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Smog City

 

Try this interactive air pollution simulator that shows how your choices, environmental factors, and land use contribute to air pollution.

http://www.smogcity.com/

 

When you have completed the activity and answered all of the questions, try this updated version.

http://www.smogcity2.org/smogcity.cfm?preset=ozone

 

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Energy Hog Busters

Play the following games (Fridge Frenzy, Bulb Hunter, Whack a Hog, Wacky Windows, Attic Attack) on the website below.  Post your score and tell us the message of each of the games.

www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm

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Rube Goldberg Machines

Here is the official website for the energy transformation machines we looked at in class.  Check out some of the crazy machines in the Gallery.

http://www.rubegoldberg.com/?page=home

 

Here are the two games we tried in class based on rube goldberg machines:
Goldburger to Go

http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/goldburgertogo/rubegame.html

Tom and Jerry Mousetrap

http://www.infinitecat.com/games/tom-n-jerry.html

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Energy Transformation Machines

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerplay.html

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Bay of Fundy Tides

The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world.  Hold down your mouse and run it over the picture to see the high and low tides.

Imagine if we could harness this tidal power!

http://bayoffundytourism.com/worlds-highest-tides/interactive/

(works better in Google Chrome)

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Ways to Save Water in Our Homes, School and Community!

SAVE WATER!

Are you up for a challenge?  Let’s see if we can come up with 100 or more ways to save water in our homes, school and community.  Click on add new comment to add your idea.  In order to include as many students as possible, let’s add no more than 1 idea each per day.  Make sure you read the other comments before posting your own to avoid repeats.  Good luck room 210!

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Ways to Save Energy in Our Homes, School and Community!

SAVE ENERGY!

Are you up for a challenge?  Let’s see if we can come up with 100 or more ways to save energy in our homes, school and community.  Click on add new comment to add your idea.  In order to include as many students as possible, let’s add no more than 1 idea each per day.  Make sure you read the other comments before posting your own to avoid repeats.  Good luck room 210!

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Energy Conservation Vocabulary

 

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non-renewable resources, renewable resources, fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), pollutants, expensive, reliable, environment, hydroelectricity, turbine, generator, water energy, solar energy, biomass energy, wind energy, tidal energy, nuclear energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, thermal/heat energy, chemical energy, sound energy, radiant/light energy, electric energy, mechanical energy

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Physical and Chemical Changes

Here are some websites to help us understand physical and chemical changes.

http://vital.cs.ohiou.edu/steamwebsite/downloads/ChangeLab.swf

http://acswebcontent.acs.org/scienceforkids/index.html#Reactions

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/physical-chemical-change.html

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Reversible and Irreversible Changes – New Crystal of St. Helena Activity

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