidentally ingested. For those reasons, consumers should read labels carefully and choose products that appear to pose the lowest risk. It's...
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Rehab the Lab
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Web site
Summary: Lesson plans with teacher editions and student worksheets, lists of undesirable chemicals, references and much more makes this a valuable site for planning Green Chemistry units.
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Release the Grease!
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This is an activity that uses common, everyday products to explore the properties of soap.
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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Renewable energy lessons for elementary, middle school and high school explore a variety of renewable energy forms using lessons and associated fact sheets. These are available online or they can be ordered at a web site provided (see Get Stuff). These lesson...
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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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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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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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Saving Energy
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Saving Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Saving Energy
Grade Level: Elementary
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on saving energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Saving the Earth's Resources: Hands-on Projects About
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - School Projects
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book

AuthorsWest, Krista

ISBN0-8239-5847-7

Projects focus on conservation of natural resources and several are designed for independent work, some are for a child and adult, and some could be student-bas...

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School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This safety guide includes teacher responsibilities, safety do's and don't for students, chemical hygiene plan, material safety data sheet information, purchasing chemicals, chemical tracking systems, chemical containers and labeling, storing chemicals, and mu...
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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 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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School Power Naturally In the Classroom
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment
Summary: School Power Naturally offers solar energy curricular materials for students in grades 5 - 12. Developed for New York State, these are applicable to classroom everywhere. As of early 2006 there were 45 lessons, divided into Level II and Level III. They also...
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Science and Safety: It's Elementary Calendar
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - List
Summary: Using a calendar format science safety guidelines are provided for elementary teachers. These include glassware, chemical, and electrical precautions; common laboratory operating procedures (regulated and general safety rule and classroom management tips); pr...
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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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So Many Cookies...So Much Packaging
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Designed for K-3 to help children understand that when they buy something, they also buy the packaging. Packaging has many important purposes, such as safety, marketing, protecting and transporting the product. This lesson will allow comparision of the differe...
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Soaps, Solvents and Cleaning: A slippery problem
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry this experiment examines the effects of surfactants on solvents, discusses ways to make cleaning agents environmentally friendly and the role crystallization plays in cleaning?
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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
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Solar
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Solar Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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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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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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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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Squirmy Wormy Composters (The Primary Ecology Series)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Bobbie Kalman

ISBN 0865055815

Squirmy Wormy is a "how to" book on vermicomposting. It offers clear illustrations and easy to understand language.

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St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Centers
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: This is a resource for teachers that combines learning and recycling with financial savings. Teachers can take advantage of resources that are donated to the center by businesses and other community members. Business often generates abundances of solid waste...
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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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Talking Trash Solid Wastes
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment analyzes the trends in the generation and reclamation of solid wastes within the United States over time and it evaluates reasons for making wastes.
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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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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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Teaching Plastics in the Classroom
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: Teaching about plastics is an online scientific investigation resource for teachers, parents and students and it includes a site for elementary school teachers and a site for middle school teachers.
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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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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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There is No Away (Grades 4-5)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Designed for grades 4-5, this lesson will help students recognize that there is no "away" in "throw it away"; identify the destination of the waste they generate at home and at school; identify the negative aspects of dumping or burning trash; learn the "solid...
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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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Too Much Trash
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author,Faye Robinson

ISBN 0516060422

This book explores landfills and waste management concerns.

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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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Transparent Energy Graphics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Approximately 60 different graphics are offered for teacher use that helps to visually describe processes associated with energy topics.
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Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students learn about conventional and alternative transportation fuels and participate in several activities to learn and teach others. Designed for grades 7-12 with modification for middle school. This is a teacher guide with introudctions to petroleum, gasol...
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Transportation, What Car WIll You Drive?
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Upper elementary students are introduced to traditional and alternative transportation fuels. This is a teacher guide that introduces petroleum, gasoline, diesel, hybrid electricity, ethanol, propane, CNG (compressed natural gas), biodiesel, electricity, metha...
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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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Turning on the Juice
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: How does the "juice get to the plug" is the question and the answers come through activities. course guides, teacher's manuals and parent information. This is everything and anything a teacher might need to know for teaching about electricity. Animated power...
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Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Experiment - List
Summary: Twelve of the guiding principles for Green Chemistry are available as a one-pade PDF.
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Understanding the Organism Insect and Arthropod Biology and ID
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson provides tools for identification of insects and understanding the organism's life cycles and survival requirements.
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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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UV Bead Magic (Solar Beads)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Using ultraviolet detecting beads, students will be able to explain how the amount of UV radiation varies in differing conditions of sun and shade and they will be able to explain the importance of using sunscreen. (A source for solar energy beads is www.teac...
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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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Waste and Tinker Toys Atom Economy
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This is an experiment using Green Chemistry principles that explores the idea of atom economy, or avoiding wastes by incorporating as much of the starting materials into the desired product as possible; relates the Law of Conservation of Matter to the idea of...
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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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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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Water Cycle, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A grade appropriate fact sheet on hydropower.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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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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Watt Does It Cost to Use It?
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will become familiar with how electrical usage is counted and prices and they will evaluate representative household and school electricial items.
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Watts on Schools, Bringing Solar Energy to the Communities we Serve
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Database - Experiment - List - Web site
Summary: Move backwards and forward at this site dedicated to Solar Energy and you can learn about what schools are doing, calculate wattage, download data, find appropriate activities and learn about the photovoltaic systems.
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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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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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What Color Is Your Waste
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This lesson examines the principles of Green Chemistry through an activity on accessing commonly used and environmentally packaging.This activity can be used as a demonstration for middle school students or as a lab exercise for high school students. It can a...
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What is Biomass
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate information on Biomass. All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Electricity?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Electricity.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Energy?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Geothermal?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Geothermal Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Hydropower?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on hydropower.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Solar Energy?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on solar energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What is Trash
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: In 1999, Oregon disposed of 2.8 million tons of garbage. (See “Where Is Away?” Background for more details about solid and hazardous waste disposal). The terms “waste” and “resource” are relative and reflect our own needs and values rather than any objectiv...
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What is Wind?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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What's That Stuff
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: What is really in items that we use every day. A collection of articles from Chemical Engineering News magazines provides insight on a variety of products including kitty litter, Jell-o, erasers, sunscreens, fireworks, and much more.
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What's Your Hypothesis?
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students develop an hypothesis about the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease and then test this hypothesis using statistical analysis.
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Where the Garbage Goes
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Where the Garbage Goes is a video that allows the reader to "jump into the driver's seat of the haulers, grinders, dozers, loaders and compactors used at a state-of-the-art waste handling facility. Kids and grown-ups alike will become excited about recycling w...
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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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Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: Glossary, software, suppliers, fun stuff (games), quizzes, book resources and more can be identified along with MSDS search assistance.
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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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Wiggling Worms at Work
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Wendy Pfeffer

ISBN 0064451882

In very simple language (appropriate for 4-8 year olds) the lives and contributions of worms are described. This book is a 40 page "Let's Read and Find Out Book"

Books listed in Gre...

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Wind
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on wind energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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Wind Energy
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Grade appropriate fact sheet on Wind Energy.All NEED Curriculum Correlations to the National Science Education Standards for all grade levels. NEED has also correlated our materials to many State Education Standards.
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WonderNet Your Science Place in Cyberspace
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: View all of the topics avaiable online from WonderNet. These include calcium,chemical reactions, chemistry and art, earth's atmosphere, magnets, polymers and much more.
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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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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).

Books lis...

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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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