Taking Action!

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Motivate young scientists to stand up and take action with this environmental science lesson. To begin, the class works in small groups brainstorming actions that support the conservation of the earth before creating and implementing an action plan aimed at making positive changes in the community.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Perform this lesson near the beginning of the year so the class can monitor the impact of their actions over a long period of time
  • Before developing their own action plans, have children research the current efforts of conservation groups
  • Have the class reach out and contact local conservation groups for support with implementing their action plans
Classroom Considerations

  • Additional scaffolding will be required to support younger students with developing and carrying out an action plan
Pros

  • Included graphic organizer supports students with creating, implementing, and evaluating their action plan
  • Key vocabulary and definitions are included with the lesson
Cons

  • None