Key: E = Elementary (K-5), I = Intermediate (6-8), HS = High School (9-12), C = College, G = General Public
- AmericanChemistry.com — Learning Center. Provided by: American Chemistry Council. (G)
- Resources to you explore the fascinating world of chemistry. Learn about the
chemistry that keeps swimming pools clean, makes cars safe and efficient, and
keeps lawns green.
- The Atoms Family. Provided by: Miami Museum of Science. (E, I, HS, G)
- Check out the Mummy’s Tomb, Dracula’s Library, Frankenstein’s
Lightning Laboratory, the Phantom’s Portrait Parlor, and Wolf Man’s
Ghostly Graveyard to learn about the principles and properties of atoms and
matter, and about fuel conservation and energy transfer.
- The Chlorine Science Center. Provided by: Chlorine Chemistry Division, American Chemistry Council. (E, I, HS, G)
- Chemistry is fun and relevant to everyday life when presented using chlorine,
a “building block” element.
- Phosphate Facts. Provided by: Phosphate Forum of the Americas. (I, HS, C, G)
- Inorganic phosphates are compounds of phosphorus and oxygen that occur in many
forms, are present in all living organisms, and are required continuously to
support life since most are essential nutrients.
- Teaching Plastics. Provided by: American Plastics Council. (E, I)
- The Hands on Plastics science education kits contain teachers need to design
and implement investigations into the chemistry and characteristics of plastics.
- What Are Solvents? The Properties of Solvents. Provided by: Solvents Industry Group. (G)
- Solvents can be found in coatings, cleaners, personal care products, inks,
adhesives, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural products.
- Clean Sweep U.S.A. Provided by: Keep America Beautiful. (E, I, HS, G)
- Check out Garbage Pizza, Waste Watchers, Compost Office, Recycling Rules,
Energy to Burn, and Landfill Lounge to learn about waste management.
- Container Recycling Institute. Provided by: Container Recycling Institute. (G)
- This site has information on the recycling of plastic, glass, and aluminum
- Earth 911 — Making Every Day Earth Day. Provided by: Earth 911. (G)
- This site contains community-specific environmental information. Topics include
reuse, recycling, hazardous waste disposal, composting, and “green” shopping tips.
- EEK! Environmental Education for Kids. Provided by: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources. (E, I)
- Online environmental magazine featuring information about endangered species,
wildlife habitats, vegetation, and recycling.
- Facing the Future: People and the Planet. Provided by: Facing the Future. (I, HS)
- This site aims to develop young people’s capacity and commitment to create
thriving, sustainable, and peaceful local and global communities.
- Garbage: How Can My Community Reduce Waste? Provided by: Annenberg/CPB. (I, HS, G)
- Introducing global waste management, topics covered include solid waste, sewage,
hazardous waste, and sustainable living.
- The Great Green Game. Provided by: Union of Concerned Scientists. (E, I, HS, G)
- This game tests your knowledge of how consumer choices affect the environment.
As you ‘shop green’ the Envirometer gauges the cumulative impact of
- The Imagination Factory. Provided by: Marilyn Brackney. (E, I)
- Devoted to teaching children “creative ways to recycle by making art,”
this site includes the Trash Matcher, a list of waste materials matched to art
- Kids Against Marine Litter. Provided by: Global Marine Litter Information Gateway. (E, I, HS)
- Offers educational materials and activities about the marine environment
and understand the consequences of abusing it.
- The Life Cycle of a CD or DVD, Life Cycle of a Cell Phone (pdf). Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (G)
- Posters on the life cycle of a CD or DVD, and a cell phone.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/students/finalposter.pdf (CD or DVD)
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/education/pdfs/life-cell.pdf (Cell Phone)
- Make a Difference Campaign. Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (I)
- This site helps you to make informed decisions for protecting the environment
and inspires you to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.
- National Recycling Coalition. Provided by: National Recycling Coalition. (G)
- The National Recycling Coalition is a membership organization of recycling
professionals and advocates dedicated to maximizing recycling.
- Planet Protectors Club. Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (E)
- Your mission is to improve the world by making less trash and to help other people
learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
- Plastics Resource. Provided by: American Chemistry Council, Plastics Division. (G)
- When we hear the term “green living,” many of us think of the outdoors
but green living can start indoors by choosing recycled plastic products, finding
new and creative uses for old items, and cutting back our use of natural resources.
- Product Stewardship. Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (G)
- Product stewardship is a product-centered approach calling on those in the
product lifecycle to share responsibility for reducing its’ environmental
- Recycle City. Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (E, I)
- See how the people of Dumptown turned their backward town around. Find out
how Recycle City reduces waste and saves money. Learn more about recycling
than you ever dared. Get a clue to where all that garbage goes.
- Roscoe’s Recycle Room. Provided by: Steel Recycling Institute. (E, I)
- Interactive site designed to teach children about the importance of recycling.
- Your Life, Your World, Your Choices Campaign. Provided by: Environmental Protection Agency. (HS)
- This campaign is aimed at educating and engaging you in resource conservation
and environmental protection and to help you make informed decisions for
protecting the environment in your day-to-day life.
- Wastes and Recycling — Kids and Teachers Page. Provided by: Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection. (E, I, HS)
- Includes curricular materials and activities, displays and presentations, and
cool recycling links.
- URL: http://www.earthday.gov/
- Other Government Earth Day Web Sites
- URL: http://earthday.gov/govtsites.htm
- EarthDay Network (E, I, HS, C, G)
- Earth Day Network is an alliance of 5,000 groups in 184 countries
working to promote a healthy environment and a peaceful, just,
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