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Break the Tension

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with the concepts of surface tension. They participate in a number of different experiments that introduce them to surface tension. They work in a small group in order to conduct these experiments.
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How Current Events Affect Us

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary and middle schoolers research a current event using various resources. They participate in a class discussion to evaluate the information they gathered on a particular event. Additionally, they discuss the concepts of common...
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Community

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Every health teacher should use this lesson, which prompts learners to research all the available resources and support organizations for any kind of health care in their area. Help your class learn what resources are in their own...
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Our Natural Resources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Soil, water, fish, wildlife and forest are the main resources that are reviewed in this PowerPoint. Overuse and waste versus the value of the resources used and the long-term impact is covered in this clear presentation. It would be good...
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Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify productive resources that are important to migrant workers. In this instructional activity on resources, students give examples of natural resources, human resources and capital resources that apply to migrant workers....
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Kentucky History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Most students at some point in their schooling have to complete a state report. This presentation focuses on Kentucky. It could be used as an exploration of this state, or as a template for students' own state reports.
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Impact of a Growing Population

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the impact that population growth has on world resources.
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Food Insecurity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore food insecurity and resource scarcity with your class. They discuss the sharing of scarce resources, how to be good caretakers of these resources, and how choices impact the entire world.
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How We're Connected

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students take a survey in order to find out how they live in relationship to the environment. They take the time to investigate the differences between a need and a want. This is done as part of the self-assessment. Students also study...
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Pupils seek solutions to environmental problems. They discover how to conserve and protect natural resources. They examine the role of acid rain on plants and discover how to filter pollutants.
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Children of Alcoholics Group

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify characteristics of alcoholism, resources available to them and their family within the community and school, and look at strategies to help them increase safety and anger management strategies too.
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Using a Table of Contents

For Teachers 2nd
While simple, this resource would be a great way to introduce your class to the use of the Table of Contents. It provides a step-by-step explanation describing how to find information. A teacher could supplement this presentation with...
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Dr. Climatic

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the principles that are involved in climate change.  For this environment lesson students view a presentation on climate change and complete a handout.
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Marine Life Protected Areas in the O.C.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research a Marine Protected Area and determine the species' that benefit from its protection.  In this marine lesson students present their findings to the class using PowerPoint.
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Basic Search Methods Using Online Resources

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice using technology to gather information. In this online research instructional activity, 2nd graders use technology to find information for a research project. Students write a research paper, and give a...
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Fourth Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders answer multiple choice questions about George Washington, early America, natural resources, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
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Capital for Cookies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders find the meaning for capital, land, labor and enterprise and relate them to economics of a place. In this economics lesson, 4th graders form a company to make an agricultural product and look for the resources they will...
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Makes Cents to Me: Penny Drive

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
St that people have wants and must find ways to get them. In this philanthropy lesson, students understand the ways people get things and arrange a penny drive to help others. Students arrange an artistic project to reflect on their fund...
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Honey, I Shrunk the Lids!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discover the lightweighting concept used by manufacturers. In this environmental education lesson, students research the reduction of the amount of aluminum used in cans. Students wrap the lesson up by writing a newspaper...
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Action, Please!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars create an advertising campaign. In this environmental education instructional activity, students research aluminum and aluminum can recycling. Young scholars wrap the instructional activity up by writing newspaper...
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Waterdrops Water Cycle

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students read an article about the water cycle. Then they continue the story about the travels of a water droplet through time and space. Students also complete sentences by writing in the correct word...
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Farming Number 6

For Students K - 2nd
In this environment worksheet, students identify and explain the importance of water and farming. They identify the differences between food items and whether they are a fruit, vegetable, or animal. Students also respond to 5 yes/no...
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"I WONDER!"

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore a variety of age-appropriate resources. They answer a teacher-selected question about a science or social studies topic. They locate and review age-appropriate resources and provide practice in using the resources...
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Popcorn Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use kernels to create a "Top Corn-Producing States" map or graph. They read and round off numbers. Students identify on a U.S. outline map the location of corn-growing states. They create a visual (map or graph) illustration...