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593 resources with the concept the environment

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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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Investigating the Properties of Plastic and its Effects on the Environment

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pore over the properties of plastic. Working through four different stations, pupils investigate some properties of plastic, including chemical decomposition, mechanical breakdown, density, and the ability to infiltrate the food chain....
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Ask a Scientist About Our Environment

For Students 6th - 12th
Let's ask an expert!  Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History field questions about the environment in an interactive resource. Question topics range from global warming and conservation to endangered species and habitats.
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Environmental Justice Matters: Mapping Environmental Justice Impacts (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A case study of Seattle, Washington permits class members to compare and rank how different areas of Seattle are impacted by environment burdens. Groups investigate different zip codes, collect data on five categories, and color-code a...
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Farming and Environmental Issues

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Forming ethical arguments is sometimes a complicated task. Guide classes through a process for forming and presenting ethical opinions. Learners consider the views of all stakeholders on the impact of farming on the environment and the...
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Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Bring awareness to global warming with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to think of ways they can positively affect the environment. After watching an informative video, learners discuss their observations and brainstorm...
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Ask a Scientist About Our Environment

For Students 6th - 12th
Scientists respond to 26 question posed by learners. These experts answer in easy to understand language, include photos to illustrate the issue, offer suggestions for how young people can make a difference, and supply links to resources...
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Ask a Scientist About Cuba's Biodiversity

For Students 6th - 12th
In a video interview Ana Luz Porzecanski, a conservation biologist with the American Museum of Natural History, answers questions about her work Cuba's biodiversity.
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Habitat for Sale

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Where would this animal like to live? Pupils choose an animal and write an ad to advertise that animal's habitat or home. For a little fun, learners create the newspaper ads to provide enough detail for classmates to guess what animal...
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Juliana Rotich

For Students 5th - 12th
Hahidi, which is testimony or witness in Swahili, is a concept, a program, a community of people. This free and open-source software was developed by Juliana Rotich. A poster celebrates her vision and accomplishments and deserves an...
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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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Explore Your Habitat

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get a hands-on look at a local habitat. A three-part activity begins with a discussion of the characteristics of a local habitat. Pupils then test their knowledge by playing a game to match animals to their habitats. Finally, they go on...
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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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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over the course of 10 days, scholars take a pre-assessment to place them in one of three leveled groups. Whole-class and in small groups, pupils take part in read-alouds, field trips, hands-on activities, and complete learning contracts...
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Tools of the Environmental Scientist

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What tools do environmental scientists use? Learners gain insight into how researchers use the scientific method in environmental science, as well as how scientists' values affect environmental decision making. Using a PowerPoint, pupils...
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Science and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to study environmental science? An informative PowerPoint explains what environmental science is, the history of the environment including effects of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, and the impacts people...
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Tobacco and the Environment

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
A one-page informational sheet details how smoking harms one's health as well as the environment. 
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The Right to a Clean Environment: Right to a Clean Environment Role-Play

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson challenges scholars to think critically about the world in which they live. Learners begin by role-playing a character, answering questions, and taking part in a whole-class discussion. They then brainstorm ways they can help...
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Trees are Terrific...Inside and Out!

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Trees are the star of a three-step unit celebrating Arbor Day. Step one takes an in-depth look into the structure of a tree, the process of photosynthesis, and the benefits of the leafy giants. Step two challenges scholars to create a...
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Trees: A Joy Forever

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
This Arbor Day, put on a show! A three-scene play follows a boy and girl that run into Arbor Day founder, J. Sterling Morton. Morton describes how the holiday came to be and discovers how his hard work has grown into a national...
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Evolution of Fur Color in Mice – Mutation, Environment and Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Most species of animals include a variety of fur or hair color, but why? Scholars watch a video about a changing environment for mice. As the rocks around them change hues, different colors of mice begin to thrive. Discussion questions...
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High School–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone's heard the popular slogan reduce, reuse, recycle, but there may be a better way to talk about sustainability. Using the second lesson plan from the five-part WE Are Innovators—High School Modules series, learners explore issues...
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High School–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to have an innovative mindset? Pupils think outside the box with the first of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set. Scholars read articles and watch videos about sustainable innovation, such...
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Relative Reasoning in Finance

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take stock of your financial knowledge. As part of the Math at the Core MS: Ratios series, future investors consider the financial well-being and the environmental stewardship of companies in which to invest. They calculate an emissions...