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Environmental Protection Agency: Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans


Found in: science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans (EPA) is a collection of K-12 environmental and science based lesson plans, activities, and other resources. Lessons can be browsed by topic: air; climate change; ecosystems; energy; health; reduce, reuse, recycle; and water.

Save Our Species: Endangered Species Coloring Book
(  PDF, 3.2 MB, 28 pg.) for K-5 students links pesticide use to the loss of plant and animal species. The coloring book explains what is meant when a species is labeled endangered and threatened and highlights 23 plants and animals. Each coloring page includes species information and a distribution map.

Learning About Acid Rain: A Teacher's Guide For Grades 6 Through 8
(  PDF, 4.6 MB, 56 pg.)
The guide includes definitions, effects of acid rain, preventive measures, nine experiments, interdisciplinary activities, games, glossary, and additional resources. One experiment, Observing The Influence Of Acid Rain On Limestone And Marble, asks students to record the effects of a vinegar solution of chalk.

Wetlands in Our Backyard provides activities, curriculum/guides, education programs, teaching tools, videos, and links. For example, WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands is a K-12 curriculum guide with more than 50 hands-on multidisciplinary activities, background information, ideas for student action projects, and a wetlands resource guide.

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