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Design a Recycling Game!
Students discover that recycling is using a product more than once so that natural resources can be saved and so that we won't need so many garbage dumps and landfills. They see that there are different ways to recycle. Students design a game where players try to come up with alternative uses for used products.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 7 Downloads
Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Fifth graders, after brainstorming why conservation of resources is important, distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources. They make a list of different types of natural resources on the board and then sort them into two categories.
5th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Investigation: Windmill Competition
A wind turbine will be constructed with two different sizes of rotor blades. In an experiment, future engineers find out if there is a difference in the power output based on amount of weight that can be moved with the turbine.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
A Future Beyond Traffic Gridlock
Bill Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discusses his struggle to reconcile his two passions: automobiles and the environment. He explains how our current transportation systems are simply unsustainable with the rapidly growing world population.
17 mins 9th - 12th Science 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Natural Resources Bingo
Bingo isn't just a silly game, it's a great way to practice all types of skills. After reviewing that the earth is composed of natural resources, what those natural resources are, and sustainability, the class plays a game of bingo. The game focuses on categorizing and identifying various objects to determine what type of natural resource they are.
2nd - 8th Science 60 Views 54 Downloads
Hydroelectric and Geothermal: Benefits and Drawbacks
Take a closer look at hydroelectric and geothermal energy with your physical science class. Do the benefits really outweigh the costs to the surrounding areas? After doing some reading about each, small groups discuss and create a presentation about one of the two energy sources.
5th - 9th Science 39 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are negative, while the others all earn positive scores.
4th - 8th Science 35 Views 32 Downloads
Rural Renewable Applications
Agriculture, engineering, or even physics classes at the high-school level read an attractive newsletter-style handout about renewable practices. They construct a wet cell battery to enhance their understanding of PV systems used in agriculture.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Renewable Energy and
Students identify and explore renewable energy options and then research, develop and install a renewable energy system in their school or community. Students identify the use of renewable energy sources in the north, demonstrate their practical application, and establish project.
7th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 44 Downloads
Alternative Energy Sources
Students recognize that people have various opinions on the use of renewable energy.In this renewable energy lesson, students research to find the best uses of renewable energy. Students create an original design for a group presentation. Students reflect on their experience.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 53 Downloads
Measuring Energy Use
Students practice reading an electric meter to determine their family's energy consumption. In this energy lesson, students practice reading electrical meters and then keep a record of their household energy usage each day for a week. After a week, students calculate and analyze their findings.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students relate recycling to waste reduction. In this science lesson, students talk about the environment and how recycling certain natural resources actually saves on energy. They also discuss what type of recycling causes pollution and wastes energy.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 63 Downloads
Forest Management Techniques
Students work as a group to determine a management plan for an imaginary forest. In this forestry lesson, students discuss timber management techniques and develop a list of pros and cons for the techniques. They develop a management plan for an imaginary forest based on the discussion.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Eighth graders discuss reasons to buy certain brands of technology equipment. They discuss the "Energy Guide Label" (link provided) and its purpose. From a list, 8th graders select a problem, and research a solution for that problem. A series of handouts is provided to guide students through this lesson.
8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Learners examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
6th - 8th Science 14 Views 46 Downloads
What Will the Land Support?
Young scholars simulate population growth and land use capacity by playing a board game. In this science lesson, students create new guidelines to conserve land resources. They explain how the land's carrying capacity affects living things.
5th - 12th Science 24 Views 148 Downloads