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  1. Earth Day

  2. Earth Day History and Activities (EarthSite)

  3. Earth Day History (Lawrence and McConnell)
      Provides a history of the development of Earth Day and argues that we should celebrate it on the Spring equinox rather than April 22. Points out that April 22 was set aside for environmental action and education, while the Spring equinox Earth Day was set aside for a much larger purpose. The purpose of the vernal equinox celebration is to "peacefully end the scourge of war…," "provide an opportunity for the children of the disinherited poor to obtain their rightful inheritance in the Earth…," and "redirect the energies of industry and society from progress through products...to progress through harmony with Earth's natural systems for improving the quality of life…." 4-00

  4. Earth Day - A History (Infoplease.com)
      Provides a history of Earth Day, celebrated in schools in the United States on April 22nd. (It is also celebrated globally on the Spring equinox.) 4-01

  5. Earth from Outer Space Now (Fourmilab)
      Provides a composite picture of the Earth using satellite images. Includes the night side as well as the day side. 12-02

  6. Earth Day Lessons (LessonPlansPage.com)
      Provides over a dozen lessons. 04-06

  7. Earth Day Lessons (EdHelper.com)
      Provides over a hundred lessons and activities. 04-06

  8. Earth Day Lessons (NationalGeographic.com)
      "This lesson demonstrates how classroom and community projects can improve the local environment and benefit communities beyond one's own. Students will discuss environmental concerns, analyze these concerns, and offer practical remedies. Students will conclude by devising a project to implement the remedies and share the results with classrooms around the world." 04-06

  9. Earth Day Lessons (AtoZTeacherStuff.com)
      Provides links to over a dozen carefully selected lessons. 04-06

  10. Last Days on Earth (ABC News)
      "The world's top scientists, including Stephen Hawking, considered the foremost living theoretical physicist, describe seven riveting scenarios detailing the deadliest threats to humanity." 02-06

  11. World Oceans Day (MSNBC News)
      "The United Nations recognizes June 8 as World Oceans Day. The “holiday” was officially celebrated for the first time last year, though the concept of a day to pay homage to the world’s oceans was first proposed in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro." 06-10

  12. -02-27-12 Earthshine (CNN News)
      "Current techniques only provide a rough characterization of giant exoplanets using today’s instrumentation and telescopes. Detecting water and oxygen in exoplanets is currently out of reach, and new telescopes and sensors will be needed to directly observe the characteristics of an exoplanet’s atmosphere."br>"In the meantime, scientists will continue explore earthshine in order to fine-tune theoretical models that could one day be used to determine if life is present on other planets." 02-12

  13. Earth Day (EarthDay.org)
      "Our planet, our home is being neglected. Climate change continues unabated. It seems there's a new ecological disaster happening almost daily. This Earth Day it's time to mobilize the planet from the ground up to send a message that the Earth won't wait!" 04-12

  14. Earth Day History (Wikipedia.org)
      Provides a history of Earth Day. 04-12

  15. -09-18-12 USA Records Hottest Spot on Earth (CNN Ndews)
      "In a year that has seen the United States record its hottest month ever comes word that the country now owns the title of the hottest air temperature recorded on Earth."

      "The World Meteorological Organization, the weather and climate agency of the United Nations, has recognized Death Valley, California, as the place where the planet has seen its hottest day ever, July 10, 1913, when it reached 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius)." 09-12

  16. Ecology

  17. Volunteering Service

  18. Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays (Donn)
      Provides information on key holidays and their history, including ancient holidays, Black History Month, Earth Day, Easter, President's Day and other holidays. Also provides lesson plans and clip art related to the holidays.

  19. Ecology Projects (Teachers.net)
      Provides projects related to ecology. 3-00

  20. Planets Found - Imaginary (Walker)
      Creates a picture of new planet every day (from a computer program) to resemble one that may one day be found. Walker calls each a "Terranova," a New Earth. 8-01

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