ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (ATEEC pronounced A-Tech)
ATEEC's mission is the advancement of environmental technology education
through curriculum development, professional development, and program
improvement in the nation's community colleges and high schools.
TO SAVE ENERGY - "Reducing energy use is an effective way to help
cash-strapped schools funnel more money into the classroom instead of the
local utility." Links provided to Green Schools Program and other
resources to save energy at school.
Free hands-on lesson plans on
Energy Efficiency, providing multidisciplinary learning opportunities in:
Mathematics, Science, Language Arts and Computer Skills. Reduce your
schools energy costs, while educating your students. Complete
lessons are downloadable online. Investigate links in left
frame of this site.
AMAZING SPACE- Space Telescope Science Institute's
education page. Contains a collection of online interactive educational
resources for grades K-12. Using spectacular Hubble images, students explore the
universe while learning the principles of math and science.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
Advancing science education through a number of programs that focus on
school curriculums, resources for educators, public education, scientific
career advancement and workforce training.
Science NetLinks - a wealth of
resources for K-12 science educators.
ANIMAL DIVERSITY WEB - Animal
Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history,
distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of
Michigan Descriptions of orders and families, physical characteristics,
economic importance, endangered status, behavior, breeding, capabilities, geographical
range, habitat, images, photos, sounds, conservation issues. Resources
for K through college. Site contains a
The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and
for college students. ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does
it include all the latest scientific information about organisms they
ARTIFICIAL REEFS - The Pros and Cons of Artificial Reefs - Lesson Plans,
(National Geographic's Xpeditions - Geography Standards in Your Classroom
Also see information and resources on our Eco-Pros
Artificial Reefs page,
and links on our Ocean Home page.
ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC - Astronomy education at the ASP brings
scientists and teachers together. Project ASTRO is a program for grades 4-9 for
astronomers who want to "adopt" a classroom and work with teachers. Project
SOFIA hooks teachers up with a NASA project. Black Holes to Blackboards and Education
newswire (Mercury Magazine), teachers resources, hands-on project ideas,
pseudoscience, catalog of Nat'l Astronomy Education Projects. This is the website
you want for reliable information pertaining to astronomy and astrophysics.
Offering Audubon Adventure Kits for grades 3-6,
Birds and Science, bird conservation, bird counts, Earth Stewards partnership programs, teacher resources,
curriculum reviews, nature camps and workshops.
SCHOOLS ONLINE - More
than Telletubbies! Education Schools Online, Resources, News, Links,
BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
- Distance Learning
Brought to you by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of
Minnesota. Bell Live, The Jason Project and Bell Minikits are three award-winning distance learning programs which will bring
worldwide science right into your classrooms. On the Prairie -
Link your school to the prairie. The curriculum incorporates subject
areas such as history, social studies, art, current events, math, and
- Learning modules and animation clips. Go into the Virtual
Labs. See how our bodies function. (May require Shockwave,
QuickTime or Flash to view animations. Free downloads available on
the web. Allow each
animation clip to fully load. May need to click on small dark arrow
below image to begin the animation, and you can click it again to view it
Virtual Labs on CD for classroom use available free on their site (Howard
Hughes Medical Institute)
BODY WORLDS - The
anatomical exhibition of real human bodies.
The exhibition features more than 200 authentic human specimens, including
entire bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices that have been
preserved through the process of "Plastination," a technique that replaces
bodily fluids and fat. (Choose English or Deutsch)
- Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource
Center. Online resources screened by science educators for marine
INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD
- Waste management information that encourages "reduce, reuse and
recycle" in the classroom and at home through action-oriented,
critical-thinking skill building activities. This curricula is
available to educators at NO COST. Curriculum, experiments
and activities: Closing the Loop, Earth Resources - A Case
Study: Oil (high school level), Project Learning Tree - Municipal
Solid Waste Module, Worms, Worms and Even More Worms.
Information on school funding for waste recycling and prevention,
publications, links. Selected by Science Educators of the National
Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY - Botany and Taxonomy
resource links to: how to start a school garden, definitions, lesson plans,
K-12 discussion board, kids stuff, and curriculum resources in botany.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER - So you don't have money, connections, or
insider information? Here is a website to find the information you need on seeking
funding, networking, salary surveys, the academic job market, career advice, forums - and
the Grant Doctor is in! No appointment necessary to get the right prescription for
seeking a grant. (Science Magazine Online)
Comprehensive programs with resources to
help develop moral character and civic virtue in students grades
K-12. Search the database of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive
character education resource center.
CONNECT - Internet-based curriculum
and training for K-12, lesson plans, exciting and informative worldwide adventures online,
resources for your classroom, staff development, educators message boards and discussion
groups (some free resources).
CLASSROOM OF THE
FUTURE - NASA's premier research and development program for educational
technologies. Curricular materials to help improve
mathematics, science, geography, and technology education in ways
consistent with the national educational reform movement. Programs to complement and extend
curriculum, challenging students in various grade levels to solve problems
as they investigate the known frontiers in science. Click on Products for:
Astronomy Village (Investigating the Universe and Investigating the
Solar System), BioBLAST, ExoQuest, Foundations of Freedom, Exploring the
Environment, International Space Station Challenge, Global Perspectives,
STORM-E, Get InSTEP with Lewis and Clark (Exploring the Possibilities),
Operation Montserrat, Space Station Alpha.
SCIENCE (COS) - Products and services to find funding (from an
up-to-date database of 23,000 records), promote work, identify experts,
manage resources, and collaborate with colleagues. Worldwide resources
for research. Reference Services - subscriptions to numerous
bibliographic databases including MEDLINE®, GeoRef, Agricola, Federal
Register, FedBizOpps/Commerce Business Daily, Funded Research and US
Patents. COS Abstract Management System.
AND RECYCLING FOR TEACHERS (EPA)
EDUCATION (CE) -
For all ages. Program to develop critical thinking necessary to understand the complexities of
ecological problems. Site includes National Conservation Education Task Force
Report, curricular resources, grants and funding, educational resource links, program information targeted to
specific grade levels and various audiences. Special sections for
teachers, students and kids at home. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Forest
KIDS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
- Internet search guide for K-12 and educational resources for teachers.
EARTH - Teacher's Guide to Cornell University's "Discover Our Earth."
Provides access to primary Earth science data to help teachers and students
explore Earth processes. Includes background information, curriculum
guides, images, graphs, maps, movies, hands-on/minds on classroom
activities, questions for students (and answers). Interactive modules
are provided to allow exploration of solid Earth data as through a window.
Focus is on five topics: topography, earthquakes, volcanoes, plate
tectonics, and sea level change.
DIVE AND DISCOVER - Expeditions to the sea floor
Dive and Discover contains all of the information to successfully bring this
project into your classroom and link it to your curriculum. This Educator's
Guide gives you access to classroom integration tips and activities linked
to the national standards as well as extensive resource links.
DIVERSITY OF LIFE - 7-12 Teacher's Guide (Sea World Education
After completing the Sea World Diversity of Life unit, the student will be
List the order of categories in the Linnaean Classification System and
categorize an organism into its genus and species. Categorize an organism
using a dichotomous key. Describe the benefits of various adaptations
animals have that help them to survive in their habitats. List at least one
example from some of the phyla in the kingdom Animalia. Organize
characteristics of similar animals into specific phyla. Discuss the role of
interdependency of animals in a given environment. Compare and contrast
different species with similar characteristics. Recognize the importance of
diversity and the role that interdependency plays in our world.
EARTHDAY NETWORK'S ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - Provides
tools for integrating environmental issues into core curriculum subjects for
all grade levels, as well as for non-classroom learning. Games,
interactive quizzes, and a variety of other fun and informative ways of
learning about the environment are available for kids. By registering,
free access is provided to all of EDN's educational materials.
ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF
AMERICA - Resources for teachers and students.
K-16 faculty enhancement projects, syllabi, web teaching resources, links
to science ed sites. "Tried and true experiments to teach
ECO-PROS - Environmental
Education on the Web. Of course we want to list our website here as a
resource for educators. Please browse through our navigation section
at the bottom of our pages, go to our Site Index
page, and learn more about us on our About Us/About
PEOPLE ABOUT WATER -
University of Wisconsin - Extension
Over 100 curriculum reviews and ordering (some material free)
- Comprehensive guide to the best education sites on the Web. They're sorted
by Education Index/Subject and lifestage. Currently containing over 8,000
indexed websites to help you find what you're looking for quickly and
FOR SUSTAINABILITY WESTERN NETWORK (EFS) - Online destination for individuals seeking to incorporate principles of sustainability into higher
education to help in preparing future professionals for the increasingly complex environmental challenges we face.
Contains guides, resources, workshops, one-on-one consulting, information
PLANET - Web Resources for Students and Teachers. Searchable
directory for resources on the Web.
RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER (ERIC) - A national information
system with access to an extensive body of education-related literature
consisting of 16 educational clearinghouses and nearly one million
ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and the
National Library of Education.
and TEACHER MAGAZINE on the WEB - Daily News, extensive database, and special
importance to all educators
EDUCATION WORLD -
Over 120,000 sites "Where educators go to learn." Search
engine for educational Websites, lesson plans, subject resources,
information on how to integrate technology into the classroom, daily
features and columns, specialty subjects, employment listings, and much
TOOLKIT - Resource links for kids, parents and teachers
Special Education (General, ADD, Behaviour Exceptionalities, Learning
Disabled, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Other Disabilities,
Gifted/Talented Education) -
Portfolio Assessment - Lesson Plans - Projects - Ontario, Canada, curriculum links
Searchable database of resources
designed to support students, teachers and professionals that
support K-12 environmental education. Browse subject listings,
search, or click into specific resource links in left navigation bar.
Click on Site Map for a quick view of information on this
site. A project of the North American Assn for Environmental
Classroom Resources-Directories Grades PreK-12
Comprehensive collection of math and science curriculum resources.
Professional development materials, free products and
SAFETY WORLD - Help your
students learn about electrical safety.
(Microsoft Network) - Resources for Teachers, encyclopedia, dictionary,
atlas, homework help, quizzes, articles, searchable database, guides,
and career training.
CONCERN, INC - Non-profit non-advocacy organization dedicated to wetland restoration, research, and education since 1972.
Instructional guides for indoor and outdoor settings in lesson plan
format. Workshops and Facilitator Training available.
DEFENSE TEACHERS GUIDE - Resources for your classroom on
current environmental issues (biodiversity, health, climate, oceans, activities) and links
to other sources for online environmental information.
Basic concepts in Environmental Science, online resources for teachers
(including background information, scientific research and data, lesson
plans, labs, and activities), ScienceTextCentral.org (new website to
help educators choose the best science textbooks), homework help for
students, Geo Quiz, Creature Feature, and resources by topic, by
state, and by world region. Educational sections on Air and Climate, Land,
Water, Ecosystems, Energy, Food, Environment and Society.
“Environmental literacy requires a fundamental understanding of the systems
of the natural world, the relationships between the living and the
non-living environment, and the ability to deal sensibly with problems that
involve scientific evidence, uncertainty, and economic, aesthetic and
PROTECTION AGENCY'S OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL
Background Information (provides fact sheets, brochures and webpages to
assist you in teaching about the environment), Curriculum Resources,
Community Service projects for students, Workshops, and Grants.
And don't miss looking into their Contacts and Links to other quality
environmental education sites, such as: Smithsonian, USGS, Forest Service,
Bureau of Land Mgmt, Peace Corps and
www.Afterschool.gov - all designed to
help you educate your students.
EPA Teaching Center
Education Resources Information Center above)
NATIONAL PARK EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES - Classroom Activities, Recommended
Reading, Fun Computer Games, Teaching Resources.
Also see our Eco-Pros
WETLANDS RECOVERY section on The
Everglades for more
information and educational resources regarding this ecosystem in peril
(curriculum, lesson plans, fun activities, and teacher guides - see The
Located within The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Exploratorium
offers over 600 interactive exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human
perception. The Teacher
Institute offers activities, discussions, classroom materials, web-based teaching
resources for middle and high school science and math teachers. The Web Science Workshop offers a great collection of
activities The site contains instructions for over 500 simple
experiments, online exhibits, and webcasting.
FARM TO SCHOOL
- Programs to connect schools with local
farms, with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias,
improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition information, and
education about local foods and sustainable agriculture. Supporting
local small farmers benefits us all.
FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Hundreds
of education resources which are available free.
FEMA FOR KIDS
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides resources to help teach
children about safety and what to do in case of a disaster.
Information is presented with lots of colorful graphics and is geared
towards young children.
PYRAMID FOR YOUNG CHILDREN - Printable posters from the U.S. Dept of
(virtually speaking) - Save the Frogs!
to "real" dissection using the mouse and interactive programs.
THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA...A JOURNEY IN ENVIRONMENTAL CITIZENSHIP
- This is an experience! Take your students on this journey, and
along the way there are plenty of places to stop and think, and tackle
some difficult decisions about the environment. Wonderful
suggestions and ideas for educational activities throughout this journey
as you follow molecules of water from high
in the mountains to the ocean below. Any by the way, these same
molecules were around when dinosaurs thundered across the planet.
Now that's some impressive recycling! (Environment Canada website)
EDUCATION SITE - Online Fusion "course," FAQs, Glossary, Dictionary,
Resources for Students and Faculty, Education, Outreach Ideas, Links to
Other Fusion and Plasma Sites.
See Xpeditions in list below.
ENERGIZED! (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Comprehensive learning activities for 3rd-6th graders pertaining to energy sources,
uses/limits, conversion, conservation, renewable and non-renewable energy,
energy for the future, assessments,
and evaluation. Includes a Teacher's Guide and detailed instructions
for projects. Each activity follows a format developed by the
National Center for the Improvement of Science Education.
Energy Education and
Training for teachers and parents, students, school administrators,
energy professionals, and homeowners.
Energy Competitions and Contests
GIVE WATER A HAND - Educational materials on watersheds, water
resources, water quality. Have your class follow step-by-step instructions
for a community service project to protect and improve the watershed
resources in your community. For additional educational materials, click on
"Our partners and how they can help you." A program of the University of
Wisconsin, supported by government environmental agencies.
GLOBE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - Globe (Global Learning and Observations to
Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists.
Globe teachers and their students work with scientists to learn, make environmental
observations and collect data, which will be sent to a Globe student data archive.
Global images based on this data are then displayed on the World Wide Web. The
program helps students achieve higher levels of success in science and math. To
participate, teachers must attend Globe Teacher Training.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - Take a look at
what people are doing to help the environment in their communities.
Get a project going!
GREAT BARRIER REEF EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCES (ReefEd - Service provided by the Australian Government's
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority)
Provides educational teaching units for K-12 classes, glossary, images,
activities, curriculum resources. Sections for teachers and
students. Click into Site Map for a quick overview of contents.
Also see Eco-Pros Coral Communities section.
- Collect used and usable inkjet and toner cartridges and cell phones for
recycling. Earn money for your school while helping the environment!
Partner up with the GreenFund Network and make a difference...one cartridge
at a time.
GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite)
Science of the Human Body
Exhibit held at Carnegie Science Center
- Multiple database search site. Scholarly Internet Resource Collections from the
Libraries of the University of California. With collections totaling
over 25.7 million volumes, the more than 100 libraries throughout UC are surpassed in size on the
American continent only by the Library of Congress collection.
TRAVELING SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Click on map or on State link on right to find science assembly,
workshop, exhibit, or mobile lab that can come to your school.
KNOWLEDGE NETWORK EXPLORER
(formerly Pacific Bell site, now SBC)
Comprehensive training tutorials for online
learning. How to use the Web in your classroom.
Tasks, problem solving, activities, lesson plans, projects, hotlists,
resources, videoconferencing, internet safety, Spanish language sites,
literacy skills, workshops, internet search strategies, education
BlueWeb'N (Blue Ribbon Learning Sites) - Browse by Content, Search by
Subject or Grade Level (with Dewey classification codes).
LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY
- Currently LBL conducts research in advanced materials, life sciences,
energy efficiency, detectors and accelerators.
Click on Education Outreach to find some excellent science education
- Annenberg/CPB partnership. Professional development
workshops and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools.
WEB - From the U.S. Dept. of the Interior/U.S.
Educational materials on biology, geology, hydrology, geography.
Activities, lessons, daily living topics (Earth hazards, water,
plants, animals, maps, images, ecosystems, natural resources, real-time
info, acid rain, earthquakes,
weather, radon gas, volcanoes), search wizard, and lists of educational
THE LAKE: An Educator's Guide to the Pontchartrain Basin
The goal of Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Pontchartrain
Basin is to educate students, grades 5-12, about the environmental
importance of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, a vast ecological system of over
4,700 square miles.
MEASUREMENT HANDBOOK - (International Light)
64-page online handbook of basic concepts of light
measurement and how it behaves (with technical graphics). You may
click the link to downloading the handbook or viewing it online.
Contents: What is Light?, The Power of Light, How Light Behaves,
Manipulating Light, Light Sources, Principles of Light Measurement,
Measurement Geometries, Setting Up an Optical Bench, Graphing Data,
Choosing a Detector, Choosing a Filter, Choosing Input Optics, Choosing
a Radiometer, Calibrations.
- Teacher/Parent Resources, printable student projects and activities.
(Harcourt School Publishers)
RESEARCH FOR EDUCATION AND LEARNING
Focus is on research-based school improvement solutions. Above link is
to their site map list of contents available on site. A collection of
lesson plans and activities, and a large list of links related to science
may be found
here. Browse through the site and you will find hundreds of free,
downloadable resources and tools. Based in the nation's heartland,
their work has now extended beyond the original seven states they focused on
(Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and
Opening the minds of children to unimagined possibilities. Educational
programs for students, teachers, and faculty research. Fellowship and
NASA SPACE SCIENCE
- Space Science, Astronomy, Living in Space, Earth Science, Biological and
Physical Sciences, Beyond Rocketry, Science Resources, News, The Vision for
NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL
- School safety for you and your students. An extensive website of
valuable information. Full of suggestions and guidance.
Strategies for helping prevent and solve conflict situations. Ways to
build healthy people and communities. Great suggestions for getting
kids involved in healthy activities and projects. Helping kids wear
the "right labels" for building success into their lives.
NATIONAL EARTH SCIENCE
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOUNDATION
Congress in 1990, The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
(NEETF) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to advancing
Join National Geographic in protecting our greatest resource - the Earth!
Lesson plans, maps and photos, professional development, current events,
activities, resource libraries, grant information, NG Explorer-classroom
magazine, quizzes, academic competitions, interactive features,
products, and much more. Guides to Adventure and Exploration, Animals
and Nature, History and Culture, Maps and Geography, News, Photography,
Travel. Special sections for kids, students and teachers.
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY INFORMATION - School Bus
"Students are at much greater risk traveling to and from school than at any other time in their school day."
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES KIDS PAGES -
Also en Español
Stories, brain teasers, riddles, activities, word scrambles, science
spelling bee, science project help, hot topics in environmental health, science/health/homework resources and lots more.
NATIONAL LIBRARY FOR
THE ENVIRONMENT - Environmental
Education Programs and Resources
Read about the National Council for Science and the Environment's
programs and collaborative efforts in a shared understanding of science
and the environment, and towards promoting science in the environmental
SERVICE - Curriculum-based materials and resources are provided for
teachers and students.
NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARDS
- An Overview (National Academies Press)
FOUNDATION HOME PAGE - Where Discoveries Begin!
TEACHERS ASSN - Subjects of critical interest to
Take the guided tour to learn about connecting your textbook to the world
NATIONAL SNOW AND
ICE DATA CENTER - Center for
collection and dissemination of information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers and ice
sheets, floating ice, ground ice and permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology and ice
cores. Explore the cryosphere where the world is frozen. Are
changes part of a natural cycle or the result of human activities?
WETLANDS INVENTORY -
Wetland curriculum and resources from the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
WILDLIFE FEDERATION - Learn online about wildlife, endangered
species, habitats, gardening, and native plants. Special sections:
Backyard and Schoolyard Habitats, Campus Ecology, Earth Tomorrow, Wildlife
University, KidZone. Educators resource guides. Kids magazines:
Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard and Wild Animal Baby.
- International weekly journal of science. Keep up to date in every
discipline. Register for free online info, or subscribe to full
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - Primarily for Teachers
Weather, Climate Change and Our Planet, Oceans and Coasts, Satellites and
Space, NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program, training, and links to other
NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION - Guidelines for
environmental education (K-12), professional development activities, environmental links,
publications, forums, training, neighborhood ecology, newsletters.
ONLINE - Have your students travel in real-time with expeditions
around the world. Search their vast archive of program websites.
Special Teachers section offers time-saving summaries of website,
searchable index, lesson ideas, online activities and learning games in
"Hot Science," teacher resources, and a teacher's exchange.
Teacher's Guides by Program Title.
ACTIVITY SHEETS (Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center)
Related to mangroves, fish, Everglades, estuaries, plankton, loggerhead sea
turtle, shells, etc.
Provided in pdf format. For larger pdfs: To view, if you have
regular dialup, w-a-i-t for the download even when your status bar says
"done" and nothing appears, it will eventually show up. To Save As,
BIOLOGY BOOK - Modified lecture outlines for Freshman level biology (M.J. Farabee, Ph.D.)
Learning objectives, diagrams, images, glossary, links to online resources
PBS TEACHER SOURCE - PBS TeacherSource offers educational resources for
K-12 classrooms, schedules for PBS programs with extended taping rights, content-rich Web
sites, noncommercial activities for students, lesson plans, teacher professional
development services, details on local outreach activities and more.
Activity Guide and Resources from PBS 2002 Series on "The Shape of Life"
2000 - Animated and interactive journey through
modern physics brought to you by a University of Colorado Professor. Click on What is it? to find out
how to use the site. Click on Applets for some
amazing demonstrations. Cartoon Characters representing a physicist, a professor of
engineering, a physics professor, and two teen-aged students explain physics in very
understandable ways. Special sections: Einstein's Legacy, CAT
Scans Overview, Microwave Ovens, Lasers, TV Screens, Laptop Screens, The
Atomic Lab, Science Trek (electromagnetic waves and particles, quantum atom,
polarization, elements as atoms, the Periodic Table, isotopes and
radioactivity. Also provides site in Deutsche and Español versions.
PHYSICS APPLETS VIRTUAL
LABORATORY - University of Oregon
Dept. of Physics brings you a large collection of interesting interactive JAVA applet
simulations for use in Physics, Astronomy, or Environmental Science courses. Mouse
over the categories and view the summary, then click on a subject.
You will be in control and the environment will be in your hands according to the choices
you make! Virtually speaking, of course.
LEARNING TREE - The
Colorado State Forest Service Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental
education program designed for Pre-K through 12th grade students.
PLT is administered nationally by the American Forest Foundation and co-sponsored by the
Council for Environmental Education.
PROJECT NATURE CONNECT
"We are to nature as our leg is to our body"
PROJECT WET -
Water Education for Teachers. Teaching tools for educators teaching
students ages 5-18. Instructional materials, teacher guides, classroom
activities, publications. Site provides information in English,
Español and Français.
PROJECT WILD -
"Just for Educators" section contains information on how to integrate
Project WILD activities into specific content areas to align with national
and state standards. Core curricular materials (Project WILD K-12
Curriculum and Actiivty Guide, Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum
and Activity Guide, and Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife)
may be obtained by attending certified instructional workshops. Other
supplemental materials are available for purchase.
PROQUEST INFORMATION AND LEARNING - Products and subscription-based
services for K-12 education. Comprehensive resources to enhance the
core curricula of Language Arts, Social Sciences, the Sciences, and
Mathematics; and secondary curricula including the Arts, Multicultural
Studies, and Technology and Vocational Education. Library support
materials, funding guides, free online training. Free trials of some
PubSCIENCE - Physical Sciences and energy-related journal literature database. The focus of PubSCIENCE
is on researchers reports on scientific discoveries. "This represents a major milestone in the goal of Bringing Science to the
SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER - Education Connecting Science to
Students and Teachers
Downloadable activities, lessons, interactive functions, printable
Hands-on Activities: Earth Science, Life Science, Computer
Science, Physical Science.
Computer Activities: Earth Science, Computational Science,
Molecular Science, Technology.
- Professional Resources for educators, Lesson Plans, Online Activities,
Instructor Idea Exchange, Software, Book Clubs, Reading Programs, Funding
Sources, News, Articles, Parents section, Resource Finder, links to
resources. Resources for kids, families, teachers, administrators, and
HABITATS - Develop your school
grounds into a wildlife habitat, which will not only help wildlife, but
also offer opportunities for teaching in science, math, language arts/English and art, as well.
Project information and Schoolyard Habitats Kit available from the
National Wildlife Federation.
SCIENCE FAIR IDEAS - Resources to lead you to information regarding:
The Scientific Method, Basics of a Science Fair Project, Science Fairs in
Depth, and Science Fair Project Ideas.
SCIENCE IN YOUR WATERSHED - Information, projects, glossary, and
databases about watersheds. Locator to find your watershed. Learn how to use
scientific data to understand and maintain the health of your watershed. Sections
are: Science in Your Watershed, Surf Your Watershed, and Know Your Watershed.
Column on the left provides a site index.
- Internet search engine
devoted to university and education related web sites.
Over 20 million university and education pages indexed and ranked in order of popularity.
As this search engine is limited to educational materials, it is a safe
environment for online research. Search in specific categories:
Education, Online Books, Government, Military, Merriam-Webster
Dictionary or Thesaurus, encyclopedias Encarta or Britannica, InfoPlease
encyclopedia and almanacs, and A&E Biographies.
RESOURCES - Teachers Guide, activities, discussion
Monitoring the Earth from Space with SeaWiFS
The Living Ocean - (Life in the Oceans, The Ocean Isn't Just Blue, Phytoplankton-A
Little Link in a Big Chain,
The Earth-A Giant Greenhouse, Carbon-Where Does It All Go?).
Ocean Biology, Land Processes, Atmospheric Processes, and how SeaWiFS data
can be incorporated into the curriculum.
"JUST FOR TEACHERS" - Downloadable teacher's guides, classroom
activities, E-newsletters for your classroom, and other resources pertaining
to animals, biodiversity and ecosystems.
SIERRA CLUB -
Educational resources from the Sierra Club, and links to other environmental
COMMUNITIES NETWORK - Educational materials from the U.S. Dept of Energy
related to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
SMITHSONIAN'S OCEAN PLANET EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
STATE CONTENT STANDARDS - Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
- Links provided to State Content Standards of State Department of Education
- "The definitive source for State Curriculum Standards" (website in
development and coming soon)
FOR AMERICA - National corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates, of all academic majors, who commit two years to teach in
under-resourced urban and rural public schools. Their mission is to
build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting some of
our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. Learn more
about this program and how to apply.
SPACE - Easy-to-teach space science lessons
for upper-elementary and middle-school grades.
Each month, the site centers on a different theme with a monthly module,
hands-on lessons, a fun Believe it or Not quiz and a poll that links to a graphing activity.
THE FOUNDATION CENTER
- Information and resources for grantseekers and grantmakers.
Philanthropic news, learning lab, database search to find funders.
INSTITUTE ONLINE - Online study units, educational hotlists, K-8 science
activity kits, and learning resources. "Community Science Action
Guides" for teachers. Teachers who are working within the framework of
the U.S. National Science Education Standards will find the educational
resources in "Community Science Action Guides" useful.
Body Worlds - The anatomical exhibition of
real human bodies. The Franklin Institute Science Museum
is hosting "Body Worlds" from October 7, 2005 through April 23,
2006 (Philadelphia, PA)
The exhibition features more than 200 authentic human specimens,
including entire bodies, individual organs and transparent body
slices that have been preserved through the process of "Plastination,"
a technique that replaces bodily fluids and fat.
Information provided on body facts and the plastination process.
(also see Body Worlds link above in alpha order)
GROUNDWATER FOUNDATION - Educating and motivating people to care for
and about groundwater.
Groundwater basics, activities, games, puzzles, and coloring sheets for
kids. Teacher offerings include activities, publications, kits and
models, educational games and tools, and workshops and seminars.
JOURNEY INSIDE: THE COMPUTER - "Engaging Technology to Explain
A collection of 35 interactive, online lessons for students to complete.
The curriculum is divided into six sections: Introduction to Computers,
Circuits and Switches, Digital Information, Microprocessors, The
Internet, and Technology and Society. (Intel and the International Society for Technology in
LEARNING SITE - Reading, Language Arts, English, English as a Second
Language, Spelling, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, Art, Interactive
Activities, Glossaries, Teacher Resources (Harcourt School Publishers)
NATIONAL ACADEMIES - Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering,
The National Academies consists of 4 organizations: the National Academy
of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of
Medicine, and the National Research Council. Other sections include:
Center for Education
Science Resources Center
Press (over 3,000 books/reports online
TEACHING AND LEARNING FORUM -
Look into having campus-wide availability and participation in the Forum
through a Site License.
- Interactive Geological Time Scale (American Geological Institute)
Choose from a list of time periods to display a geological time scale
(remember to clear form before making another choice for display).
EXPERIMENTS - From a Professor of Chemistry at Towson
University, MD. If you can find a room with no windows or set up a dark room, your
students can experiment and discover light emissions from various sources, leading to lots
of discussion about light energy, atoms, chemical properties, electrical charges, energy
absorption and emission, etc. And they can have a nice treat while doing it.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION - Promoting educational excellence for all Americans.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE DIVISION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES
- Resources to learn more about endangered species - and other resources
not specifically related to endangered species. Downloadable
brochures, links to lists of links regarding
Materials for teachers, Where Can I Find It?, Federal Government Internet Education Resources, Federal Government Cross-Site Indexing Project,
the National Library of Education, and
other sources of information.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY LEARNING WEB - Educational
materials: teaching packets, booklets, posters, fact sheets, and
CD-ROM's designed for K-12 teachers. Links to educational resource
EDUCATION FOUNDATION - School
Programs (elementary grades through college level)
ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION -
Educational pages, elementary through college, curriculum, lesson plans,
Spanish curriculum, glossary, hands-on activities, complimentary
WATER FOR KIDS -
Resources to help you teach about water in class.
Available onsite in English, Français, Español, and Portuguêse.
WATER RESOURCES OF THE UNITED
STATES - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) informational site
containing color-coded maps for streamflow readings, maps of acid rainfall, water quality,
resources about groundwater and surface water, pesticides and toxics, publications, water
atlas of the U.S. See Water Science for School feature. Links upon links of resources about water - a great pool of
WEATHER - see link on our
Great Links page (near bottom of page -
do a Find to locate it quickly)
The JetStream Weather School has great educational resources - includes
pictures, explanatory graphics, review lessons. Click on Topic Matrix
and browse through.
and WEBTEACHER ESPAÑOL- Your
source for basic and in-depth web knowledge
Web primers and self-paced tutorials. Use as your own private tutor
or as the basis for group instruction.
Includes info on internet safety, funding opportunities, educational resources
Sponsored by the National Cable Television Association and Tech Corps.
- Web-based problem solving activity formats for PreK-Higher Education
students, to help them develop solutions to real-life problems.
(also click into links provided at bottom of page for more resources).
YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT - Are you looking for suggestions on
ways for young people to get involved in helping the environment? We
have come up with lots of ideas and online resources for you and your
Home to the U.S. National Geography Standards. Lesson plans,
activities, atlas maps, interactive adventures, homework help, and links to