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The State of the Planet
Students address four different environmental topics (water issues, the threat of food shortages, human population growth, and global warming) as they watch a film and discuss the future of the earth. In groups, they complete various projects relating to the above issues.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 56 Downloads
Why Are People Hungry and Malnourished?
Students explore world hunger by analyzing statistics in class. In this malnutrition lesson plan, students discuss the probability of a child being born today without proper nutrition and how the food system can be revamped to provide adequate food for all.
2nd - 6th Science 4 Views 14 Downloads
Students examine the tropical rainforest and issues involving the uses of rainforests. They explore the plants and animals that live in each level of the tropical rainforest. Students examine and discuss a case study involving the rights of native inhabitants of the tropical rain forests.
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 35 Downloads
How Much is Dirt Worth?
Students appreciate topsoil and communicate soils economic value. They image that an apple is planet earth, students fill in their pie charts as the teacher tells them what each slice means. Pupils watch and listen as the teacher cuts the apple into quarters, oceans occupy 3/4 of our earth.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Millennium Promise in Africa
Students compete activities related to the viewing of a documentary film. After viewing the documentary, The Dairy of Angelina Jolie and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa, students participate in a discussion of the leading factors leading to poverty and declining health in Africa.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Soil and Erosion Unit: Section 1
Young scholars investigate descriptive information on North Carolina soil types and how the presence of plants affects soil erosion. They describe the relationship between climate and soil formation, and identify different soil types and how they influence
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
HAPPY SOIL, SAD SOIL
Students will be able to identify the characteristics of healthy soil and unhealthy soil.Take the class outside to an area of thick grass near trees, if available. Compare the clothes people wear to the thin cover. Discuss the reasons why we wear clothes and why the soil might need clothes.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Fifth graders study what erosion is, what causes it, and ways to slow its progress. They complete an experiment that depicts soil moving down a slope as water is poured on it to show how moving water erodes land. Next, they observe examples of erosion in the school yard, and discuss how plants can slow the process.
5th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Preparing for Drought
Students study droughts in Oklahoma and list possible reasons for droughts. They form subcommittees to explore the drought problem and create plans for drought management and relief. They research five areas around the world where drought has occurred.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, January 28, 2004
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 13 Downloads
Drought, nomads and the price of peanuts
Students read two short text items, which describe different approaches to agriculture. They describe the likely advantages and disadvantages of each approach for farmers, commercial peanut buyers, the government, nomadic herdsman and the European customer.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Pupils examine several maps of California exhibiting features such as precipitation, topography, and vegetation. They look for patterns that might be the source of or influence biodiversity in different regions. They pay particular attention to the endemic species of California.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Forest Management Dilemmas
Students discuss forest management dilemmas and make uninformed decisions as to whether they are appropriate management techniques. They draw bar graphs of the class opinion for each dilemma. They use media sources to become more informed on the issues and repeat the activity to see how they votes changed with more education.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Fifth graders identify renewable vs. non-renewable resources and comprehend why conservation of resources is important. They are asked what they think the words natural and resource mean. Pupils then put the words together to define the term natural resource.
5th Science 3 Views 109 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