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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Speeding Along in Motion
Your class will love this outdoor instructional activity! Learners participate in activities to calculate speed and motion using bicycles and skateboards. They determine the average speed among class members for the distance traveled and share their results.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 165 Downloads
What Is Health?
What are the factors that affect health? Middle schoolers will identify four factors which contribute to health and identify the environment as the factor with the most impact. They tape their card(s) under the column on the flip chart paper that most affects/contributes to the health problem or issue on their card.
6th - 8th Health 40 Views 248 Downloads
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining
To understand the impact coal mining has on the environment, pupils will extract chocolate chips from a cookie. Imagine the cookie is the environment and the chips are the coal. Instruct them to mine as many chips as they can, then have them look at what is left of their cookie.
3rd - 5th Science 16 Views 60 Downloads
New Review What's in the Trash
Work with your class to examine how trash can affect the environment while practicing reading skills. Class members read a very brief passage about garbage in the US, examine a pie chart that shows what types of things are thrown away, and respond to before, during, and after reading questions.
4th - 7th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads
Ozone Hole - Changes in the Stratosphere
Halting the depletion of the hole in the ozone layer has been one of humanity's happy recoveries from previous damage done to the environment. Meteorology masters muse the Montreal Protocol and examine data on changes in the ozone. Unfortunately, the embedded website has been reconfigured and the data not accessible; you will need to find another Internet source for the data and associated animations, but it is easily done!
7th - 12th Science 10 Views 9 Downloads
Living in the Desert
Conduct an investigation on the plants used by the Hohokam tribe. To survive in the harsh desert environment the Hohokam used many natural resources. Learners read, research, map, and graph multiple aspects of Hohokam plant use as a survival technique.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 25 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Tell Me More about Composting: Nature's Recyclers
Does your class know about nature's recyclers? The class is introduced to three types of composting, how it works, and why it is good for the environment. They will go outside in search of five items: a dead tree or log, a live tree, a live leaf, a dead leaf, and a mushroom.
3rd Science 8 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ground Water Contamination
While intended as background information for teachers, the information about the logistics and effects of the contamination of groundwater would make an excellent supplemental piece for kids with a high reading level. While there are few graphics or images to support the reading, it could be used to test reading comprehension or to support research on the topic.
8th - 12th Science 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discover the life of Bella Abzug, a lifelong activist in the United States for human rights, women's rights, and the environment. This summary of Abzug's life can be assigned for homework or as an in-class reading activity, and followed up with disucussion or further research.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt
Going on a scavenger hunt sounds like a great way to spice up any lesson plan. To better understand how beneficial insects are, the class goes outdoors to search for and observe a bug that has big benefits. Included in the lesson are images, a field observation sheet, a research sheet, and information on several key insects.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Cultural Environment during the Great Depression
Eleventh graders research American culture of the Great Depression. In this role-playing lesson, groups of students develop "talking points" for their assigned topic and condense them into a Powerpoint or Hyper Studio presentation.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Children Making Text to Self Connections Through Reading and Their Environment
Students determine how to make connections between the stories they read to their community. In this text connection lesson plan, students take a mental walk through their own community before listening to Lisa Bullard's, My Neighborhood; Places and Faces.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 11 Views 44 Downloads
The Effects of Acid Rain on the Environment
Middle schoolers work in groups to expose healthy plants to various environmental conditions. Each group is assigned a different amount of lemon juice to add to their water source, simulating acid rain. Some water is administered through the soil to the roots, and some is dropped onto a single leaf daily.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 26 Downloads
The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment
The first half of this thought-provoking presentation introduces viewers to some of the ways humans are impacting the environment: climate change, acid rain, and intensive farming. The second half suggests ways to minimize that impact. Photographs and real-life examples are included.
4th - 8th Science 12 Views 7 Downloads
New Review Five Themes of Geography Definitions
Here is a very well-organized handout on the five themes of geography (location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction), which includes definitions and questions to consider for each theme.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 93 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students Can Make A Difference!
Can one class, or even one child make a difference? Introduce service learning and environmental awareness to your third graders. They discuss what a service learning project is, and how it can help them become active participants in saving the environment.
3rd Science 7 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In the final lesson of a four-part series, kids take what they have learned about the importance of recycling and reducing one's impact on the environment and put it into action by creating posters. Originally intended for a contest for the city of Tucson, the posters would be great for Earth Day projects or environmental awareness campaigns around town.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads