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Additional Online Resources

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Orange County Stormwater Program - This interactive watershed website teaches kids about water pollution prevention and watersheds. There are many resources for teachers and the community.

Clean Water Challenge Curriculum - Sponsored by the Wyland Foundation

Get to Know your Wild Neighbors - Various environmental activities with the target audience of 4th - 6th grade

National Park Service

Smithsonian's National Zoo Educator Resources


NOAA Activity Book

National Wildlife Federation - Eco-Schools Program

Resources from the Institute of Engineering and Technology

National Environmental Education Foundation Resources - Also includes information about Environmental Education Week (which is in April)

OpenSciEd - Free Curriculum, Middle School will be completed by 2022 with the goal for other grade levels to be added.

Teacher Created - Various free resources along with books available for purchase.

Resources For Conducting Energy Audits

OCDE STEM - Resources, trainings, and events

STEM Resources

California Department of Education
National Science Foundation Classroom Resources
NASA Education Programs

STEM Activities - Elementary Science Focus - Simple recipes for real science, some video clips
Nat Geo Kids - Many ideas, activities, lessons, images and video clips
Reeko's Mad Science Labs - Great science experiments, reference information, and fun stuff
PBS Kids - Science projects sent in by kids with comments and reviews
NASA - Great resource for information, images, and lesson ideas
Mystery Science – K-5 lessons that help support NGSS, many districts have a subscription to this site!
Science Bob - Science projects, experiments, and information
Science Buddies - Science projects and lessons
Science Kids - Lessons, experiments, projects, facts, videos and images
Science is Fun - Some experiments and projects, a lot of information and resources
Steve Spangler Science - Many great science projects and demonstrations with video clips. Also has a store for supplies.

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