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Fossil Fuels Issue Date: 10-01-2017

Cool Spots image Climate Kids presents Carbon’s Travels, climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/carbons-travels, the history of fossil fuels and their impact on Earth’s environment. The Story of Fossil Fuels begins with Coal. Find out where it was discovered and what its original use was. In Part 2, you will read an amazing story about the first long-distance automobile ride and learn how a pharmacy became the world’s first gas station. While we all benefit from fossil fuels in some way, there are also concerns about pollution, oil spills and the possible relationship of fossil fuels to global warming that we must consider when using them. To learn more, check out What is the Big Deal With Carbon?

Visit: http://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/carbons-travels
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Be a Water Saver Issue Date: 10-01-2017

Cool Spots image Did you know that letting the water run while you brush your teeth can waste up to 8 gallons? Conserving water is important because its supply is limited. WaterSense, tinyurl.com/y8g33zuy, teaches kids how to use water efficiently at home. Flow is the water-saving hero of the game. Meet the Water Wasters you will have to watch out for as you play. This arcadelike game requires you to navigate the maze while avoiding creepy creatures like Drainiac and Sogosaurus. Earn points for answering questions correctly. You’ll have to play fast, because the game is timed, and you only have three lives!

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Friendly Farms Issue Date: 04-23-2017

Cool Spots image Learn how farms around the country help protect the environment at Education Station’s Good Egg Project Virtual Field Trip, educationstation.discoveryeducation.com/field-trips. Take a journey from farm to table and meet the owner of Hertzfeld Poultry Farm to learn how he reduces his farm’s carbon footprint through the way it processes feed. A carbon footprint is determined by the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through the use of fossil fuels. Next stop is Creighton Brothers Farms, a family farm dating back to 1925, where you will learn about the Farm Food Web.

Visit: http://educationstation.discoveryeducation.com/field-trips
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Friendly Farms Issue Date: 04-23-2017

Cool Spots image Learn how farms around the country help protect the environment at Education Station’s Good Egg Project Virtual Field Trip, educationstation.stage.discoveryeducation.com/. Take a journey from farm to table and meet the owner of Hertzfeld Poultry Farm to learn how he reduces his farm’s carbon footprint through the way it processes feed. A carbon footprint is determined by the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through the use of fossil fuels. Next stop is Creighton Brothers Farms, a family farm dating back to 1925, where you will learn about the Farm Food Web.

Visit: http://educationstation.stage.discoveryeducation.com/
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Save the Rainforest Issue Date: 03-05-2017

Cool Spots image The Rainforest Alliance, rainforest-alliance.org/kids, is committed to building healthy forests and productive communities. Read Ten Easy Ways Kids Can Help Save Rainforests to find out what you can do. Did you know that more than 60 percent of the world’s plant and animal species call the rainforest home? Climb into the Virtual Treehouse to see the forest up close. Track common foods like coffee, chocolate and bananas from the forest to your table. Did you know that the rainforest has four layers of life? Play Jewels of the Earth and try to put the plants and animals in the correct layers.

Visit: http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids
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