U.S. Standards



Index of Resources

Resource listings are arranged from primary to secondary grade levels.
Brief summaries highlight the subject material of each content package.

Red = Life Science | Green = Energy | Blue = Water

Water Savers: "Everywhere we look around the world, communities are dealing with the serious issues caused by a shortage of water...We hope that the ideas and information presented here will inspire you and your students to join in the conservation effort and become part of the SWISH TEAM—Student Water Investigators Showing How (to conserve and improve water quality)."
Target: Lower primary | Author: Theresa Hongell | Community: Sleepy Hollow, New York, US

Grandbuddies: An Intergenerational Project: "Teachers can expose their students to the subject of aging by having older and younger people working together in learning activities. By promoting intergenerational education, schools respond to the needs of the larger community and strengthen classroom instruction."
Target: Lower primary | Author: Patricia Knox | Community: North Canton, Ohio, US

As the Drill Bit Turns: "...Is the world running out of gas? These were the questions that the fifth grade students at Bethune Academy began to ask themselves. They wanted to know what impact would their lifestyle right now have on the world oil supply? Was there anything they and their classmates could do to make any difference?"
Target: Upper primary | Author: Paulette Dukerich | Community: Houston, Texas, US

The Ethics of Genetics: "One of the challenges of educators is to prepare their students for the world around them. But when that world is ever-changing and presenting us all with issues that challenge our ethical systems, learning needs to go far beyond the textbook. This community action guide presents some of these ethical issues within an academic setting designed for today's youth."
Target: Upper primary | Author: Robert Owens | Community: Millville, New Jersey, US

S.W.I.S.H., (Student Water Investigators Showing How): "Water plays an important role in our lives. Teaching students to use water wisely can help prepare citizens who will be concerned enough to ensure that there is plenty of safe, clean water for the future. The big question to have students try to answer is, 'What is the cost of not conserving?'"
Target: Upper primary | Author: Carla Schutte | Community: Brooksville, Florida, US

Water: "Water conservation is often not thought about in countries where water is plentiful. It is, however, becoming more of an issue in some developed countries including the UK and USA, where shortages and restrictions on water usage are becoming commonplace. This site provides a range of activities to stimulate students to look after this valuable resource and be more conscious of global water conservation issues."
Target: Lower secondary | Author: Irene Pratsides | Community: Essex, UK

Healthy Eating: "This is a resource designed to give students an insight into their dietary requirements and diet around the world. It is also designed to give them the tools to compare these diets and perhaps to take action to do something about it."
Target: Lower seconday | Author: Richard Sullivan | Community: Greater Manchester, UK

Water Project: These pages "are all about water...For each water topic, there are three types of pages: fact sheets, activities and answers. There are also science investigation help pages for students and teachers...The project is designed to be flexible to your needs. Your students can work through the whole project, or you can pick individual activities for them to do. All the pages within the project fit into the UK national curriculum, but equally could be used by international educators."
Target: Lower secondary | Author: Julie Bond | Community: Haverhill, Suffolk, UK

Flushing Away Our Future: "Have you ever thought how changing just one action could effect your life? Toilet flushes are responsible for 40% of indoor water use. That's a lot of water! How much is it exactly? How can you save water by just focusing on toilet use?"
Target: Lower secondary | Author: Stephanie Stevenson | Community: Jacksonville, Florida, US

Inheritance: "Families tend to look alike. Children look like their parents, sisters like brothers, and so on. Why? All down to inheritance. There are many characteristics that make up a living thing, and most of these can be inherited, that is, passed on from parents to offspring. What is inherited is a recipe to make a new organism. This recipe is written in the genes."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Paul Cummins | Community: Slough, UK

Global Warming: These pages are "essentially a collection of resources...teaching about global warming and the greenhouse effect...What's known for certain? We know: that gases like carbon dioxide and methane are greenhouse gases, that we are increasing the amount of these gases into the atmosphere, that most of this is due to burning fossil fuels, and that the CO2 in the atmosphere has increased."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Tom O'Toole | Community: Milton Keynes, UK

Nuclear Energy: "In today's every increasing need for energy, one needs to be informed of the different alternatives of energy production in order to make intelligent decisions on which method best meets the needs of the community and country. One method of producing this electricity is through nuclear energy. The topic of nuclear energy conjures many mixed emotions and is a topic associated with much misinformation. The intent of this site is to help inform you of the many aspects (both good and bad) concerning nuclear fission and the production of electricity utilizing this powerful source."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Kenneth Wester | Community: Columbus, Mississippi

The Biology of Aging: "In The Biology of Aging, students will: be introduced to the science behind the aging process, use problem solving and inquiry to study the biological aspects of aging, move beyond the classroom into the community and interact with people outside of their immediate age group, and gain an appreciation for the aging process and value the integrity of other age groups."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Ann Sowd | Community: North Canton, Ohio, US

The Secret Lives of Energy: "The Secret Lives of Energy is devoted to the intelligent, efficient, and environmental friendly way of utilizing our energy resources. Energy is considered as almost being alive, from its birth at the creation of the universe, in its evolution as it constantly changes from one type into another type, and finally as it ages and loses its ability to be used efficiently."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Steve Hughes | Community: Wayne, Pennsylvania, US

Picturing Health Perfectly: "Since the discovery of X-rays, physics has had a large impact on the way we view the human body. As different scanning techniques have become available to hospitals, it seems that the technology behind them has become more complex. This site aims to provide a basic insight into the differences between modern imaging techniques used today. Teachers can use this site to make contact with a local hospital unit."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Jason Jones | Community: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK

Animating Energy Online: "Energy is a key aspect of life on Earth. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Energy powers our cars, trains, planes and rockets. Energy warms our homes, cooks our food, and gives us pictures on television. Energy powers machinery in factories and tractors on a farm...Everything we do is connected to energy in one form or another...But where does energy come from? On these pages, many sources of energy are explained via visual examples."
Target: Upper secondary | Author: Tom Chandler | Community: Hackensack, New Jersey, US