Why Do the Seasons Change? Environmental Education in Wisconsin - Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin. News & InformationEvents Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin provides recognition for Wisconsin PK-12* public and private schools working to reduce environmental impact and costs, improve health and wellness, and increase environmental and sustainability literacy through a self-paced, voluntary, web-based application.
About Us *Public school 4K or 5K programs in community locations are eligible for recognition through Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin, even if they serve a wider age range. Go On a Virtual Trek to Everest and Learn About Glaciers. Environmental Science Videos. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host... Dr.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of StarTalk and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, demonstrates the difference between weather and climate change as he walks along the beach with a dog. Weather is what the atmosphere does in the short term, hour to hour, day to day… Weather is chaotic, which means that even a microscopic disturbance can lead to large scale changes… Climate is the long-term average of the weather over a number of years. It’s shaped by global forces that alter the energy balance in the atmosphere, such as changes in the sun, tilt of the Earth’s axis, the amount of sunlight the Earth reflects back into space, and the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the air. A change in any of them affects the climate in ways that are broadly predictable.
A brilliantly simple visual explanation in just two minutes: the dog’s variable meandering represents the weather, while Dr. "Keep your eye on the man, not the dog. " In the archives: Dr. Via Boing Boing. Indicator Species Case Study Circus. Clean Water Action. Greenpeace. Global Oneness Project. Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and Reading... Remembering Voices of the Rainforest: Earth Day 1991. "Voices of the Rainforest," now part of the Mickey Hart Collection at Smithsonian Folkways, was originally released on Earth Day 1991.
Produced by Mickey and recorded by Steven Feld in Bosavi, Papua New Guinea, it was the first commercial CD recording ever to consist equally of ambient environmental sounds and indigenous songs. This was no sound effects gimmick. The Bosavi people sing with, to, and about their rainforest home. Their songs are literally paths through the creeks of their forest home, paths sung to the surround of insects and birds.
The song paths join people to place, and celebrate their identity as one. The Earth’s Next 100 Years, Visualized. 5 Earth Day Films That Will Change How You Treat Our Planet. Posted by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm.
In an era of incessant dispute concerning the Earth’s environment, one thing remains indisputable about our planet: It is the only one we have. Upon Googling “global warming,” even the first search result cannot evade controversy. According to Wikipedia, “Global warming refers to an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth's climate system.” Teaching Ideas - Free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in the primary classroom. Weather Images. The free printable resources below feature images of different types of weather.
They are available in two formats - large posters and smaller cards. EEK! - Cool Stuff. Go Wild. Table Of Botanical Records. Rainforest Information for Kids. Extreme Ice Survey. Weather Watch. Welcome to Web Weather for Kids. Wild Things A-Z. Earthquakes. Facts. Earthquake Destruction. Earthquake in the Classroom. Earthquake Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about Earthquakes. Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks. Weather Watch. Global Maps. Forces of Nature.
How to teach ... climate change. Bubbles That Don't Pop - Unbreakable Bubble Recipe. If you're tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them, try this recipe for unbreakable bubbles!
Now, it's still possible to break these bubbles, but they are much stronger than regular soap bubbles. Examples of bubbles that truly won't pop include plastic bubbles, which are essentially small balloons. This recipe makes bubbles using a sugar polymer to accomplish much the same result. Unbreakable Bubble Recipe 3 cups water 1 cup liquid dishwashing detergent (Joy is a good choice) 1/2 cup white corn syrup Simply stir the ingredients together to make the bubble solution.
Glowing Bubbles If you break open a yellow highlighter and allow the ink to soak into the water, the resulting bubble solution and bubbles will glow under a black light. Bubble Clean Up. 7 Crazy Things That Happen Only When It's Really Cold. The cold is so delightful, well, it can be.
In fact, plenty of wacky phenomena, from frost quakes and frozen soap bubbles to square tires and soda slushies, are possible, or practical, only when temperatures dip below freezing. So as you stay toasty indoors, free of frostbite, check out these 7 "cool" effects of sub-zero temperatures. [Photos: The 8 Coldest Places on Earth] A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change.