US Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund for Kids

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The Superfund for Kids page is intended to introduce children ages three and up to the basic concepts of the Superfund program. There are many fun activities and stories available. They were designed with different age groups in mind as explained in the table below:

Superfund Stories
When Greenville Turned BrownAn illustrated poem that explains the Superfund program's process based on a fictional site. This poem is intended for children ages 7 and up, or for anyone young at heart.
The ABCs of SuperfundAn alphabet of Superfund-related words. Each letter of the alphabet has a word, (e.g., "P" is for "pollution") that is related to the Superfund program. Each word includes a sentence using that word and a graphic that illustrates the concept. This option is intended to help very young children learn the alphabet (ages 3-5) and the basic concepts of the Superfund program to children ages 3 and up.
Kids Adventure StoryA story in comic book format where children learn about a neighborhood Superfund site by talking to their science teacher, a neighbor who lives near the site and used to work there, and an EPA official at a community meeting. Includes a hands-on experiment that can be done in a classroom to show how our water sources can get contaminated and cleaned up. This story is intended for ages 9 and up.
Superfund Site StoriesA made-up story about a real Superfund site. This story is available in English and Spanish. The Secret of Bog Creek Farm is a story in comic book format about a real Superfund site where children learn through the eyes of local residents. This story is intended for children ages 9 and up.
Activities and Homework Help Word Search A word game where children search a scrambled set of letters for all the words from The ABCs of Superfund. The word search is intended for children ages 8 and up.
Word Scramble A word puzzle that uses five of the words from The ABCs of Superfund. The words have been scrambled so the letters are in a different order. The object is to figure out what the word is. A sentence for each word is provided, supplying clues to help unscramble the word. The word scramble is intended for children ages 8 and up.
Coloring Page Four pictures that can be colored by children: a polluted town, a worker removing contaminated material, a truck that is removing barrels of waste, and the same town cleaned up. The coloring pages are intended for children ages 3 and up.
Superfund Facts An illustrated explanation of everything that children need to know about mercury. This fact sheet is intended for children ages 8 and up.
Introduction to Superfund This illustrated introduction to Superfund explains what Superfund sites are, how they are cleaned up, who pays for the cleanup, and what Superfund has accomplished so far. This introduction is intended for children ages 9 and up.
Other Kids Links This page provides additional environmental kids links, such as EPA Environmental Kids Club on the EPA Homepage, the Office of Water's Kid's Page and others.

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