These links are just a few of many online resources designed to improve schools and help teach students about environmental issues. Please note that this resource list is different from “Natural Disaster Resources”
- CDE: Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy Resources
- CDE: Environmental Education Curriculum Resources
- EPA: Learning and Teaching about the Environment (Includes Class Resources)
- EPA: Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources
- NASA: Climate Resources for Educators
- NEA: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Resources for PreK-12
- AMS: Weather Resources for students, parents, teachers and the general public
- NSTA: Freebies for Science Teachers, Books & Resources
- National Science Foundation: Earth & Environment Classroom Resources
- CA Air Resources Board “Know Zone”
- Air Resources Board - Many facts sheets on varied topics
- Climate Change learning links
Reducing Trash, Litter & Waste
Choose from these resources to teach students ways to help the environment. Included are printables to create alternatives to cleaning up the environment, learning about landfills, and a fun detective activity.
- Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
- Trash & Climate Change
- Waste Reduction Unit: Activities on Solid & Hazardous Waste
- Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
- Case of the Broken Loop
- Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
- Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
- Green Classroom Practices That Save Money
- More Resources on Waste, Litter & Trash
Recycling Tips & Tricks
Use these resources to enhance students' knowledge about recycling through reading passages, a study guide, and coloring book.
- Recycling Facts
- The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
- Recycling Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
- Reusing & Recycling Reduces Waste: Environment Activities
- Recycling Study Guide
- Coloring Packet: Reusing an Old Jar
- More Resources on Recycling
Enhance students' comprehension about air pollution by using these resources. Included is a vocabulary printable, creating a wanted poster, along with enrichment and hands-on activities.
- Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
- Human Disasters: A Timeline of Earth-Altering Accidents
- Light Pollution
- Pollutants Wanted Poster
- Six Major Air Pollutants Activity
- Investigate Activity: Investigating Air Pollution
- More Pollution Resources
Expand your lessons on the environment by using these on Resource Consumption. Students research natural resources and map their locations, fill in a graphic organizer with ways to help the environment, along with other activities.
- Buy Nothing Day
- Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
- Source Reduction Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
- Sources of Resources
- Products Unit: Activities on the Product Life Cycle & Use
- Ways to Help the Environment
- Green Living Quiz: Environmental Resources
These resources will extend student learning. Lessons include home projects, role-playing, and a nature walk to collect information about ecosystems.
- Surviving in the Environment: Family Activity
- Living Things and Their Environments: Vocabulary
- An Ecosystem Escapade
- How Many People Does It Take to Ruin an Ecosystem?
- Nature Romp
- More Ecosystems Resources
Making Your School a Greener Place
Get your students involved! These resources include lessons on doing things to make a difference at school, eating a waste-free lunch, and establishing a club with environment-impacting activities.
- Make a Difference in Your School
- Join the Planet Protectors Club!
- Waste-Free Lunch
- Planet Protectors Calendar of Activities
- Environment Glossary
Choose from these resources to expand students' learning about the environment. Activities include printables, quizzes, and thought-provoking questions.
- Green Living Quiz: Global Warming
- What Are Local Climates?
- Green Living Quiz: Famous Environmentalists
- More Environmental Science Teacher Resources
EPA Indoor Air Quality in Schools Links:
- Do IAQ problems affect certain types of schools?
- Are there statistical data available regarding IAQ in schools?
- Can EPA send someone to check the IAQ in my or my child's school?
- Can I smoke outside on the school grounds?
- Does carpet cause IAQ problems in schools?
- Has EPA issued specific recommendations on how frequently carpet should be cleaned?
- How big a problem is poor Indoor Air Quality in schools?
- How do I start an indoor air quality management program?
- How does indoor air quality in schools affect children with asthma?
- How does poor indoor air quality affect me or my child?
- Is air monitoring required in schools?
- Is my child's school safe?
- Should smoking be allowed in schools?
- What about air quality in portable classrooms?
- What about radon in schools?
- They are renovating/making repairs during school hours, is this dangerous?
- What about schools, mold, and indoor air quality?
- What can I do to manage IAQ in my school(s)?
- What does it cost to fix schools?
- What factors in schools contribute to poor IAQ?
- What is EPA doing about Indoor Air Quality in schools?
- What resources are available to help my school district finance IAQ projects?
- What is the Integrated Building Evaluation and Assessment Model (I-BEAM)?
- What special training do I need to use IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit?
- Who gets asthma?
- Why manage school indoor air quality?
- Why should schools take indoor air quality seriously?
Please note that ACSA has not partnered with the creators of this content and doesn’t specifically endorse the resources. But we have an interest in assisting you in locating platforms that can provide help and services. Before making use of these resources, we encourage you to check your district protocols and board policies to determine if there are already procedures and resources in place