Friday, May 15, 2015

Sources of Energy Links

Here are some links for your Energy and Sources of Energy WebQuest

Energy Quest’s Energy Story site is at Chapter 6-20 are good resources.

The butons on the left side show many different types of energy resources including fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, tidal, hydroelectric, wave, geothermal and biofuels.

Energy overview and Renewable vs. Non-renewable

How do power plants work? In Illinois, we use almost ALL coal and nuclear
Solar and Wind

Nuclear Power Plant

Coal Power Plant


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Garden Plant Research

Use this page as a resource to research important information about plants you'd like to grow in our school garden. 

1. Plants must be able to be grown in Chicago
2. At least 2 of your plants must be vegetables or fruits
3. We can’t plant trees, so fruits which grow on trees won’t work this year.

Chicago is in Zone 6
Our average last frost (the last time we get freezing temperatures) is May 1st.

Gardening Links

Ten Tips for Successful Gardening

Farmers Almanac Best Time to Plant Vegetables and Watermelon in Chicago

Park Seed “Know Before You Grow” info

Zone Map (Chicago used to be in Zone 5, but now due to climate change, we’re in zone 6)

Guide to Specific Vegetables from the IL Extension Service

Herb Gardening




Monthly Gardening tips from the Farmers Almanac

Salsa Garden

Plant Profiles – Look up any plant in this alphabetical list from the Chicago Botanic Garden

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plant Growth Lab Data Entry

To get to the data entry form click here.

When you're finished click on "Submit another response" so the next group can enter their data.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Air Pollution Resources

Use pages 302 - 312 of your textbook along with these links to research the sources of air pollution, the problems air pollution causes and the solutions we can use to reduce the harm caused by air pollution. 

Map of Asthma rates in Chicago neighborhoods

Video of activists in Pilsen and Little Village fighting to close the Fisk and Crawford Coal Burning Power Plants in their communities.
(since it's on YouTube it may be blocked at school, but you can watch it at home.)

Article about protesters at Fisk coal power plant. 

The Fisk and Crawford coal burning power plants were finally shut down....

Links to explore for your Air Pollution Posters