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Students investigate environmental issue in Hispanic country, use readings from textbooks or other sources, prepare environmental awareness poster that focuses on issue of investigation, and create poster by cutting and pasting photos from magazines and/or other sources.
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.
Learners identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science activity, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude the activity.
Students explore environmental awareness through reusing materials. In this environmental awareness lesson, students use trash to create a "trashasaurus," a large dinosaur sculpture made from waste. Detailed structure and papier-mâché instructions are included.
Students discuss what house and home represent in this country and read an article from a Venezuelan newspaper about environmental awareness. They create a Venn diagram that compares and contrasts environmental awareness and responsibility.
Students employ poetry as a medium to relay information and express views about significant environmental issues that exist today and to assess their effects on The State of the Planet as we enter the next millennium.
In this environmental awareness worksheet, students find a newspaper photograph that shows how people can make changes to the environment. Students write about the photograph.
Learners participate in paper recycling. They are taught to environmental awareness of recycling and its importance in their future. Students discuss and identify the problems of how they can minimize waste. They brainstorm suggestions for solutions.
Pupils explore the concept of human environmental interaction and stewardship of water resources. In this environmental awareness instructional activity, students explore ways to conserve water in desert cities and state 3 reasons for conserving the earth's water resources. Pupils are assessed during their presentations and group project.
Students expand environmental awareness by brainstorming list of environmental issues in the world today, researching issues in small groups, and displaying their work for classmates to see.
Go green! Help kids acquire vocabulary while simultaneously teaching them about preserving the environment. This series includes several activities, including matching words to definitions, determining antonyms, and writing. The assignments encourage environmentally-friendly behavior, such as thinking of how to reuse objects.
Complete fashion design activities as a part of a study on protecting the environment. In this fashion and environment lesson, students discuss global environmental awareness and work in groups to list recyclable products that can be used in fashion design. Assign online research as to how the materials can be recycled and a paper for the research. Students design fashion sketches using the materials.
Use an alternative setting for pregnant teens and young mothers, as well as special education children to examine environmental topics through literature. Included in this unit is a visit to neighborhood libraries to select children's books on the environment. Through reading and research, students work together to create an original book.
Learners select a particular environment, ecosystem or species that is of special interest to them and research the selection to determine if there are any particular cultures with which it is associated (songs, dances or dramatic performances).
Students explore environmental awareness by completing a pollution activity. In this drinking water instructional activity, students identify the role of the EPA in maintaining drinkable water in our country and what types of toxins regularly invade our water supplies. Students complete a pollution pinpointing activity in small groups.
Sixth graders compare corn-based shipping peanuts to Styrofoam shipping peanuts. In this hands-on environmental awareness lesson, 6th graders try dissolving two different types of packing peanuts in water.
After listening to the book, We All Go Traveling By, 1st graders discuss different modes of transportation that they see out in the world, and the environmental impacts of each one. Kids work together to create a list of the types of transportation, then complete a worksheet that has them list the one that are "More Environmentally Friendly," and "Less Environmentally Friendly." The plan has the worksheet embedded in it, along with nice photos of many different types of transportation that the kids can cut and paste.
Students discover the dangers posing our environment.  In this environmental awareness lesson, students investigate problems like global warming and pollution and discuss ways their generation can solve these issues.  Students research ideas using the Internet.
By exploring the three categories of human-induced environmental problems students can gain a global perspective.
Students investigate environmental sites online to participate in various activities, and to play online games, all while learning about the earth.