Unit Plan

Environmental Sciences

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Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching the lessons, engaging hands-on experiments, and a variety of informational texts for class members to learn about pollution and waste management.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate the lessons into your Earth Day unit
  • Hand out the reference pages to practice informational reading in the class
  • Send home some of the experiments for kids to work on with parents or guardians
  • Assign a research project based on the conservation efforts explained in the lessons
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons are based on the ecosystem and legislation in Texas; have pupils look up the relevant and comparative information in their own states
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  • Appendices contain helpful information, including a glossary of relevant terms and conversion charts
  • Provides experiments and lessons for learners of all ages
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