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Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Environmental Science is the study of the physical, biological, and chemical conditions of the environment, and how those conditions are affected by outside forces, including climate change, global warming, pollution, and other human factors. Teaching resources on environmental science will help your class explore the implications of climate change on Earth. Find out what scientists think about this global crisis with our articles and references. You will find the perfect activity to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15.

Printables

Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Trash & Climate Change
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Glaciers: Ice That Flows
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Case of the Broken Loop
Recycled Art Reflection Questionnaire
How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
Waste Reduction Unit: Activities on Solid & Hazardous Waste
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Green Living Quiz: Global Warming
Recycling Facts

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
The Ozone Show
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
Investigate Activity: Investigating How a Greenhouse Works
What Causes Air Pollution?
What Are Some Global Effects of Pollution?

Earth Day Activities

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Emissions and Global Warming
Global Warming and Global Temperature
Global Warming and Climate
More Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming References

The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Global Warming: Climate's Come a Long Way!
More Global Warming References

Pollution & Environmental Science

Ways to Help the Environment
Pollution Vocabulary
Ocean Pollution
Reading Warm-Up 74 for Gr. 3 & 4: Current Events
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Earth-Altering Accidents
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Recycled Art
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Identifying and Conserving Natural Resources Activity
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
How Do People Use Plants?
What Are Natural Resources?
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
Physical Science Test: Energy and Work
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Layers of the Rain Forest
Natural Resources
Rain Forest Products
Earth Day Word Search
KWL Chart - Caring for Earth
Explore Activity: Conserving Water
Science and Social Studies: Saving Nonrenewable Energy Resources
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Human Influence on the Environment

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Clean Up Australia
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Extinct, Endangered, and Threatened Animals Activity
Save the Earth! Recyclable Items
Just a Dream Teacher's Guide
More Human Influence on the Environment Resources

Related Teacher Resources

Polar Regions – Teacher Resources
Rain Forest Teacher Resources
Popular Ecology Resources for Earth Science
Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources
Oceans – Teacher Resources
Weather Resources for Teachers

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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