NMM – Your Ocean site is from the National Maritime Museum and has 4 sections – your energy, waste, stuff and climate. It has interesting information in each section that is relevant to everyone and some great games such as managing an oil spill, or investigating the climate in 2050….
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TOPIC SITES
One World Kid’s Site
Be taken around the information by Tiki the penguin and learn about what Global warming is and what can be done about it.
Hubble telescope site
Amazing images of space taken by the Hubble telescope
Find out about endangered animals, play games and learn what you can do to help. This site has a great ‘get the facts’ section which has a fact sheet on each endangered animal, why they are threatened and what needs to be done.
Young People’s Trust
Young Peoples’ Trust for the Environment. A great site aimed at children with clear and easy to understand factsheets explaining endangered animals and environmental issues such as acid rain etc..
National Geographic – Green Scene
Section on National Geographic kids that looks at the effects of the Gulf oil spill, also has links to Green Games and Blog…
World Wildlife Site
World Wildlife Fund’s site, not specifically aimed at children but some great information on species and places that are endangered.
Clean Air Kids
Good clear explanation of all the main environmental issues including global warming and the greenhouse effect, with diagrams.
Explain That Stuff.com
Not a children’s site and does have adverts but this link gives a more detailed explanation of climate change for children, what it is and why it is happening.
US Environmental Protection Agency Kid’s Site
The US Environmental Protection Agency site for kids with lots of information, games and activities
Site aimed and parents and children giving information on how to live an eco friendly lifestyle from composting to eating fruit and veg in season and cutting down on travel pollution (does have quite a few ads).
Everything you need to know about rubbish and recycling……..
OXFAM – Cool Planet
Cool Planet is aimed at children and gives information on the countries OXFAM works in. Lots of information on fair trade and how OXFAM works to help small farmers. Milking it section compares life for large and small dairy farmers.
NMM – Your Ocean
National Maritime Museum’s kids site with information on waste, energy and the environment. Lots of questions and facts to get you thinking.
Great site from NASA with video, info and activities on climate change, air, sea, animals, weather etc.