This resource guide is specially compiled to assist teachers and students in their research efforts focussing on the topic of environment. For easy reference, the resources are grouped according to the formats in which the information are presented. They are (a)Books and Online Resources (b) Posters and Videos and (c) Lesson Plans and E-Games.
Environmentalism Juvenile literature
Recycling (Waste, etc.), Refuse and refuse disposal Juvenile literature
This is a select list of books on the topic of recycling and the environment. Most of the books listed here are available at the children’s collection of the Public Library. Do take note of the prefixes of J (Junior), JS (Junior Simple) and JP (Junior Picture) as well as the branch library where the books are located. The books are available from the Public Library collection of the National Library Board Singapore. Do use the NLB online catalogue to check the location and availability via www.catalogue.nlb.gov.sg.
Readers can earn badges as they work their way through each chapter, completing activities, DIYs and eco-experiments. Every part will enhance their understanding of waste management and the impact of household rubbish on the planet.
Enz, T. (2012). Repurpose It. North Mankato, Minn.: Capstone Press.
Call no.: J 600 ENZ
Explains the principles of inventing and provides photo-illustrated instruction for making a variety of projects from recycle and reuse materials.
Faulkner, N. (2019). Recycling and you. New York : Rosen Central.
Call no.: J 363.72 FAU
This book teaches readers about both the importance of recycling and how to properly do it. It covers recycling basics and addresses how one can recycle and reuse products at both home and school.
This book uses the most up-to-date scientific information to offer an insight into a growing environmental crisis with global implications. If we continue to dump as much plastic as we do today, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.
The author highlights the importance of trees in making earth and our environment healthy and includes step-by-step ideas to protect them.
French, J. (2019). What a waste. London : Dorling Kindersley.
Call no.: J 363.7 FRE
This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affecting planet Earth. Includes everything you need to know about what we’re doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.
This website inspires young adventurers to reduce their waste at home through easy tips.
Singapore Environment Council. (2021). Retrieved May 17, 2021, from Singapore Environment Council website: http://www.sec.org.sg/
The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) was established in 1995 to nurture, facilitate and co-ordinate environmental causes in Singapore.
Posters and Videos
Search tips and Internet sites
How can you search resources on posters and videos? Use the following keywords in your search box “kids”, “recycle”, “posters” or “videos”.
A picture tells more than thousand words! We highlight to you the educational poster collection that are available online at the National Environment Agency website. The quick links to the specific topics are provided below – mouse over to click on the links.
The not-for-profit company Wastebuster provides resources for educators including lesson plans, team activities, activity sheets and more.
Accessing National Library Board Singapore Resources
Accessing the Print Materials
You can search the library catalogue (for physical materials) in the library and from home (http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg). The easy search function allows you to search/browse by author, title, keyword, subject and ISBN/ISSN whereas the advanced search allows you to narrow your searches to specific media types or language holdings. In both instances, you will also be able to limit your search to specific libraries by clicking on the “limit by branch” option.
To search Lee Kong Chian Reference Library’s Holdings
If you wish to search for only materials available in the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, please always click on the “Limit by Branch” button at the bottom of the page, after you have keyed in your search term. This brings you to a new page whereby you will be able to select the library of your choice. Choose “Lee Kong Chian Reference Library” and select “yes” under the “Display only items available in the selected branch below” and then click on search.
Things to note:
Once you have identified the title that you need, please double-check the following information and write down the necessary info:
i. The “Status” of the item: the item is not available in the library, if the status displayed is “in transit”, “in process” or “not ready for loan”.
ii. Double-check that the item is in Lee Kong Chian Reference Library under “Branch”.
iii. Write down the Location Code and the Call Number of the item. This helps you to locate the item within Lee Kong Chian Reference Library. Please refer to the table below for more information (Note: Please feel free to approach the counter staff for help in locating the books.)
All featured books and periodicals are located at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.
Accessing the Databases
The National Library Board (NLB)’s eResources are free for all NLB members. Click here to find out how to register as a member.
If you’re having problems registering or logging in, please contact us. If you wish to find information in the databases but am not sure where to begin, or need recommendations on which databases to use, please use the “Ask A Librarian” function or send an email to email@example.com for research assistance. The librarian will get back to you within three working days.
Kevin Seet (Updated by)
The information in this resource guide is valid as at May 2021 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history on the subject. Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.
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