Government Agencies and Services
Learners investigate the major agencies, objectives, and the history of the US Department of Agriculture. They work in groups to produce a commodity listing all the USDA agencies that might affect this commodity.
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Sustaining Our Ocean Resources
Lead young scientists on an investigation of fishery practices with the final installment of this four-part unit. Using a PowerPoint presentation and hands-on simulation, this lesson engages children in learning how fish populations are...
3rd - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Restoration Channel Islands Debate
Introduce learners to the debate format with an activity that uses the National Park Service's controversial Channel Islands restoration program as a topic. Class members learn how to generate provocative debate questions, how to prepare...
4th - 12th Science
Section Four: How Can We Protect Biodiversity?
Look into the future with a lesson on biodiversity and natural habitats. Learners read articles about different perspectives when it comes to planning future development, and decide which angle is the highest priority in a group...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
HIV/AIDS in the United States
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable