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An Introduction to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can pesticides affect humans, even if they don't eat the crops that were sprayed? Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's 1962 work on the environmental effects of DDT, discusses the ways that bioaccumulation creates a path from a dangerous...
Does the Introduction of Pesticides and Fertilizers Alter an Aquatic Ecosystem?
6th - 9th
Young scholars conduct an experiment using a small sample from a local water source. They introduce fertilizers and pesticides, separately, and carefully examine the results in their simulated aquatic ecosystem.