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Outdoor Activities/Science: Bubble Blower Experiments
Students conduct bubble-blowing experiments. In this early childhood lesson plan, students use the science skills of observation, experimentation, prediction, and evaluation, as well as creative-thinking, fine-motor, and language skills.
Pre-K - K Science 10 Views 41 Downloads
Humans and the Environment
This PowerPoint is a straightforward list of facts about how humans impact the environment. Subjects covered are extinction, natural resources, different types of pollution, and conservation efforts. Questions are presented on some slides to assess understanding along the way.
4th - 7th Science 4 Views 28 Downloads
P.O.V.'s Borders Picture Project: Lesson 1 - Air
Take photos of human activities that impact air quality. Collaborative groups present one of the photographs, identifying how the activity contributes to air quality and what can be done to minimize the impact. As one in a series of lessons exploring human impact on the environment, this activity will help develop informed citizens who can make a difference.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students describe the impact of population growth on the environment. They describe how cities affect their surrounding environment and explain how cities are handling growth and its resulting effect on the quality of life. They visit the CIA World Fact book Web site and read the information posted about Kenya.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 65 Downloads
Student Designed Investigations: Observations
Students choose an organism and create an experiment with that organism. In this observation lesson, students expose a living thing to something from its environment and record their observations. Students must have some prior knowledge to complete this lesson.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 33 Downloads
Strive to Survive Part 2
Young scholars consider adaptations as a means for survival in a particular habitat. In this biology lesson, students analyze benefits young scholars engage in four activities, each exemplifying a different adaptation; camouflage, beak adaptations, and early human tools.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 26 Downloads
Students create art projects outside. In these outdoor art lesson plans, students use items in nature to enhance their creativity. They are encouraged to paint rocks, use fences for collages, weave sticks/feathers through picket fences, and dye sand with food coloring.
Pre-K - K Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Mapping School Grounds
Students map and analyze the natural and cultural environment of the school grounds. In small groups, they sketch the natural and cultural features of each side of the school building, create a map, participate in a class discussion, and write an essay.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 17 Downloads
Stanley Park and Aquarium Field Trip
Students explore the beauty of British Columbia by participating in a class field trip. In this ecosystem observation lesson, students investigate the Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park, one of the largest parks in North America. Students identify the separate ecosystems, beach and forest, before completing a worksheet based on the positive and negative impact of human beings.
6th - 7th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students discuss how to protect oneself from the sun. For this sun safety lesson, students explore the movement of the sun throughout the day by tracing their shadows periodically using outdoor chalk. Students discuss how the shorter the shadow, the more direct and powerful the sun's rays.
K Health 8 Views 16 Downloads
Speeding Along in Motion
Your class will love this outdoor lesson! 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
Summer Health Activity: Challenging Courses
Students invent outdoor activities. In this early childhood lesson plan, students practice cooperation and large motor skills while they engage in and invent a variety of organized outdoor play activities. The activities encourage cooperation and the development of large motor skills
Pre-K - K Physical Education 3 Views 9 Downloads
Students examine interactions within the environment and environmental engineering careers. They discuss and view photos of natural and manmade environments, explore various websites, create a web to identify interactions between living and non-living parts of an environment, and analyze a Moebius strip.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 6 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 28 Views 240 Downloads