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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

Case of the Broken Loop
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Trash & Climate Change
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Make a Difference in Your School
How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

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

Earth Day Activities

Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
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!
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
More Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming References

Global Warming and Climate
Emissions and Global Warming
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Global Warming and Global Temperature
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
More Global Warming References

Pollution & Environmental Science

Ways to Help the Environment
How Is Water Purified?
What Causes Land Pollution?
Pollution Vocabulary
What Causes Water Pollution?
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Recycled Art
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

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

Natural Resources Conservation

Layers of the Rain Forest
Rain Forest Products
Earth Day Word Search
Natural Resources
KWL Chart - Caring for Earth
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
Identifying and Conserving Natural Resources Activity
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
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Save the Earth Vocabulary
Reading Warm-Up 74 for Gr. 3 & 4: Current Events
Activity: Using Biomes
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

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

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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