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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

Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Coloring Packet: Reusing an Old Jar
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
Trash & Climate Change
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Environment Glossary
What Causes Air Pollution?
Case of the Broken Loop
How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
Source Reduction Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

Green Living Quiz: Global Warming
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
The Ozone Show
Investigate Activity: Investigating How a Greenhouse Works
What Are Some Global Effects of Pollution?

Earth Day Activities

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming and Climate
More Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Emissions and Global Warming
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
Global Warming and Global Temperature
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
More Global Warming References

Pollution & Environmental Science

Ways to Help the Environment
Ocean Pollution
Reading Warm-Up 74 for Gr. 3 & 4: Current Events
The School Litter Patrol
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
Pollution Vocabulary
Recycling Facts
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Recycling Word Problems
Recycled Art
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
How Do People Use Plants?
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
What Are Natural Resources?
Identifying and Conserving Natural Resources Activity
Water: It's Easy to Swallow!
Green Living Quiz: Environmental Resources
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Earth Day Word Search
Layers of the Rain Forest
History of Earth Day
Composting Process
Natural Resources
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
KWL Chart - Caring for Earth
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
Save the Earth Vocabulary
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Save the Earth! Recyclable Items
Green Tips: Saving Energy
Our Growing Planet
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

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), 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 stories.

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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