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Students investigate natural resources and man-made items. In this earth science lesson, students classify items from trash into man-made items or natural resources. Students construct a flow chart to investigate the life cycle of a man-made object or natural resource.
4th - 5th Science 8 Views 75 Downloads
To Tell the Truth
Students participate in a discussion designed to help them discern the truth from lies. They discuss picture cards and make true and false statements regarding the information on the cards. Students also listen to various fables about truth and discuss the moral presented in the story.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Garbage 2: Recycling
Students apply what they have learned about throwaway products "and the valuable natural resources from which they're derived" by thinking about where garbage goes after they throw it out. They also examine their own ideas and habits about recycling and discover what a serious effect litter and mass waste disposal have on the environment.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Young scholars identify and classify soil ypes according to data on the soil triangle. Given examples, students identify soil conservation practices, using criterion assessment instrument. When giving a case situation involving soil nutrients, young scholars can describe soil nutrient interactions according to criteria given in assessment instrument.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fifth graders research soil, its nutrients, and plant growth. In this soil lesson, 5th graders create soil journals, trace flowers, and include nutrient information on each petal. Students read an excerpt from "McBroom Tells the Truth." Students discuss adjectives and experiment with soil samples.
5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Middle schoolers examine various types of archaeological soils. Using the soil, they determine the components in the soil. In groups, they discuss how they believe archaeologists use the soils to examine the past. They practice using new vocabulary as well.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Why are People Hungry and Malnourished?
Students read "The Story of Miguel's Tomatoes" to review the steps involved in the food system. In groups, students complete a food system chart. Using the chart as a model, students choose a commonly eaten food and trace it from its origin to the local food store.
4th - 6th Health 3 Views 6 Downloads
Even Grass Won't Grow
Students analyze what occurs when grass will not grow. They interview maintenance staff at their school and research possibilities for grass to grow. They develop a research plan and conduct soil sample tests. They plant grass seed and discuss how to protect the area of planting.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Fifth graders study the effects of running water on erosion. They examine how the soil on the playground is affected by erosion and determine how the placement of trees and shrubs changes the path of erosion. In their science journals, they document their observations before extending discussing what happens when deforestation occurs.
5th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Who Works in This Forest?
Students examine the variety of jobs that are related to working in the forest. Information on the different jobs is provided in this lesson plan for the teacher to share with the students. The students create a collage using magazines to show how people depend on the forest.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
They're Tilling that Field Behind the Mall
Unfortunately, the article for which this resource was written is not available. You can, however, find another current document on agriculture and urban development for your class to read together, and then still follow the suggested teaching strategies for a sufficient learning experience.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fifth graders examine what contaminated water looks like, and how it becomes polluted. They examine a teacher demonstration of water is not polluted but does contain rocks and other things that do need to be cleaned out before drinking it. Next they evaluate different ways to clean water such as screening, sedimentation, filtration, and chemical treatment while working in small groups.
5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads