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The National Energy Education Development (NEED) project develops and distributes comprehensive, hands-on energy education programs to schools nationwide. These resources are correlated to the National Science Education Standards, and to many state standards as well. Resources on this page include 'Energy Infobooks' on energy types (biomass, geothermal, uranium, coal, electricity, wind, and gas) which ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan, Periodical
Subject: Environmental science
 
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 7 Teacher's Lounge is divided into three categories: resources, classroom activities (K-12), and miscellaneous. The resources described in various links include: environmental education grants, environmental educator organizations and associations, EPA speakers bureau, information resource center, links to environmental education sites, and publications. ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Government portal
Subject: Environmental science
 
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Hosted by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), this site contains updated monthly tables with statistics about United States environmental quality. The major topics covered in these tables are population, economy and the environment, public lands, ecosystems, air quality, aquatic resources, terrestrial resources, pollution prevention, energy, transportation, and the global environment. The ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This website of the South Florida Restoration Science Forum (SFRSF), part of the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA), illustrates the environmental history of the Everglades area in Southern Florida. Pre-drainage conditions in the 1800's as well as how soils tell about the past and help researchers today, are discussed. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Photograph
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. In this unit students learn about what the greenhouse effect is and what causes it. By looking at greenhouse gas rates and amounts, students can ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science
 
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An institute of the University of Central Florida, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training, testing and certification institute in the United States. FSEC's mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida's economy and environment, and to educate the public, students ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Glossary, Ref. material, Report
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This classroom module consists of a series of activities that prepare students to give a presentation about the Earth system. Topics covered include the definition of a system, examples of systems, and the Earth system. The teacher's page includes assessment tools such as concept mapping and an evaluation rubric. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This lesson is intended to make students aware of the need to respect their environment and its natural resources. They will apply that knowledge in developing an "ecologically sound" city. Using an outline, they will design a city that has ecological laws, power source(s) for lights and heat, a river, two industries, and homes for its population. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This unit uses data gathering, collection and evaluation to teach students about environmental problems, possible solutions and committment to environmental values. Students learn, experiment and perform activities about topics such as food chains, micro-environments, Earth resources, Earth structure, interdependancy of organisms, renewable vs. non-renewable resources, landfills and biodegradability. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science
 
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The purpose of this lesson is to increase students' awareness of the need for solid waste management. They will become aware of the types of materials discarded in the environment, identify and classify types of materials, learn to predict and evaluate information, work cooperatively in groups to process information, and make decisions about further actions to be taken concerning solid waste management. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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