K D11 - Taking Care of the Earth

Supporting Materials


Environmental Health

Everybody wants to be healthy. When you're healthy, you feel good - physically and emotionally! But good health doesn't just happen. "Health for Children" introduces young viewers to the importance of making good choices about health and wellness and gives practical advice about how to develop...


I Stink!

Ever wonder what it's like to be a garbage truck? Lie through a night in the life of a New York City garbage truck in this raucous and stinky video. Children will love the delight that the garbage truck takes in eating his special recipe of alphabet soup. They will also appreciate the important...


Learning About Natural Resources

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle are meaningless words to students who do not have a clear understanding of the importance of natural resources. In this engaging production students first learn about the three types of natural resources: inexhaustible, renewable, and nonrenewable. Next, identify the earth's...


Our World of Water

Wherever we live in this world—whether our country is rich or poor—water is vital to our survival on this planet. This book follows the daily lives of children in Peru,Mauritania, the United States, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Tajikistan, and explores what water means to them.Where does it come...


Recycling Coordinator

An enthusiastic recycling coordinator steps viewers through the recycling process for cans, plastics and newspapers, emphasizing the useful products and hundreds of jobs that are created by recycling industries. Shows the machinery and processes used at Material Recovery Facilities that produce...


Taking Care of our Earth

With the help of animated landfill characters, students learn about their environment. Natural resources are identified and shown as students learn how important it is to conserve them. They also discover how reducing, reusing, and recycling benefit our environment, and how air and water...

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