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Environmental, Earth and Space Science

  • Build a Maintenance-Free Ecosystem The Carolina™ Minipond Ecosystem Kit has everything needed to easily establish a vibrant, maintenance-free community of microscopic pond critters in your classroom. View »
  • Air Pollution Awareness Demonstration This demonstration is dedicated to raising your students' awareness of the air pollution created by their everyday activities. View »
  • Urban Stream Syndrome Urban streams often suffer from urban stream syndrome, which is characterized by changes in nutrient levels, hydrology, biodiversity, and other factors. In this activity, students learn how to identify streams that suffer from urban stream syndrome based on visual evidence. View »
  • Sand Dune Erosion in a Box Top This activity for elementary and middle school students demonstrates the concept and effects of erosion simply and inexpensively using found materials. View »
  • Plate Tectonics Activity Here is a fascinating activity that will help you give your students a better understanding of Earth's structure and how it creates tectonic plate movement. View »
  • Invasion! Invasion! Engage life science students by investigating a fascinating topic: invasive species. Here’s a lesson plan outline to help you get started. Based on the KWL chart, it guides you through 4 days of invasive species activities that introduce the topic, guide research, and culminate in a research project. View »
  • Modeling to Make Erosion Easy The best way to help students understand how erosion and deposition slowly change Earth’s surface is through modeling. This elementary workshop provides models that demonstrate the cause and effect of erosion in a fun, engaging way. View »
  • Air Pollution Awareness Sheet This sheet is part of the Air Pollution Awareness activity. View »
  • Solar Cell Misconceptions All of your students have seen photovoltaic solar cells used in a variety of ways; however, students may have misconceptions in understanding what influences solar cell output. This activity sets the record straight and explores how ambient temperature and the angle of illumination can affect solar cell output in volts. View »
  • Will the Cycle be Unbroken? Helping AP® Environmental Science Students Ask the Right Questions AP® Environmental Science: Will the cycle be unbroken? Let your students set up a living model and independently investigate cycle relationships. See a sample student question sheet from our featured kit. View »
  • Wet Scrubber Demonstration Construct a model of a wet scrubber and measure pH changes in the scrubber solution with this workshop resource. Includes materials list, safety information, and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Understanding Unfamiliar Units: What Is a Light Year? Here's an activity that gets your students moving while they practice measuring units. By putting time and distance traveled into units students can directly relate to, the abstract concept of the light year is more easily understood. View »
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