About Beaches - Beaches are a great place to have fun with your family and
friends. Next time you go to the beach, you'll know more about what the beach is and how to protect
it. Select one of the topics to learn more.
Air Quality Index - Learn how air pollution is measured, about the Air Quality
Index (AQI), and how the index can be a quick way to tell people how good or bad something is. The
AQI uses colors, and numbers, and words to tell you about the air.
BLM Learning Landscapes for Students -
(Bureau of Land Management) - has links to several student-oriented BLM sites; including links topics
such as dinosaurs and fire. You can find the best information for student projects.
Celebrating Wildflowers - Just for Kids - (Forest Service) -
Learn more about wildflowers on our National Forests and Grasslands with games, coloring pages,
and fun activities!
Climate Change and Our Planet - NOAA Education -
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - Use the fun activities on this page to learn more
about climate and weather, global warming, and the greenhouse effect.
Climate Change Kids Site - EPA - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Find out
about the greenhouse effect and how we can make a difference.
Darby Duck and the Aquatic Crusaders - Become an Aquatic
Crusader and join Darby Duck in the fight against water pollution! Understanding the characteristics
of water, that precious resource we are trying to protect. And understanding how it interacts with other
elements in the environment, some of which pollute it and cause problems for people and
Drinking Water and Ground Water - Kids' Stuff Grades 4-
8 - This EPA Office of Water’s web page has links to games and activities that will help
you learn about drinking water.
Drinking Water and Ground Water - Kids' Stuff Grades K-
3 - See the water cycle and its many stages and try the flash animated activity that lets
you control the water cycle as you learn. Also learn how to build your own water cycle with everyday
Water Kids' Stuff - This site has great games and activities that will help you learn
about drinking water.
Earth - The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, offers this
really interactive and engaging site to teach about science of the earth. The three main sections of
the site include: Rocks at Earth's Surface, Rocks Below Earth's Surface, and Mining.
Earthquakes - Science Fair Project Ideas - (Geological
Survey) - Science Fair Projects on earthquake predicting, impacts, seimology, and more.
Earthquakes for Kids - (Geological Survey) - Shake it up with this cool site from
the USGS! Learn cool quake facts, earthquake ABC's, and catch up on the science of seismology. You
can also explore being a geophysicist.
Energy News You Can Use - (Energy Information Administration) -
Brief stories about energy.
Kids - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Be an Energy Star! Find out how you and
your classmates can make big changes and help save the world.
EPA Global Warming Kids Site - This site explains what global warming is, the
greenhouse effect, and the changes in climate and weather.
EPA Kids - Learn how
you can make the earth a cleaner place to live with fun games and activities.
Center - This site from the Environmental Protection Agency is for students in the 5th
thru 8th grades. Learn about projects, careers, ecosystems and much more.
Club - The Environmental Protection Agency’s website allows you to explore your
environment and learn about the many things you can do to protect it.
FEMA For the Little Ones - (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - Learn
what causes disasters, play games, read stories, and become a Disaster Action Kid.
Florida - Department of Environmental
Protection Kids Page - Are you ready for an adventure into the wet and wild world of
Florida's natural environment? Learn fun facts and play activities on this website from the DEP.
Greenhouse Effect - (Environmental Protection Agency) - The greenhouse effect
is the rise in temperature that the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere trap
energy from the sun. Because of how they warm our world, these gases are referred to as greenhouse
gases. Read more about the importance of these gases.
Habitat Adventure: Panda
Challenge - In "Habitat Adventure: Panda Challenge!", you will help make decisions
about a fictional forest reserve. You will use binoculars, field guides, a camera, and other tools, as
well as talk to local people to help you make the best decisions.
Outside! - (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) - Spending family time outside is easy and
fun. Whether it is your own backyard, a local community park or a national wildlife refuge, there are
lots of outdoor places you can visit. It's time to reconnect with our environment.
Minerals Management Service - Kids' Pages - The Minerals Management
Service (MMS) is the Federal agency that manages the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral
resources. This site links to great pages about energy, the ocean and math.
Mojave National Preserve Kid's Web Page - (National Park
Service) - Read a fun book online!
NASA's Newsbreaks (K - 2nd Grades) - NASA's KSNN™ uses
animated characters to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concepts. This
site has 60-second animations, activities, and resource links covering such topics as "magnetism" and
"states of matter."
Explorer - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - The Ocean Explorer
web site is entertaining and educational for you to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the
Ocean Surface Topography From Space - Stuff For
Kids - Toppy the Satellite welcomes you to his "TOPEX/Poseidon Online Coloring &
Activity Book." Through his fun pictures and activities, you can learn all about him, the
TOPEX/Poseidon satellite, and what he does.
Oceans and Coasts - NOAA Education - (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration)-From the Antarctic to Pacific coral reefs, this site is full of fun links and
interactive games about our oceans and coasts.
Planet Protectors Club - Planet Protectors create less waste in the first place!
This site has games, activities and reading materials to help save our planet from too much
Roofus' Solar and Efficient Neighborhood - Find out how Roofus' Solar
Home is energy smart and what makes it run.
Science is everywhere you look. Learn what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. You
may be a student today but may already be on your way to a career in science or farming or
Seafloor Mapping - (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration) - Making pictures of the sea floor is the science of hydrography. Hydro
means water; graph means to make a picture of something. Learn more about this amazing task.
Tsunami: Your Questions Answered -
(Department of Health and Human Services) - Visit this cool site to learn about Tsunamis - giant sea
waves. You will learn how to know when one is coming, why they are so destructive, and if it could
Weather - NOAA Education - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration) - Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes affect both sea and
land. Take quizzes on thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, winter storms and others. Learn
more about weather safety and setting up a family disaster plan.
Room - This page provides general information for kids, parents, and teachers.
Elementary school coloring books are available for parents and teachers to print and use for weather
education in the classroom or at home.
Owl - (Forest Service) - Lend a Hand - Care for the Land! Woodsy Owl travles the country
motivating kids to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. As Woodsy flies across our land, he
encourages youngsters to marvel at and explore the natural world, even in the city.
Year of the
Ocean - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides
information on marine life, threatened and endangered species, facts about the world’s oceans fish,
and protecting coral reefs.
Alliance to Save Energy Kids Page - It doesn’t matter how
young or old you are, you can help your parents reduce home energy use, which helps save money
and the environment. Learn how with fun stories, videos, games, and much more.
Be a Habitat Hero - Learn more about the ways you can be a Habitat
Hero and help save the environment!
Be a Weather Watcher - Activities used to
watch the weather.
BrainPop - Science - BrainPOP's has animated movies created to explain the
world around us in an engaging way. There are some FREE movies, but most you have to subscribe
to. Kids, make sure to talk this over with your parents.
Climate and Global Change - Earth's climates have
changed incredibly during its 4.6 billion year history. Today, climates are warming more rapidly as
natural processes are affected by modern global changes caused by humans.
Dive to the Abyss - You have been selected to lead an important dive mission;
you must explore the deep sea in a submersible.
Earth 911 -
For Students - It’s never to early to learn about the environment. Get schooled in some
of the most talked about environmental topics.
EcoKids Online - Games, information and activities about wildlife, science and
nature, environmental issues and more.
Learn about the environment.
Great Corn Adventure - Find out all about corn with your tour guide, Zea
Mays, including how it is grown and how it is used for food, plastics, and much more.
Green Tips - National Geographic Kids -
Green Tips are Earth-friendly, simple ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle items that you use.
Homework Help - Environmental Issues -
Activities to learn about all kinds of environmental issues including climate change, waste, land use,
Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists - Visitors will enjoy
learning about the thoughts and experiences of the scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. Just
click on the "Check out the dispatches" button. Visitors can learn how penguins function as
barometers of climate change, get up close and personal with a smattering of charismatic marine
mammals, and learn about the fascinating South Pole Telescope.
Journey to the Deep - Explore the oceans' habitats and encounter an array of
marine animals as you venture from a familiar rocky shoreline to the weird waters of the deepest
Kansas - Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Kids'
Area - (City of Lawrence) - This site has an online animated book, a concentration
game, and doing a house walk-thru.
Life On the Edge - You are Professor Newton Skylar. You
miniaturise yourself and visit different zones along the coast - rocky shore, dunes and sandy beach.
Open Ocean - Game - You are a fish. If you want to survive, you need
to adapt. Will you live long enough to be the very best?
Tennessee - TVA
Kids - Learn all about the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA and how you can help
protect the environment with this interactive site.
Greens - A site for kids about looking after the planet.
Water Pollution Guide from the UK - Water covers over 70% of the Earths surface
and is a very important resource to people and the environment. With this site from the United
Kingdom you can find useful information about the sources of water pollution and how they can be
Webs of Life - Descend to the colourful world of corals beneath the waves. See
how food chains work, forming complex food webs and energy pyramids.
Page Revised - 7/31/2008