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167 resources with the concept environmental science

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Earth Day Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Not all water is the same! Young scientists investigate and compare properties of hard and soft water. They focus on properties of surface tension, density, and the ability to mix with soap during their experimentation.
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Gratitude and the Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A class discussion begins a two-part lesson plan about gratitude and the environment. In part one, learners watch a video then share their feelings about its most memorable moment. Delving deep into the meaning of gratitude, scholars...
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Theodore Roosevelt's Outdoor Adventures

For Students 6th - 12th
Time for a virtual sightseeing trip. Pupils explore the Grand Canyon, Devil's Tower, and Yosemite Valley in an interactive online experience. They answer questions about the organisms in each location and draw conclusions based on their...
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Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Bring awareness to global warming with a lesson plan that challenges scholars to think of ways they can positively affect the environment. After watching an informative video, learners discuss their observations and brainstorm ideas to...
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Commit to Composting

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Knowing the meaning of the key vocabulary words compost, decomposing, fungi, microorganisms, nutrients, and ecosystems are essential to understanding composting. Young ecologists are divided into six expert groups, assigned one of the...
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An Incredible Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Do salmon really migrate upstream? A complete unit explores the migration patterns of salmon. The series of lessons begins with pupils diagramming the life cycle of the salmon and then uses simulations to examine the effects of...
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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My Carbon Footprint: Middle School Curriculum

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A three-part module tasks scholars with examining the difference between weather and climate while exploring climate variability. They then learn about carbon footprints and the life cycle of electronics before ending with a discussion...
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Why Study Soil?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists spend their entire careers analyzing and learning about soils. An interesting video lesson provides an overview of what soil scientists do and why. Pupils learn how soil analysis connects to other branches of science and...
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Choosing A Career

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
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Classroom Activities: What Is My Carbon Footprint?

For Students 9th - 12th
Everyone leaves an impression on the world—some more than others. An interactive lesson has learners analyze their lifestyles and the impact they have on the environment. The analysis includes travel, food, and energy categories and ends...
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Grades 6-8 Ecology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why are our national parks important? Scholars research the national parks and explore the basic ecology of these areas in a differentiated instruction unit on ecology. They learn about ecosystems, food chains, symbiosis, and biomes. The...
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Vertical Farming

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Is vertical farming a viable option to accommodate shrinking rural areas? Applying the concept of photosynthesis and homeostasis, budding scientists complete a 10-task unit to make their own conclusions. They complete experiments to...
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Grade 8 Literacy in Science: Humans and the Environment

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Humans have a push-pull type of relationship with their environments. Individuals investigate the human influence on the environment with a series of formative and summative assessments. They read informative text that provides...
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Tools of the Environmental Scientist

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What tools do environmental scientists use? Learners gain insight into how researchers use the scientific method in environmental science, as well as how scientists' values affect environmental decision making. Using a PowerPoint, pupils...
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Science and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to study environmental science? An informative PowerPoint explains what environmental science is, the history of the environment including effects of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, and the impacts people...
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Could Underwater Farms Help Fight Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a way to sustainably farm the ocean? Welcome to the world of restorative ocean farming. A short video looks at the advantages and issues associated with aquaculture. 
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Lessons From the Lorax

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Is progress progressing too fast? So believes the Lorax, the eponymous character from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Young environmental science students read the book and debate the arguments of the Lorax and the Once-ler regarding the value of...
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National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether it's Earth Day or another average school day, there are always ways we can protect our planet. An environmental science project combines The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and the Flat Stanley Project to create an innovative assignment for...
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The Lorax

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
The Lorax speaks for the trees—it's up to us to listen! Use a comprehension guide to frame a viewing of the film The Lorax and to discuss the Lorax's message to the movie's viewers.
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Lesson Plans From The Lorax

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
When it comes to the environment, no variable is constant. Class members graph behavior over time for the thneeds produced over truffula trees chopped down over the course of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. 
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Elementary–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How can people do their part to help protect the environment? Learners participate in an engaging jigsaw activity to discuss the causes and effects of pollution. Next, pupils develop their own innovative ideas to address an environmental...
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Dolphins Know the Best Way to Catch Fish

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans often struggle to catch fish, but dolphins have the process down to an art. A video explores the brains of the intelligent porpoises, focusing specifically on their superior methods of catching fish. Two reading comprehension...
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Atmospheric CO2 and Earth’s Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is atmospheric carbon dioxide really to blame for global warming? Young environmentalists analyze historical carbon dioxide and temperature data during a multimedia activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series. High schoolers read...