A Few Selected Websites on Mercury

 

Curriculum

Mercury in Schools          

http://www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu/curriculum/toc.htm

Canada Environment – Featured Theme

      http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/community/classroom/millennium/m3-lessons-e.html

San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory – Tern Contaminants Study

http://www.sfbbo.org/terncntm.htm

Sewage Science – Waste water treatment

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/public-works/cb-highschool.html

Mercury Quest - TIES Project – role playing activity

           http://www.rst2.edu/ties/mercury/index.htm

Chemicals, the Environment and You – Lesson 5 Minamata Case Study

http://science-education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/Chemicals/activities/lesson5.htm

          

Your Community

Pollution in Your Community – Scorecard from Environmental Defense

http://www.scorecard.org/

The Mercury Policy Project

http://www.mercurypolicy.org/

Mercury Hot Spots (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

           http://www.cec.org/trio/stories/index.cfm?ed=9&ID=119&varlan=english

http://www.cec.org/trio/special/mercury-hotspots_en.cfm

South Florida

           http://sofia.usgs.gov/sfrsf/rooms/mercury/

Fish in Yuba  and Placer Counties, CA

           http://wfrc.usgs.gov/research/contaminants/STSaiki3.htm

Got Mercury? A calculator to assess risk of many foods

           http://www.gotmercury.org/

 

General Information on Mercury

Pollution Probe – Provides a primer on mercury in the environment

http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Publications/Mercury.htm

US EPA – Environmental  Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/mercury/index.html

           Superfund for Kids http://www.epa.gov/superfund/kids/index.htm

USGS – Geological Survey

Mercury in California- http://ca.water.usgs.gov/mercury/index.html        

Bioaccumulation  Mercury http://toxics.usgs.gov/definitions/bioaccumulation.html

Fact Sheet - http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/

Another Fact Sheet - http://water.usgs.gov/wid/FS_216-95/FS_216-95.html

Canadian  Mercury in the Environment – Lots of information here!

http://www.ec.gc.ca/mercury/en/index.cfm

 

Research

Reports from grants          http://es.epa.gov/ncer/publications/topical/mercury.html

Stanford        http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/research/highlights_archive/hg.html

San Francisco Estuary Institute – San Francisco Bay Mercury News

           http://www.sfei.org/rmp/mercury_newsletter/HgNews_home.html

 

Properties of Mercury

http://www.minerals.net/mineral/elements/mercury/mercury.htm

 

New Almaden

Quicksliver Park – Santa Clara County Park

           www.parkhere.org

http://www.geocities.com/almadenqs/newalmmus.html

 

Bioaccumulation

Toxic and Harmful Algae Blooms         http://www.bigelow.org/edhab/tracing_toxins.html

 

Winogradsky Columns

Educational Resources http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/special_collections/winogradsky.html

 

Video on how to build the column
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/projects/astrobiology/fieldwork/lessons/demo.html

 
Video on what the bacteria are doing in the column

http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/anisamples/microbiology/winogradsky.html


 As of 7/06, J. Saltzman