The air section of the site teaches kids about air quality, asthma, climate change issues and dwindling ozone layer. This section uses a few games to challenge each user to discover the effects of air pollution and how it wreaks havoc on plant and animal life. It also addresses the common childhood issue of asthma and how air quality can affect the condition in humans and animals alike.
The water section delves into the subjects of beach preservation, the water cycle, the different coasts, how sewage affects the oceans and demonstrates how much water is wasted through dripping faucets and leaks in pipes. It helps kids understand and relate to common issues in their home and provides them with the tools to prevent common water wasting.The garbage and recycling section offers a lot of information concerning the importance and process of recycling, and even touches on the importance of worms in the recycling process. This section challenges users to find new ways to recycle and reuse common items that could end up in the trash. It also encourages students to find ways for their schools to recycle more. The art room, game room and science room all provide games, puzzles and hands-on learning activities to reinforce the information from the rest of the site. The site is not intended to be utilized in a few days, but offers a plethora of information so your kids will want to return for more. Your kids can also send a question to the site for more specific learning. There’s a special section for teachers, kids and high school students that addresses the specific information that pertains to these groups. Kids love to use computers and surf the Web, so why not provide them with a resource that will teach them, inspire them and help them to fall in love with the planet? The EPA Kids site is the perfect resource for teachers, students and parents. Check it out today — I bet you’ll learn something new.