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A Local Ecosystem
Students use science process skills to examine a plot of ground, make a chart to illustrate findings, and write a paragraph that describes what they observed.
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Section One: What is Biodiversity?
Four intriguing and scientific activities invite learners to explore the natural resources of their town. The activities cover concepts such as genetic traits, organizing species in a taxonomy, the differences between different species...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Urban Ecosystems 5: In Defense Of Cities
Students explain that while cities have unattractive features, the density of human life enables energy efficiency, mass transit, recycling, and other benefits which are difficult or impossible in rural areas. This is the fifth in an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
MATERIALS, Using What’s Local: Native Materials, Local Sources
Learners consider the development of different societies. In this environmental building lesson, students consider local resources and how societies choose to use them. Learners use their findings to design a 'green' building for use in...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Nature in a Flick of the Eye
Learners explore the visual information a diorama artist provides by thinking of all the details for the background of a location described by their teacher. They investigate diorama artists and their importance in creating the illusion...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History