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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
Fifth graders observe and record what happens when household products are added to a tank of water to depict water pollution. They brainstorm ideas of how to clean the contaminate out of the water before watching demonstrations of screening, sedimentation, filtration, and chemical treatment.
5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Our Natural Resources
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 11 Views 78 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 21 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
Secrets to Healthy Soils
Young scholars complete an experiment to learn how healthy soil affects healthy food. In this healthy soil lesson, students work in groups to collect soil from their school. Young scholars observe the soil for life and record the invertebrates they see.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Students 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, students 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
Students 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 8 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