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Coastal Peru: The Amazing Biodiversity of a Coastal EcosystemLesson Planet
45 mins 3rd - 8th
Peru's coastal ecosystem is only one of the country's amazing features. But travelers don't need passports, expensive plane tickets, or heavy suitcases to examine the biodiversity of coastal Peru. Armed with a field trip log and graphic...
Turning Food Waste Into a ResourceLesson Planet
5 mins 5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
One in every seven truckloads of perishable foods delivered to grocery stores gets thrown away. Is there anything that can be done with this waste? One solution is to recycle the old produce and turn it into fertilizer. The video, part...
ESS3C - Human Impacts on Earth SystemsLesson Planet
6 mins K - 12th
The human impact on the earth's systems often has unintended consequences. A comprehensive video lesson builds a progression for teaching the standards ESS3C in elementary through secondary classrooms. Instruction focuses on the human...
Restoration Channel Islands DebateLesson Planet
4th - 12th
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...
Reflecting on What I Learned About Climate ChangeLesson Planet
5th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
After three eye-opening lessons about our environment, scholars revisit a 10-question survey, reflect on their new-found knowledge, and take action by writing to a representative or creating a public service announcement about climate...
Earth's Spheres and Natural ResourcesLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
The geosphere, exosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are Earth's four main spheres. Surprisingly, all of these spheres work together providing us with resources, weather, plants, climate, and a place to live. Here is a collection of videos that explores Earth's spheres and the effect of their interactions on the planet. Note: The videos are organized in the order they are meant for viewing.
From A (Away) to Z (Zero)Lesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Schools generate a lot of trash. This lesson has groups collect data about the amount of trash that people generate at school over a period of time. They sort the trash and determine the amounts based upon type. The class determines the...
Optimize! Cleaner Energy Options for Rural ChinaLesson Planet
5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
What are the trade-offs when looking to get the most benefit from an energy source? Small groups compare the cost-to-emission levels of several energy sources by looking at the information graphically. The groups utilize this information...
How to Get Resources - Picky PineapplesLesson Planet
3 mins 3rd - 8th
How do we survive if the resources we need are not available? This is the focus of a video that explains how humans adapt and transform to get the resources they need. An investigation of how Las Vegas has adapted to using a reservoir to...