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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
Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Trash & Climate Change
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
What Causes Air Pollution?
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Recycled Art Reflection Questionnaire
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
Green Living Quiz: Global Warming
The Ozone Show
Glaciers: Ice That Flows

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

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

Earth Day Activities

Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Climate Change & Modeling Resources

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming and Climate
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
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: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming and Global Temperature
More Global Warming References

Pollution & Environmental Science

Littering Reading Warm-Up
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Pollution Vocabulary
Major Air Pollutants
Hard or Soft Water?
Ways to Help the Environment
Endangered Animal Species
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Recycled Art
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Environmental Science Printables Slideshow
Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
More Popular Recycling Resources

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
How Do People Use Plants?
Saving Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Science and Social Studies: Electric Spaghetti Please
Dancing Electrons Lesson & Worksheet
Activity: Classifying Natural Resources
Life Science Test: Living Things and the Environment
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Layers of the Rain Forest
Natural Resources
Rain Forest Products
Explore Activity: Conserving Water
KWL Chart - Caring for Earth
Explore Activity: Exploring Recycling
Earth Day Word Search
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Human Influence on the Environment

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Our Growing Planet
What Is Balance in an Ecosystem?
Just a Dream Teacher's Guide
Save the Earth! Recyclable Items
More Human Influence on the Environment Resources

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

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.