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The Great Energy Debate part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan explores the controversial issues surrounding the energy debate in the United States. Students will research recent initiatives being taken in this area and analyze their ...
NCGE Standards: Human Systems:Economic interdependence
Subject: Policy issues, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

The Air That We Breathe part of Web Resource Collection

The Why Files examines the latest research and the debate on air pollution and health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations under the Clean Air Act for ground-level ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Personal health
Subject: Policy issues, Environmental science
Resource Type: Text:Glossary

Kid's Corner of the Groundwater Foundation part of Web Resource Collection

This site is a special section of the Groundwater Foundation, dedicated to youth awareness and involvement with groundwater protection. There are tutorials, games, experiments, clubs, festivals, and ...
NSES: K-4:Standard D: Earth and Space Science:Properties of earth materials
Subject: Hydrology, Policy issues, Environmental science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity, Project

Oil Spills for Kids (title provided or enhanced by cataloger) part of Web Resource Collection

This site, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Response and Restoration, contains information for students who want to learn more about oil spills or hazardous ...
NSES: K-4:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Systems, order, and organization
Subject: Environmental science, Ecology, Hydrology, Oceanographical Sciences:Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity, Case study

Eye in the Sky: Human Impact part of Web Resource Collection

These aerial photography and satellite images show in detail the results of laying waste to vast areas of forest and the harm done by poisons that humans have put into the water and air during the ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Personal health
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Policy issues, Atmospheric science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Presentation or demonstration

Fire Wars: Fire Season Statistics part of Web Resource Collection

This classroom activity allows students to extrapolate information and further questions for investigation from fire season statistics. Having information about previous fire seasons can help land ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Natural hazards, Forestry, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Fire Wars: Where Growth Meets Growth part of Web Resource Collection

This activity has students identify fire risk factors for a property located near a wildland area. Given a picture of a house and surrounding property in a wooded setting, students attempt to ...
NSES: K-4:Standard B: Physical Science:Properties of objects and materials
Subject: Natural hazards, Forestry, Policy issues
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Venus Unveiled: How Warm is Too Warm part of Web Resource Collection

This classroom activity has students think about and debate two models of the greenhouse effect: small temperature increase and large temperature increase. Information is provided about the two ...
NSES: 5-8:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Space science, Policy issues, Atmospheric science, Climatology
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom Activity

Natural Signs of Climate Change part of Web Resource Collection

Natural indicators of climate change, such as melting glaciers, changes in time of flowering of trees in spring, and bird migrations are excellent indicators of long-term changes in climate. The ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard C: Life Science:Population and ecosystems
Subject: Policy issues, Climatology, Environmental science
Resource Type: Service:Clearinghouse

Guide to Hurricane Preparedness part of Web Resource Collection

This portal of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management contains important information and guidelines to follow before and after a hurricane. Sections are entitled What to Do, About Hurricanes, ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Natural hazards
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Policy issues
Resource Type: Text:Reference

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