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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.


Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Trash & Climate Change
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Case of the Broken Loop
What Are Some Global Effects of Pollution?
Recycled Art Reflection Questionnaire
The Ozone Show
Planet Protectors Calendar of Activities
Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Join the Planet Protectors Club!
What Are Local Climates?
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

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

Earth Day Activities

Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
More Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
Global Warming and Climate
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: Climate's Come a Long Way!
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
More Global Warming References

Pollution & Environmental Science

Littering Reading Warm-Up
We Care About the Earth: Writing a PSA
Pollution Vocabulary
Analyzing Air Quality
Ways to Help the Environment
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Major Air Pollutants
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycled Art
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Saving Nonrenewable Energy Resources
How Do People Use Plants?
Calculating the Cost of Power
Energy and Electricity
Power Outage
School Energy Consumption: Student Section
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Layers of the Rain Forest
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Rain Forest Products
Explore Activity: Experiment with Filtering Water
Collecting Cans
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Earth Day Word Search
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! Recyclable Items
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Interaction of Human Activities with the Natural Environment
Shower Savings
Our Growing Planet
More Human Influence on the Environment Resources

Related Teacher Resources

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


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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