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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
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Case of the Broken Loop
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Waste Reduction Unit: Activities on Solid & Hazardous Waste
Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Trash & Climate Change
Recycling Study Guide
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Recycled Art Reflection Questionnaire
What Are Local Climates?

Greenhouse Effect & Ozone Depletion Resources

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

Earth Day Activities

Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Climate Change & Modeling Resources

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

Global Warming References

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

Pollution & Environmental Science

Pollution Vocabulary
Ways to Help the Environment
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
Big River
Ocean Pollution
Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
Classifying Wastes
More Popular Pollution Resources

Recycling Resources

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

Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
What Are Natural Resources?
How Do People Use Plants?
Energy and Electricity
Water: It's Easy to Swallow!
Electrical Energy: Family Activity
Life Science Test: Living Things and the Environment
More Popular Energy, Power, & Electricity Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Layers of the Rain Forest
Earth Day Word Search
Rain Forest Products
Composting Process
Rain Forest Vocabulary Worksheet
Collecting Cans
The Earth's Resources: Vocabulary
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
The Henry Books: A Teacher's Guide
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Our Growing Planet
Tourists on Antarctica
Tolkien's Middle-earth Unit 6: Treebeard's Lament
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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Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
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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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!