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Imagining Homes and Environments
Students discuss relationship between environments, natural resources and housing, establish connection with students in classroom or school there, and paint pictures of what they think homes look like based on basic data about environment.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Importance of Trees
The lesson starts with a discussion on how and why we should be respectful in the outdoor environment; then it's outside we go! Little scientists look for two trees that are very different, they draw each tree in detail and then return to the class for further instruction.
K Science 7 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Leaders' Decisions and Actions
Community leaders try to make choices that protect the community and the environment. Little ones learn about how tribal communities look to their chief to guide the decision-making process. Your class will become part of the community at large when they create and send "No littering!
K - 2nd All 5 Views 4 Downloads
The Great Spider Debate
Poor, misunderstood spiders! They are feared, disrespected, and detested by many people, yet they do so many positive things. A great addition to any insect unit, learn about some of the more common spiders, while hopefully dispelling some cases of arachnophobia.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
Deforestation Research Assignment
Students examine deforestation and the effects of deforestation on the environment as well as the effects it has on specific people. Students research an area in the world where deforestation is taking place and present their information to the class.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Get outside and engage learners in a compare-and-contrast activity about nature, animals, and the environment. The class discusses how to use a Venn diagram to compare two different animals. Then, they make observations of two animals found in the school yard, as they jot down notes in their animal books.
1st Science 4 Views 6 Downloads 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 plan are images, a field observation sheet, a research sheet, and information on several key insects.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Outdoor Art: Rub and See
Students take a close-up look at the things around them. In this early childhood hands-on science lesson, students investigate objects and develop observation skills as they work together to make a variety of rubbings.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 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 5 Views 43 Downloads
Marvelous Measurement in the Outdoor Classroom
Here is a lesson that isn't just about making scientific observations, it's also about determining which tool is needed to collect accurate data. After reviewing what it means to be safe when working outdoors, the class hikes around the school yard as they hunt for natural specimens.
2nd Science 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions and detailed sketches.
2nd - 5th Science 12 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Outdoor Education Map
Sixth graders mark activity stations and locations of important buildings on a grid map of an outdoor education school. This is a practical application for the skill of graphing points in the four quadrants of the coordinate plane.
5th - 7th Math 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Outdoor Activities: Solve It-Outdoors
Students practice problem solving skills. In this early childhood education lesson, students foster the ability to use creative and critical thinking to turn obstacles into bridges to greater learning as they complete various activities and discuss them.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 23 Downloads
Learners investigate house structures by examining photographs. For this architecture lesson, students read the book Houses and Homes, analyzing the different structures and materials. Learners utilize mud to create model huts in an outdoor environment.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads