People and Environment
Bay Link is an educational
site centered on the Chesapeake Bay estuary, the people living on its drainage
area, and the effect the various natural and human forces have on the Bay.
Clues to the Past (Gr. 4-11)
A walking tour of Chippokes Plantation, VA.
Students will investigate changes over time by observing clues and making inferences about the history of human use of the area.
Cornell Waste Management
Institute Solid Waste Classroom Activities (K-6)
Trash Goes to School provides you with solid waste background information, activities for K-12 to present a well balanced picture, and ideas on how to use solid waste issues.
What Is This Toy Truck Made Of? (Gr. K-
To identify how many resources are used to produce an item and why each resource is so important
The Garbage Diet: A Skit (K-6)
To help students to think of lifestyle changes that would produce less waste.
The Throwaway Three: A Skit (Gr. 4-
To inspire students to think about how much waste we produce and how we dispose of it.
Trace Your Waste (Gr. 4-6)
To make students aware of where their own wastehas an impact on the quality of our lives.
What Is This Bike Made Of? (Gr. 4-
To identify how many resources are used to produce an item and why each resource is so important.
Glossary Of Terms For Grades K-6 is
provided by Cornell Waste Management Institute.
Teacher Background Information On Solid
CITY!Welcome! There's lots to do here -- people and places to visit and
plenty of ways to explore how the city's residents recycle, reduce, and reuse
Information for Teachers
US Geological Survey Learning
Web is designed to help teach the world of Earth Science. These
activities have been developed to meet national Earth Science curriculum
standards and have been tested and reviewed by teachers and students
Earth as Home (Gr. 4-6)
The student will understand some of the effects people have on their natural environment.
Student Activity: An Island
Much of the change that takes place on Earth is part of natural cycles. Human activity, however, can also cause environmental changes. The following activities are presented to assist in teaching these concepts of Global Change.