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You are here: EPA Home Students Teacher Resources Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas below. Some of the sites listed on this page are not on the EPA Web site. Please see our disclaimer information EPA Resources Air Air Quality Index Grades: k-5 AIRNOW Get up-to-the-minute information about air pollution in your community. Project AIRE These activities help instuctors focus the attention of elementary, junior high, and high school students on indoor and ambient air pollution issues. Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools This site provides information on indoor air quality in school buildings and how to order the Tools for Schools Action Kit. Learning About Acid Rain: A teacher's guide for grades 6 through 8" (56 pp, 4.6 MB, about PDF) Lesson plans and activities for teachers on acid rain. Noise Pollution for Kids This fun booklet will teach you how to identify which sounds are loud and ways to protect your hearing and health. Top of page

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Teaching with GIS in the Geosciences Created by Brian Welch, Dept. of Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN What is GIS? GIS = Geographic Information Systems GIS represent a collection of methods (usually as computer software) to collect, organize, analyze, and present spatial data. Tech Tools Perfect for Teaching Common Core Math Standards *ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps – Join me! The Common Core Standards for math stress real world relevance, creative problem solving, collaboration and communication. “One hallmark of mathematical understanding is the ability to justify…why a particular mathematical statement is true or where a mathematical rule comes from” (Common Core Standards). Encouraging students to engage with math actively is easier to do when educators explore technology. goo.gl/oyEHI

3D Human Anatomy Brain & Nervous System Respiratory System Reproductive & Urinary Digestive System Comparative and superlative adjectives – article By Kerry G Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield An article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield covering ways to approach teaching comparatives and superlatives. Introduction One way of describing a person or thing is by saying that they have more of a particular quality than someone or something else. To do this, we use comparative adjectives, which are formed either by adding -er at the end of the adjective, or placing more before it, e.g: Teaching with Google Earth Created by Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University A Complete Guide to Using Google Earth in the Geoscience Classroom What is Google Earth?

Magnifying the Universe Embed this infographic on your site! <iframe width="500" height="323" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. <a href=" the Universe</a> by <a href=" Sleuth</a>. The above is an interactive infographic. We have also developed a complimentary poster that you can view here: Sizes of the Universe poster. If you're technically inclined, here's a look at the references we used to construct these infographics: Facts About The Universe.

Medical Animation Library ©Copyright 2009 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. Free TOEFL® Practice Test Sebastian in the Netherlands I'm a software engineer and am in an international team of developers. Though there are no native English speakers here, we do have to use English all the time since it's the only language we have in common. I will be using the iPod Shuffle while traveling/working/volunteering abroad. I'm happy about the score of the TOEFL test, I am planning to work or volunteer abroad as an English teacher but as a non-native speaker myself I was not entirely confident my skill in English was high enough to be teaching. Marija in Croatia I'm currently a high school student.

Environmental Science Institute According to the National Research Council, the United States trails behind more than a dozen other nations in the percentage of 24-year olds who earn degrees in natural sciences or engineering as opposed to other degrees. The nationwide trend of fewer students choosing careers in science makes it essential that we engage students through new and innovative efforts. ESI is leading the way in those efforts through programs such as our Hot Science – Cool Talks Outreach Series, educational mini-sites and environmental guides – all of which are designed to help the students and the community connect with environmental sciences in new and fruitful ways. ESI also offers a YouTube Channel with videos featuring leading scientists discussing current issues in environmental science.

About Spongelab Site Tour Welcome to Spongelab, a global science community! We have just launched our new site with more science content and new features to help you organize your resources, lessons, classes and community. BioDigital Human: A better way to understand your health Bring to life your latest products by presenting pharma or med devices within the context of a virtual body. Engaging marketing materials: Equip your sales and marketing teams with stunning visuals to spread the word about your latest products. Portable and cost-effective visuals: Access information on-the-go through our Cloud-based platform, which enables you to pull up information through a browser or mobile device without traditional software development and maintenance headaches.

Introducing Each Other: Interviews, Memoirs, Photos, and Internet Research ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project): Celebrating 15 Years! Editor's Note: We first started work on this web site back in 1995 when the web was still a new thing. In thinking of all the "futuristic" features of all sorts that we had been tasked to includ in it, we jokingly named it Weather World (perhaps after Disney World, or maybe Wally World in the Chevy Chase film). We started to add "2000" to that as was popular at the time for future looking products, but decided that it was too close, and bumped the number up to 2010. Although it was the development code name, we decided to keep it, shortening it to WW2010.

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