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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Ecology and Sustainability
Collaborative groups research an assigned strategy for contributing to the health of the environment. They collect ten facts and then create a poster or PowerPoint presentation to share with the class. Use this as an opening activity for a unit on sustainable practices in your ecology class.
6th - 8th Science
Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification
Ecology scholars consider the processes of bioaccumulation and biomagnification in the environment. As an example, DDT bioaccumulates in the fatty tissue of animals, resulting in reproductive failure and nervous system damage. DDE accumulates at in increasing amounts in animals higher on the food chain in the process called biomagnification.
9th - 12th Science
Circles of Life: Writing About Wildlife
Take little ones outside for a scientific observation and investigation. The class treks through the school yard to observe living things in the environment. When they return to class, they engage in a think aloud activity, are introduced to writing with a scientific purpose, and create journal entries.
K Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review PD Course: A 1:1 Implementation Guide
Considering a 1:1 technology initiative, but feeling overwhelmed with the enormity of the task? Fear not, Jennifer and Rich are here to break down the process into a series of manageable steps, pointing out common pitfalls to avoid that will help ensure the success of your program.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Classroom Support
During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that may also affect an individual's survival.
2nd - 6th Science
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: What can Personal Genetics Tell Us about Aggression in Humans?
The highlight of this lesson is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the concept that many genes contribute to some of our traits.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Studying Grassland Ecosystems
At first glance, grassland ecosystems might seem dull and uninteresting, but once you start to explore it's amazing the things you'll find! Through this series of engaging lessons, activities, and experiments, elementary students examine the plants and animals that call these regions home and the intricate web of interdependence that ties them all together.
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Greenhouse Gas Game
You will need to gather a number of tokens, bags, and other various game components in order to incorporate this activity into your curriculum. Different tokens represent carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Printable 8.5"x11" pages are the spaces for the playing board.
4th - 12th Science
New Review Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the relationships between the living and non-living components of ecosystems.
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Effects of Oil Spills on Environment and Marine Life
Students explore oceanography by conducting an environmental experiment in class. In this oil spill instructional activity, students discuss the human need for oil and what is at stake when we drill for oil in our oceans. Students read a book in class titled Prince William and utilize cooking oil and dishwashing detergent to conduct an oil experiment.
3rd - 5th Science
What Are You Drinking?
There is plenty of talk these days about our carbon footprints, but what about our water footprints? Do we think much about the amount of water we use in a given day or how safe it really is? Raise awareness with this resource. A colorful handout serves as an anticipatory guide to get participants thinking about the importance of water.
7th - 12th Science
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 5: Group Presentations
Although a group presentation is not novel assignment, this one provides supporting resources: a newsletter introducing the project and a grading rubric. Each group is assigned a different biotic community in Arizona to research and present.
6th - 10th Science
Writing Exercises: The Environment and Sustainability
Sometimes it's good to challenge our kids with thought-provoking topics. They'll have to think hard and use what they know to answer these essay questions. They'll discuss how and why developed nations put a strain on the world's resources, why developing nations may recent pollution control policies, and the struggle nations have to develop while maintaining the environment.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Exploring Downstream: Water Resources
The lack of clean water is a life-threatening plight for millions of people around the world. Through an extensive WebQuest, young environment or social studies classes compare our water availability to that of the cxitizens of Ethiopia, Kenya, India, and parts of China.
9th - 12th Science
Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small piece of cotton in the lung to find out what happens.
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable