Mr. Nolde's Going Green Activity Page

Most of the activities linked on this page use Flash.

If you are using Google Chrome as your browser, here is how you can enable flash:
  
1)Enter chrome://settings/content into the address bar and press enter.

2)Scroll to the Flash tab
Towards the bottom of the Content Settings menu, under JavaScript, you will locate the Flash tab. Select it.

3) Turn off Block sites from running Flash.
Once you turn off the Block sites from Running Flash button, it will change the setting to Ask first. After you do this, when you come to a page that uses flash, you will be asked if you want to activate it, and you can select allow so the game can work!

If a site uses flash, you will see this symbol next to the link:

If a site uses HTML5, you will see this symbol next to the link:

 

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 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 & Alternative Energy Activities

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!

Power Up!- The Solar and Wind Game -Solar power and wind power are two important energy alternatives to burning fossil fuels.  In this game, see if you can capture enough clean energy from the wind and the Sun to produce enough electricity to run the town.  Adjust the height of your wind turbine to keep it in the strongest winds.  Keep your solar panels in the bright sunlight and out of the rain.  See if you have the skills to light up the whole town!  If you do, you will win the clean energy Platinum Award for each level that you are able to do so!

Save the World! -The world's energy supplies are in crisis!  It's up to you to save the world! This game does a great job of teaching you about different power sources to generate electricity by visiting seven different parts of the world.  You will need to decide what alternative energy devices work best for each area that you visit.

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

Energy 101 Electricity Generation -This short film does an excellent job of giving you an overview of how electricity is generated and how that electricity is distributed along the power grid right to our homes.

The Vortex Wind Genrator -When we think of wind energy, we think of HUGE wind turbines with enormous blades slowly turning.  Be sure to check out this video about another type of wind generator!

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.

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!

How to Make Your Home GREEN! -Are you wondering how you and your parents can make your home more environmentally friendly?  This web site does a great job of going through all of the possible ways in which you can make your house a more environmentally friendly home without necessarily spending a ton of money!

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.

200+ 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 an even better job of illustrating all of the different ways that you and your family can reduce the amount of water that we use. Be sure to click on the image near the bottom of the page to expand the image!

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

The Water Use Calculator -Do you ever wonder how much water you and your family use?  Try your hand at this water use calculator to get an idea of how much water you and your family uses.

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

Bill Nye Explains Global Warming -Bill Nye does a great job of explaining the greenhouse effect in this three minute video.

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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