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Lessons from the Lorax
Second graders are never to young to learn about the importance of conservation. First they role play to solidify the meanings of the words conserve and replenish, then hop over to the computer lap to use the Frayer model (graphic organizer) to further conceptualize the words conserve and replenish.
Native Foods and Livelihoods
Introduce young scholars to the ways in which land and people have a relationship. They examine the types of food local tribes have traditionally consumed and ways in which the people and the land both benefited from the act of harvesting. A secondary emphasis is placed on the role elders play in educating younger generations on what to harvest and how to respect the land.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Charlie Needs a Cloak
Second graders receive a piece of wool yarn. They describe the yarn's color, size, texture, and shape. Students use magnifying lenses to observe the yarn. They read the book "Charlie Needs a Cloak." Students use "production verb cards to think about the steps Charlie followed to produce his red cloak.
2nd English Language Arts
Chapter 3 ~ Physical Properties of Soil
Though information-packed, this presentation on soil is drab if it stands alone. As you journey through slides about soil texture, make sure to pass around samples of each type. Perform demonstrations as you lecture on soil density and permeability.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Soil Water Worksheet #1
Drawings of four groups of soil particles of varying sizes are displayed across the page for soil scientists to examine. As they complete the worksheet, place a set of similar soils at each table for hands-on experience. In this way, your geology class will become familiar with silt, pebbles, gravel, and sand.
5th - 9th Science
Natural Resources: Can We Use Them Forever? Grade 2
Bright colors and animation are great ways to attract a young students attention. Students are introduced to the concepts of renewable and non-renewable resources as they pose the question, will our resources be around forever? This PowerPoint provides solid examples of resource types, ways to protect our resources, and a link to an environmental awareness website.
Measuring Soil Temperatures at South Penquite Farm
Students investigate soil temperatures. In this graphing and earth science lesson, students insert temperature probes into different types of soil at varying depths. Students complete a data chart and construct a related graph illustrating the varying temperatures based on type of soil and depth of the temperature probe.
5th - 8th Science
Fifth graders examine how sand and rock fragments in soil are products of erosion or the weathering of rocks. They listen to the book "Sand" by Ellen J. Prager and answer discussion questions. Next, they analyze sand samples and sort the sand grains into groups based on a variety of characteristics.
Protecting Your Drinking Water
Having a clean, reliable source of drinking water is essential for any community, but in many cases this is easier said than done. Engage young environmentalists in exploring the five factors affecting vulnerability of a groundwater supply with this simulation activity.
9th - 12th Science