Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership
Links for Educators

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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change A series of activities and experiments for grades 5-12 developed by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in support of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Topics include global temperature balance, El Niño, hurricanes, climate and disease, and water issues.
NOAA Education: Climate Change and Our Planet A gateway to resources, including publications, booklets, and educational activities, for students, teachers, librarians, and the general public. Topics include climate change, earth science, storms and hazardous weather conditions, satellites, and space.
EPA's Personal Online Greenhouse Gas Calculator Calculate the volume and types of greenhouse gas generated from your lifestyle with the Online Greenhouse Gas Calculator! Use the calculator to obtain a rough estimate of your household's greenhouse gas emissions and explore actions you can take to reduce them.
Global Climate Change Research Explorer Explore issues for the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, as well as potential effects of climate change. Includes an overview of climate change research.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Carbon dioxide and air pollution lesson plan that guides students in testing concentrations of CO2 gas in different settings.
DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy A gateway for lesson plans, curricula, and educational materials for K-12 lesson plans about energy, particularly energy efficiency and renewable energy. Topics include biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, hydropower, ocean, solar, and wind.
Environmental Literacy Council Web pages discuss a variety of topics related to energy, including electricity, energy conservation, fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and transportation. Related pages discuss the flow of energy, laws and treaties, teaching about energy, and energy trading.
Lignite Energy Council Annual Teacher Education Seminar entitled "Lignite Education Seminar: Energy, Economics and Environment" sponsored by the North Dakota Lignite Energy Council. The Web site has information on lignite production in North Dakota and features a virtual trip through a coal-fired electrical generating facility.
KEEP: Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program KEEP provides access to Energy Education Trunks for teachers in Wisconsin. The trunks, available for a modest rental fee, were developed with the middle school student in mind, specifically grades 5-7. Information is available on traveling programs, class tours, and teacher workshops, photos, classroom materials, and energy fundamentals.