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136 resources with the concept environmental science

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Environmental Case Study: Hetch Hetchy Valley

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is more important: building a new school or preserving a nature reserve? Keeping a natural area clean or providing clean drinking water to a city of millions? Young scholars weigh these questions—almost literally—using an...
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Birth of the Environmental Protection Agency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seeing is believing when it comes to climate change. An informative activity explores the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its efforts to document environmental issues with photographs. Academics match images...
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A Student Exploration of the Global Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Small efforts can have global impacts. Learners use data to analyze public health impacts on climate change. They read articles that present relative data about climate change and use the data to make conclusions about the impact on...
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A Student Exploration of the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Let the data drive the science. Learners examine data provided in resources to discover connections between climate change and health of vulnerable populations. They study trends and present findings using their choice of projects.
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Earth Day Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Not all water is the same! Young scientists investigate and compare properties of hard and soft water. They focus on properties of surface tension, density, and the ability to mix with soap during their experimentation.
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Gratitude and the Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A class discussion begins a two-part lesson about gratitude and the environment. In part one, learners watch a video then share their feelings about its most memorable moment. Delving deep into the meaning of gratitude, scholars create...
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Theodore Roosevelt's Outdoor Adventures

For Students 6th - 12th
Time for a virtual sightseeing trip. Pupils explore the Grand Canyon, Devil's Tower, and Yosemite Valley in an interactive online experience. They answer questions about the organisms in each location and draw conclusions based on their...
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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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Why Study Soil?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists spend their entire careers analyzing and learning about soils. An interesting video lesson provides an overview of what soil scientists do and why. Pupils learn how soil analysis connects to other branches of science and...
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Choosing A Career

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
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Classroom Activities: What Is My Carbon Footprint?

For Students 9th - 12th
Everyone leaves an impression on the world—some more than others. An interactive lesson has learners analyze their lifestyles and the impact they have on the environment. The analysis includes travel, food, and energy categories and ends...
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Grades 6-8 Ecology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why are our national parks important? Scholars research the national parks and explore the basic ecology of these areas in a differentiated instruction unit on ecology. They learn about ecosystems, food chains, symbiosis, and biomes. The...
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Could Underwater Farms Help Fight Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a way to sustainably farm the ocean? Welcome to the world of restorative ocean farming. A short video looks at the advantages and issues associated with aquaculture. 
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Lessons From the Lorax

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Is progress progressing too fast? So believes the Lorax, the eponymous character from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Young environmental science young scholars read the book and debate the arguments of the Lorax and the Once-ler regarding the...
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National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether it's Earth Day or another average school day, there are always ways we can protect our planet. An environmental science project combines The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and the Flat Stanley Project to create an innovative assignment for...
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Lesson Plans From The Lorax

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
When it comes to the environment, no variable is constant. Class members graph behavior over time for the thneeds produced over truffula trees chopped down over the course of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. 
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Elementary–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How can people do their part to help protect the environment? Learners participate in an engaging jigsaw activity to discuss the causes and effects of pollution. Next, pupils develop their own innovative ideas to address an environmental...
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Dolphins Know the Best Way to Catch Fish

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans often struggle to catch fish, but dolphins have the process down to an art. A video explores the brains of the intelligent porpoises, focusing specifically on their superior methods of catching fish. Two reading comprehension...
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Atmospheric CO2 and Earth’s Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is atmospheric carbon dioxide really to blame for global warming? Young environmentalists analyze historical carbon dioxide and temperature data during a multimedia activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series. High schoolers read...
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97% of Climate Scientists Really Do Agree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do some people still question climate change? Discover the components of consensus with a video from a well-written science playlist. The narrator guides viewers through the process of reviewing climate publications, how exclusive...
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How Can Nanoparticles Move from Land to Ocean?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the migration of the nanoparticle from land to water! A lab investigation asks budding scientists to simulate runoff. Testing water samples before and after the simulation leads individuals to make conclusions about pollution...
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Lesson 3: Scientific Inquiry with WildCam Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When biologists installed cameras in Gorongosa National Park, they ended up viewing a lot more than the lions they were trying to help! Young ecologists observe one of Africa's most beautiful savanna regions with interactive trail camera...
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Lesson 2: Gorongosa National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has Gorongosa National Park changed over time? Discover the park's rich history, dating back to primitive human times, through an interactive timeline and scientific reading. The second installment in an eight-part series explores...
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Arbor Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Discover how Arbor Day came to be with a brief, engaging video. Scholars watch how Nebraska's first pioneer in 1854 decided why planting trees was important and the journey that took place to make Arbor Day a national holiday celebrated...