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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“THE LORAX” by Dr. Seuss
Few children's books convey the message of conservation as well as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Read the story aloud, emphasizing the interconnectedness of plants and animals in an ecosystem and discussing different ways people can help the environment.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 127 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Coral Reef Habitat Match
Different animals live in different habitats, and each animal has specifically adaptive traits that make them tailor-made for their environments. This is true on land and in the ocean. Little ones examine how various marine animals have adapted traits that help them survive in coral reefs, on the sandy ocean floor, or in the open ocean.
K - 2nd Science 40 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why not walk in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt and become a conservationist? After discussing issues and reasons for animal extinction, the class creates their own conservation plans. Each small group is given mock data regarding a fictitious island environment, as well as three different endangered species cards.
3rd - 12th Science 29 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Climate Change Impacts
Getting kids thinking about climate change now, will hopefully push them into action when they become adults. Young environmentalists discuss the evidence and causes of climate change seen in the state of California. They brainstorm ways people can change or reduce the effects of climate change through environmental action.
3rd - 5th Science 28 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Impact of a Changing Climate on the Pacific Walrus
How many of us can say they've seen a Pacific walrus? Not many and one of the reasons is the impact of climate change on their aquatic environment. Children get to think about the food web of the Bering Sea by creating an actual web with animal cards and a ball of yarn, after they see how all animals and plants of the sea environment are connected, they discuss what would happen if one or more of the animals were to become extinct.
5th - 8th Science 20 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination of their physical characteristics and chance events.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads
Healthy Earth, Sick Earth
Earth is sick and needs our help! Read the children's book Planet Earth Gets Well to explain the various problems facing the planet, discussing what young conservationists can do to heal the planet along the way. A great Earth Day resource that raises awareness about the importance of conservation and the different ways people affect the environment.
K - 5th Science 88 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking Down Hate Speech
Defining and considering the affects of hate speech is the focus of a series of activities that encourage class members to develop approaches for dealing with hate speech both online and offline. Groups act as mediation committees and create guidelines for creating a safer school environment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 1: What Is Geography?
Your class members will become experts on the five themes of geography (location, place, movement, region, human/environment) with this resource, which includes designing a Wordle based on prior knowledge, a discussion, an online interactive, and creating a foldable book.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 253 Views 223 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Everybody Needs a Clean Environment
Eighth graders work in small groups and research ways to reduce human impact on the environment. They create a PowerPoint based on the book Everybody Needs a Clean Environment. They demonstrate ten rules to prevent greater environmental destruction.
8th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
What Did Your Parents Do Outside?
Our learners love their gadgets, tablets, and anything that plugs into a wall or receives a wireless signal. It is time to share our stories of the outdoors, and get the youth we teach in touch with what is naturally around them. Use the engaging plan and activities in this resource to introduce kids to the greatness that is the outdoors, while relating it to Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods or any work of literature that is concerned with nature.
7th Language Arts 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
I Want It! I Need It!
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on the Internet.
3rd - 6th Science 27 Views 31 Downloads
A Remade Environment
Art is a wonderful way to express feelings of social unrest or change. Learners will examine the works of two contemporary Japanese artists, and how they each have used art to say something big. They analyze the work of Katsuhiro Saiki and Junko Yoda, discussing how each makes statements about urban life and the environment through art.
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Effect of Technology on the Environment
There's no doubt that one of the most consistent dangers to our environment is the risks associated with the extraction and shipment of oil. This instructional activity focuses on oil spills - how they happen, the effects they have on the environment, how to clean them up, and how to prevent them.
5th Science 10 Views 13 Downloads
Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion
Students identify and describe rocks that contain records of the earth's history and explain how they were formed. They formulate questions about and identify needs and problems related to objects and events in the environment, and explore possible answers and solutions.
3rd - 5th Science 15 Views 152 Downloads
Fitting In-Animals' Adaptations to Their Environment
In this animals' adaptation to their environment worksheet, students read for comprehension and ability to apply knowledge. In this T-Chart and creative activities worksheet, students answer three questions.
3rd - 6th Science 112 Views 230 Downloads
Making My Environment Safe
Learners identify unsafe situations in their community and develop safer alternatives to improve those environments. They discuss factors that help promote violence, and in small groups create a poster and slogan that depicts a safe environment.
3rd - 4th Health 5 Views 27 Downloads
Outdoor Activities/Problem Solving: Play a Listening Game
Students listen to everyday sounds that help them develop listening skills. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop listening and language skills to recreate sounds in the outdoor environment.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Worksheet: Environments of Past and Present
After reading about how polar bears and camels are specifically adapted to their environments, young zoologists choose an animal and do the same. They work in groups to discuss how humans interact with their surroundings and then design a poster about possible problems caused by our activities that impact the environment.
4th - 7th Science 42 Views 141 Downloads