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83 resources with the keyterm environmental science

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Watershed Landscape

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars demonstrate how water flows by building a human watershed using themselves. In this ecology lesson, students compare and contrast point-source and non-point source pollution. They write what they have learned from this...
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Global Warming and Hurricanes: Is an Increase in the Number of Stronger Hurricanes an Indicator of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate whether stronger hurricanes are signs of global warming. For this environmental science lesson, 9th graders research both sides of the issue about global warming. They debate for or against this issue in class.
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Fossil Fuel Sources, Usage and Alternatives: What are the Options?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different sources of fossil fuels. In this environmental science lesson, students research about how these impact our environment. They explore renewable energy sources that could replace fossil fuels.
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Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the different stages in the water cycle. In this environmental science instructional activity, students research about different water pollutants in watershed. They describe ways to purify water.
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Water: Our Most Important Beverage

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a KWL chart about water. In this environmental science instructional activity, 3rd graders demonstrate how much water on Earth is usable. They act out the different stages of the water cycle.
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Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science lesson, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
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Cycles of Life in an Urban Habitat: Changes in Biodiversity

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders compare and contrast animate and inanimate objects. In this environmental science lesson, 2nd graders create simple food webs. They observe their environment and create a collage about it.
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Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson plan, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal...
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Greenhouse Gases: The Chemistry Behind the Culprits

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate the effect of different gases in the atmosphere. In this chemistry lesson, 9th graders explain how these gases contribute to global warming. They suggest possible solutions to this growing problem.
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Compost and Composting Experiments

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the composting process through a variety of experiments. For this ecology lesson, students discuss the benefits of composting. They examine how compost affect plant growth.
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Mulch

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct a series of experiments on mulching. In this earth science lesson, students discuss the benefits of mulching on soil. They explore how different types of mulch affect plant growth.
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Take the Lead — Get the Lead Out

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the physiological effects of prolonged lead exposure. In this chemistry lesson, students investigate the lead content of different paint, soil and water samples. They analyze data trends and share their findings...
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Environmental Awareness — Think Global, Act Local

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science activity, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude the...
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Trash Inventions

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders develop a plan to recycle trash. In this environmental science lesson, 2nd graders sketch their invention and construct it. They present the final product in class.
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Particulate Matter

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the different types of pollutants. In this environmental science lesson plan, 7th graders observe particulate matter under a microscope. They explain how these can affect once health when breathed in large...
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The Affect of Water Temperature on Living Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the environmental impact of global warming. In this environmental science instructional activity, students design and conduct an experiment about the effect of temperature on paramecia. They write a lab report about...
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Methods of Power- Hybrids

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students list the reasons why people chose hybrid cars over traditional cars. In this technology lesson, students create a poster describing how hybrid cars work. They discuss ways to save fuel and improve a car's efficiency.
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Energy Flow in an Alaska Wetland

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers determine the role of producers, consumers and decomposers in an ecosystem. For this biology lesson, students construct a wetland food web. They apply what they learned by playing a board game.
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Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students calculate their own carbon footprint. In this environmental science lesson, students explain the consequences of global warming. They research ways to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon footprints.
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Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers analyze water quality data from real data. In this environmental science activity, students examine how salinity and dissolved oxygen affect the living organisms in the estuary. They interpret graphs to support or...
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Tide Gauge Sleuths

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret marigrams for information on tsunami. In this environmental science lesson, students study their group marigram and share analysis with their classmates. They explain how tide gauge data is used to understand and...
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A House to Come Home to

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a house that can withstand a tsunami. In this disaster preparedness lesson, students examine the seven tsunami load effects. They recommend solutions to strengthen a house's structural design.
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Let's Make a Compost Cake

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create a compost cake. In this gardening and decomposition science lesson, students review and describe the "nutrient cycle." Students create a compost pile, measure and record the dimensions and temperature of the pile, and...
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Environmental Science: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this environmental science worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about environmental science. Students complete 6 questions total to get their merit badge.