Conservation Issues Teacher Resources
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Don't Let the Earth Down
Although recycling is definitely beneficial, reducing our waste and conserving our natural resources should really be the focus of environmentalists. Encourage the future generation to create a public service announcement about a conservation issue that they feel strongly about.
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Don't Let the Earth Down
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If your class doesn't have access to video and editing software, they can present their announcement in front of the class.
5th - 12th Science
New Review A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the blooming American economy.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Preservation is Important? Says Who?
Students watch a video interview about the life/work of Mark Olson, explain how Olson's cultural and life experiences influence his perceptions of plants and plant study, and analyze and share news articles to identify differing environmental perspectiv
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
How Do We Balance Environmental Conservation with Human Needs?
Students role play a meeting between conservation biologists and local representatives who want to advance the livelihood of local population. In this history lesson, students research the necessities and conservation issues of given regions.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
How Big is the Ocean?
Let this sink in: oceans cover more than 70% of the planet! This video teaches many facts about the ocean using creative graphs to convey the vastness of its features. The ocean contains the longest mountain chain, the tallest mountain, the deepest canyon, the tallest waterfall, and the greatest numbers and variety of species.
5 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Values Towards Conservation
Learners read First Nation story, identify values expressed in it and discuss how those values relate to conservation issues faced today. Students then seek out stories relevant to climate change from their own Elders and respected community members, and create presentations to share their stories.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Arctic Animals
Discover the coldest animals in the world with a lesson about the Arctic habitat. Kids use a glossary and information sheet about animals found in the Arctic Circle to complete several activities, including tracking the lemming population, experimenting with salt and freezing water, and investigating the differences between Arctic animals and Antarctic animals.
4th - 8th Science
New Review Saving the Wild: Conservation Around the World
Enhance your unit on conservation, ecosystems, or migration with a series of lessons about ways to save the wild around the world. Kids research types of conservation, such as recycling, and use their geography skills to map the disappearing wetlands and migration route of gray whales.
6th - 8th Science
Learners read and create cartoons that are based on endangered and threatened species. The lesson is packed with terrific student handouts, including some very good cartoons that are based on conservation and animal issues. The instructions given for student-created cartoons are clear and concise.
Third graders read and create cartoons about endangered and threatened species of plants. Pupils are split up into groups. They each consider a conservation cartoon and attempt to decipher its meaning. They must decide if they agree or disagree with the author's message.
Here is an impressive collection of lessons on sharks. In them, pupils undertake a serious study of sharks, their habitats, their social structure, and how humans adversely impact their existence. These lessons effectively integrate language arts, math, science, visual arts, and also have a strong conservation message built into them.
4th - 8th Math
The African Savanna
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with a wide variety of pre-trip activities intended to enhance the overall field trip experience.
1st - 5th Science
Students collect data about energy usage and use mathematical calculations to analyze their data. In this energy conservation and statistics math lesson, students survey their homes to complete an energy usage worksheet. Students transfer class data to a graph and calculate the mean, median, mode, and range of designated energy related areas.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
WWW = World Wide Wildlife
Through video, internet research, and hands-on activities, learners conduct a study of the interdependence between animals and the habitats they live in. They conduct Internet research independently in order to complete a report on a specific animal, its habitat, and many other facets of the ecosystem.
3rd - 6th Science
What is Happening to Our Water?
Learners compare and contrast Wisconsin's water resources to that of Puerto Rico. They research books about islands, particularly the Puerto Rican islands. Student view illustrations of island ecology. They discuss the illustrations and compare them to the Wisconsin ecology.
2nd - 3rd Science
Students explore physical education by researching biology. In this survival techniques lesson plan, students discuss the methods turtles use to survive dangerous encounters and conduct a sea turtle role play exercise. Students identify the life cycle by utilizing the Internet.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Great Barrier Reef
High schoolers explain the importance of coral reefs and the threats to reefs' conservation. Through the process of gathering geographic information about a place (in this case, the Great Barrier Reef), students explore how a "geographic focus" can sharpen their insights about a conservation issue.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Galapagos Islands inspired Darwin to develop his theory of evolution. These wonderful islands will also be the topic of a lesson plan on habitat and conservation. In small groups, learners will collect and synthesize information regarding the Galapagos to script and perform a mock news bulletin.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History