October is National Energy Awareness Month, aimed at promoting the importance of energy for our sustainability and environmental well-being. This national effort provides an opportunity to help your kids understand the concept of energy, and the role energy plays in the world around them. Fostering strong connections with energy and technology can create appreciation for […]
Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.
Earth and Environment at Science360 features nearly 200 videos on climate change, earthquakes, bark beetles, mosquitos, marshes, invasive earthworms, rising sea levels, ocean CO2, ocean viruses, phytoplankton, algal blooms, corals, tree rings, and more.
Green Revolution features 10 fast-paced videos on alternative energy — wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass, green roofs, smart grid, microbes, electric vehicles, and the CityCar project.
K-12 Science and Health Education provides dozens of resources for teaching and learning about topics in biology, environmental health science and chemistry, forensics and medical technology, genetics, health, and HIV/AIDS. Careers and Spanish language resources are included.
Environmental Health Student Portal provides lessons, learning activities, and more for learning about how the environment can affect our health. The site focuses on 4 topics: water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals. A section on careers in environmental health science is included. For Grades 6-8.
Science Education Partnership Lessons is a database of selected hands-on science lessons developed by the partnership. Browse by grade and subject — biology, chemistry, physical science, earth science, science skills. Search by keyword. Lessons include: extract your DNA from cheek cells, cleaning water, testing for lipids, and dozens more.
Sea Change: Gulf Islands National Seashore offers an “electronic field trip” on March 1, 2011, and a website of interactive games, lesson plans, and more to help students in Grades 4-8 learn firsthand how science is used to monitor and manage human and natural change in an ecosystem.
Data in the Classroom provides curriculum guides for using real scientific data to investigate earth processes. Each guide focuses on a topic (sea level, water quality, and El Niño) and starts with a question: How are sea levels monitored and measured? How is water quality monitored? How does El Niño really work?
EarthDay.gov celebrates Earth Day, April 22. Choose 5 actions you’ll take to protect the environment. Find out about smart commuting, green buildings, and ways to reduce energy use. Learn about acid rain, climate change, drinking water, endangered species, ozone depletion, and other issues. Shoot a 10-second video for the “It’s My Environment” project.