Kids Environment, Kids Health: Educational Activites

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Organization:National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH)
Summary:"The Kids' website from NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences features games, activities, stories, and lessons that encourage elementary and middle level students to learn about the environment and have fun while doing it. Topic links like Environment and Health; Healthy Living; Pollution; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Science: How It Works; and The Natural World feature age-appropriate articles and other links related to each theme. Activity suggestions include designing a poster to motivate friends to help the environment and conducting an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of different sunscreens. Younger students can also get in on the action: Click on the """"Little Kids"""" frog in the right-hand corner of each page to access environmentally themed songs and coloring pages."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; activities; ecology; elementary school; environment; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; lesson; middle school; pollution
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