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Young scholars investigate water formations by creating a puzzle. In this water properties instructional activity, students create a giant river puzzle by drawing on large butcher paper as a class, then dividing the image up into many pieces. Young scholars read text about the Midwest in the mid 1800's and the water troubles they had.
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.
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. They describe sounds they might encounter when visiting a rain forest. Students create a jungle tune.
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. They discuss the concept of food security.
Students explore world hunger by analyzing statistics in class. In this malnutrition lesson, 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. Students read assigned text about the food industry and answer study questions in class.
Students discuss their morning as they prepared to come to school. The teacher guides the discussion so students understand ways they relied on agriculture to accomplish tasks. Students view pictures of various farm machinery. As the puppets describe the machines, the pictures are held up. Students discuss what would happen if the farmer doesn't do the work.