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The ATE Central resource collection and archive contain curriculum, professional development materials, videos and other valuable resources created and collected by the ATE community. Browse the resource collection using the categories listed below, or search for ATE resources via the box at upper right.

Refined By: Middle School -- Grade 8

University of New Hampshire ForestWatch

This webpage, provided by the University New Hampshire, is an educational research program that focuses on New England forest systems.  Spreadsheets can be downloaded for teachers to use in gathering their own data.  Materials for educational use are divided into two species categories: Mapes and White Pines.

http://forestwatch.sr.unh.edu/
Earthworm Information

This University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program provides several links to articles on earthworms. These describe the earthworm's importance to ecosystems and agriculture.  There is also a section with species profiles of various types of earthworms.

https://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/ucsarep/research-initiative...
Learning and Teaching about the Environment: Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators

Part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's education resources, this list of "Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators" contains links to environmental based lesson plans, activities and ideas from the EPA, as well as other federal agencies and external organizations. Links are separated by subject, into Air, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Waste, and...

https://www.epa.gov/students/lesson-plans-teacher-guides-and...
Groundwater: Wells

This webpage, provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, is part of the Water Science for Schools. The page information about types of wells, drilling and water levels. Links to many other water-related sites are also included.

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/scie...
Leopold Education Project (LEP)

The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is a conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac by conservationist Aldo Leopold.  The curriculum is an interdisciplinary arts and science approach to teach about the natural world, land stewardship, and environmental values.  The site also includes links to related resources.

https://www.aldoleopold.org/teach-learn/leopold-education-pr...
Centre for Alternative Technology

Center for Alternative Technology is an environmental nonprofit that promotes sustainable living. Its key areas of work are renewable energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and alternative sewage systems. The group offers workshops on alternative energy, including wind, solar, and microhydroelectricity. 

https://www.cat.org.uk/
Geothermal Education Office

This site includes world maps showing geothermal sites, geothermal slide shows, geothermal facts, a glossary, and links to other sites that have geothermal information.  It also includes materials for use in classrooms and resources for the general public.  There is a list of more resources related to geothermal education included under the tab, More Hot Websites.

http://geothermaleducation.org/
Teach Genetics

Teach.Genetics provides a wealth of resources and information aimed at helping educators bring genetics, bioscience and health alive in the classroom. This site is a companion to the Learn. Genetics website and offers additional tools to support educators including PDF-based Print-and-Go activities, unit plans and other supporting resources. Activities are linked to US Science Education Standards....

https://teach.genetics.utah.edu/
Alliance to Save Energy: PowerSave Schools

This webpage provides an overiew of the PowerSave Schools program.  The program engages students to create energy-saving activities in their schools, using hands-on, real-world projects. PowerSave Schools encourages students to apply the lessons of energy-efficiency in their homes and communities.  Free resources for educators and teachers are included on the webpage.

https://www.ase.org/projects/powersave-schools
Izaak Walton League of America

The Izaak Walton League of America is a national nonprofit organization that educates the public about population and natural resource consumption issues through their Sustainability Education Project. This group also works with organizations involved in promoting sustainability at the community level.

https://www.iwla.org/
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