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Young scholars complete a pre-test on the relationship between heredity and the environment. As a class, they write down descriptions of themselves and identify which traits can be changed and not changed. In groups, they determine which genes are dominant and recessive and develop a model of DNA. To end the instructional activity, they research a genetic disorder and write a geneotype for each member of the class.
Young scholars are introduced to the Gaia hypothesis by examining a conceptual sketch. In groups, they analyze the way they can use Dewey's method for problem solving to solve problems within the environment. They are given a problem facing the environment and present their solutions to the class.
Fifth graders examine the interaction between the Native Americans and their environment. In groups, they take the information they gathered and create posters and charts displaying the data. They create travel brochures and survival guides for the areas represented and share their information with the class in the form of a talk or radio show.
Fourth graders explore changing environments for animals. In this animal habitats lesson, 4th graders research the animal environments of Ohio and how human interactions affect them. Students determine how animals and humans can co-exist and thrive in the shared environments.
ï»¿In this World Environment Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for World Environment Day.
Middle schoolers create their own land or water environment. They make their environment livable for all the different animals they collect to put in it. Students research the types of animals that they can have in their environment, and how the it affects the land around them. They create their own food webs.
Students make an eco-friendly vehicle to help make transportation better for the environment. In this transportation lesson, students learn how transportation inventions are bad for the environment. They then see how engineers have tried to make eco-friendly transportation devices. In the end, they design their own eco-friendly transportation device.
Students determine how animals and people adapt to the desert environment. In this desert lesson, students review vocabulary about the desert and how humans have to make changes to accommodate their environments. They listen to and discuss The Desert is Theirs by Byrd Baylor. They write a narrative that mirrors the story.
Learners observe, record, and present knowledge of their local built environment while conducting a walking tour of their community. They develop written and photo journals, drawings, time lines, graphs, and charts to engage in discussing and present multimedia presentations.
Fifth graders focus on the various types of fish living in different water environments. In groups, they research the different methods used to fish and participate in experiments to determine the effects of mercury on fish, the environment and the people who consume the food. They take field trips to aquatic environments and share their findings with the class on what might happen if the environment is not taken care of.
Second graders describe and imitate sounds from the natural environment including rain and snow. After listing materials that could be used to make rainsticks, they create their own instruments from cardboard tubes,beans, and sand. To conclude the lesson, 2nd graders create collages of the winter season.
Learners discuss and write about waste management to save the environment. In this environment lesson, students discuss what an alien coming to Earth would notice about the environmental needs of humans for survival. They pretend that the aliens are angry with the earthlings due to their lack of care for the environment and their overproduction of garbage. They write an essay from the alien's point of view about what the humans need to do to survive.