Students explore the environmental impact of dams. In this environmental impact lesson, students explore the major environmental impacts of dams and the engineering solutions used to address the major issues.
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Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that...
6th - 8th Science
Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging instructional activity begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Is Climate Change Good for Us?
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable