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This resource for younger students is about what individuals can do to reduce pollution and help the environment. It is part of a series of information sheets about the atmosphere, climate, and the environment. It offers suggestions of actions each person can take in order to improve the environment including the use of public and other modes of transportation that conserve fossil fuels. There are ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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Resources available from this site include: a Word Search; Masterbug Theater, which is a slideshow about the metamorphosis of Macroinvertebrate indicators in a freshwater aquatic environment; and Darby Duck and the Aquatic Crusaders, which contains experiments about the properties of water. What's Wrong With This Picture allows students to identify several sources of pollution in a suburban environment ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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The characters in this story learn what a Superfund site is, how it became contaminated, and how it will be cleaned up. In the course of the story, they perform an experiment that demonstrates what happened at the Superfund site, which was the contamination of the groundwater from the leaching of the tailings at an old silver mine. The experiment also illustrates the pump and treat method of restoring ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This fictional story about a real Superfund site is available in English or Spanish. The Secret of Bog Creek Farm is a story about a real Superfund site where children learn through the eyes of local residents. The story explains how soil can become polluted and how it can be cleaned up by incineration. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This set of activities is designed to help students understand water pollution and its potential effects on human and wildlife habitats. They will understand that pollutants can be divided into three groups: chemical, thermal, and biological. Learning objectives include identification of two or more pollutants in a bog, marsh, stream or other wetland area, using words and art to relate a message about ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This activity will promote an awareness of environmental issues and ways that each student can help to improve our Earth. Research will be done by students on a variety of topics and they will create a book about the environment, which includes an index. When the activity is finished, students should be aware of the condition of our environment and what they can do to help improve it. This activity ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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In this activity, students investigate those items of litter that cause harm to the environment. It may be extended to increase awareness of the natural role of energy sources within the living organisms of the environment. Students will observe the properties of the items of litter being studied, determine the time it takes for them to decompose, identify differences and similarities between the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Field activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This activity is designed to demonstrate how water infiltration can carry pollution underground. The activity shows how pollutants are carried by water, that pollutants are not filtered out by the ground, and that human activities can affect groundwater quality. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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Using the example of the Eastern United States continental shelf, this lesson helps students understand how alien species enter non-native habitats, what problems are associated with these species, and what can be done about them. Students will be able to compare and contrast "alien species" and "invasive species," explain positive and negative impacts associated with the introduction of non-native ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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Salmon Homing Instincts is an activity that enables learners to experience what it is like to be a returning salmon attempting to find its home by smell. Scientific research suggests that salmon use the smell of water to find their home stream; even after being out in the open ocean as many as six years. The activity allows the entire class to participate in the life cycle of the Pacific salmon and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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