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488 resources with the concept environmental stewardship

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Social Studies: Zoning Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students hold a mock hearing for applications for variances within shoreland zoning ordinances. They present projects, answer questions about them and decide whether or not to allow the expansions. The projects include tree cutting,...
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Have You Seen Me? An Introductory Lesson on the Loss of Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate environmental law and policies involving endangered species as well as discuss human impact on biodiversity through an Internet research project. Students create a milk carton of their "missing" endangered species.
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Hands Off

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students perform a handwashing experiment to see if a difference can be detected in the number and types of microbes on our hands after various types of cleaning. They will also demonstrate that they have learned the whys and hows of...
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What Are the Characteristics of Biomes?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students working in groups study different types of biomes and the issues or environmental problems that can affect them. They design a poster board that displays the characteristics of their biome. They make a model of the biome that...
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Lesson 7 - Our Rivers and Streams

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the major rivers in Northeast Florida and how they are useful. They study the St. John's River, its tributaries, and unique characteristics.
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Lesson 12 - Landfills, Leaks and Spills

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars define spill, leaks and landfills and identify the environmental problems caused by them. They complete worksheets and a quiz.
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Forest Dilemmas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils investigate the analysis and decision making that goes into managing forest lands and participate in a simulation of a twenty-five year forest management cycle.
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National Park Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students develop a descriptive and informative brochure for a National Park. They focus on the history and geology of the park, environmental concerns, and visitor actions that could eliminate the environmental concerns.
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Fast Food: You Can Choose!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the nutritional value of fast food. They assess which fast foods are best and worst to eat. They organize their data into tables and graphs and explain their findings to other students.
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The Price of Beauty: What you don't know might hurt you

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study cosmetic safety issues and concerns raised by advocacy groups. They create a cosmetic safety brochure designed for the average consumer, to create awareness about cosmetic safety concerns.
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Invasive Species

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study exotic and native species, and examine how exotic species can impact native ones. They study how the mute swan effects native species.
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Ethics In The Science Classroom - The Landfill

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners discuss the risks a landfill may pose to a community. The setting is a school board faced with a decision about whether to close a school until the landfill is capped (a 3 year period). They are asked to determine how they would...
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Camp and Travel on Durable Ground

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore environmental awareness by conducting a class discussion. In this camping lesson, students discuss different methods to minimize their human imprint on the land they are camping or hiking on. Young scholars...
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Obis Oil Spill

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore environmental challenges by participating in an oil spill simulation. In this water safety lesson, students discuss why oil spills happen and how their impact affects the entire ecosystem. Students utilize popcorn,...
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Power In Variety

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students discover different types of energy. In this energy source lesson students compare different types of energy, renewable and nonrenewable. Students answer questions about the different types of energy and their impact on the...
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Dam Impact

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the environmental impact of dams. In this environmental impact lesson plan, students explore the major environmental impacts of dams and the engineering solutions used to address the major issues.
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Save the Earth: It's Everyone's Home

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore how recycling helps save trees and protect the environment. In this environmental concern lesson, students color a handout of animals that live in forests. Students discuss how recycling paper can save trees and set up...
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Our Friends the Trees

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students build an animal habitat. In this animal habitats lesson, students create dead-wood habitats and observe the habitat over a period of weeks.
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Ocean Pollution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study their role in eliminating ocean pollution and helping keep the oceans clean. In this environmental issues instructional activity, students define pollution and brainstorm examples of ocean pollution. Middle...
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Tree Encounters of the Close Kind

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students write an imaginative paragraph from the perspective of a tree. In this environmental awareness lesson, students observe a tree and brainstorm a list of adjectives to describe their tree. Using this list, students write an...
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The Joy of a Garden

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils study environmental stewardship. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students read the story The Gardner and define the character's actions for the environment. Pupils define philanthropy and complete a Venn Diagram the...
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Fossil Fuel and the Ticking Clock

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study energy sources to learn about fossil fuels and environmental concerns. In this energy sources lesson, students watch demonstrations for various energy examples. Students find hidden pennies, make a bar graph on their data,...
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Keeping Our Pets Safe in an Emergency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in a service learning project to benefit the members and animals in their community. In this animal welfare lesson, students review emergency preparedness. Students discuss animal safety in an emergency. Students...
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Sand, Sand, Everywhere Sand

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the physical characteristics of four types of desert regions. In this desert regions lesson, students watch a video about deserts and discuss the deserts. Students compare the deserts and research the ways humans have...