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The Wilderness Concept: Our National Parks, History and Issues
Students 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 instructional activity, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
6th - 8th Science 13 Views 45 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 5 Views 62 Downloads
Sixth graders explore the many uses of corn as a renewable source. In this biodegradable resource lesson, 6th graders investigate how corn is used in manufacturing and as a fuel. Students construct a piece of homemade plastic using cornstarch and food coloring.
6th Science 3 Views 5 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
What Will the Land Support?
Students simulate population growth and land use capacity by playing a board game. In this science lesson plan, students create new guidelines to conserve land resources. They explain how the land's carrying capacity affects living things.
5th - 12th Science 19 Views 144 Downloads
Make it Last
Fifth graders simulate extending the life of a nonrenewable resource. They conduct experiments that attempt to extend the life of a non-rechargeable battery. Pupils brainstorm a list of Earth's nonrenewable resources. Students write in their journals how one of the nonrenewable resources that they choose could be conserved.
5th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Forest Management Techniques
Students work as a group to determine a management plan for an imaginary forest. In this forestry instructional activity, 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
Student explore the relationship of static electricity to current electricity, circuits, electromagnets, electro generators, and public electric utilities. For this Green Team lesson plan, 4th graders participate in hands-on science lessons using balloons, wool, batteries, light bulbs, iron filings, magnets and copper wire.
4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Research and Resources
Fifth graders use research skills to explore conservation of natural resources. They explore methods that scientists use to learn about the world and design their own explorations. Students also research the way natural resources are used and conserved, and conduct a conservation simulation by experimenting with energy in a battery.
5th Language Arts 17 Views 53 Downloads
Natural Resource Awareness
Seventh graders design a collage that shows natural resources or things made from natural resources. They discuss the collages and decide how they use natural resources at home and school. They listen to a read aloud of a Native American story before sorting pictures into renewable and non-renewable resources.
7th Science 13 Views 47 Downloads
Students study forests and understand their reliance on forest products and examine their choices between renewable and non renewable resources. In this forest products lesson students read several articles, complete a short writing assignment and discuss what they learned.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Students identify the Earth's natural resources. In this Earth science lesson, students read the book The Great Kapok Tree and discuss types of natural resources. Students use categories such as wood, paper, and trees and list items that come from each natural resource.
1st - 2nd Science 6 Views 54 Downloads