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This activity is designed to make students aware of just how much clean fresh water is wasted while waiting for the water to become warm in our spigots. They will make predictions of the amount of time and the quantity of water wasted, collect data for the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and calculate the class average of time and water wasted per sink. They are then introduced to the concept of projections, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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In this lesson students are asked to compare and contrast their own state with others using observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They can examine their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the class, and make their own maps of another state of their choice. Students will list their observations of the two states' maps and write paragraphs comparing and contrasting ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This resource for younger students is part of a series of information sheets about the atmosphere, climate, and the environment. It offers information about the cause and effects of air pollution, both past and present, and an explanation about deadly smog and the advent of clean air acts. It also provides information about indoor pollution and the dangers of smoking. Two special sections tell why ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Policy issues
 
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In this activity, students play the roles of environmental investigators, examining a building site for a hypothetical restaurant and writing a partial environmental impact statement. They will compare and analyze the project's environmental impact and socio-economic value, create alternative solutions to minimize negative environmental impact, evaluate evidence, and write an assessment of that evidence. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This activity has students compare maps of plate tectonics with population density maps and to analyze what these maps imply about the relationship between population and seismic hazards. Students will read about and discuss the theory of plate tectonics, map the regions of the United States that are most susceptible to earthquakes and those that have volcanoes, and list the states that lie on plate ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Human geography, Geology, Natural hazards
 
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Sci4Kids is a series of stories about what scientists do at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The stories in Sci4Kids are based on some of the articles in the ARS monthly Agricultural Research magazine and other news reports. Sci4Kids stories illustrate how science is not something far away in a laboratory, but is wired right into daily life. Ideas and ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Ref. material
Subject: Agricultural science
 
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This interactive activity has elementary and younger middle school students investigate the causes and effects of periodic climate change. A fun crash course in El Nino is followed by a game in which students practice climate predictions. Kids who love the weather will be intrigued by this website, which investigates El Nino and the tools scientists use to monitor and predict the conditions that create ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology
 
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Students will learn that Mars, and each planet in the solar system, is unique due to the materials from which it is made and the processes that shaped it. Images and information from Mars exploration voyages, including the Viking Mission in 1975, the Pathfinder Landing in 1997, the Mars Global Surveyor project, the Mars Odyssey and Mars Express spacecrafts, the Mars Exploration Rovers, and the Reconnaissance ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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In this project, students pretend they have been hired as an environmental consulting firm to present the case for or against the closing of (fictitious) downtown Ramford to vehicular traffic in an upcoming debate. Student arguments will focus on: the extent of the potential ozone/air quality problem in the City of Ramford; the possible routes and effects of exposure to ozone for children and adults ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Project
Subject: Environmental science
 
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In this activity, students play the roles of environmental consultants hired to present the case for or against targeted dredging of polychlorinated biphenyl(PCB)-contaminated sediments in the fictitious Ramford River. Student teams will be assigned to field, laboratory, community/risk, economic, or solutions/technology investigation. Arguments will be based on the extent of the PCB problem in the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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