Outdoor Education Teacher Resources

From backpacking to rock climbing, these resources will get students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors.
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Grade 8 Literacy in Science: Humans and the Environment

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Humans have a push-pull type of relationship with their environments. Individuals investigate the human influence on the environment with a series of formative and summative assessments. They read informative text that provides...
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The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The surge in human population in the last 2,000 years, due in large part to better health care, has brought a surge in the demand for resources and in pollution. The graphics, photographs, and real-life examples in a thought-provoking...
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Humans and the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This PowerPoint is a straightforward list of facts about how humans impact the environment. Subjects covered are extinction, natural resources, different types of pollution, and conservation efforts. Questions are presented on some...
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Teach English, Teach About the Environment

For Teachers K - 12th
Spread the message of recycling while teaching your English language learners new vocabulary and practicing verb tenses. Included here are four lesson plans for each level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) as well as accompanying...
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The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Will human existence define an epoch? Many scientists think we are in a new epoch, the anthropocene, defined by humans and our impact on the environment. An online interactive demonstrates the immense impact humans have had on every part...
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Mappler Project Lesson Plan: Humans and the Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Focus on human interaction with the environment. Learners describe how human activities affect a variety of ecosystems, map local environmental friends and foes on a Mappler page, and discuss how people have worked to solve challenges....
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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Writing Exercises: The Environment and Sustainability

For Students 10th - 12th
Sometimes it's good to challenge our kids with thought-provoking topics. They'll have to think hard and use what they know to answer these essay questions. They'll discuss how and why developed nations put a strain on the world's...
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The Right to a Clean Environment: Right to a Clean Environment Role-Play

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson challenges scholars to think critically about the world in which they live. Learners begin by role-playing a character, answering questions, and taking part in a whole-class discussion. They then brainstorm ways they can help...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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Outdoor Math Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
These resources are geared towards middle schoolers set in an outdoor environment. Some of the resources don't necessarily require the outdoors, but keep with the theme and can easily be done outside seated on the benches with the sun...
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Science and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to study environmental science? An informative PowerPoint explains what environmental science is, the history of the environment including effects of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, and the impacts people...
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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
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The Outdoors Camping and Survival Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Equip young campers with the tips and strategies for a safe trip to the outdoors with a series of lessons. They learn how to start fires with and without firewood, keep warm in snowy weather, and purify water to make it safe for drinking.
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Analysis of Energy Usage & Methods to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Working in groups of two, learners examine their own carbon footprints and energy consumption, then determine a plan to reduce their impacts on the environment. Although designed to be a final project for a chemistry class, the...
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Evolution of Fur Color in Mice – Mutation, Environment and Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Most species of animals include a variety of fur or hair color, but why? Scholars watch a video about a changing environment for mice. As the rocks around them change hues, different colors of mice begin to thrive. Discussion questions...
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nanofibers can be made through electrospinning or force spinning in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Pupils study the role of fibers and dye on the environment through a series of five hands-on activities. Then,...
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Imagining the Environment: Introduction

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine the importance of the environment including the setting, lights, sound, costumes, and props for a play or story. They visualize the appropriate environments and practice applying the techniques.
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Worksheet: Environments of Past and Present

For Students 4th - 7th
After reading about how polar bears and camels are specifically adapted to their environments, young zoologists choose an animal and do the same. They work in groups to discuss how humans interact with their surroundings and then design...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is...
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P.O.V.'s Borders Picture Project: Lesson 1 - Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take photos of human activities that impact air quality. Collaborative groups present one of the photographs, identifying how the activity contributes to air quality and what can be done to minimize the impact. As one in a series of...
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Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding lesson plan in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After...

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