From science experiments to coloring pages, the EPA has a ton of great
information on caring for our planet! You can even sign up to become
a member of the Planet Protectors Club!
You've always known that your backyard was a cool place. Now, with Backyard
Jungle, you can share it with others, and learn about the world around
Become a detective and help solve the mystery of sick whales while learning
about ocean ecosystems!
This is a great site to learn more about the Web of Life! This site includes
facts about endangered species, interactive games and there is a whole
section on wolves!
in A Baggy
The ZOOM team has a great science experiment for you to try at home!
Organized by a 9-year old in 1989, Kids For a Clean Environment is now
one of the world's largest youth environmental organizations. Find out
how you can start a local chapter for kids who are interested in taking
care of the environment.
Learn more about how you can reduce the waste and garbage in your life
and help make a difference in the environment.
Learn how species are related, what work is being done to save endangered
species and how biodiversity makes the earth go round!
Do Ecology en
Excited about Ecology? Find out how to become an ecologist and what kinds
of careers are available for ecologists! Also learn how Fifth-graders
in California are learning to be junior ecologists!
Check out the creatures of the world with the Kratt brothers!
The Franklin Institute has a great site about ecosystems with lots of
investigations for you to try on your own!
Check out this site from National Geographic and the World Wildlife Fund!
You can search by eco-region, habitat type, zip code or place-name! Make
a map of your region and find out about your local ecosystem!
The Wildlife Conservation Society has a great site for Kids! Test your
skills and creativity in the "Wild Arcade" or check out the
"Wild Animal Facts."
Role in Ecosystems
What are microbes and how do they affect the environment? Join Sam Sleuth
to solve microbe mysteries!
a lot of great information on the Web about Biomes! Visit the sites below
to buff up on Biomes!
Build your own prairie or watershed with these games from the University
the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest through online games
The University of California has a great site with lots of information
on the World's Biomes.
of the World
This site goes into greater detail about each of the Biomes, breaking
them down into smaller regions.
Classroom of the Future
NASA not only looks to the stars, they also have great information
about Planet Earth!
It Like Where You Live?
More info on the world's Biomes! This site has pictures of the animals
and plants from each of the major biomes!
grade students from Syracruse, NY examine Biomes and have created
a Website for other students!
Still looking for Biome basics? Check out the info from Blue Planet!
Is our planet in trouble? Check out this site to learn more about how
we are affecting our environment.
Awareness - Teaching Guides en
The University of Illinois has created six separate teacher guides for
teaching about the environment. (Note: All guides are in PDF form)
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors without ever leaving the classroom.
Tap into the sights and sounds from a wide variety of environments throughout
America. This site has over 1400 video clips for your class to experience
America's wilderness firsthand!
Great background about endangered species and ecosystems and what some
are doing to restore local ecosystems. Teacher's guide and streamed archive
of the program are available via the Web. An additional lesson
plan on how ecosystems work is also available from the episode on
the Galapagos Islands.
Guide to Habitats
In depth guide for teachers on all facets of Ecosystems.
Web Ocean lesson plan
In this lesson plan, students will identify the producers and consumers
in an ecosystem, make a model of a food web, and explain how changes in
the population of one organism can affect the entire food web.
In this lesson plan students will investigate the interdependence of wildlife
in the Yellowstone ecosystem.