Environmental Awareness Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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.
Students identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science instructional activity, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude the instructional activity.
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, learners work together to create an original book.
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.
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.
Learners explore environmental awareness through reusing materials. In this environmental awareness activity, students use trash to create a "trashasaurus," a large dinosaur sculpture made from waste. Detailed structure and papier-mâché instructions are included.
High schoolers 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.
High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to support their position.
In this environmental awareness worksheet, students read an article about the causes of global warming. Students then answer seven true or false questions, 10 10 synonym matching questions, and ten phrase matching questions based on the article.
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.
Can one class, or even one child make a difference? Introduce service learning and environmental awareness to your third graders. They discuss what a service learning project is, and how it can help them become active participants in saving the environment. They research several service projects and then write proposals telling their principal why they want or need to participate in environmentally aware projects. The ten best proposals are submitted to the principal for consideration.
Students examine the relationships among living and non-living parts of the environment. Using their senses, they identify the objects in their classroom. In groups, they participate in experiments to discover where electricity comes from. To end the lesson, they solve problems related to determining the amount of kilowatt hours they have used.
In the final lesson of a four-part series, kids take what they have learned about the importance of recycling and reducing one's impact on the environment and put it into action by creating posters. Originally intended for a contest for the city of Tucson, the posters would be great for Earth Day projects or environmental awareness campaigns around town. The posters can focus on conservation, reducing waste, taking advantage of neighborhood recycling programs, or reusing materials. In order to incorporate technology and make this project even more eco-friendly, have kids create their posters or brochures on the computer and post them online.
Students read stories such as S'gana, The Black Whale with environmental themes. They write brief physical descriptions expressing their feelings if they had to live in a confined space. In small groups, they complete stories with characters who solve an environmental problem. They print the final copies or post them on the Internet.
Students look at the words, symbols, and signs that surround them. In this early childhood lesson plan, students use observational skills as they note the abundance of letters and signs in their world, then apply this awareness to block play.
Students examine environments and how the impacts human activities can cause. In this environmental change lesson students research how human activity is causing local environmental changes.
Explore the differences between towns that are environmentally friendly and those that are not. The class will construct two towns out of various objects; they'll focus on comparing each town based on their environmental laws. This is a good activity to include in a larger science unit or as a culminating project that shows the results of research.