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Tree of Life Treehouses. Browse Treehouses Treehouses are Tree of Life pages designed for kids, teachers, and the young at heart.

Tree of Life Treehouses

The information found on treehouses complements the scientific core content presented on Tree of Life branch and leaf pages. Our treehouse collection is growing, and we now have over 200 treehouses sprinkled throughout the Tree of Life. Look for them in the treehouses menu in the right sidebar on pages about organisms. See About ToL Treehouses for more information, and Learning with the Tree of Life to get an overview of ToL learning resources. Investigations An Exploration of the Clownfish The clownfish is a type of fish that lives in salt water habitats. Varanus komodoensis Teresa Dang, a student at McMaster University, writes about the Komodo Dragon, the largest extant lizard on Earth, endemic to several small islands in Indonesia. Man's Best Friend. USGS - Streamer.

Learning and Teaching about the Environment. As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash.

Learning and Teaching about the Environment

Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle. To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities below. The more you learn about reducing wastes and saving resources, the better you become at carrying out the Planet Protector goals. Are you a teacher interested in starting a Planet Protector’s Club in your classroom? Learn more on our resource page for teachers. To order multiple print copies of these materials, search for "Planet Protectors" in EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications database.

Earth Day: The Official Site. 12 Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Every Grade Level. Our students are the future caretakers of our Earth.

12 Meaningful Earth Day Activities for Every Grade Level

These fun Earth Day activities help empower kids to have a positive impact on the planet. From recycled art projects to farming simulations, here’s how to roll out the green carpet in your classroom on Earth Day this year. 1. Engineering for Good (6–8) Your middle schoolers know that drinking plenty of H2O is good for them, but they may not realize the impact all those plastic water bottles have on the environment.

In this project-based learning unit, they’ll design their own solutions for this issue by using engineering. Bonus: The lessons are aligned with the NGSS Engineering Design Standards. 2. In this art activity, students learn how to take their ideas from paper to reality. Through videos, activities, and lessons, students learn about the importance of recycling. 5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch on Earth Day. How do solar panels work?

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch on Earth Day

Can wildlife adapt to climate change? How many TED-Ed Lessons include animated Earths, anyway? Here are 5 TED-Ed Lessons (and 1 great TED-Ed video compilation of animated Planet Earths) to watch now: 1. Climate change: Earth’s giant game of Tetris There’s a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. 2.

Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. 3. The life cycle of a t-shirt - Angel Chang. The environmental cost of free two-day shipping. Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness. Admit it: Somewhere in your house, old devices are lurking in a drawer, a box, a dark corner.

Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness

Broken phones, weird chargers for things you can’t fully recall; we try to convince ourselves this sad array of misfit gadgetry will simply disappear if we just forget about it hard enough. How did we get here? Our phones are the major culprit. On average, Americans get a new phone every two years. We’ll trust a 20-year-old plane to fly us across the country, and the average car on the road in the US is more than 11 years old — but a phone? In truth, your phone’s demise isn’t the only part of its life we’d rather keep out of sight and out of mind.

All that globetrotting comes with a hidden environmental cost. Emma Bryce: What really happens to the plastic you throw away? The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Explainer. Copy of Copy of Earth Day Choice Board - Google Slides. Earth Challenge 2020. Earth Challenge 2020 is the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign.

Earth Challenge 2020

The initiative integrates existing citizen science projects and builds capacity for new ones — all to grow citizen science worldwide. Using mobile technology and open citizen science data, Earth Challenge 2020 empowers people around the world to monitor and mitigate threats to environmental and human health in their communities. Coordinated in partnership with the Wilson Center and the U.S. Department of State, Earth Challenge 2020 connects, builds and enables global communities to leverage the power of scientific research to drive meaningful change. The campaign uses a mobile app to collect billions of observations in air quality, plastic pollution and insect populations, providing a platform and valuable environmental insight to promote policy change in these areas.

Earth Day. Wk 3: April 20th-24th Earth Day – Google Drive.