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593 resources with the concept the environment

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Soundscape Saturation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can scientists listen to the environmental sounds and tell how healthy or unnatural the surroundings are? The second lesson in a 3-part series has scholars listen to the sounds from four different landscapes in Borneo. Through discussion...
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Sticky Adaptations A Lesson on Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Now you see it, now you don't! The stick bug exhibits the ability to disappear into a wooded environment. Why does this adaptation manifest in some species, but not in others? Life science students explore animal adaptations in nature...
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Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a plethora of activities set to five stories—The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. Activities include...
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Biodiversity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by destruction of natural habitats" - E.O. Wilson. Here is a video that discusses biodiversity at multiple levels from...
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Introduction to Environmental Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first lesson focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.
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Discovering Plants and Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Exploring the backyard, the school yard, the gardens, and the Internet, small children discover the world around them. The bugs, animals, and plants are alive, but is the lawn mower? An engaging activity that will help them understand...
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Rivers and the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Damming rivers has been a case of necessity versus negative environmental impact since the process began. Kids take on the role of a stakeholder in the proposed damming of the Danube River. They begin by reading arguments for and against...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 10 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Spencer continues his quest to find the migratory path and lifestyle that led to human success. Again human variation is explained in terms of physical adaptations ignited by environmental extremes. This...
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice...
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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All aboard! Let's take a trip to the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Encompassing more than 1,200 miles of islands and reefs, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world due to its...
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The Story of Petroleum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An array of video clips, photographs, and drawings keep visual learners engaged, and an agreeable narration voice draws in auditory learners. It begins by explaining the formation of fossil fuels and progresses into how oil is located,...
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That's Monkey Business!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Celebrating National Zoo and Aquarium Month by engaging pupils in an animal research project.
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Celebrate Endangered Species Day at Your School

For Teachers K - 8th
Learn how your school can join numerous conservation organizations in celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 17th.
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Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the impact of human activity on water quality and on the ecosystems of Earth. After a discussion on the various ways that water can be polluted, groups of youngsters get together to figure out the best way to clean a...
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Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from...
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Make a Difference!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
We are very dependent upon other life forms around us to survive. Here, scholars explore relationships in the ecosystem with the help of Auntie Litter and the pollution patrol. They imagine a world without grass, making connections to...
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To Recycle, or Not Recycle?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
To recycle or not to recycle, that is the question. Your class can find the answer by taking a teacher created WebQuest, where they assume a role of a community member taking a stand on implementing a community wide recycling plan. The...
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We Are All Earthlings

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The animals all sing about the earth. This would be a great video to show during a unit about environmental stewardship. 
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Birdie Treat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
A little girl and her Grandmother make a healthy snack for themselves as well as their birdie friends.
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Cameron Diaz Talks Trees

For Teachers Pre-K - K
What is so wonderful about trees? Professor Grover and Cameron Diaz explain all of the amazing things trees can do. Viewers will learn that trees clean the air, give us shade, provide us with food, and are home to many animals.
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Natural Disasters and the Five Themes of Geography

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Have your class do research on natural disasters and create a presentation using this resource. In completing this activity, learners apply the five geography themes to their research. They write a paper describing their results. It's a...
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Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a wonderful way to explore wind power! Through this lesson, learners get a background in the history of wind power, create their own wind turbine, and the test their designs. This is a terrific way to tie scientific principles to...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Research and Response

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewStay on target. The class reviews the learning targets for the unit and the end of unit assessment. Scholars then begin working on part one of the assessment answering how Canada's natural resources meet the needs of the people and how...
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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...