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Easy Chart - A free app that can be downloaded onto the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This is a good tool for teachers and classrooms. Easily create bar, line and pie charts that you can customize, save and e-mail or upload. The charts you create can be saved using multiple color schemes and in multiple sizes. The app also works without an internet connection.
AllTrails - A free app that can be downloaded onto the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. AllTrails helps users to get out and discover the outdoors. Use it to plan a national park visit, find a hiking path near home, or map a new trail of your own! AllTrails can help you find local places to run, hike, bike, fish, and more in the outdoors. You can even upload photos and images to trails you create.
EPA Drinking Water Info
Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF) Educational Materials
Superfund for Students - At this EPA website, students can learn about four different types of hazardous waste (groundwater contamination, surface water contamination, soil contamination, and air contamination) and how to clean up each type. Later, students can test their knowledge of hazardous wastes with the Superfund Scavenger Hunt or Superfund quiz.
Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds, and animation in lessons that show the connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. It lists everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals, gives nontechnical descriptions of chemicals, gives additional links, etc.
ToxMystery makes a game out of identifying sources of toxic chemicals inside the home. Students follow Toxie the cat as they search for hazards in each room in the home.
Chemicals Around the Home - This EPA website lets elementary and middle school students can learn about everyday chemicals found in the home. Students virtually visit a kitchen, living room, laundry room, bathroom, bedroom, backyard, and garage to read facts about the items found there. The website includes information on what to do when a chemical accident occurs in the home, ten frequently asked questions about household products, and a Test Your Knowledge quiz.
Water1der - Available for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, the free Water1der application features questions related to conservation, irrigation, water cycle, watersheds, pollution prevention, and more. For use with middle level and older students, the app uses popular game-playing formats (multiple choice, true and false, matching, etc.)
EPA tools let computer users "see" air quality information on a virtual globe:
Go to the Air Emissions Sources Web site: www.epa.gov/air/emissions
Marine Debris 101
Earth & Sky Radio Show Correlations
The Lorax. Geisel, Theodor Seuss (Dr. Seuss). ISBN 0394823370. Publisher: Random House. 1971. In this classic story, the Once-ler describes how his greedy actions destroyed a beautiful and thriving environment. Children will enjoy the colorful characters and rhyming verse. Also available in Spanish. Grades PreK-6.
Flush. Hiaasen, Carl. ISBN 0375821821. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. On Father's Day, Noah visits his dad at the local jail. Dad is a feisty environmentalist with a short fuse. Convinced that the Coral Queen was dumping raw sewage into the harbor, he sank the floating casino. Noah knows that his dad was right about the sewage, even if his corrective method was a little over the top. To clean the slate and the harbor, he drafts a motley crew of riends to get the goods on the illegal dumpers. Grades 4-6.
All the Way to the Ocean. Harper, Joel. ISBN 0971425418. Publisher: Freedom Three Publishing 2006. A delightful read that teaches the young how they can participate in keeping our oceans and their inhabitants clean. Beautifully illustrated; it is an inspiring book that's also printed using recycled paper and soy inks. A great gift to begin teaching children that they can make a difference for the environment. Grades 2-6.
Pollution and Conservation. Lambert, David. ISBN 0531180603. Publisher: Bookwright Press. 1986. Discusses the causes of pollution, its effects on the environment, and what is being done to repair some of the damage it has caused. Grades K-6.
Wastes. Miller, Christina. ISBN 0531101304. Publisher: FranklinWatts. 1986. Surveys the treatment of household waste and some possible future solutions to the growing problem of its disposal. Grades 6+.
WumpWorld. Peet, Bill. ISBN 0395311292. Publisher: Houghton-Mifflin. 1970. The WumpWorld is an unspoiled place until huge monsters bring hordes of tiny creatures from the planet Pollutus. All Grades.
Hazardous Waste. Stenstrup, Allen. ISBN 0516055062. Publisher: Children’s Press Inc. 1991. Explains what hazardous wastes are, how they are produced, and why it is difficult to dispose of them. Grades 4-8.