Campus Habitat Improvement Plan
Young scholars work to improve a plot of land. They assess the needs of the environment and formulate a plan. They plant trees and gardens, build bird boxes, construct waterholes. etc.
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New Review The Value of Ecotourism
To sell or not to sell — that is the dilemma many Kenyan ranchers face. Young scholars research the economic decision these ranchers must consider. As agribusiness moves in, there are real threats to wildlife habitat, that learners take...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Urban Runoff: Design a School Stormwater Management Plan
Explore strategies for controlling stormwater runoff in large urban areas. Through a creative lesson, young scholars research and develop a strategy for a city-wide storm management plan. Their research includes strategies as simple as...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting
In the third and final lesson in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding,...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fueling the Future: Evaluating the Sustainability of Biofuels
My biofuel is better than your biofuel. Small groups research a specific biofuel and think about the impact of its production and use on the environment, the economy, and on society, and report their findings to the class. Individuals...
9th - 12th Science