Conservation of Natural Resources Teacher Resources
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Young scientists identify erosion, explain the causes of erosion, and name some techniques that can slow the process of erosion. Learners are divided up into groups of four and perform a simulation of soil erosion in class. The instructions are clearly explained, and each group writes down their observations of the experiment in their science journals.
4th Science 36 Views 56 Downloads
Is That Natural?
Students examine how they use and waste natural resources. They participate in a class discussion about natural resources, in small groups complete a worksheet identifying ways students misuse natural resources, and create an informational flyer demonstrating ways to conserve resources.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 19 Views 68 Downloads
Research and Resources
Fifth graders use research skills to explore conservation of natural resources. They explore methods that scientists use to learn about the world and design their own explorations. Students also research the way natural resources are used and conserved, and conduct a conservation simulation by experimenting with energy in a battery.
5th Language Arts 20 Views 53 Downloads
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 30 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old species had more in common with land dwelling vertebrates than other fish, representing a critical transition in the evolution of life on Earth.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
1912: The Election that Changed the Century
The presidential election of 1912 was a turning point in American politics. Whoever won would reshape the political spectrum. Learn about the key issues, each party's politics, and the four men who wanted to become president: William Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Eugene Debs, and Woodrow Wilson.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
Fifth graders study the impact of human activity on water quality and on the ecosystems of Earth. After a discussion on the various ways that water can be polluted, groups of youngsters get together to figure out the best way to clean a polluted sample of water.
5th Science 5 Views 11 Downloads
Energy Awareness Activity Book
If you are looking for worksheets about alternative energy sources to use on Earth Day, you'll find several here. However, since Earth Day is all about conserving natural resources, please print these double-sided in order to reduce the amount of paper used!
3rd - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 15 Downloads
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic lesson on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this fine plan which make it easy to implement in your classroom.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads
Environmental Benefits of Recycling
Fourth graders understand the benefits of recycling. In this recycling literacy lesson plan, 4th graders read an article and identify the main idea. Students understand the process of transfer to the landfill and discuss how recycling helps the environment.
4th Science 15 Views 123 Downloads
Here is an in-depth, and incredibly thorough lesson plan on sustainable agricultural practices; specifically, regarding the growth of coffee. After completing and discussing a worksheet called "Thinking About Tomorrow," groups of learners get together in groups and they perform simulation activities around the topic of sustainability.
5th Science 17 Views 52 Downloads
Fill In The GAPP
Youngsters discover what recycling is and identify things that can be recycled. They use both video and Internet resources to aid them in their study. This is a well-designed lesson with excellent activities and a nicely-written letter to parents regarding an upcoming class project on recycling.
K - 1st Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Young environmentalists take a look at how they both pollute and clean their own environments. Each pupil creates a personal checklist that they use to determine their own environmental awareness. A community checklist is made as well, and pairs of learners create lists of ways that their school could become more environmentally sound.
4th Science 7 Views 5 Downloads
Fifth graders engage in some activities that will help them to identify erosion and explain the causes of erosion. They also look into ways that humans can slow the process of erosion in some cases. After a teacher-led demonstration, everyone goes outside to the playground to see how running water is a main source of erosion of soil and rock.
5th Science 13 Views 22 Downloads
Here is a fine lesson for fifth graders that will give them an idea of the variety of impacts that human-introduced pollutants have on the environment. After an initial class discussion and teacher-led demonstration, pupils brainstorm the ways that they could clean up some contaminated water.
5th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads