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167 resources with the concept environmental science

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Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The last activity in a nine-part series has teams create a Google Earth map using the data they collected during a field trip. Using the map, groups analyze the results and make adjustments to the map to reflect their analysis. A short...
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Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Field Trip)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
With a piece of plastic here and a piece of plastic there, here a piece, there a piece, everywhere a piece. Teams go on a field trip in order to document the locations and kinds of plastic trash in an area near them. The eighth...
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Linking Sources and Pollutants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members use an air quality monitor to measure the amount of gas-phase pollutants emitted by different sources. Groups choose three different sources and make predictions about what the monitors will detect. Teams then expose the...
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Above-Ground Storage Tanks in the Houston Ship Channel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to storage tank failures caused by major storms with an activity that looks at how the concepts of Archimedes' Principle and Pascal's Law affect the storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel. The background...
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Chromatography Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Groups use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the color components of black ink. The purpose of the activity is to allow the class to become aware that mixtures exist in hidden places. 
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Water Remediation Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Water filtration — that's pure genius! Groups test the ability of a water filter to purify water by running chlorine contaminated water through a filter and measuring the chlorine concentrations as they filter the water. They then graph...
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Thinking Green!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Encourage your class to solve local environmental issues. Groups brainstorm environmental issues that are affecting the community, choose one they want to solve, and design a product or service to solve their chosen issue. They then...
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Letter Writing to Politicians on Environmental Issues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Let your voices be heard! Pupils research local and national environmental concerns using the Internet. Class members determine an issue they deem important and draft a letter to a local politician expressing their concern about the...
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Effects of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners have probably heard of climate change, but do they really understand what it is? Study the history, details, and future implications of global warming and the greenhouse effect with a set of activities designed for an...
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Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Sixth graders investigate the various types of pollutants found in water and ways to help prevent water pollution. Through a hands-on experiment, learners create samples of polluted water by mixing water with vegetable oil, dirt, and...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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The Material Cycle and Me

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Reduce, recycle, and reuse reuse materials. Young environmentalists gather to find ways to conserve materials found in the recycle bin and then try to upcycle.
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Is That Trash or Treasure?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Designing rocket ships out of cardboard boxes, making braces out of foil paper is part of childhood. Let's make kids global citizens by making them aware that trash can be turned into treasure. Kids can use their imagination as they...
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What Can We Do with All This Stuff?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Need a way to boost community and involve local neighborhoods into your school? This may be your answer. Ecology is the way! Think, plan, and consider living in a no-waste place as your class embarks on this unit to learn about the...
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How Many Leaves on a Tree?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is great go-to activity for those spring or fall days when the weather beckons your geometry class outside. Learners start with a small tree, devising strategies to accurately estimate the leaf count. They must then tackle the...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
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Crude Oil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Watch the distillation process as a female narrator explains what is happening. Ideally you would demonstrate this process or have advanced classes work in lab groups to perform it themselves. If time is short or materials not available,...
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Greenhouse Gas Line-up

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The actual instructional activity itself is not unique; groups discuss and rank different sources of energy in order of their cumulative greenhouse gas emissions. They compare their prediction to real data. What makes this resource...
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Women in Science: Dr. Grace Bush

For Students 6th - 9th
Learn about the study of paleoecology with a resource about Dr. Grace Bush and her contributions to the field. After reading a one-page passage, learners answer comprehension questions and explore their personal interests in different...
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AP Environmental Science-Food Fight

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The content in this lesson is of a controversial nature. Please review to make sure it is suitable for your class. A video, The Meatrix is shown to the class, and then they discuss the emotionally-charged language that it uses. They are...
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Springfield Technology - Based Science Inquiry: Soil, Seeds, self-sustaining systems, and Survival

For Teachers 5th
After making a series of scientific observations students collect data in order to gain specific knowledge that will help them make decisions about self-sustaining ecosystems. Students conduct a series of experiments then use the...
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Melting Himalayan Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Visit a Tibetan monk living high in the Himalayan mountains, he describes what changes he's seen in the environment do to global warming. The changing climate can be witnessed in the shifts in glaciation. A great clip for any class.
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Concentration Game Hazardous Household Products

For Students 4th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students play a memory game to learn or review hazardous household product information. Students turn over 2 cards at a time and try to remember the position of the cards they have seen.
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Chick Chock's Pollen Problem

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars analyze how allergens effect the body and how air borne substances can effect people.