Outdoor Education Teacher Resources
From backpacking to rock climbing, these resources will get students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors.
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Outdoor Activities/Problem Solving: Play a Listening Game
Students listen to everyday sounds that help them develop listening skills. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop listening and language skills to recreate sounds in the outdoor environment.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Why are Batteries Harmful to the Environment?
Open this lesson by reading together about primary and secondary batteries (such as nickel-cadmium cells), problems they can cause in the environment, and how humans can minimize the damage. Afterward, little ones examine a collection of batteries and identify what type each one is.
3rd - 5th Science 12 Views 9 Downloads
Outdoor Activities/Problem Solving: Nature Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars act as young explorers on this scavenger hunt. In this early childhood lesson plan, students build problem-solving and visual discrimination skills as they search outdoors to find matching nature items.
Pre-K - K Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Giving an Outdoor Play
Students reenact a popular book while using their outdoor playground as the stage. In this dramatic interpretation lesson, students follow oral narration to act out events in a story. They use monkey bars as the setting for the story, and repeat the reenactment until they can do it without narration.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Introduction to Saline Environments & Microbial Halophiles
If you do not mind wading through unrelated headings (This is not for a physics or STEM course, as it states.) and content (The lesson plan opens with an article about neurology, not halophiles.), then you will find a valuable resource on salt-loving microorganisms.
7th - 12th Science 6 Views 9 Downloads
Sorting and Classifying Outdoors
Students sort and classify objects they find on a nature walk. In this classification activity, students explore outdoors and find objects to put in paper bags. Students sort the objects and place the objects in categories. Students continue sorting the objects into different types of categories.
Pre-K - K Math 6 Views 19 Downloads
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding lesson in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 13 Downloads
Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion
Learners identify and describe rocks that contain records of the earth's history and explain how they were formed. They formulate questions about and identify needs and problems related to objects and events in the environment, and explore possible answers and solutions.
3rd - 5th Science 14 Views 151 Downloads
Enhancing Our Outdoor Classroom Studies through Technology
Combine science, math, and more using this resource. Learners use technology to share video and other information about their community with people throughout the state. They learn about the environment, identifying native plants, record what they see using photographs or video, and share with everyone using the Internet.
K - 5th Science 10 Views 100 Downloads
Your Own Backyard
Students study Earth's features and their local environments. In this Earth's features instructional activity, students take a field trip to observe a natural environment and students sketch their observations of the nature. Students watch videos about Earth's various environments.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of topics.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 156 Downloads
Making My Environment Safe
Students identify unsafe situations in their community and develop safer alternatives to improve those environments. They discuss factors that help promote violence, and in small groups create a poster and slogan that depicts a safe environment.
3rd - 4th Health 3 Views 26 Downloads
Math in the Outdoors: A Geometric Scavenger Hunt
Learn math in an outdoor environment using this resource. Learners identify the shapes and sizes of geometric objects in a natural environment. They estimate and compare the height of two trees, take pictures of geometric shapes and designs observed outside, and write a lab report that includes scale drawings.
3rd - 5th Math 25 Views 97 Downloads
environment: Fresh and Saltwater Habitats
Learners compare and contrast fresh and salt water coastal environments. After describing how sea animals adapt to their habitats, they design a variety of sea creatures and explain how the adaptations aid in the animals' survival. Students also name their creatures and repeat the procedure for freshwater habitats and animals.
1st - 4th Science 8 Views 56 Downloads