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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Complete fashion design activities as a part of a study on protecting the environment. For this fashion and environment lesson, students discuss global environmental awareness and work in groups to list recyclable products that can be used in fashion design.
11th - Higher Ed Science 40 Views 113 Downloads
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 3 Views 16 Downloads
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 12 Views 31 Downloads
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 8 Views 16 Downloads 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.
51 mins Pre-K - Higher Ed Classroom Support 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 11 Views 8 Downloads
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 28 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 11 Views 16 Downloads
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 78 Views 48 Downloads 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 5 Views 4 Downloads
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 6 Views 13 Downloads
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 Language Arts 6 Views 44 Downloads
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 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 64 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 3 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Nature Treasure Hunt
Get your students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors with this fun nature scavenger hunt. From uncovering evidence of an animal's presence, to making a tool out of materials found in nature, this activity is a great way to engage children in exploring the natural world around us.
Pre-K - 5th Science 10 Views 7 Downloads
The Neolithic Revolution
With the abundance of food products we can easily access in our society today, it is easy to forget the toll this can take on our global environment. Young learners will discover how the transition to agriculture and domesticated living from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies would also come to mean intensive exploitation of land.
5th - 8th Science 177 Views 146 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable