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Global Warming  Lessons and Links

By National Hall of Fame Educator Alan Haskvitz

http://www.reacheverychild.com

Whether or not you believe there is a global warming trend or not, the teachable moment it represents it a major plus for integrating lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies, and economics. Here are some quality sites that offer free resources. Hopefully, you took advantage of the free copy of An Inconvenient Truth that was featured on Reach Every Child earlier this year. I shared my copy with the entire school.

Air and Weather sites

http://www.reacheverychild.com/science/environment/weather.html

Transportation sites

To give background on why transportation is vital and its history.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/transportation.html

 

Global Warming themes and lessons

A large link site.

http://www.cln.org/themes/global_warming.html

 

Global Warming link site with the emphasis on definitions and articles

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/climate-change/greenhouse-effect/44476.html?wtlAC=GS_2007-06-18,email-gs_15

Academic links

Some very good work here for a great debate.

http://www.academicinfo.net/environstwarming.html

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Global_warming

Unit of Study

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/noframes/subjects/science/b5u1.html

An Inconvenient Truth’s Lesson Plans

http://www.participate.net/educators/node/1

Photos of impact of global warming

Click on the boxes at the top of the site.

http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/pages/references2.html

Global Warming: Does it Exist?

And other links that cover all grade levels.

 

http://www.theteachersguide.com/Environment.html#Global

Global Warming International Center

http://www.globalwarming.net/

Alternative Actions

From the always excellent Constitutional Rights Foundation

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria18_4b.htm

EPA Site on climate

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

 

Teacher’s Guide to Global Warming

http://hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm

Global Pollution Map

http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEM340NKPZD_index_0.html

Air Quality Maps by State

Updated daily

http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.currentconditions

Environmental Ratings of Car Companies

A good way to integrate current events, science, and math.

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_vehicles/vehicles_health/automaker-rankings-2007.html

 

Graph of global warming last 1000 years

http://planetforlife.com/gwarm/glob1000.html

Small math unit on impact of Global Warming

Nothing you couldn’t do yourself, but a nice template to follow.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceMathSSGlobalWarmingMathConversionWorksheet912.htm

There is no global warming and debate site

http://www.nationalcenter.org/TSR032204.html

http://www.junkscience.com/news/robinson.htm

http://www.ncpa.org/bothside/gw.html

 

President Bush on Global Warming

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/06/20010611-2.html

And a rebuttal to the President’s comments

http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/bushinx.asp

Ask the Climate Guy

ClimateGuy@conservation.org

 

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The Best Earth Day

lessons and teaching

resources

By Alan Haskvitz, national motivational speaker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

These are the best Earth Day and general environmental sites and lessons I could find. They can be used in several classes and by parents. All free.

Begin here
Air and water quality links
Energy and overall environment
Links to more

REC Science—Environment 
As usual, start right here for a good list.

REC Earth Day 

REC General Science

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/environment.html

Science fair ideas, lessons, and help

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

http://www.reacheverychild.com

Always time and resource consuming, the Science Fair is an excellent way to apply scientific ideas and principles to the production of interesting displays. This type of hands on learning is the best type and should be encouraged. Thus rather than reinventing the wheel here is a list of valuable ideas and lessons that can save you time and mistakes. They cover the following:

The roll of the parent

Places to start

Science Fair ideas

Links

Judging insights

Science Fair Handbooks

And the Science Fair organization

 

All of this material is located at the link below. It is free.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/science_fair.html