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Thinking About the Environment: Where Are Our Forests?Lesson Planet
4th - 8th
Students investigate our lack of forests by examining population. In this deforestation lesson plan, students research a list of the continents, their populations, and remaining forest area. Students discuss why forests are...
Dogtown and Z-Boys; Adapting to the Environment of the 1970's CaliforniaLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students investigate the uses of natural and man made objects in our current society by researching skateboarding. In this environmental resources lesson plan, students view the skateboarding documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and identify...
Famous Elders, Historic Figures, Contemporary Tribal LeadersLesson Planet
Sixth graders recognize that elders in history have played important roles in history. In this Elders lesson plan, 6th graders gather information about important elders in the Montana Indian tribe. Students share their information in...
Academic Challenge: Paleontology Time CapsuleLesson Planet
5th - 6th
Students explore the geological time line. In this inquiry based lesson plan, students create a time capsule that represents a geological time period. The class will examine the time capsules to determine what time period each represents.
Schoolyard Tree Inventory and Biodiversity ProjectLesson Planet
4th - 7th
Students investigate the trees in their schoolyard by collecting data. In this ecosystem lesson students examine the schoolyard in sections, tagging and numbering trees and shrubbery in the specific area. Students collect leaves for...
Generate Research QuestionsLesson Planet
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
If your class is new to reading and writing research, this is a great place to start! As the first video in a series of nine on using resources to craft an informational text, your writers are prompted to gather information and consider,...
Jump-Starting Research with Visual ThesaurusLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Students navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research. In this keywords instructional activity, students use synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms to find keywords. Students understand why some searches are effective and some...