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136 resources with the concept environmental science

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Earth Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Why do we celebrate Earth Day? Find out with a brief video that details the history behind the special day dedicated to our beautiful planet. The video answers the who, what, why, and how in a festive fashion while showcasing real-world...
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Green Plastics—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do green plastics reduce waste and environmental pollution? Budding scientists create and test a variety of compounds used in green plastics during an insightful experiment. Beginning with startling statistics and ending with...
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Winter is Coming for These Argentine Ant Invaders

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When ants touch antennas with each other, they exchange information about which jobs they need to complete. The video focuses on the spread of the Argentine ants invading the globe. They eliminate local ants, even those that are more...
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Economic, Environmental, and Social Effects of Biofuels

For Students 9th - 12th
Analyze the socioeconomic advantages and disadvantages of biofuels. Although generating fuel from living organisms seems to be a good idea, there are many implications to consider. A thorough video lesson helps learners examine these...
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Life Cycle Assessment

For Students 9th - 12th
What happens to your cell phone when you're done with it? Analyze the life cycle assessment of a cell phone and its impact on the environment. The detailed lesson challenges learners to think about their decisions and how they affect the...
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Recycling Glass

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate the recycling process of glass products. Young scholars learn the types of glass that are recyclable and make a connection to environmental chemistry. The video instructor explains the process of recycling the glass and its...
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Natural Resources, and Human Uses of Plants and Animals

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
As part of their study of the restoration projects on Santa Cruz Island, class members demonstrate their understanding of the connections among plant life, animals, and the actions of humans by crafting a model that reveals these...
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What's the Catch?

For Students 4th - 8th
There must be a catch! A comprehensive lesson looks at ocean fishing concerns through a set of five hands-on activities. Learners become aware of the risks of seafood contamination and factors that have affected the ocean environment.
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Mitigation Simulator

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The United States has more per capita emissions than any other country in the world. An eye-opening simulation encourages users to explore environmental goals and factors that affect climate change by balancing different priorities....
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The Right to a Clean Environment in the United States

For Students 8th - 12th
Even if a school has gone digital, chances are there's still plenty of paper being used. The three activities help scholars learn about the environmental impact of paper and another consumer products of their choosing, the issue of...
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Landfills and Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
Examine the nature of landfills through experimentation. Scholars build miniature landfills and monitor changes over a six-week period. Observations allow individuals to draw conclusions about the different types of trash and their...
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Bearing Witness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A controversial construction project in South America, the Belo Monte dam, is endangering local cultures, ecosystems, and communities. High schoolers create a concept map based on an online article they read before engaging in discussion...
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Then and Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The devastating changes happening to the Native American inhabitants of an island off the coast of Louisiana are the topic of an informational lesson. After scholars break into groups to explore particular topics, they come back together...
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The Consciousness of Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars voice their opinions about animal consciousness with an article that challenges common ideas about nature. After reading the article, learners engage in a thoughtful discussion before writing out their arguments in a persuasive...
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Deconstructing Consumerism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A short, engaging video provides a critique of the hyper-consumerist mentality that many think have taken over the Western world. After watching the video, pupils reflect on their own habits and use evidence to respond to discussion and...
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Aerogels in Action

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Model an oil spill cleanup. An engaging engineering lesson has groups using aerogels to simulate an oil spill cleanup (vegetable oil in water). Along the way, they learn about nanotechnology and hydrophilia/hydrophobia.
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Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The last activity in a nine-part series has teams create a Google Earth map using the data they collected during a field trip. Using the map, groups analyze the results and make adjustments to the map to reflect their analysis. A short...
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Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Field Trip)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
With a piece of plastic here and a piece of plastic there, here a piece, there a piece, everywhere a piece. Teams go on a field trip in order to document the locations and kinds of plastic trash in an area near them. The eighth...
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Linking Sources and Pollutants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members use an air quality monitor to measure the amount of gas-phase pollutants emitted by different sources. Groups choose three different sources and make predictions about what the monitors will detect. Teams then expose the...
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Above-Ground Storage Tanks in the Houston Ship Channel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your class to storage tank failures caused by major storms with an activity that looks at how the concepts of Archimedes' Principle and Pascal's Law affect the storage tanks along the Houston Ship Channel. The background...
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Chromatography Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Groups use alcohol and chromatography paper to separate the color components of black ink. The purpose of the activity is to allow the class to become aware that mixtures exist in hidden places. 
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Water Remediation Lab

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Water filtration — that's pure genius! Groups test the ability of a water filter to purify water by running chlorine contaminated water through a filter and measuring the chlorine concentrations as they filter the water. They then graph...
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Thinking Green!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Encourage your class to solve local environmental issues. Groups brainstorm environmental issues that are affecting the community, choose one they want to solve, and design a product or service to solve their chosen issue. They then...
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Letter Writing to Politicians on Environmental Issues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Let your voices be heard! Pupils research local and national environmental concerns using the Internet. Class members determine an issue they deem important and draft a letter to a local politician expressing their concern about the...