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Middle schoolers examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
Learners and their families use a multitude of products every day. These products are manufactured in part or entirely from natural resources. Students explore about renewable and nonrenewable resources and trace resources' points of origin by constructing and analyzing a product map.
Students identify the four basic natural resources. They distinguish bettween renewable and non-renewable resources. Pupils recognize that all natural resources are needed by living plants and animals. Students list consequences for continued use of non-renewable resources. They conduct an experiment in producing a biodegradable plastic from corn.
Seventh graders explore natural resources and land use. In this geography skills lesson plan, 7th graders view a PowerPoint presentation on the topics and discuss the distribution of natural resources and land use issues in East Asia. The PowerPoint is not included with the lesson plan.
Your introductory physical science class will be energized by this PowerPoint. They will be able to define energy, work, and power. They will be able to perform calculations for kinetic and potential energy. They will be able to describe the various simple machines and forms of energy. Truly, this selection of 71 slides can serve as a note-taking guide for several lessons on energy and work. Make sure to break it up with hands-on experience using simple machines and pendulums.
Sixth graders determine how natural resources can be helpful and hurtful. In this energy instructional activity, 6th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress that complement their research of the positive and negative effects of coal mining.
Students use waste materials to build a snowman decoration. In this reusing lesson, students create a new object out of disposable items left over from the holidays. Students discuss ways of cutting down waste. Students understand how they are protecting natural resources when they reuse.
First graders explore natural resources and search outdoors to find materials to create a bird's nest. In this bird's natural resources lesson, 1st graders listen to a book about birds and reflect on the various things birds use to create their nests. Students then watch a short video on the Internet. Students then observe a model of a bird's nest and begin to build their own bird's nest.
Future energy engineers visit several stations, each one dedicated to a different alternative source of energy. They describe how solar energy is converted into other forms of energy, the patterns of distribution of energy resources in the United States, and how these patterns of distribution are represented through maps. This is a comprehensive and well-written lesson plan for your middle school science curriculum.
How is wind produced and is it a good source for energy production? Get some air moving in your class. Learners take a pre-test, watch a demonstration of how electricity can be generated by wind energy, test different turbine factors for output efficiency, and read about this source of alternative renewable energy. Day one of the eight days suggests a PowerPoint or video as a way to introduce alternative energy, but does not link or suggest specific titles. Also, you will need to obtain a generator kit for the demonstration and turbines for experimentation.