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Solar Updraft Towers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get young scientists energized about all the different energy sources with a five-lesson unit that combines research, direct observations, and hands-on investigation. To begin, scholars investigate a renewable or non-renewable energy...
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WindWise Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a world powered by wind! The 19 lessons in this curriculum set provide young environmental scientists the information they need to imagine just that. The series begins with a lesson on the difference between forms of energy and...
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Justice for All - Educating Youth for Social Responsibility: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
In grades kindergarten through fifth grade, scholars take part in a social-emotional learning unit designed to boost social responsibility. Three hundred pages provide lessons and activities related to everyday classroom practices, the...
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Don't Waste Your Energy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Don't lift another finger, this physical and environmental science unit has everything you need to begin teaching your class about energy. Starting with a look at the greenhouse effect, these lessons and activities take young scientists...
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Urban Environmental Accords for Kids!

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It doesn't matter how old you are or where you live, you can help protect the environment. Created in 2005 for World Environment Day, the agreement shows that the simple steps one can take to make a change have stayed the same, despite...
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I Want It! I Need It!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on...
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Working with Watermills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
In collaborative groups, emerging engineers or environmental scientists plan and construct a water wheel or watermill that rotates for a total of three minutes. Everything you need to carry out this lesson is included: objectives,...
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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first...
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Fuel for Living Things

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
During a three-part lesson, learners make a cabbage juice pH indicator and use it to analyze the waste products of yeast after feeding them with sugar. The intent is to demonstrate how living organisms produce carbon dioxide, which is...
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Fish Prints

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What do a dead fish, conservation, and paint have in common? The answer is a great lesson about fish anatomy, fun print making techniques, and unsustainable fishing practices. The class will start by making fish prints with a...
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The Grid

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders form a "Presidential Task Force," and attempt to make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. After a teacher-led discussion which proves that our nation's energy consumption will soon outpace our...
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Excuse Me, Is This the Way to the Drainpipe?

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Elementary kids read and color the story of Willy Wetsworth, a drop of water, as he describes the journey that he and his friends take to provide fresh water to houses. He tells his story to Martha Merriweather, a little girl, and...
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Learning About Solar Updraft Towers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Give it up for updraft towers. Pupils learn about solar updraft towers by first watching a video. They then research these structures on their own and think about how the toys they made in the previous lesson plan use the same scientific...
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Let's Build Our Wind and Solar Energy Toy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Who says toys can't be educational? The fourth of five parts in the Solar Updraft Towers unit has scholars create toys that run on solar and wind energy. The devices need to be solar updraft towers that can be placed on a warm surface...
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Wind Power: A Hands on Experience

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Turn a learning experience into a fun lesson. Future engineers create blades for a wind turbine using card stock. Using a fan, they test how well the blades help the wind turbine turn. The goal is to build blades that are effective...
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Where Does Energy Go?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Convection currents aren't just a bunch of hot air. The second of five lessons in the Solar Updraft Towers unit focuses on energy transfer and convection currents. Young scientists watch six demonstrations that illustrate how warm air...
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Informative Writing: Where Does Energy Come From?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get energized about all the different sources of energy. A research project has scholars investigate a renewable or non-renewable energy type of their choice. They write a report on their findings and decide on a way to publish their work.
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Probes of Prior Knowledge

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
A bright future learning about electricity awaits. Future scientists conduct two probes to investigate electrical energy. The first requires them to think about how electricity is made, while the second has them identify appliances that...
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Cookie Mining

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Knock a chip off the cookie. Learners purchase a property to mine and mining tools. Pupils use their tools to mine chocolate chips out of a cookie for 5 minutes and return cookie fragments to its original site. After the time is over,...
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Water, Water, Everywhere?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Less than one percent of the earth's water is available for human use. A hands-on activity models the phenomenon for young scientists. Beginning with a specific volume of water, learners remove water that correlates to the percent of...
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over the course of 10 days, scholars take a pre-assessment to place them in one of three leveled groups. Whole-class and in small groups, pupils take part in read-alouds, field trips, hands-on activities, and complete learning contracts...
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Global Water Supply Elementary School Curriculum

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Water is the focus of an interdisciplinary unit that brings awareness to its daily use around the world and the importance of conservation. Worksheets challenge scholars to match words and definitions, trace, complete a maze, and solve a...
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ESS3A - Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Explore the natural resources on earth in relation to the specific Next Generation Standard. Understanding these resources are not evenly distributed in all locations helps gain a perspective of their uses. Nonrenewable resources need...
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Toxic! Or Is It?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Super scientists tests the toxicity of water using radish seed bioassays. Over the course of five days, scholars observe the germination process of several radish seeds, looking closely at their roots to determine the level of toxins...