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Going Green Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide resources and information on helping a school “go green”. There is information on strategies to teach kids about going green and to help create a green school environment. There are also guidelines for schools to get started with the green school program and examples of best practices from other schools. Includes animations and interactive websites, lesson plans, and teaching resources. There are links to eThemes Resources on Recycling, Energy: Renewable and Non-Renewable, Earth Day, and Community Projects.

Grades

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  • 6

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Read this article to learn about the green school movement in America and what it means by "Green School".
This article provides background information about green school programs in the U.S. and organizations that promote this movement. NOTE: This site includes ads.
See a wide range of topics on how ordinary people can help the environment and promote a green lifestyle.
This interactive site helps students understand and take actions for a healthy, green school environment.
Click on "News" to learn how other countries around the world took actions to save energy, reduce pollution, save natural resources, and more. There are also links to resources and guides on recycling, energy, and water conservation. NOTE: This site has a forum and links to external websites.
This student-created website provides information and guidance about recycling, conservation, solar energy, and reusing.
Discover ways to save energy in your home. Includes information about renewable energy, games, quizzes, and energy science projects as well as activities. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
This website identifies potential environmental issues found in campus areas and provides best practices and compliance information on those issues. The website is developed for campus and universities, and there are many resources and ideas applicable to K-12 schools.
Learn about the Greening program for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. The program focuses on school buildings, cleaning products used within the schools, and student awareness of energy use. Includes information on implementing ideas and resources for energy saving strategies as well as environmental stewardship. NOTE: This site has links that lead to external websites. NOTE: Site is best viewed using Internet Explorer.
This page is a list of resources compiled to help schools start or improve the Green Schools program.
This 10-page PDF site has cross-curricular educational activities on solar energy for all grade levels.
This guide for teachers explored vermicomposting, or using worms to create compost. Included are several interdisciplinary activities and experiments.
Explore this interactive site about sustainability and green living for kids. You can watch episodes online, play games and quizzes, or download activities.
These sites have information on solid waste, composting, and recycling. Read about how paper and plastic are recycled. Includes online games and classroom project ideas. There are links to eThemes Resources on Earth Day and pollution.
These websites are about energy resources, but renewable and non-renewable. You can find information on fossil fuels, solar power, wind power, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, biomass energy, fuel cells, and nuclear power. There are statistics, experiments, videos, interviews with scientists, and lesson plans.
These sites are about Earth Day. Includes classroom and community activities to celebrate this holiday. Many sites explain how to protect the environment and conserve energy. There are links to eThemes Resources on recycling, pollution, and Arbor Day.
These websites are about community projects. Here you will find activities designed to enhance or improve a school, neighborhood or community. Examples include recycling programs, environmental cleanup projects, babysitting clubs, and more. There are links to several organizations with resources to help you get started planning, organizing, and sustaining your project.

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