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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
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Trash & Climate Change
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Buy Nothing Day
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Recycling Study Guide
Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Waste Reduction Unit: Activities on Solid & Hazardous Waste
Case of the Broken Loop

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

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

Earth Day Activities

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
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
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
More Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming and Global Temperature
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming: Climate's Come a Long Way!
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Emissions and Global Warming
More Global Warming References

Pollution & Environmental Science

What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
Save Our Environment Printables Slideshow
The School Litter Patrol
Ocean Pollution
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
We Care About the Earth: Writing a PSA
Ways to Help the Environment
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Recycling Word Problems
Recycled Art
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Which Package Is Better?
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
What Are Some Alternate Energy Sources?
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
Saving Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Water: It's Easy to Swallow!
Classifying Wastes
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Earth Day Word Search
History of Earth Day
Composting Process
Layers of the Rain Forest
What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Natural Resources
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Human Influence on the Environment

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Our Growing Planet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Save the Earth! Recyclable Items
Just a Dream Teacher's Guide
Littering Reading Warm-Up
More Human Influence on the Environment Resources

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Rain Forests: Teacher Resources
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Oceans – Teacher Resources
Weather Resources for Teachers

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