Environment Matters


General

Planet Ark - Planet Ark shows people and businesses the many ways they can reduce their day to day impact on the environment - at home, at work and in the community. Contains teaching resources

Greenhouse Effects and climate change

Greenhouse Effect - from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Contains interactive games and activities

Ozone

The Ozone Hole Tour - a 'virtual tour' of the Ozone Hole from the Centre for Atmospheric Science, Cambridge University

Recycling

Fact Sheets - fact sheets providing information on residential collections, recycling and waste services, and waste management in the ACT.

Recycle City - Games, activities and graphics from the Environment Protection Agency, USA

Energy saving in schools - from Sustainability Victoria

Don't Trash the Earth - a lesson plan from Intel Education

The waste management and resource recovery framework - from NSW Government. Details on the framework of waste policy and classification. Good background information for teachers

Pollution

Pollution Solutions - from the Family Education Network. Activities to assist in solving pollution problems

Renewable/Non-renewable

Classroom Energy - online activities, resources and lesson plans from America's Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Water Pollution

Stormwater and the Yellow Fish - sponsorship information schools and community action for clean water

Stormwater - an introduction to stormwater from the Environment Protection Authority

Stormwater curriculum links - Science and Technology K-6: Stages 2-3 - teaching plans, resources and activities from the Environment Protection Authority

A Day in the Life of an Urban Creek and Journey Down the Drain - Stage 2-3 activities from NSWEPA. This activity graphically introduces students to various human behaviours that can contribute to stormwater pollution in an urban setting, as a creek makes its journey from the headwaters of the catchment to the sea.

Stream Scene - an online activity to investigate the health of a freshwater stream by testing the turbidity, temperature, pH and salinity and studying the invertebrates that can be found in the stream, from Amaroo Environmental Education Centre, Queensland

Down the Drain - from Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE). A collaborative project measuring water usage . Contains teaching ideas for students of various levels.

The Global Water Sampling Project: An Investigation of Water Quality - from Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE). A collaborative project involving 11-18 year old students to test fresh water

Take a Dip: The Water in our Lives - from Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE). A collaborative project researching the cultural significance of fresh water.




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