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Homework Resources about Environmental Issues

Need a little help with your science, social studies, or other homework assignments? On this page:

Air

Carl Gets Some Rest (PDF 765 KB, 12 pp)
Carl is a car who wants some rest. Follow Carl and his friends on their adventure in this coloring book.

Why is Coco Orange?
Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad.

RadTown
Learn about radiation where you live: where sources of radiation are found and how they are used. Explore the Burbs, Countryside, Downtown or Waterfront. Just pick and click!

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Climate

EPA's Student Guide to Climate Change
Learn from EPA about everything you need to know about climate change and what you can do about it.

NASA's Climate Kids
Explore games and activities from NASA to help break down the important issue of climate change.

Prehistoric Climate Change
Use fossils as a thermometer to read temperature 55 million years ago, and watch a fossil digger.

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Ecosystems

Every Kid in a Park
Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.

Exploring Estuaries
Estuaries are sometimes called bays, lagoons, harbors, inlets, or sounds. They are special places where rivers and streams meet the sea. Visit this site to find out about the plants and animals that live in estuaries and the problems estuaries face today.

Fall Colors
See how the landscape changes in autumn on your National Forests and Grasslands.

Save Our Species
Pictures and facts about some of the endangered plants and animals in the United States, including why they are endangered.

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Energy

Energy Kids
Energy facts, history, games, activities, and an energy calculator are waiting for you from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Learn about where energy comes from, how it's used, and how to save it.

ENERGY STAR Kids
You can use energy wisely and be an energy star! Find out ways to be smarter about what energy you use and how to use it.

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Health

Asthma and Allergies
What is asthma? What causes it? What can you do? What is medical science doing to help?

Dusty the Asthma Goldfish and his Asthma Triggers Funbook (PDF 1.3MB, 8 pp) and Dusty La Carpa Dorada del Asma y sus Provocadores del Asma - Revista de Muñequitos (PDF 1.4MB, 8 pp)
A fun book that teaches you about asthma.

Help! It's a Roach!
Is your family bugged by roaches? You're not alone. Although people may think roaches like dirty places, even the cleanest homes can have them.

National Institute of Environmental Health Science
Games, puzzles, art, and more -- all about science, the environment, and environmental careers.

Say What? Play It Safe With Your Ears. Play It Safe With Your Health (PDF 6.5 MB, 15pp)
This is an activity book for older students about noise pollution and its effects on human health. It teaches children how to identify noise pollution and how to minimize its impact on their hearing.

Sunwise Kids
Do you know how to protect yourself from the sun? Here's what to do and why it's important.

Wood Smoke Activity Book
In this activity book, young students can learn basics about safety around woodburning stoves.

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Recycling

Basic Facts about Waste
Learn about the amount and types of waste produced by households, businesses, and industries. Find out how these wastes are managed to protect human health and the environment.

Recycle City
A game, an interactive book, and other puzzles will teach you hundreds of ways a whole town can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Food Waste
Most people don't realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. Learn how to reduce food waste.

Planet Protectors
Learn to reduce, reuse and recycle as a Planet Protector.

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Water

Acid Rain Students Site
Learn about acid rain and it's effects on the environment and you!

How's My Waterway
This tool allows students to explore information about their drinking water, local stream conditions, and whether their waterways are suitable for swimming or eating fish and if they support aquatic life.

Interactive Water Cycle
In this animated activity, you control the water cycle as you learn.

Okeanos Explorer
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, "America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration," is the only federally funded U.S. ship assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge.

Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure Activity Book (PDF 566K, 15 pp)
A collection of activities and coloring book pages.

Water Science School
The U.S. Geological Survey offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

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Science and Research

Science Topics
Explore a wide variety of environmental and health science areas at EPA.

Science Matters newsletter
Learn about research (and get ideas) from this ongoing collection of well-written, not-too-technical articles about EPA Research and Development. Read stories and articles online, and you can also subscribe to receive the newsletter.

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