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Ecosystems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five lessons take high schoolers on a journey through Australia’s ecosystems. They investigate the relationships between different organisms, examine factors that affect population sizes, and consider how energy flows into and out of an...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 4

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Climate change affects people and countries around the world in different ways. Through a five-lesson unit, students learn about the many types of impacts. They engage in role-playing games, reflect on how their actions contribute to...
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Fresh Solutions: Water Use and Conservation

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Water, water, everywhere but there is less of it available to drink! The ten resources in this collection examine water waste in manufacturing, depleted aquifers, water usage,  and desalination and recycling methods. Students watch...
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The Drought of 2012: Social Studies Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Middle and upper graders explore the concept of drought and how it affects society both politically and economically. In small groups, they will research a drought, how it impacted a specific area or region, and then analyze their...
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Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who is to blame for widespread famine? Crash Course World History guides high schoolers through a video about droughts, famines, and whether the weather or human activity is at fault for each.
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When It Rains It Pours More Drought and More Heavy Rainfall

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which is worse — drought or flooding? Neither is helpful to the environment, and both are increasing due to climate change. The 16th lesson in a series of 21 covers the average precipitation trends for two different climates within the...
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Drought in Oklahoma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are actually three different types of drought: meteorological, agricultural, and hydrological. This presentation is a detailed reading of information about drought, specifically drought in the state of Oklahoma. Comprehension...
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Drought and the Dust Bowl

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
What caused the dust bowl, and should we worry about it happening again? Scholars look at various data to come up with their hypotheses. Then, they experiment to find some of the factors that contributed. Finally, the video has them look...
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Living Through a Drought: Weather, Geography, Afghanistan, Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice map-reading skills. Using a drought map of Afghanistan from National Geographic's Afghanistan: Land in Crisis site, students study how to recognize drought, where drought can occur, and how drought affects the people...
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Thirsty for Drought Relief

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars research a variety of drought-related concerns, acting as part of a 'drought preparedness taskforce.' They propose next steps for the government to take in case of drought and assess the viability of these proposals.
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Drought in Your State

For Students 6th - 10th
In this drought worksheet, students study the "US Drought Monitor" and complete 8 short answer questions on the causes and effects of drought.
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Drought

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students gain knowledge about the impact of drought in agriculture. They investigate soil types, water flow, and various erosion conditions which occur during a drought and see how farming practices changed after the 1930's.
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters...
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Living with Less Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that California produces two thirds of the fruits and nuts consumed in the United States? That it produces almost one third of the vegetables? Did you know that scientists warn that California is facing the onset of a...
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Hopeful Eyes on Southern Skies

For Students 7th - 12th
The Times covered a drought in 2011, which affected producers, consumers, and sellers. The class gets informed about climate and the economics of agriculture as the read this article and answer each of the 11 comprehension questions. A...
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Preparing for Drought

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Drought Presentation

For Students 5th - 10th
In this drought worksheet, students are given directions on how to give a presentation of facts, maps, videos, and more. Students inform the audience with 4 of the facts asked.
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Reducing the Impact of Drought

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study the impact of drought and improve their writing skills. In this reducing the impact of drought lesson, students investigate various matters pertaining to drought. They share their findings and build knowledge about ways in...
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What is Drought? No Rain, No Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How can climate change affect our water supply? Have kids read a passage about the water cycle and water conservation, which includes six questions that challenge them to use context clues.
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The Parched Plains

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
How do meteorologists differentiate between droughts and dry spells? Introduce the concepts of weather forecasting and prediction with an insightful research-based lesson from the K20 series. Partners synthesize individual research from...
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What is Drought?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore and conduct an experiment on the effects of drought on the environment. They define what drought is and the impact that a shortage of rainfall can have on agriculture, municipal water supplies, tourism, recreation, etc.
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Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

For Students 7th - 8th
In this day to combat desertification and drought worksheet, learners read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct words, unscramble words and sentences, write discussion questions and conduct a...
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Failed Banks, Political Despair and Drought: How the American People Survived the Great Depression

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact...
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Drought

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this earth science worksheet, students study the graph pictured to identify how much water Americans use at home each day. Then they respond to five questions below the graph. Students also write three ways that they can save water at...

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