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Cool Antarctica Grades 4 to 12

This Antarctica site includes lots of images, one of the more complete histories of the continent that we’ve found, and a section on the continent’s surprisingly abundant flora and fauna. While some images will be useful for elementary students, other sections will be better suited for secondary grades. The travel information doesn’t really get in the way of the educational content.
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A Hands-on Approach to Environmental Quality Grades 7 to 12 Yale University

By planting, tending, and harvesting an organic garden, students learn about environmental quality and their roles in the problem.
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A Virtual Tour of the Dinosaurs Grades 9 to 12 Smithsonian Institution

This site from the National Museum of Natural History offers a paleontologist’s view of dinosaurs, with most content devoted to fossil remains in the museum collections. This is a scientific exhibit which shows students the factual basis on which many popularized interpretations of “dinosaur lifestyles” have been based.
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A Water Study Unit Grades 6 to 12

Created by a municipal water company in Australia, this site covers interesting content on the water cycle, aquatic environments, pond life, and water conservation. The illustrations are useful, though there are some rough spots in the user interface over which students may stumble. The approach is different enough that this one’s well worth a visit.
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ABCteach: African Savannah Grades 4 to 12


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Acid Rain Grades 4 to 12 US Government

This EPA page offers information on the science behind acid rain, as well as specific information for students. It also includes examples of mitigation activities, a glossary, and related resources
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Activities-to-Go Grades 8 to 12 Genentech

Activities-to-Go is a collection of lessons at Genentech’s outstanding Access Excellence site. These activities include dozens of experiments and lessons for, middle school, high school, and AP biology students. All have been submitted by teachers, and each comes with extensive notes.
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Air Quality Lesson Plans Grades 1 to 12 Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

This collection of several dozen lesson plans from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission includes content for primary through high school students. Most lessons are straightforward, requiring limited use of outside resources.
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Alaska History Toolbox Grades 4 to 12 Kenai Peninsula School District

Created by a school district in Alaska, this page offers lots of links to Alaska resources. Pick the ones that are right for your students.
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Alaska Touring with Cumberland Valley Grades 1 to 12 Cumberland Valley School District

Here’s an outstanding student-created site that is being built by a team of high school students who visited Alaska during the week of February 24, 2003. The site includes text, images, and video clips from the trip. The content, segmented by subject, was also mapped to the school district’s curriculum so that 1,200 students in Pennsylvania could take a virtual Alaska field trip. Teachers will want to review this one thoroughly because of its many possible uses. You’ll find everything from tsunami warnings to Native culture to reviews of reindeer sausage.
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Alaskan Malamute Grades 4 to 12 American Kennel Club

While not all sled dogs are malamutes, the American Kennel Club’s page about this breed explains whey they are so well suited to life in the Arctic. The information includes both physical descriptions and show standards.
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All About El Niño Grades 6 to 12 Canadian Government

Here’s a page from the Canadian government that looks at what El Niño is, what it does, and how often we can expect this global weather phenomenon to affect our climate. Some of the information is Canada-specific, but that shouldn’t detract from the overall usefulness of this very straightforward site.
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All Along a River Grades 4 to 12 Thinkquest


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Alternative Energy Sources Grades 9 to 12

This webquest gives high schoolers a tall order: come up with a workable renewable energy policy. The quest offers leads to information on renewable resources and suggestions on areas in which these resources can be economically viable. The rest is up to your students. This one has lots of possibilities.
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Amazon Interactive Grades 6 to 12

This is a multi-part interactive site about the Amazon River ecosystem. Student answer questions and make choices about their exploration as they move around the site. The presentation could be the basis for a number of lesson ideas, or it could serve as a research and report-building source. In any case, there’s plenty of content here.
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Amazon River Dolphins Grades 6 to 12 Virtual Explorers

Here’s a chance to participate in a real-time expedition to the Amazon to learn more about the dolphins who live there and how they survive. The project will be ongoing during August, 1999, and there will be information and updates both before and after.
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Americans and the Environment Grades 4 to 12 National Humanities Center

Created by the National Humanities Center, this collection of scholarly essays on Americans’ relationship with the environment may be over the heads of most students. BUT teachers and parents will find the subject matter fits nicely with most American History curricula, and the “guiding discussion” sections provide some new strategies and insights for teaching material that may have become too routine for students. If history (at any level) is your field, this one is worth a visit.
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AmphibiaWeb Grades 9 to 12 University of California at Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley offers this unusually complete catalog of thousands of amphibian species from around the world. Users can perform keyword searches, then select from the results to see descriptions, photos, endangered species warnings, habitat information, and other facts about each species selected. It’s a powerful research tool that makes comparisons among species especially easy.
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Antarctic Exploration Grades 6 to 12 The Exploratorium

Follow a team of scientists visiting Antarctica from December, 2001 to January, 2002. If you miss the live events, there are lots of reports filed on activities conducted during the visit. This site also has background sections on the Antarctic climate, the history of exploration, and the scientific tools and tasks involved in Antarctic science.
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Antarctic Explorations Grades 6 to 12 The Exploratorium

Follow a team of scientists visiting Antarctica from December, 2001 to January, 2002. If you miss the live events, there are lots of reports filed on activities conducted during the visit. This site also has background sections on the Antarctic climate, the history of exploration, and the scientific tools and tasks involved in Antarctic science. From the Exploratorium.
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