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This curriculum provides instructional units on the issue of dumping waste into marine waters. Students will understand that debris dumped into the ocean and onto beaches has become more than an eysore and is having serious impacts on wildlife, the environment, and our economy. There are three units that cover characteristics and sources of debris, potential impacts, and information on developing ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), General public
Resource type: Curriculum, Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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This is a hands-on activity that fosters decision-making skills and emphasizes scientific principles such as objectivity and replication. It is designed to show that pollutants are not always obvious and not all contaminants pose a health risk. Students will learn that some contaminants can be detected by sight, smell, or taste and that others are not detectable except with sophisticated analytical ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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In this lesson, students learn that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tries to encourage communities near Superfund sites to become involved in the Superfund process. The types of activities communities can undertake to influence how hazardous waste sites are cleaned up are presented and discussed. Students discover that community involvement is an essential part of all Superfund ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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It's remarkable to think that a compound renowned for its safety and stability in commercial products could have dramatically compromised the health of our planet, but that's just what chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has done. This video segment describes how CFCs, once widely used in refrigerators and aerosol cans, damaged the protective layer of ozone in our atmosphere. The segment is five minutes four ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This educational project uses online real time data to guide student discovery of the science behind the causes and effects of ground level ozone. Through this project, students will discover what ground level ozone is, what factors contribute to its formation and how breathing ozone affects health. Students will use data and animated maps from the internet to monitor the presence of ground level ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Project
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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In this activity, students build a model to demonstrate how aquifers are formed and ground water becomes polluted. For younger students, the teacher can perform this activity as a demonstration, or older students can perform it themselves. A materials list, instructions, and extension activities are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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These experiments use simple materials to prove that a lot of one's body heat escapes from one's head and that wearing a hat stops some of this heat loss. In addition, students consider how sitting directly on cold ground will cause one to lose heat faster than sitting on insulating material. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Physics
 
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This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) site contains links to classroom resources and curriculum supplements relating to the exploration of Mars. Topics covered in these lessons include craters, water on Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Pathfinder, solar system distances, the Martian calendar, possibilities of life on Mars, and exploration of this planet. There is also information ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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