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Use the following websites to find information and ideas that will help you investigate "Our Changing Earth." As more resources are created, they'll be added to this list, so visit often.

[ brownfields | water | rivers | wetlands | habitats | ecosystems | space views ]

Brownfields are "abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination." Use these resources to learn how you can help to reclaim brownfields.
About Brownfields
New Jersey Brownfields
Delaware Brownfields
Great Lakes Regional Brownfields Information Network
Hazardous Waste
Nonhazardous Waste

Water has the ability to change our earth. Too much or too little water can be deadly and destructive. The quality of water also effects survival. These resources will help you understand the power of water.
Surf Your Watershed
Ground Water and Drinking Water: An Expert Guide for Kids
Drinking Water, Kids Stuff
Fresh Water Articles
Water Quality Teaching Module
Water Pollution
Water in The City

Do you live near a river or stream? Chances are you do. Rivers cut through much of the North American continent. These resources offer great ideas for how you can use your local river as a classroom for investigating science.
The Chena River
Los Angeles River Tour
The Edwards Aquifer
River Resource
Welcome to the Schuylkill
American Rivers
Rivers of Life
Troubled Waters

Wetlands present an interesting opportunity for studying earth science. You can see the interaction of water and soil most clearly. These websites introduce you to the ecosystem of a wetland.
Can the Everglades Survive?
Florida Environment
Florida Wetlands
America's Wetlands
Types of Wetlands
Gulf of Mexico Project

Open the door and step outside into the nearest habitat—your schoolyard. Use these resources to plan an investigation of the natural world that's closest to your classroom.
Schoolyard Habitat Example
Schoolyard Habitat Development
NWF Schoolyard Habitats
Wild Ones: A Voice for Natural Landscaping
Scientists in The City
Gililland Elementary School Prairie
The Nutty Birdwatcher

Next, consider your schoolyard's relationship to bigger ecosystems. Wander into the world of living things.
Environmental Education Center
People and the Environment
Sustainable Ecosystems and Communities
EcoQuest: Desert Edition
15 Most Endangered Wild Lands
Cool Tour of the Environment
Environmental Maps on Demand
Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change
Globe Project
EcoVision: Environmental Broadcast Network - The latest news!
Environmental News Network Multimedia
The World of Trees
Natural Perspective
Web Garden
The Great Plant Escape
Insects Hotlist
Animals Hotlist
The Electronic Zoo
Franklin's Forecast
Ecological Regions of North America

Finally, to see the really big picture, consider earth as seen from space. Imagine the changes you'd see if you could watch the world spin from outer space. Over time, the view would be awesome.
Earth from Space
Space Shuttle Photographs of Earth
NASA JSC Digital Image Collection
Geography from Space
Astronaut Photography Database
Space Radar Images of Earth

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