Effects Of Environmental Change
Students think about what might happen to plants and animals if their environment changed. They play a predator/prey game to simulate what might happen to the praying mantis if the rain forest were cut down.
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Reflecting on What I Learned About Climate Change
After three eye-opening lessons about our environment, scholars revisit a 10-question survey, reflect on their new-found knowledge, and take action by writing to a representative or creating a public service announcement about climate...
5th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Greenhouse Effect
A greenhouse provides additional warmth and protection to the plants inside, but what if the greenhouse gets too hot? Pupils discuss and experiment with the difference between natural and anthropogenic greenhouse effect. They measure the...
5th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Observing the Changes: The Warming of the North
After reviewing the causes and effects of climate change, students become observers for "Plant Watch," a program to monitor the effects of climate change on plants. Students record blooming and leafing dates for selected local species...
1st - 7th Science
Global and Environmental Issues: The Effects of a Changing Earth on Animals
Third graders research animal habitats. In this environmental lesson, 3rd graders discover how animals adapt to environmental changes. After researching animals using the Internet, students construct a research paper.