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Students create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection instructional activity, students watch The Lorax and write down all the environmental issues they see. Students discuss the issues and are then assigned an area or problem to develop a solution for. Students present their solution.
Eighth graders explore the characteristics of responsibility. In this character lesson, 8th graders complete a self-evaluation. Students view a responsibility video. Students write a newspaper article on selected environmental issue.
In this environmental issues worksheet, students solve 16 clues focusing on the forms of renewable and non-renewable energy, global warming and acid rain.
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.
Students investigate the laws of using land.  In this California Government instructional activity, students examine the many uses of land in California and find an environmental issue they care about.  Students write a letter to a politician based on their issue.
By using the book "The Wump World," students can discuss environmental issues and extend the Earth Day experience.
Students explore the environmental issues of Canada. In this Canadian environment lesson, students read and article about Canada's environmental issues. Students develop questions and research to find more information. Students write summaries of their information and share with classmates.
Students study environmental issues from different perspectives. They look at the issues from the view of both preservationists and conservationists as they identify themselves with one group or the other. They determine how teamwork plays a role in engineering.
Seventh graders summarize a newspaper article. In this writing lesson students choose a newspaper article about an environmental issue. The students summarize the article and devise a solution to the environmental issue.
Students explore policies regarding environmental issues. In this global issues lesson, students research the linked Internet sources to investigate governmental policies to decrease environmental issues.
Students criticially read an unfinished creative writing piece, answer factual questions concerning the piece, and then finish the story or create their own story about their own neigborhood and possible environmental issues.
Students discuss the importance of recycling and preventing pollution. In groups, they complete mini-studies on various environmental issues and evaluate different consumer products. They use global warming data to determine the importance of the problem and work together to solve problems related to water conservation. To end the lesson, they develop their own environmental responsibility statement.
Students explore the issues that influence our environment and research ways to decrease the negative impact that humans have on the environment. Misconceptions about environmental issues are addressed in this lesson.
Students research environmental issues through various Internet sites. In this technology-based lesson, students write a one page summary of the research they have done on an environmental issue. Students use the Internet sites included in this lesson plan.
The students recall events from Dr. Seuss' story The Lorax and make connections to environmental issues affecting their lives. They are expected to reflect on the facts of the story and respond verbally stating the inferences they made in order to devise alternative endings or possible solutions. Students make judgments and begin to observe positive actions that will preserve the condition of the earth.
Students investigate famous environmentalists. For this historical lesson, students use a time line to identify the accomplishments of various environmentalists. Students research and identify one environmental issue they would like to solve.
Students analyze the mechanisms for generating ocean currents, temperature, and deep ocean circulation. They are able to assess the formation and breaking of waves and their effect on shorelines, particularly the North Carolina coast. Students evaluate environmental issues and solutions for North Carolina's wetland, inland, and tidal environments.
Eighth graders examine how sustainable development affects issues in the economy and environment.  In this sustainable development instructional activity students answer questions and discuss the social and environmental issues. 
Students research an environmental issue and decide on a course of action. They write a reseach paper and present an oral presentation based on the research.
Eleventh graders focus on a real-world environmental issue as a means of integrating their acquired knowledge about the cycling of matter and the global connections linking various systems of the biosphere.