Rethinking & Greening Classic Science Projects
Workshop materials for this workshop are available as a download in PDF format at the link below:
References for Green Materials Handout (included in download above)
Earth 911 is the nation’s “one-stop” environmental web portal for community-specific recycling, reuse and disposal information resources.
StopWaste.org’s Green Purchasing Web links for a large variety of products; this site also has a Recycling Wizard for the Bay Area
California Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment – provides a list of prohibited art supplies. Nationally, kids in grade 6 and below cannot be given an art supply with any kind of hazard labeling.
Art and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI)
An international association that tests art materials for toxicology and certifies for safety
CanTeach is an online resource for teachers – this link includes recipes for making home-made, non-toxic art supplies (including paint, ink, clay, play dough, papier mâché and glue)
Rethinking and “Greening” Classic Science Projects by Liat Baranoff and Michael Harms is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.