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  • Seed Collection
    project Watch the Seed Collection Demonstration How do we collect and describe seeds Watch the movie demonstrating collecting seeds How do we collect and describe seeds Encourage the students to repeat the process in small groups Try the activity for yourself Communicating Observations It is useful to organize observations into a sequence of events Observations can be ordered using a series of pictures or written observations Communicating is one of

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  • Life Cycles Web Links
    Eco Station Environmental Science Education Wildlife Rescue Center devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of exotic wildlife Located in the Los Angeles area this center provides a learning adventure for students and families Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Environment This site covers a range of atmospheric issues including air quality acid rain global warming and ozone depletion EPA Global Warming Kids Site Students are invited to look at issues surrounding global warming EPA Region 7 Environmental Kids Page Includes links to acid rain climate control composting endangered species and wildlife and energy as well as others EPA Student Center EE activities environmental information and art for students in middle and high school Information on careers and internships awards programs and environmental club projects can also be found here Garbage How Can my Community Reduce Waste Information on trash solid waste hazardous waste sewage and their affects on the environment with ideas of what you can do to reduce waste GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment GLOBE involves students from over 80 countries in collecting local environmental data Green Schools Manual Sponsored by YES Youth for Environmental Sanity this manual contains information about how to make your school s campus environmentally friendly The Imagination Factory This award winning innovative site promotes recycling through art Visit this site and meet Trashasaurus Rex Kids for Conservation Back issues of this conservation magazine for kids ages 5 13 from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are archived at this site Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Environmental information games puzzles for students career development opportunities teaching materials information on hazardous waste disposal and environmental household practices The North American Association for Environmental Education Network of professionals and students working to improve the environment throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world Ozone Action Kid s Page Activities and tips for cleaner air from the Clean Air Coalition of Southeast Michigan SEMCOG Recycle City Here is an easy way to learn about the three R s reduce reuse and recycle Designed primarily for middle school students this site demonstrates how individuals schools businesses and communities can work together to help cut waste Smithsonian Environmental Studies Many resources are found here but be sure to check the ecosystem links Superfund for Kids Learn how the EPA works to clean up polluted and toxic waste areas The Why Files Students uncover the truth behind the headlines in science news Visit the Environmental subsite under More Stories for topics from Air Pollution to Wildfires Click Cool Science Images to see pictures and explanations of scientific phenomena at work in our world Return to top Ecosystems Biomes Habitats Ask Jeeves Kids Click on the Teacher or Student links to find out about grasslands temperate desciduous forests and deserts Backyard Wildlife Habitats The National Wildlife Federation offers some guidelines to help you evaluate your backyard habitat by assessing your yard providing the four basic elements and practicing resource management You can even certify your backyard for a

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  • Life Cycles Teacher's Corner
    scientist your ecology question and read the answers to questions from others concerning ecological issues EEK Environmental Education for Kids contains information for teachers as well as students and provides a forum where students grades 4 8 can share stories and seasonal observations with each other Environment On Line Check out resources on climate change energy forests and biodiversity ozone depletion resources and water The Great Green Web Game This environmental game created by the Union of Concerned Scientists is an online fun and informative way to learn how your consumer habits help or hurt the environment Questions are based on the book The Consumer s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices International Year of the Ocean Kids Teachers Page Activities and information on marine wildlife and ocean pollution sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Rainforest Action Network Teacher Resources Download an entire rainforest unit get fact sheets find out about the Protect an Acre Program and get the Kids Action Team Newsletter SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project Classrooms participate by creating a project to be displayed online at this site Science Made Simple Children s science experiments simple science projects and kids science questions are answered here Scientific

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  • Ecosystems Teacher's Corner
    level Content Standards by State Click on the map to find out the standards for your state California Standards for the Teaching Profession This standards guideline was developed to help teachers define and develop their professional roles National Science Education Standards Provides the science content and curriculum for what students need to know understand and be able to do to become scientifically literate Understanding State Standards and Assessments National links

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  • Life Cycles Teacher's Corner
    Lesson Plan Links The Science Spot offers these lesson activities correlated with the Illinois State Standards Environment lesson plans for Earth Day Trees environment Earth Day composting pollution recycling etc Environmental Unit for 4th Grade This unit focuses on prevention reduction and reuse Learning activities are described for identifying environmental concepts needs vs wants and looking at school and classroom waste Also includes a waste management mini unit Food Web Oceanlink challenges students in this activity encouraging them to draw a food web from given marine creatures The Fragile Fringe A guide for teaching about coastal wetlands from USGS Biological Resources The Great Kapok Tree Lesson Using the book by Lynne Cherry this lesson includes a fun multi age activity to investigate interdependence in a rainforest ecosystem Kids PlanIt An online ecological lesson appears at this site from the Thorne Ecological Institute Check out the information on timberlines Litter Detectives A unit designed to teach students about littering and ways to reduce the problem Live from the Rainforest Take a virtual tour through the rainforest geosystems and ecosystems Included are lesson plans with a teacher s guide and assessment information Natural Resources the Environment and Ecosystems From the University of Illinois Urban Programs Resource Network come 6 lessons with teacher guides complete with background materials projects and activities Neighborhoods Ecosystems Biomes and Habitats Franklin Institute Online presents a variety of classroom ideas exploring various environments New World Publication s Marine Life Learning Center A fine collection of actual photographs and lesson plans of fish and reef inhabitants Ocean Planet Interdisciplinary Marine Science activities from the Smithsonian Institution Includes six lesson plans on plants and animals that live in different ecosystems Project Wet s Incredible Journey Students discover how water moves through the water cycle in this centers based activity using

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  • Ecosystems Teacher's Corner
    physical environments EE Links Environmental Education provides extensive resources for you to check Look at lesson plans web links for students and environmental organizations Great Links for Ecology from ECO PROS Ecology Protectors Society Educational website that focuses on ecology the environment ecosystems natural resources plants animals and endangered species OceanLink Marine Science Links Links to marine labs institutions aquariums oceanography facts and marine algae Science Links for Kids Extensive

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  • Life Cycles Parent Page
    pictures facts on animals plants causes of destruction and links for solutions presented by Raintree Nutrition Inc In Home Education for Children Science Experiments Helpful explanations for parents to understand the importance of doing science in the home as well as suggestions for in home experiments Parent as Teacher Working with your child in science presents many links for general science resources including chemistry life cycles weather science fair ideas and online science museums Reeko s Mad Scientist Lab Sources of free science experiments for parents teachers and children of all ages Science at Home for Parents Link to a wealth of resources to help you assist your child in various science content areas Science Experiments Online experiments for kids from Learning Kids Interactive This site is loaded with great experiments and activities Science Fair Central Parents can help their children prepare for an upcoming science fair by investigating this site from Family Education com Preparation ideas are listed as well as project proposals with instructions Science Made Simple Children s science experiments simple science projects and kids science questions are answered here Scientific American Frontiers Award winning series of science TV programs hosted by Alan Alda on PBS Check for local programming download activities and projects search past programs Silkworm Rearing Information on how to raise silkworms Voyage of the Odyssey An ongoing three year scientific voyage to study whales and the health of the world s oceans Follow its journeys to help promote ocean conservation Water Experiments Here are some fun water experiments you can do at home Where Do Butte rflies Come From Life Cycle information and a simple art project for children Return to top General Resources for Parents General Resources A list of numerous helpful parenting organizations along with interesting articles and research Involvement Get

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  • Helpful Information About Projects
    Kidsphere Mailing List To find out about Kidsphere projects you must subscribe to the mailing list To subscribe use this link or send an email message to kidsphere request vms cis pitt edu and in the body type subscribe kidsphere Your Name First and Last Intercultural Email Classroom Connections To find teachers who want partners for an Internet project subscribe to this list To subscribe use this link or send an email message to iecc request stolaf edu and in the body type subscribe iecc Your Name First and Last Return to top Post Your Project Classroom Connect Teacher Contact Database A database of teachers looking for other teachers who want to do collaborative projects Global SchoolNet Project Registry Register your project and find many teachers who want to take part in your project Houghton Mifflin s Project Center You can publicize your online project here by filling in the online Project Submission Form Intercultural Email Classroom Connections A great place to find other teachers to participate in your project Kidsphere Mailing List To post your project you must subscribe to the Kidsphere mailing list To subscribe to this mailing list send an email message to kidsphere request vms cis pitt edu and in the body type subscribe kidsphere Your Name First and Last Return to top More about Internet Projects Advantages to Telecomputing Reasons to Use the Internet in Your Classroom An article by Yvonne Andres listing the benefits of telecomputing for students Collaboration in the Classroom and Over the Internet An excellent article by Yvonne Andres about the collaborative process breaking it into three phrases before during and after collaboration If you re planning a collaborative project be sure to read this one Organizing and Facilitating Telecollaborative Project A nice overview of the process of projects in the

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