Mr. Nolde's Going Green Activity Page

 

Recycling

I Don't Want to Clean My Room! -I'm sure that at some point you've been told to clean your room when it's a mess!  See if you can help Anita clean up her room by making the right choices that will help keep our environment clean.

Let's Have a Yard Sale! -Did you just help Anita clean up her room by making the right choices that will help keep our environment clean?  Well, you might recall that she had a number of items that she could sell at a yard sale.  This is a fun activity that helps you set prices for unwanted items and then lets you sell them to the most interested buyer.

The Rubbish Challenge -We all need to do our part when it comes to reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills.  Let's see how quickly you can decide which items should be recycled, which items should be reused, and which items should be composted in this activity.

Soil Composting -Plants need soil that is enriched with nutrients.  You can help enrich the soil by composting.  In this activity, decide which items get recycled, and which items need to be put in the composting bin.

The Waste Eco-Quiz Game -See if you can get a perfect score of tenn out of ten.  See how good your knowledge is about the environment, recycling, and other green things!

Environmental Quiz Game -This quiz has 25 questions for you to ansswer.  See how good your knowledge is about the environment, recycling, and other green things!

The Virtual School -Roll your mouse over different parts of the picture in this activity to discover the many ways in which we can reduce waste in our schools!

Dumptown -  You are Dumptown's new City Manager. When you start to play, you'll see Dumptown at its worst it's littered, polluted, and nothing is being recycled or reused. There are many trash cans and dumpsters, but no recycling bins. That means all of the trash is going right into the landfill just outside town, where it isn't doing anyone any good. In your new position, you can start programs that encourage Dumptown's citizens and businesses to recycle and reduce waste. Be sure to read the page for all of the directions on how to play!  Click on the Town Hall to begin your adventure.  Also, be sure to check out Recycle City to learn more about how everyone can help reduce, reuse, & recycle!

Making Your Own Recycled Paper at Home -Did you enjoy making recycled paper in science lab?  If you would like to try to make your own paper at home, this website does a great job of taking you though all of the steps that we did in class to make our recycled paper.

 

Conserving Energy

Lolly Versus the Energy Monkeys - See if you can help Lolly spot all of the things in different parts of her house that are wasting energy before the Energy Monkeys steal all of this wasted energy to power their space ship!

How Energy Efficient are You? -From what color we paint the walls in our house to not running water while we brush our teeth- there are some really simple things that we all can do to save energy.  Most of these activities really don't change our quality of life at all.  Play this game to find out more.

The Energy Resource Game -Which energy resources are renewable?  Which energy resources are nonrenewable?  Which energy resources are inexhaustible?  Play the energy resource game to find out!  First, identify the resources, then click and drag the item to one of the 3 black holes.  If you identify the resource correctly, it will disappear!

The Flow of Energy -Did you know that just about everything you do requires energy? But where does it come from?  Click on this link to learn more!

How is Electricty Made? -This site does a great job of simply explaining how electricity that we get from an outlet is generated.

Learn About Wind Power -How can wind power generate electricity?  Play this game to learn more about how wind can make electricity!

 

 

Power Up! -Your mission in this activity is to provide enough power for your city without running out of money or making too damaging an impact on our environment.  BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "?" in the upper left hand corner of the screen to learn more about how to play!  What might surprise you  in this activity, is that ALL power plants have a negative impact on our environment.  It's just that some power plants have more of a negative impact on our environment than others.  The most interesting thing that I learned from playing this activity, is that it is a difficult job as a city planner to keep spending costs in mind while still trying to do what's ultimately best for the health of our planet.

atomsmall2.gif (3751 bytes) The Mummy's Tomb- Help build a better pyramid by adding layers of insulation to keep the pyramid cool from the hot desert sun!

Your Carbon Diet -Every year, each person in the United States is responsible for releasing over 20 tons  of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere!  How is this possible?  Well, driving gas guzzling cars is one way, but did you ever think about all of the different utilities that you have in your house that contribute to this problem of global warming?  Click here to learn how we can reduce the problems of global warming (and save a whole lot of money and energy too!!)

Power House -How much money do you spend each day using different appliances found around the house?  Click on any item that uses electricity in the house.   This activity will automatically calculate how much money you will spend to power it with electricity.  Just select how long you will be running the appliance.


Energyville
-This activity is a bit involved but really cool nonetheless.  It's up to you to provide enough power to meet the energy demands of your city's 5.9 million people while keeping them prosperous, secure, and living in a clean environment.  Be sure to click on the "Guided Play" button the first time that you play it!

How Can I Save Electricity? -This web page provides a lot of good information on the ways in which you and your family can save electricity.  By following this advice, not only are you doing something good for the environment, but your family is also saving money on their electric bill as well!

100 Ways to Save Water! -We know that one way to save energy is to reduce the amount of water that we use in our homes.  This website does a great job of giving you 100 different ideas of how you can save water.

Water-Use it Wisely Concentration Game -This is a fun game of concentration that teaches us about great ways to reduce our water consumption.

Take the Water Conservation Challenge -Imagine if everyone of us pledged to reduce our water consumption by ten gallons a day!  I challenge YOU to take the Water Conservation Challenge!

Energyquest Movie Room -This site, put together by the California Energy Commision is one of the best sites out there to help kids learn about renewable energy sources and saving energy.  Be sure to check out the first film called, "You've Got the Power!"  It provides a great overview about the different ways in which we generate electricity and how we can all do our part to save energy.

BrainPop Movie on Energy -Join the adventures of Tim & Moby as they explore the world of energy. (Login and Password required)

Bill Nye's Film on Energy -Bill Nye does a great job of providing an overview of energy in this film.

Bill Nye on Planet Forward -The question is asked, "What would you do if you were Secretary of Energy?"  Bill Nye, once again, puts a very interesting perspective on things!

Climate 101 with Bill Nye -Climate change- fact or fiction?? Get educated in the scientific fundamentals of climate change in under 5 minutes. Bill Nye does a great job of separating fact from fiction. Wouldn't it be great if we could end the debate and denial and move on to solutions, together?
 

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