Use the following resources to help you in the Weather Research Project.
Books are in the Library.
Remember to use class time and the Extended Period wisely.
A record of your works cited. Remember to get the Works Cited FIRST! All databases give you the works cited. Books and web-sites need to be entered. The database gives you the proper format to follow.
Books about the Environment in the Library
To use the Letchworth eBooks you need to sign into the OPAC. Your username is your school email address. Example: PtakD@letchworth.k12.ny.us Watch the capitals! Your password is your Library/Lunch Number. If this does not work, see Mr P & he will fix it.
If you using a AV2 Book, this is the link for the enhanced content.
A collection of Mackin Ebooks available from the GVEP Media Library.
A collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.
An online encyclopedia. It includes articles and quality web-sites linked to the articles.
Research information that supports Earth Science, seasons, weather, and space.
Inspires elementary and middle school learners about key earth and space science topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate.
Informs and inspires learners about key physical science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.
Includes access to online: books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and pictures. It can be linked to your Google Drive.
Includes access to: reference books, audio, visual, pictures, magazine, and newspaper articles. It can be linked to your Google Drive.
National Geographic page on global warming/climate change.
This website provides information that is current, relevant, and useful for learning more about climate change. We are very interested in your participation in the continuing development of this site. (From the US Environmental Protection Agency)
Our mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. We believe a sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy. (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
There are resource pages under the : Environment, Pollution, Social Issues, and Natural Disaster headings.
Click on "Our Environment" for a list of topics.
A wide variety of resources on climate and energy.
A student magazine on environmental issues - Check this index list for your topic.
A list of resources to check on water pollution.
Information from National Center for Atmospheric Research
A variety of resources on Acid Rain from the Environmental Protection Agency
Information on a wide variety of energy types from the U.S. Energy Information Administration
Basics on Solar Energy
The basics of Wind Energy from the American Wind Energy Association
Information of Wind Energy from OFFICE of ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY
A project of The Bureau of Land Management, this guide helps to explain wind energy.
Information on Hybrid Cars
A Scholastic magazine article on the future of cars
From NASA - the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - information on bees and polination
Information on Colony Collapse Disorder
Bees are facing some enormous obstacles– and some are a direct consequence of human greed. Kurzgesagt explains why we need to help our small buzzing friends thrive.
From Science News for Students