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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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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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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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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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Basic Facts of Municipal Solid Waste
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This provides a good resource for obtaining a large variety of facts and statistical information on solid waste. Values, trends, statistical data and glossary are accessible.
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Battery Lesson Plan
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Students will use their science, mathematics, history, economics, chemistry and language arts skills while participating in interactive experiments and activities. The activities demonstrate how batteries work and they explore different types of batteries, ex...
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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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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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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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Composting in Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This site is provided by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and Cornell University. Cornell Composting privides scientific inquiry for high school students as well as instructions for observing compost invertegrates and microorganisms, ideas for student...
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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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Decorative Holiday Lights
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday
Summary: C7, C9, Miniature and Icicle Lights are compared. Avoid feeling like Scrooge and explore the options for lighting and decorating. Let students do the math on the costs of lighting for their homes.
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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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Downwind Learning Science Using an EPA Exposure Model
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The primary purpose of this project is to guide students regarding the causes and possible results of air pollution. It introduces students to the use of the IGEMS/ISC computer model, which has been developed by the United States Environmental Protection Ag...
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Earth Day -- Hooray
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorMurphy, Stuart J and Renee Andriani (illustrator).

ISBN0-06-000127-5

AbstractA mathstart (place value) book for level 3, this book illustrates a class effort to conduct an earth day project. The author combines le...

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Energy Information Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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Environmental Benefits Calculator
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: With the generous assistance of the U.S. EPA and ICF Consulting, NRC recently expanded the power of the Environmental Benefits Calculator. You can now use the NRC calculator to compute environmental benefits from recycling carpets, personal computers, clay bri...
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Greening School Lesson Plan Format (PDF)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Lesson plans are beginning to appear in the Greening School's Resource list for teachers. Formal lessons will use this format. If you have lessons to submit that meet the greening principles, if they address chemistry, biology, geology, other sciences or art...
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Home Energy Saver: The first web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: This is a relatively user friendly process for conducting an energy audit. Begin with your zip code. Explore the drop down menus.
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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 Many Minerals and Metals Does it Take to Make a Light Bulb
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This "fact sheet" demonstrates the resources that go into creating something as simple as a lightbulb.It is accompanied by lessons.
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How much energy is consumed by outdoor display lighting.
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Holiday - School Projects
Summary: What are the costs for outdoor lighting? This could be combined with lessons on energy efficiency and math.
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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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Individual Emissions Calculator
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Individual Emissions Calculators make it possible to determine how much greenhouse gas is generated as a result of public transportation vehicles, personal vehicles and it can be compared to bicycle, boat, train, foot and a few others. Searching through this...
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Internet Glossary of Soil Science Terms
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: Browse the glossary or search for a specific term from this URL. PDF documents for soil-specific tables (pore size classification,classification of rock fragments, shapes and size classes of soil structure, soil water terminology and more) and convenient conv...
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Is Organic Food Worth the Extra Cost?
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students calculate the amount of pesticide residue in selected foods for two pesticides and determine if these levels are safe. Then they read an article about a research study looking for metabolites of these pesticides in children. Finally, they use this i...
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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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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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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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Recycling and Measurement
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This offers links that allow access to a number of recycling measurement documents as well as worksheets, survey forms, conversion factors and more.
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Recycling Facts
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Quick numbers on general waste and recycling facts, material recycling rates and facts, and benefits associated with recycling.
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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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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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The Green Roof Stormwater Management Tool
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a free community resource for stormwater management.
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Topozone
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: These are maps created for the Web using interactive topo maps of the United States. They offer shaded relief maps, 1 meter aerial photos, detailed street maps and a place for your ouwn maps.
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Understanding and Using the PCRC Emissions Calculator
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Understanding and Using the PCRC Emissions Calculator The Painting and Coatings Resource Center has provided a nice resource for determining the volatiles or volatile organic compounds found in paints. Simple formulas provide methods for determining VOCs emi...
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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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