Good Environmental Practices Teacher Resources

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In this environmental worksheet, students complete 4 riddles and picture clues about terms from their chapter as well as examine an "eye spy" scene for good environmental practices.
Students participate in an Environmentally-Practical Science Experiment that looks at Garbage and its speed of Breakdown.
Oil spills and other bad environmental practices can lead to disastrous results for the plants and animals of the earth. In small groups, learners investigate and discuss several images showing the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. They reconvene and discuss other pollution issues that have similar effects, but are closer to home. To drive home the effects of oil in our oceans, the class conducts an experiment where they attempt to clean oil out of a bowl of water. 
Assuming the roles of city council members or special interest groups, your young learners will simulate a situation in which they must decide how to spend an $800,000 grant allocated for local environmental improvements. They will discover the roles of city council members and how their decisions directly or indirectly affect local government.
In collaborative groups, mindful environmental studies middle schoolers select and participate in an action project to increase awareness or contribute to minimizing global warming. Seven categories are provided to choose from. Learners research and discuss case studies and then prepare themselves for action.
Japan has a complex relationship with the environment. Explore this relationship with your class through this resource. Included are thought questions, several activity ideas that range from writing, to discussion, to research, and an idea for a theoretical conversation about attitudes toward nature. Resources are listed. Some links are included in online resources about Minamata.
Young scholars examine the technology of hybrid vehicles and the claims made on their behalf. Upon further exploration, they research and decide which cars, hybrid or non-hybrid, might perform best under various circumstances.
Ever needed a reason to stop eating meat? Read this interesting (and slightly disgusting) passage with your class to assess reading comprehension. Eight questions follow, and the focus is on recall, author's purpose, and passage structure. A great resource to study writing an argument. 
Students view a film about environmental issues. They discover how environmental degradation can lead to disease. They identify the relationship between population growth and the environment.
For this using products wisely to conserve energy worksheet, students choose a home electronic item from a chart, record number of hours usage per month, use the average wattage chart to calculate monthly electrical cost, and conclude what can be done to reduce that cost. Students write six short answers.
Students examine how geography and history help a city plan for its future. Using the Internet, they research the history and geography of a city of their choice. They write a report on how the present leaders can use this information to help them plan for the future.
High schoolers examine four separate environmental health issues using fish-bowl technique, and discuss roles of both government and citizens in maintaining a pollution-free environment.
Whether used as a reading comprehension assessment, as the basis of a mini-lesson on reading strategies, or as extra practice, this exercise will prove to be valuable because of the answers and explanation key that accompanies the worksheet. The key explains in detail which response is correct, why the other foils can not be considered, and the strategies employed to determine the correct answer. The subject matter of the passage, the destruction caused by mountain removal mining, will engage even reluctant readers.
Stress the importance of community involvement to preserve the beauty of our Earth with these great ideas.
Students explore Native American culture by examining their economy.  In this financial history lesson plan, students define the European economies as capitalist while finding the opposite for Native Americans.  Students research Montana Tribal websites for further information and define the different tribes that inhabited Montana.
Young scholars, working in groups, research different aspects of the Mayan society of the classical period. They study the rise and fall of the civilization and present the information in multimedia presentations.
Students explore the concept of finding the height of a building.  In this finding the height of a building lesson, students use clinometers to determine the angle of depression or elevation.  Students use sine, cosine, and the angle of elevation/depression to find the height of a clock tower/building on campus.
Students participate in activities that allow them to explore their future. Thirteen activities are listed and described which include topics such as education, resolutions, job interviews, inheritance, and environmental issues. Hands-on activities allow students to discover how choices and actions affect the future.
Students examine how government programs and sustainable practices can affect farm profitability.  In this agriculture lesson students complete several activities that include the prices of food and designing their own ecolabel. 
Students explore the impact of human behavior on key components of the environment, examine how theirn own personal decisions have added to the problem, and explore possible solutions to the current ecological crisis.