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136 resources with the concept environmental science

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Effects of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners have probably heard of climate change, but do they really understand what it is? Study the history, details, and future implications of global warming and the greenhouse effect with a set of activities designed for an...
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Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Sixth graders investigate the various types of pollutants found in water and ways to help prevent water pollution. Through a hands-on experiment, students create samples of polluted water by mixing water with vegetable oil, dirt, and...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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How Many Leaves on a Tree?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is great go-to activity for those spring or fall days when the weather beckons your geometry class outside. Learners start with a small tree, devising strategies to accurately estimate the leaf count. They must then tackle the...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
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Crude Oil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Watch the distillation process as a female narrator explains what is happening. Ideally you would demonstrate this process or have advanced classes work in lab groups to perform it themselves. If time is short or materials not available,...
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Greenhouse Gas Line-up

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The actual lesson itself is not unique; groups discuss and rank different sources of energy in order of their cumulative greenhouse gas emissions. They compare their prediction to real data. What makes this resource valuable, is that it...
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Women in Science: Dr. Grace Bush

For Students 6th - 9th
Learn about the study of paleoecology with a resource about Dr. Grace Bush and her contributions to the field. After reading a one-page passage, learners answer comprehension questions and explore their personal interests in different...
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AP Environmental Science-Food Fight

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The content in this lesson is of a controversial nature. Please review to make sure it is suitable for your class. A video, The Meatrix is shown to the class, and then they discuss the emotionally-charged language that it uses. They are...
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Melting Himalayan Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Visit a Tibetan monk living high in the Himalayan mountains, he describes what changes he's seen in the environment do to global warming. The changing climate can be witnessed in the shifts in glaciation. A great clip for any class.
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Chick Chock's Pollen Problem

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars analyze how allergens effect the body and how air borne substances can effect people.
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Identify And Classify

For Students 5th - 6th
In this consumer awareness worksheet, students learn that hazardous household products have words that identify the risk. Students view 54 photos of common household substances. Students sort them into piles according to the hazard risk.
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Organic Farming / Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Want an organic farming resource packed with experiments, background information, science fair projects, and topics of interest for further research? Here it is. Young environmental scientists can explore concepts involved in organic...
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Global Meltdown

For Students 6th - 10th
In this environmental science lesson, students study data and animation on global temperature increase to complete 8 short answer questions that follow.
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Chesapeake Scramble

For Students 6th - 9th
In this environmental science worksheet, students identify the different animals that live and visit Chesapeake Bay by completing 6 word scrambles.
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Invasive Mussels

For Students 6th - 10th
In this ecology worksheet, students study a fact sheet on invasive mussels. They answer 8 short answer questions about it after reading the provided information.
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Teaching the Tragedy of the Commons: Natural Resource Depletion

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You can help your students understand resource depletion with simple activities that highlight the idea of the tragedy of the commons.
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What's in Wetland Soil?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the organic and inorganic components of soil. In this environmental science lesson, students identify the factors that influence soil formation. They collect soil samples, conduct tests, and analyze the results.
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Watershed Landscape

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students demonstrate how water flows by building a human watershed using themselves. In this ecology lesson, students compare and contrast point-source and non-point source pollution. They write what they have learned from this activity...
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Global Warming and Hurricanes: Is an Increase in the Number of Stronger Hurricanes an Indicator of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate whether stronger hurricanes are signs of global warming. In this environmental science lesson plan, 9th graders research both sides of the issue about global warming. They debate for or against this issue in class.
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Fossil Fuel Sources, Usage and Alternatives: What are the Options?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify the different sources of fossil fuels. In this environmental science instructional activity, students research about how these impact our environment. They explore renewable energy sources that could replace fossil fuels.
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Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify the different stages in the water cycle. In this environmental science lesson plan, students research about different water pollutants in watershed. They describe ways to purify water.
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Water: Our Most Important Beverage

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a KWL chart about water. In this environmental science instructional activity, 3rd graders demonstrate how much water on Earth is usable. They act out the different stages of the water cycle.
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Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. In this environmental science lesson, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.