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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Action Research: Community Problem Solving
Abstract: Description of the Action Research environmental education model developed by William B. Stapp, including 13 suggested steps for the development of community projects.
Abstract: CURRICULUM PLANNING: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own science-related question or read the answers to questions others have asked.
Source: Mad Science Network
Ask a Scientist
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own question on environmental or earth science topics or read the answers to questions others have asked.
Ask Dr. Universe
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own science-related question or read the answers to questions others have asked.
Source: Washington State University
Base Camp Earth
Abstract: Participate in science as a Base Camp Earth or journalist explorer, includes virtual expeditions of emerging science issues to acquaint your students with both a contemporary science topic and inquiry-based learning.
Source: Base Camp Earth
Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth
Abstract: CURRICULUM PLANNING: A book that provides a simple yet powerful way to understand how our planet works. Promotes individual empowerment related to environmental issues. Includes some on-line chapters.
Source: Dr. Art
Abstract: CURRICULUM PLANNING, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Rooted in serious science, this site taps the latest global environmental research to keep the content up-to-date and accurate. It was developed as a tool for teachers and students, and offers photos, diagrams, maps, video clips, lesson plans, in coverage of complex, environmental topics.
Source: John Hopkins University
Ecological & Environmental Learning Services
Abstract: Ecological & Environmental Learning Services provides K-12 education consulting for teacher professional development, curriculum development and education programs in science education (particularly science research), environmental science, environmental education and ecology. Site also offers newsletter articles with ecology and environmental education themes.
Energy and Society
Abstract: CURRICULUM: All Ages: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.
Source: Project Learning Tree
Energy and Society
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary/Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.
Source: Project Learning Tree
Environmental Education and Environment-Based Education
Abstract: NEETF's Education and Environment (K-12) programs strive to build a strong connection between environmental education and the formal K-12 education sectors.
Source: The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
Abstract: Curriculum Planning: Provides a set of recommendations for evaluating and selecting environmental education materials. Guidelines can also help educators develop activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials.
Environmental Education Perspectives
Abstract: Developed to assist educators, associations, researchers, and others in understanding the evolution of environmental education (EE), the diversity of perspectives that encompass and impact the field, and the context in which recent issues concerning EE have emerged.
Environmental Education Resources for Teachers
Abstract: This guide focuses on resources for teaching K-12 students about the environmental effects of pollution and waste and strategies for improving the environment. It includes links to classroom activities, background and policy information, standards, and reference sources that teachers can use to develop their own environmental education lesson plans.
Source: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
Environmental Education: Background and History
Abstract: Describes components of environmental education and links to additional information.
Environmental Studies in the K-12 Classroom: A Teacher's View [PDF]
Abstract: Results of a survey of teachers on environmental education.
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Materials: ENC Access Centers provide information to teachers, parents, and students on ERC resources and services. ENC centers distribute free math and science education materials, display example copies of current books and other pubs on topics in science and math ed., and provide training with the ENC website where educators can view current science and mathematics news items, lesson plans, and relevant web links.
Source: Eisenhower National Clearing House
Multidisciplinary Lesson Plans [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULA: elementary, middle and high school. Curriculum Planning, ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Topics include: Acid Rain, Cost Effective Buying, Converting Fuels to Obtain Energy, Energy Efficiency and more. Free for classroom use, each plan can be downloaded as a PDF file and printed out. A number of them are used in ASE's Green Schools Program.
Source: Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
National Science Education Standards
Abstract: Outlines what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. They describe an educational system in which all students demonstrate high levels of performance, in which teachers are empowered to make the decisions essential for effective learning, in which interlocking communities of teachers and students are focused on learning science, and in which supportive educational programs and systems nurture achievement.
Source: National Academy of Sciences
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Abstract: The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Guidelines for Excellence provide a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education materials. These guidelines aim to help developers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials produce high quality products, and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials.
Source: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Principles of Environmental Education
Abstract: Definition and components of Environmental Education.
Rebuild America: Teacher Links
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Energy Consumption, MATERIALS SOURCES: Lesson plans, science projects, resource materials, energy-saving programs and novel events based on energy saving.
Source: Department of Energy
Renewables are Ready: A Guide to Teaching Renewable Energy [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Middle School Age: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, Curriculum Planning : A guide to help introduce students to renewable energy technologies and the political and economic conditions necessary for their implementation. It contains a set of classroom activities with detailed instructions and an expanded list of project suggestions.
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
South Dakota Forest and Water Adventures
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Forest and watershed educational modules
Source: South Dakota Department of Environmental Resources
The Quest for Less
Abstract: CURRICULA: Lower and Upper Elementary: Curriculum Planning, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Provides hands-on lessons and activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, and other educational tools related to preventing pollution and reducing trash, divided by age group.
Trash Conflicts: A Science and Social Studies Curriculum on the Ethics of Disposal
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Middle School: CURRICULUM PLANNING, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Through science-based experiments, research and analysis, role-plays, and discussions, students learn about the nature of garbage, disposal methods, consumer behavior, toxic waste, and the political process surrounding trash disposal.
Source: Educators for Social Responsibility
Turning on the Juice
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Energy Consumption: Activity: Have fun learning about electricity and power companies. Contains teacher links, homework links, and links on understanding utilities.
Source: Southern Company Electric Organization
Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the efficacy of environment-based education in helping young people become lifelong learners and leaders.
Source: National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
Watts on Your Mind: Teacher's Lounge
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: Curriculum Planning, ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Lesson plans designed to interest students in the environment and the science of how energy works.
Source: Watts New
What is Environmental Education
Abstract: Promotes awareness and understanding of environmental education and its role in the formal education system with description and goals of EE and additional resource links.
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