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Ask NSDL
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: The Virtual Reference Desk Presents Ask an Expert with opportunities to ask questions on many science topics as well as math, education, engineering, health, social studies and technology. They also offer a link for Earth Day Resources.
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Biosphere in a Bottle
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons
Summary: Directions for creating a small habitat in a bottle.
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Clean Green Healthy Schools: An Environmental Health and Safety Activities Book for Teachers and Students (March 2003)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The goal of the Clean,Green and Healthy Schools Manual is to protect students and the school community's health and safety on campus and in the home. Every student has the right to attend a school whose environment, staff and training protects and nurtures ph...
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Contaminated Water, What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids' Stuff
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: EPA's Office of Water has added to its website new pages designed just for children, featuring a new mascot-like character called "Thirstin." The new pages contain games, activities and narrated/animated classroom experiments. Some of the activities include an...
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Earth Science Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Non-technical glossary terms for geology, weather, oceanographic, and atmospheric sciences.
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Earthwater Products
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Basic stencils are provided (including Spanish stencils), custom stencils and specialized, unique stencils. Earthwater Products is a not-for-profit organization who's mission is to foster public awareness of, involvement in, and support for stormwater polluti...
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Environment, The, Saving the Planet
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorRosie Harlow and Sally Morgan.

ISBN0-7534-5426-2

AbstractFour sections, Energy and Power, Nature in Danger, Pollution and Waste, and Garbage and Recycling, are supported by brief introductions (2 pages each) to sp...

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ERTV Web Site
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Environmental Response Television provides video programs of environmental events. They have an extensive list of videos including the Mercury Video News Release. They also produce "The Environmental Response News Magazine" which is a quarterly program that...
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Games for Change (G4C)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: Games for Change (G4C) provides support, visibility and shared resources to organizations and individuals using digital games for social change. Includes several online games related to ecosystems and the environment.
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Gateway Area Storm Sewer Stenciling PRoject
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - School Projects
Summary: This project serves as a model for creating a storm sewer stenciling project. Content includes "how to conduct a stenciling program, organizing a stenciling project in your town," and an "activity guide for the classroom K-12." Organization includes stenciling...
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GeoMan's Glossary of Earth Science Terms
Type: Glossary
Summary: A non-technical collection of geology terms.
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GLIN Glossary Information Network
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary is appropriate for elementary through high school students, and is continually expanded. The terms address Great Lakes topics (environment, history, geography, pollution, and careers. They include scientific terms and acronyms.
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Great Lakes--Make the Human Health Connection
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Environmental Health Perspectives online lessons have a new addition that focuses on the Great Lakes’ environmental problems. This is designed for grades 10-12. As a reminder, EHP lessons are built around real issues and news articles and the article link is p...
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Green Squad, Kids taking action for greener, healthier schools
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: An interactive tool for students that helps them understand their school their health and the environment and aids them in discovering what they might be able to do to improve the school environment.Interactive tools allow them to explore various rooms but the...
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Guide to Storm Drain Marking
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is a manual and how-to guide for municipalities interested in starting a storm drain marking program to reduce nonpoint source pollution. This is also a valuable resource for school districts and volunteer community groups who wish to implement a storm dr...
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How to Stencil Storm Drains
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - List
Summary: A two-page PDF on how to stencil storm drains, from getting permission to the event day.
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Major Environmental Laws
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: US EPA Region 5 provides a list of environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Other major environmental laws are offered and are complete with history, a...
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Pontiac Storm Sewer Stencil Program
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Teacher Paul Ritter (Pontiac High School, Pontiac, Illinois) conducts a school-based, community-wide storm sewer stencil program that can serve as a model for other communities. This 34-slide power point presentation offers suggestions for starting your own.
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Rain Garden Applications and Simple Calculations Power Point
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: This 16-slide power point presentation shows examples of rain gardens in communities and on residential property as well as some construction and calculations for planning a garden.
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Rain Gardens Gardening with Water Quality in Mind
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: School Projects
Summary: All about Rain Gardening including recent articles, suggested plants,and design considerations.
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Soil Pollution
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: A powerpoint presentation from the University of Minnesota provides an overview of pollution issues. The photos are not the best quality, however, the information combined with the photos will introduce high school students to factors contributing to soil pol...
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Storm Drain Marking Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 16-page PDF manual provides an introduction, marking methods, the planning process, education, day of the event (and after the event as well as sources for marking supplies and instructions on cleaning the supplies.
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Storm Drain Stenciling
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - School Projects
Summary: This is an exampe of a stenciling project in the DuPage County area (Illinois) that used volunteers and students from local schools.
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Stormwater Outreach Materials and Reference Documents
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Protecting urban water and addressing some key water pollutions issues gets easier with these outreach materials and reference documents from US EPA that includes the stormwater stickers for kids, door hangers, posters, bookmarks, and placemats. These can be u...
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Surf Your Watershed
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - List - Web site
Summary: Watersheds are those land areas that catch rain or snow and drain to specific marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, or to ground water. Choose from the options they provide to Locate Your Watershed. You can search by clicking on your state, use USGS's geographic n...
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Thirteen Ed Online (What's Up in the Environment)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This website is made available in part by a PBS affiliate, WNET in New York. Categories include water, land, air, energy and each category has web site resources, print material and "on-air" resources. They offer careeer information, hot topics, class project...
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Water Cycle in 36 languages
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Not your everyday watercycle, this is complete with diagram and discussion topics/fact sheets on 15 topics (condensation, groundwater, precipitation, evaporation, surface runoff and more). The diagram is complete in 36 languages including Slovakian, Thai, Tam...
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Water Science Glossary of Terms
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Technical water definitions (some are illustrated).
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Water Words Dictionary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This compilation of technical water, water quality, environmental and water related terms is large. For example the A's alone are a 21-page PDF.
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Watersheds: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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Wetlands: What's Up in the Environment
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: What's Up in the Environment projects are intended primarily for middle school students, but can be modified. They begin with an extensive description of the project’s objectives, standards, time and materials needed, computer requirements, and lists of on-lin...
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World Water Day
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Language Options - Web site
Summary: The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World...

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Help Desk Questions

Can you recommend any on-line activities/web pages/web quests dealing with water erosion for 4th and 5th grade students?
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