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"The Lorax"- An Environmental Issue
Students create a solution to an environmental problem. In this environmental protection lesson plan, 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.
5th - 6th Science 25 Views 146 Downloads
Canada and Global Issues
Middle schoolers explore the environmental issues of Canada. In this Canadian environment activity, students read and article about Canada's environmental issues. Middle schoolers develop questions and research to find more information. Students write summaries of their information and share with classmates.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 34 Downloads
"A Generation That Cares?" The Environment and You
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.
3rd - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 2 Downloads
Earth Day: a Look Into the World Around Us
Students develop an artwork made entirely out of recycled materials to exhibit during an Earth Day celebration. They participate in a lecture discussion on the history of Earth Day and environmental issues, do internet research on a particular issue, then create their artwork reflecting ideas about that issue.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Letters to Local and State Legislators
Learners locate their local or state legislator's address. They write and send letters to their local and state legislators critiquing their voting record on environmental issues and sharing their own views on these issues.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Global and Environmental Issues: The Effects of a Changing Earth on Animals
Third graders research animal habitats. In this environmental lesson, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.
3rd Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
Defining Values: Environmental Issues
Learners analyze an environmental issue of local or regional interest and compare and contrast the roles of the individual and the community in responding to the issue. They discuss how values are expressed in environmental issues and write a paragraph on the ideas discussed in class.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Conservation Research Project
Students complete a research project over a number of weeks that investigates the decline of a species, land/water use issues, shared environments, and how local habitat issues have an global impact. They look at various sides to solutions for environmental issues.
8th Science 12 Views 27 Downloads
The State of the Planet
Learners address four different environmental topics (water issues, the threat of food shortages, human population growth, and global warming) as they watch a film and discuss the future of the earth. In groups, they complete various projects relating to the above issues.
6th - 12th Science 4 Views 55 Downloads