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High School EcoHouse Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has the level of carbon dioxide changed over recent years, and what is contributing it? Groups work together to research and present their findings in a creative way. Also built into the instructional activity is a visit to a...
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Baby Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Baby energy is not what it sounds like, it's better. Using a baby playing at the park as his model, this young man describes, provides solid examples, and works through a series of equations that show energy. Potential and kinetic...
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Getting Oriented: A Move to Alternative Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The challenge surrounding a transition to alternative fuels may fall on the next generation of scientists, innovators, and creative thinkers. Get them started on their journey with a research and discussion activity focuses on the...
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Ghostbusting in the Chesapeake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ghost pots, fishing gear lost during crabbing expeditions, continue to trap crabs that are never collected. Increase your budding ecologists' awareness of human impact on the environment as well as conservation efforts using this...
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Exploring a Teaching Career Through an Energy Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After learning how to dentify information on energy and its conservation. your class can work in groups to create an activity and lesson plan for elementary students, teaching all about energy and its conservation. Students demonstrate...
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The Energy Problem

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Think you can solve the energy problem? You'll first need to know about current energy use. Analyzing a set of circle graphs lets scholars see where energy consumption is the greatest, both by sector and by household use. They develop a...
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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start...
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Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage students in developing an environmentally friendly school with this upper-elementary conservation instructional activity. After an introductory discussion about recycling, children practice sorting common classroom items based on...
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Recycling

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Knowing what can be recycled or reused and what has to be thrown away is difficult for children. This conservation activity teaches young learners to distinguish between different kinds of waste by first sorting through used classroom...
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Recycling

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Raise young children's environmental awareness with this early elementary recycling lesson. After discussing garbage and the importance of recycling, young scholars perform a variety of activities that explore different ways of recycling...
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What Can We Do?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young conservationists to stand up and make a change. After learning about the efforts in Cascade Nation Park to reduce carbon emissions in order to preserve the wilderness, students work in groups creating action plans for...
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Taking Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young scientists to stand up and take action with this environmental science instructional activity. To begin, the class works in small groups brainstorming actions that support the conservation of the earth before creating and...
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Treatment Plants

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and...
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The Lorax Reader’s Theater

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Bring a reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax to life with this reader's theater script. Simply assign roles and read through the script as a class, or spend time creating props and costumes for a school-wide performance, the choice is yours....
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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
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Ecology & Conservation

For Teachers K - 3rd
How much trash does an average family produce in 24 hours? Where does that trash end up? Get your youngsters thinking about ecology and conservation as they discuss the impact pollution has on the marine environment. After a deep...
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Waste-Less Lunch

For Teachers K - 5th
Is it possible to have a waste-less lunch? Can your class become leaders in conservation? Discuss the importance of reducing waste during lunch time with a fun lesson that can be extended to everyday practices. First the class examines...
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From the Top of the Food Chain Down: Rewilding Our World

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A eloquent narrative and unique animation expound on the megafauna and megaflora that once dominated the planet and helped keep ecosystems in balance. Is there anything that can be done to undo the damage we've done? The speaker proposes...
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Taking Action

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In the final lesson of a four-part series, kids take what they have learned about the importance of recycling and reducing one's impact on the environment and put it into action by creating posters. Originally intended for a contest for...
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Where Trash Goes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Raise environmental awareness with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Read a short story about a fifth grader's trip to a landfill and introduce the concepts reduce, reduce, recycle, and compost. Follow up with a...
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Know Your 3Rs!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Turn young learners into conservationists with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Use the included pictures and definitions to teach the key vocabulary reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Search magazines, newspapers,...
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Recycle Today!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Explore different types of recyclable materials in the second lesson of this three-part series. First, discuss and brainstorm different metal, plastic, glass, and paper products that can be recycled rather than thrown in the trash. Young...
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Healthy Earth, Sick Earth

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Earth is sick and needs our help! Read the children's book Planet Earth Gets Well to explain the various problems facing the planet, discussing what young conservationists can do to heal the planet along the way. A great Earth Day...
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Study Jams! Changes in Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Our scholarly friends head to the lake to go fishing and are unpleasantly surprised by the algae filling the water. They talk about primary and secondary succession as different ways that ecosystems are changed. Show the short video,...