Drive sensibly! Speeding and sudden acceleration or braking is not only unsafe, but also wastes fuel.
MySchoolWish is an online communication tool in which schools can list their school needs (i.e. football helmets, copy paper, books, etc.) on their FuelMySchool page. Members of the community can become a real-life genie by granting school wishes online.
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JetStream, the National Weather Service Online Weather School, is designed to help K-12 educators and emergency managers learn about weather and weather safety. The information contained in JetStream is arranged by subject, beginning with global and large scale weather patterns followed by lessons on air masses, wind patterns, cloud formations, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, tropical storms, cyclones, and flooding. "Learning Lessons" interspersed in JetStream can be used to enhance the overall educational experience.
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DataStreme Atmosphere is an AMS major pre-college teacher enhancement initiative to train weather education resource teachers. The program shows how to teach K-12 science, mathematics, and technology using weather.
Resource teachers participate in the DataStreme Atmosphere distance-learning course, offered twice a year to selected participants. The 13-week course focuses on the study of the atmospheric environment through the use of electronically-transmitted weather data and learning materials, such as study guide readings and investigations.
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Horton and the Mayor of Whoville have teamed up in the fight against climate change. Download your guide to find out what their tips are for you to help in the fight.
The Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington, D.C. has a new online database called Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) that documents the carbon emissions of thousands of individual power plants worldwide, giving people access to information helpful for reducing fossil fuel pollution in their regions. Check the power plants in your area at
NASA offers a number of activities requiring students to apply their math skills to solve problems in space. The problems are authentic glimpses of modern engineering issues that arise in designing satellites to work in space. Each word problem has background information providing insight into the sun-Earth system, specifically space weather. Teachers' guides with answer keys are also included.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers 350 lessons and activities on energy efficiency and renewable energy. It's website, "K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities," organizes the materials by grade level and topic. A wide range of topics are available, including biomass, geothermal, hydrogen and fuel cells, ocean energy, solar power, transportation fuels, wind energy, and energy efficiency and conservation. Site visitors can learn about passive solar buildings, advanced photovoltaics, or basic wind turbines. They can also take an energy awareness quiz, estimate their carbon footprint, and then find ways to reduce it. Access the website at
The EPICS program invites high schools to create engineering projects in service-learning. Designed to engage and motivate high school students in the fields of engineering and computer sciences, this program offers much more by teaching them the professional skills needed to succeed in today's workforce.
EPICS is also offering summer training sessions to high school teachers and administrators who want to use the model for their students.
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Extraordinary Road Trip is an educational computer game that teaches players how driving affects air quality. Players make transportation decisions for 25 characters to learn how these choices impact the environment. XRT is fun and free edutainment for teens and drivers of all ages.
The Alliance to Save Energy is launching "Generation E," a nationwide campaign to help youth tackle climate change by promoting energy efficiency. Youth can register to form an Energy Club, and the Alliance will support them with activities, resources, guidance, and recognition. To learn more, visit
As a Global Warming Ambassador, you will introduce the Federation to the general public through presentations and community events, explain how global warming affects wildlife habitat, and tell people what they can do to confront global warming. To get involved, visit
National Geographic's Global Warming Simulation is an interactive map charting climate change. It also provides resources that promote eco-friendly practices. To learn more, visit