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Environmental Lesson Plans and Activities

AirNow - Air Quality Resources for Teachers
Curriculum highlights include the Air Quality Index (AQI) Teacher Toolkit, which offers age-appropriate lessons in three grade bands (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8)

California Academy of Science - Flipside Science
A youth-powered series that tackles complex environmental topics and empowers viewers to make a difference. Middle School / High School.
Reviewed resources for teaching about climate and energy

Captain Planet Foundation - Project Learning Garden
Offers a number of curricular assets to guide the teaching and learning of ideas and concepts from different subjects in the garden.

National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration
10 activities to introduce you to the essential principals of climate science

National Wildlife Federation - How To Become An Eco School

National Weather Service
Provides educators with weather science, safety, career information.

Citizen / Community Science Projects

Citizen science happens when ordinary people study the world around them and send in the data they collect to scientists. Anyone can do citizen science! Citizen science projects cover all kinds of topics like dragonflies, birds and ants. You can learn a lot about your neighborhood or even your own backyard by joining in a citizen science project.

Celebrate Urban Birds Kit

Critter Cam Kit Activity Guide

National Geographic List of Citizen Science Projects

National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration

PBS SciGirls Nature Journal

Scientific American list of Citizen Science Projects


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