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84 resources with the concept deforestation

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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Rainforest Alliance Belize: 1st Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Take a journey to Belize with a collection that looks closely into its habitats. Scholars take part in grand conversations, read-alouds, and hands-on activities to delve deep into the different types of habitats, the animals that call...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scientists observe deforestation from satellite photos and discuss the importance of forests to the global environment. They then simulate a plot of forest when farmers move into the area over the course of seven years. Finally,...
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time Using Landsat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Humans have become a geologic agent comparable to erosion and [volcanic] eruptions ..." Paul J. Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist. Using Landsat imagery, scholars create a grid showing land use type, such as urban,...
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is qualitative or quantitative research more convincing when it comes to climate change? In the eighth lesson plan during this 21-part series, scholars begin by performing a quantitative analysis of deforestation and urbanization. Then,...
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Why All The Wiggling on the Way Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some of the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels is removed from the atmosphere by natural sinks, such as the ocean. The fifth engaging lesson in the series of 21 examines the CO2 data from three very different locations. It then makes a...
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Waste and Recycling: Recycling Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
We take paper for granted, while thousands of trees are being made into the paper we toss in the trash. Start a dialogue about paper reduction and recycling in class, and share the negative effects paper production has on our ecosystem....
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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...
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Teach This Poem: "The Shapes of Leaves" by Arthur Sze

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Arthur Sze's poem, "The Shapes of Leaves," encourages young scholars to notice and speak for others who "do not speak." The lesson begins with pupils writing about a tree that they really like. The class then examines an image of...
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2017 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Almost half of test takers passed the AP Environmental Science exam in 2017. Use the free-response questions on the topics of pollution and ecosystems to improve writing skills in preparation for the AP exam. Discuss the scoring...
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Bugs for Breakfast

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
More people in the world eat bugs as a source of protein than the number of people who don't eat bugs. Viewers consider bugs as a food source to solve multiple issues. Our Hungry Planet introduces bug-based food as a possible solution to...
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Easter Islanders Made Tools, Not War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When studying artifacts, especially tools, how do archaeologists determine what the devices were used for? In what ways might researchers' previous experiences influence their perception of an artifact? An article about researchers'...
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The Americas and Time Keeping: Crash Course History of Science #5

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time, time, time ... see how it shaped an entire culture! Science scholars discover the mysteries of the Mayan and Incan cultures during the fifth video in a History of Science series. The narrator shows how these time keepers developed...
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Jungle Atop A Desert

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Trees need nutrients, so how does a jungle grow on top of a desert? The video walks through one such jungle. The root mat and soil samples appear unique. It discusses each discovery and conclusion throughout the virtual tour. The video...
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Reforestation: Impact on Climate

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
If trees fall in a forest, we may not hear them, but the ecosystem knows the difference. Learners examine the cost of deforestation on local ecosystems with a focus on global climate change. The lesson examines the impact on the carbon...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Erosion is the leading cause of the loss of topsoil and sediment deposits in ditches, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The ninth lesson in a 10-part series includes two different activities related to soil erosion. First, scholars...
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Why All the Wiggling on the Way Up? CO2 in the Atmosphere

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The climate change debate, in the political arena, is currently a hot topic! Learners explore carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere and what this means for the future in the 11th installment of 12. Through an analysis of carbon dioxide...
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How Do Jaguars and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?

For Teachers 1st Standards
How does weather play a role in the lives of land and sea creatures? Find out with a lesson focused on habitats and the ways animals from different homes are connected. Here, learners explore how the life of a jaguar and howler monkey...
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How Many Trees Are There?

For Students 6th - 12th
Yew'll be amazed at how many trees there are on Earth. PBS Digital Studios model for viewers how the answer to the title question was determined using satellite information. Along the way, learners will encounter a myriad of statistics...
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5 Human Impacts on the Environment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It is estimated that within 100 years, there will be no rain forests. The video on ecosystems covers the impact humans have on the environment. It includes ecosystem services, the importance of biodiversity, deforestation,...
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The Fight for Madagascar

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world—about the size of France. During the lesson, scholars role play various viewpoints about the future of a section of land in Madagascar. After a healthy debate, pupils discuss the...
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For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Educate scholars on pollution—air, water, and land—with a series of lessons that begin with a thorough explanation of each type. Learners then take part in three activities to reinforce the importance of reducing pollution. They...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final lesson in a two-part series prompts scholars to create newspaper articles and succession events. Applying their knowledge of the ecosystem and the past examples of succession, they predict what will happen in the future using...
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Big Changes in the Big Forest

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What do animals and humans have in common? We both build homes that are suitable for our means of living, of course! This is the focus of a video that compares how humans and animals change the environment around them.