Ready Classroom will provide elementary and middle school teachers with resources to integrate natural disaster preparedness information into their curriculum. The program is an extension of Ready Kids, a nationwide effort designed to encourage children and families to take action and prepare for emergencies.
The online resource, www.discoveryeducation.com/readyclassroom, provides teachers with activities, lesson plans and multimedia tools that teach students how natural disasters develop and inspires them to build their own emergency preparedness plans with their families. The site features grade-specific lesson plans (K-8), videos, games, puzzles and bulletin board recommendations.
This site - http://www.fema.gov/kids/ teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.
This site http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/index.html lets you explore the different types of energy but traveling through a professor’s lab.
This site http://www1.eere.energy.gov/kids/roofus/ lets you take cool Roofus for a tour around an energy efficient home to find out how this energy-smart canine saves on energy while keeping our earth cleaner. Build a pizza box solar oven!
At this site http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/ you can check out experiments, have fun and games, see a glossary of energy terms, and energy slang (Do you know what a Bobtail is? How about a Pig?).
Energy Quest http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html has lots of fun activities such as such as Poor Richard's Energy Almanac, Watt's That, The Energy Story, contests, and readings for students as well as resources for teachers. And be sure to check out Professor Questor who answers FAQs (frequently asked questions).
http://www.csu.org/residential/about/community/education/kids-corner/item1086.html Louie's Light Source and the Electric Universe have information about how electricity is produced, how to be safe around electricity and tips to help you save electricity. Ollie's Water World and Journey of the Keepers help you understand where our water comes from, how we get it to your home, and how to conserve the precious resource. Sniffy's Natural Gas History and the Adventures of Dakota Sandstone provides a history of natural gas, tells you what natural gas smells like, and how to be safe around natural gas.
Take a renewable energy quiz at this site - https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index
At this site, http://www.energyhog.org/adult/educators.htm these activities and lessons challenge children to learn where energy comes from, how we use energy, and why it's important to save energy at home. Kids are empowered to take the lead at home in identifying Energy Hogs and to help their families save energy and money. Thoughtful activities best suited for grades 3-6 but can be adapted for older or younger students.