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Learning About Rainforests

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3 to 8
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Designed for elementary students, this introduction to rainforests is colorful, nicely designed, and easy to follow. There's plenty of good content, well illustrated, and assembled...more
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Designed for elementary students, this introduction to rainforests is colorful, nicely designed, and easy to follow. There's plenty of good content, well illustrated, and assembled for easy access by students or teachers. The artwork is particularly strong for a site of this nature.

tag(s): biomes (139), forests (34), jungles (5), rainforests (21)

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The Green Squad - National Resources Defense Council

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The National Resources Defense Council developed this site to urge students to survey their schools for environmental problems or concerns. The site offers a collection of "hands on"...more
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The National Resources Defense Council developed this site to urge students to survey their schools for environmental problems or concerns. The site offers a collection of "hands on" resources and reporting tools that students can use to research specific areas and topics.

tag(s): environment (321)

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Panda Central - San Diego Zoo

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2 to 12
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The San Diego Zoo's panda pages offer a plethora of photos and other information about China's most reclusive citizens. Besides being undeniably cute, pandas make a great preservation...more
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The San Diego Zoo's panda pages offer a plethora of photos and other information about China's most reclusive citizens. Besides being undeniably cute, pandas make a great preservation study with some interesting international overtones. It now includes a live webcam stream of the pandas 24 hours a day

tag(s): animals (319), china (65), endangered species (40), species (30)

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Both elementary and secondary teachers will find this one useful.

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Silent Invaders

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6 to 12
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Here's an online presentation, complete with Quicktime narration, about invasive plant and animal species and the damage they can cause to native species and ecosystems. Try this one...more
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Here's an online presentation, complete with Quicktime narration, about invasive plant and animal species and the damage they can cause to native species and ecosystems. Try this one as a backgrounder for ecological management issues, or as a research source for assignments on managing ecosystems. Users will need a reasonably fast connection to use the Quicktime movies effectively.

tag(s): ecosystems (91)

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Reclaiming the Everglades - Library of Congress

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This unit from the Library of Congress could be interesting to secondary students examining the history of Florida in the early twentieth century. It would also provide an interesting...more
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This unit from the Library of Congress could be interesting to secondary students examining the history of Florida in the early twentieth century. It would also provide an interesting assignment in working with primary source materials. In this case, these might be part of an assignment on ecology, history, or management of natural areas. Even secondary students will likely need some guidance at using this one, however.

tag(s): florida (11), states (165)

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Use this site as a point of reference when covering the everglades or a unit on evolving ecosystems. The information offered is text heavy, but the site allows one to search through the collection where teachers can find primary documents and timelines that could be used to compliment lesson plans. Save this site as a favorite on your desktop and refer to it when in need of ideas and material.

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Backyard Conservation - USDA

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4 to 12
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The US Department of Agriculture offers this section with ten different backyard activities that can help teach conservation principles. Most of these could also be easily adapted to...more
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The US Department of Agriculture offers this section with ten different backyard activities that can help teach conservation principles. Most of these could also be easily adapted to the environment around a school. The site includes printable PDF files for each activity. Try this one if you need a "take home" resource for a conservation or earth day activity.

tag(s): conservation (123), environment (321)

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NTTI Science Lessons - NTTI/WNET

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4 to 12
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Here's a collection of science lesson plans covering disciplines from geology to earth science, chemistry, and general science. Each includes complete procedures, standards references,...more
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Here's a collection of science lesson plans covering disciplines from geology to earth science, chemistry, and general science. Each includes complete procedures, standards references, and discussion. Some of these lessons use video clips as an integral component, so teachers will want to plan accordingly.

tag(s): dna (64), evolution (101), genetics (88)

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The lesson plans here are excellent! Choose from many lessons (levels 4-12) to use in class to save you time. All lessons have a summary explaining what you and students will encounter with that lesson. Some example titles are The Ladder of Life where through video and Web-based activities, the students will develop a greater understanding of what DNA does in a cell. Students will be able to assemble DNA parts in order to simulate DNA strands. They will also have the opportunity to experimentally view DNA through an extraction technique included in the lesson. Another is Evolution: Its Effect Throughout Geological Time and the Controversy where students review the basics of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. They use the World Wide Web to explore the various stages of evolution, over geological time, and learn how each organism fits into the evolutionary story. These are just two representatives of how the many lessons are presented.

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Rock Cycle Experiments - BBC

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4 to 12
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Though the page is archived, the links and activities work. The BBC's education site, intended for Keystage 3 (midddle school in the U.S.), has done a nice job of capturing ...more
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Though the page is archived, the links and activities work. The BBC's education site, intended for Keystage 3 (midddle school in the U.S.), has done a nice job of capturing the essential elements of the rock cycle from igneous creation on through the other stages. There are plenty of graphics and explanation, along with links to related experiments and activities. This one could work at a number of different grade levels.

tag(s): erosion (19), geology (81), minerals (18), rocks (52), volcanoes (68)

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Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector or assume it is one of several rock cycle resources for students to navigate on their own. Have students take notes on the material and write down questions they still have and topics that confuse them. They can do this with pen and paper or online. If you want the assignment online, explain to students they need to open a new tab in their browser window and take notes with a tool such as Memo Notepad, reviewed here; tell students to be sure to save the URL to share their notes and questions with you and their peers. Conclude this lesson by challenging students to create their own explanation of the rock cycle as a graphic organizer with Bubbl.us, reviewed here, or an animated timeline using History in Motion, reviewed here.

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Discover Chimpanzees

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4 to 12
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This interactive look at Jane Goodall's Gombe preserve will probably require some introduction, but there's much to do in this site that invites all sorts of exploration. There are...more
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This interactive look at Jane Goodall's Gombe preserve will probably require some introduction, but there's much to do in this site that invites all sorts of exploration. There are bios of both people and chimps, as well as an appealing "become a chimpanzee" section that allows students to follow a chimp's day. Lots of uses for this one in studying Africa, habitats, ecosystems, and the like

tag(s): behavior (45)

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Air Travelers

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4 to 8
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Try this elementary science page if your curriculum includes the study of air, air pressure, and the effects of temperature on air, buoyancy, and the like. Much of the content ...more
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Try this elementary science page if your curriculum includes the study of air, air pressure, and the effects of temperature on air, buoyancy, and the like. Much of the content is devoted to hot air and helium balloons, but there's plenty of science for the younger set here.

tag(s): air (145), temperature (33)

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Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector as an introduction to the study of air, gas, and phases of matter. The site has some short video clips that would be an excellent addition to any lesson on the fore-mentioned. Open the clips for viewing, and show students their lesson in action. This is a great example of a real world use of the knowledge they just attained! Share the site on the class wiki or web page to allow students to review it both in and out of the classroom.

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Insolent Invaders - WhyFiles

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4 to 12
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Here's a site with both timeliness and that special "Yuck" factor that students love. The WhyFiles has created profiles of a handful of species whose presence outside their natural...more
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Here's a site with both timeliness and that special "Yuck" factor that students love. The WhyFiles has created profiles of a handful of species whose presence outside their natural environment threatens to play havoc with the ecosystems they invade. The site offers a great "hook" into a serious ecological issue.

tag(s): ecology (133), ecosystems (91)

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Savage Seas - WNET

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This companion site to the PBS program of the same name offers nuggets of information on a broad range of topics about the ocean, including weather phenomena, navigation problems, and...more
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This companion site to the PBS program of the same name offers nuggets of information on a broad range of topics about the ocean, including weather phenomena, navigation problems, and life in the seas. Broadband users will find short video clips on many of the topics. While there is no separate education section, elements of the site may be useful in an ocean study unit.

tag(s): marine biology (36), oceans (166)

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Global Climate Change - Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium's climate change site is a data analysis goldmine. There are dozens of examples of how the earth's climate has or has not shifted over the past 100 years, ...more
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The Exploratorium's climate change site is a data analysis goldmine. There are dozens of examples of how the earth's climate has or has not shifted over the past 100 years, and most of these have detailed graphs illustrating the data. Middle and high school teachers will find this one a great tool for illustrating both the science and the math behind the efforts to monitor the earth's climate.

tag(s): climate (93), weather (202)

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California Sea Otter - The Otter Project

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4 to 12
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Learn about the life and ecosystems that support the California Sea Otter at this site dedicated to the preservation of these creatures. Besides being undeniably cute, otters occupy...more
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Learn about the life and ecosystems that support the California Sea Otter at this site dedicated to the preservation of these creatures. Besides being undeniably cute, otters occupy a complex niche in marine ecosystems. Learn more here.

tag(s): california (26)

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Poseidon's Library - Ocean.com

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6 to 12
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This reference page from Ocean.com offers a continually changing collection of stories about people who work at sea and the creatures that live in the oceans. Nicely illustrated, this...more
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This reference page from Ocean.com offers a continually changing collection of stories about people who work at sea and the creatures that live in the oceans. Nicely illustrated, this would be a good supplement to an oceans unit.

tag(s): marine biology (36), oceans (166)

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Tiger Homes

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This site from a privately operated tiger "sanctuary" offers interesting information on various species of tigers (there are more than you might think). Those with fast connections...more
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This site from a privately operated tiger "sanctuary" offers interesting information on various species of tigers (there are more than you might think). Those with fast connections may also want to check out the several live tigercams showing live pictures of the tigers in their environments. There's some decent report research material here

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NOAA Fisheries Shark Site - NOAA

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Here's a factual information site about sharks that offers a strong dose of reality for those concerned about shark attacks. You can find details on the species most common on ...more
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Here's a factual information site about sharks that offers a strong dose of reality for those concerned about shark attacks. You can find details on the species most common on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Hawaiian coasts, along with explanations on why many of these species are threatened or endangered.

tag(s): oceans (166)

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Classroom Antarctica

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This is a thoroughly developed unit on Antarctica developed in Australia. Topics include landform origins, ecology, wildlife, a section on the extremes of climate, and a lesson on...more
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This is a thoroughly developed unit on Antarctica developed in Australia. Topics include landform origins, ecology, wildlife, a section on the extremes of climate, and a lesson on the international scientific efforts underway on the continent. There are also lesson sheets for students on various species that inhabit the region.

tag(s): antarctica (29), arctic (46), ecology (133), landforms (49)

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The various lesson units are available as full-color PDF files ready for printing.
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KidsNet's Seaweb - KidsNet

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This site offers a three-part unit on the oceans that emphasizes the effects that humans can have in destroying or preserving marine ecosystems and species. There are detailed lesson...more
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This site offers a three-part unit on the oceans that emphasizes the effects that humans can have in destroying or preserving marine ecosystems and species. There are detailed lesson plans and supplementary materials. There are also numerous sound clips to accompany the lessons, and we had difficulty making these work properly. That said, the content is perfectly sufficient without the sound.

tag(s): ecosystems (91), marine biology (36), oceans (166)

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FireWise

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6 to 12
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Though not designed specifically for students, this site, containing a wealth of information on ways to minimize dangers to people from forest fires, includes many examples of how man...more
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Though not designed specifically for students, this site, containing a wealth of information on ways to minimize dangers to people from forest fires, includes many examples of how man and his environment can be at odds with one another. In addition to the scientific issues involved in fire control and prevention, this site would contribute to a discussion on ecosystems and encroachment into wilderness areas.

tag(s): fire (27), fire prevention (11)

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As your students study about safety or environmental issues, include this site as a resource. Ask students to create a fire pro and con list as they discuss the more obvious safety issues of fire and the balancing role that fire can play in renewing habitats and nature's cycles. Use a graphic organizer tool such as bubbl.us (reviewed here) to map out the many impacts that wildland fires can have.

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