Environmental Issues Teacher Resources

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Environmental Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils investigate the air pollution situation in China by fitting a curve to historical data. They dig deeper into environmental issues that are of interest and provide a mathematical analysis of the issue. Class members develop a route...
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Environmental Issues

For Students 5th - 6th
In this environmental issues worksheet, students respond to 14 different types of questions divided into 3 sections. First, they define global warming and give an example of what they can do to slow it. Then, students define 4 terms...
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Global Environmental Issues: Air and Water Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Thinking about designing a project for your social studies or environmental science classes? Use an overview of a project that prompts class groups to research an environmental issue.
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Environmental Issues

For Students 8th - 10th
In this environmental issues instructional activity, students are given 10 current topics that are problems in our environment today. They complete sentences about each topic by filling in the blanks with the appropriate terms. Some of...
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Working With Environmental Issues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students consider the source of disease and parasites in West Africa. In this environmental issues lesson, students read "Working with Environmental Issues," by Fred Koehler. Students participate in an activity that requires students to...
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Global Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine an environmental issue. In this global studies lesson plan, students read an article entitled, "Global Climate Change," and respond to the discussion questions that accompany it.
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Earth Day: a Look Into the World Around Us

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an artwork made entirely out of recycled materials to exhibit during an Earth Day celebration. They participate in a lecture discussion on the history of Earth Day and environmental issues, do internet research on a...
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Environmental Issues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students expand environmental awareness by brainstorming list of environmental issues in the world today, researching issues in small groups, and displaying their work for classmates to see.
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Environmental Issues And Energy Alternatives Crossword

For Students 7th - 11th
In this environmental issues instructional activity, students solve 16 clues focusing on the forms of renewable and non-renewable energy, global warming and acid rain.
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Environmental Issues Vocabulary and Speaking Exercise

For Students 6th - 8th
Eight color graphics fill the top half of this page. Each of them is meant to represent a different environmental topic: poaching, deforestation, pollution, etc. Youngsters associate vocabulary terms with each graphic and then answer...
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Environmental Issues

For Students 10th
In this science learning exercise, 10th graders locate thirty-three terms dealing with environmental issues. Answers are available in various formats.
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Desert Solitaire

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Pupils examine nature writing through the reading of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.  In this wilderness lesson, students discuss and examine environmental issues and writings. 
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Land Use and Lawmaking in California

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson to analyze transcendentalism and analyze photographic essays depicting environmental issues. In this art and history lesson, students read excerpts of Nature by Emerson to identify...
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Environmental Issues

For Students 6th - 8th
In these global warming worksheets, students read a passage and study a diagram for global warming. Students complete a Cloze activity for global warming and then a problem/solution graph. Students finish by giving alternative power...
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Defining Values: Environmental Issues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze an environmental issue of local or regional interest and compare and contrast the roles of the individual and the community in responding to the issue. They discuss how values are expressed in environmental issues and...
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Environmental Issues Game

For Students 4th - 8th
In this environmental issues worksheet, students write 5 questions for each topic about environmental issues for another team to answer. Students write 5 questions on PowerPoint.
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Rainforest Wants

For Students 7th - 10th
In this environmental issues worksheet, students respond to 6 questions that require them to determine how natives, trappers, loggers, settlers, ranchers, and environmental groups think the natural resources in the rainforests should be...
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Environmental Issues in Multimedia Presentation

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate a community environmental issue. They document it using traditional scientific methods, digital photography, and videotaping. After collecting data, they graph the results. Students present their findings in a...
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ICT Activity 17

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use a spreadsheet for the first time. They work on a selected environmental issues as their theme. Students prepare costs or income for an event that raises money for an environmental issue. They use the costs and income...
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Global and Environmental Issues: The Effects of a Changing Earth on Animals

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research animal habitats. In this environmental lesson, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.
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Consuming Passions

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Humans use 160,000 plastic bags a second and 10 percent of those end up in our oceans. In this consuming activity, young scientists discuss how society becomes aware of environmental issues. As individuals or in small groups, they then...
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Considering U.S. Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore policies regarding environmental issues. In this global issues lesson, students research the linked Internet sources to investigate governmental policies to decrease environmental issues.
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Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nanofibers can be made through electrospinning or force spinning in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Pupils study the role of fibers and dye on the environment through a series of five hands-on activities. Then,...
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The Causes of Global Warming: A Summary

For Students 5th - 8th
Incorporate practical writing activities into your earth science curriculum with this colorful resource. Future environmentalists read about global warming in a TIME for Kids production. They answer a few brief questions and then write a...