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In this module, students pretend to be an environmental consulting firm that has been hired by the County to investigate two cases involving radon exposure. They will prepare a report addressing: the probable causes of the elevated radon values; the extent of the potential problem; the possible routes and effects of human exposure to radon, and ways to educate the public; and strategies for clean ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This website introduces students to the concepts and issues surrounding acid rain. They will learn what acid rain is, how it forms, and what its effects are on humans, on the environment (lakes, rivers), and on infrastructure (buildings, monuments). There is also discussion of what is being done to reduce the presence of acid rain, and some suggestions for the students themselves to help reduce acid ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This site describes the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), which is the pattern of weather that primarily affects the east coast of North America and Western Europe. This climate pattern also influences weather all over the Northern Hemisphere. The site has a feature video that explains this phenomenon, an interactive map that depicts the resulting weather, and an interactive climate graph that shows ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This lesson plan is designed to help students apply the pollution prevention (P2) concept to water. It contains the needed background information about water pollution and provides guidance and activities to help students describe water uses and sources, explain why water conservation is important, and explain how pollution prevention concepts can be used to conserve water and prevent water pollution. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This activity centers around the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, which contains brief descriptions of what people might have felt in an earthquake and what might have happened to buildings and natural features. The different levels of the scale are designated with Roman numerals, and they correspond to groups of effects that are produced by about the same amount of shaking. During this activity, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site offers an introduction to minerals, crystals and gems. Lesson plans involve creating a classroom exhibit and investigating rocks and minerals, watching crystals grow, and looking for minerals and mineral products (including a mineral scavenger hunt). There is also a section on Smithsonian resources, including teaching aids, books, and websites. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Module / Unit, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This activity is designed to help students learn about how important it is to take care of our land and protect it from pollution. They will discover that an arbitrary line on a map will not keep wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves, or birds from leaving a protected area in search of food or force wildlife not to follow a traditional migration pattern. They will also realize that neither exotic ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lab activity, Field trip - virtual, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Pages from this book include a maze, crossword puzzle, word search, and math exercise in addition to coloring sheets. Each of the activities contain an agricultural theme; many of the coloring pages honor the life and work of Dr. Carver. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Agricultural science
 
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Mission Geography uses existing NASA data and images where possible to engage students in active, hands-on inquiry, modeling the scientific method and developing students' understanding of environment-society relations and earth science. In this module, students view Earth by studying aerial photographs, space shuttle photographs, and satellite images. They learn how remote sensing can help them identify ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Physical geography, Technology
 
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This site contains figures and tables that describe the progress of a typical hurricane season in terms of the total number of tropical systems and hurricanes produced throughout the year in the Atlantic and East Pacific basins. The figures have curves which represent the average cumulative production of all named tropical systems, all hurricanes, and those hurricanes which were Category 3 or stronger ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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