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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
Buy Nothing Day
Trash & Climate Change
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Waste Reduction Unit: Activities on Solid & Hazardous Waste
Recycled Art Reflection Questionnaire
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Case of the Broken Loop

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

Investigate Activity: Investigating How a Greenhouse Works
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
What Are Some Global Effects of Pollution?
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
The Ozone Show
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
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Climate Change & Modeling Resources

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

Global Warming References

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

Pollution & Environmental Science

Save Our Environment Printables Slideshow
Pollution Vocabulary
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Ways to Help the Environment
Littering Reading Warm-Up
Classifying Wastes
Ocean Pollution
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Recycled Art
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Identifying and Conserving Natural Resources Activity
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Science Fun: Show How to Recycle
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
How Do People Use Plants?
Science and Social Studies: Benjamin Franklin
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
Dancing Electrons Lesson & Worksheet
Science and Social Studies: Saving Nonrenewable Energy Resources
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Layers of the Rain Forest
Natural Resources
Rain Forest Products
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
Composting Process
Collecting Cans
Explore Activity: Conserving Water
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
Helping the Whale Conservation Effort
Tourists on Antarctica
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
What Is the Carbon Cycle?
More Human Influence on the Environment Resources

Related Teacher Resources

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

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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 (and now in print!), 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.