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The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Aquatic Organisms

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What kind of experiment can your class do to how observe the environment effects on organisms? Groups design and conduct lab experiments to learn about the effects of the environment on aquatic organisms. Based upon knowledge gained from...
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Environmental Limitations

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study the environmental factors that affect population growth. In this biology instructional activity, 7th graders create a city following certain criteria. They present their posters in class.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learners explore the 5 themes of geography. In this cross curriculum literacy and geography lesson plan, students listen to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, and make a list of the needs of the people in Chewandswallow....
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Monitoring Environmental Conditions

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students experience how devices can be connected to a computer to monitor and measure changes in environmental conditions. They observe and monitor external changes in temperature and how to log in data collected from the observations.
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Rachel Carson and the Modern Environmental Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars analyze the environmental movement started in the 1960s. Through excerpts from Rachel Carson's books as well as diary entries, they take a look at the reason for the modern movement to save the planet and then create final...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 5: Group Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Although a group presentation is not novel assignment, this one provides supporting resources: a newsletter introducing the project and a grading rubric. Each group is assigned a different biotic community in Arizona to research and...
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Population Limiting Factors ~ Boom or Bust!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There was a situation in the Kaibab desert of Arizona during which the deer population exploded. Wildlife biologists examine historical data using a graphing calculator in order to learn about population growth, limiting factors, and...
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Terrestrial Hi-Lo Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Young scholars assess environmental factors. In this environmental factors instructional activity, students explore their surroundings identifying warm and cool spots, dry and wet areas, and determining the warmest and coolest areas....
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Staying Green While Being Clean

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Clean up the environment with a lesson that focuses on replacing hazardous cleaning supplies with green, environmentally-friendly products. Using a dirty patch of surface as a control area, kids clean other parts of various surfaces...
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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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Limiting Factors for Populations

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The "Bottled Bacteria" activity instructions are a bit unclear, but the remaining activities investigating limiting factors in ecosystems are well-written. Learners model the exosystem of a bear and a herd of deer. They set up a...
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Environmental Town and Polluted Town

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore the differences between towns that are environmentally friendly and those that are not. The class will construct two towns out of various objects; they'll focus on comparing each town based on their environmental laws. This is a...
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Abiotic Factors

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify a local plant community and make a variety of measurements. They measure abiotic factors such as taking soil samples and making measurements of weather conditions on the day of the study.
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Environmental Concerns

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every year, more than 14 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the oceans of the world, most of which is plastic and toxic to ocean life. Lesson 32 in the series of 36 focuses on environmental concerns, specifically pollution. Under...
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Flowering Phenology: How Do Plants Know When to Flower?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners study the process of plant reproduction and the biotic and abiotic factors that affect flowering phenology. In this plant reproduction lesson, students describe the interaction of environmental factors as it relates to...
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Animal adaptation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners go on a nature hunt around the school and collect information on what environmental factors may make animals move locations and adapt. In this animal adaptation lesson plan, students go around the school in groups and observe...
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Dirty Decomposers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders design and conduct experiments to determine what environmental factors favor decomposition by soil microbes. They use chunks of carrot for the materials to be decomposed, and their experiments are carried out in plastic...
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Introduction to Microbes of the Great Salt Lake

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the hidden world of microbes of the Great Salt Lake. Particular emphasis is placed on the effect of human induced changes in the environmental conditions of bacteria and diatoms.
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Enzymes and Jell-O

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students test for the presence of enzymes in fruit and the specificity of those enzymes. They identify the susceptibility of enzymes to certain environmental factors such as temperature and pH in the enzymes environment.
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Environmental Causes of Birth Defects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Get your high schoolers thinking about the factors that lead to birth defects. They examine how environmental factors and personal choices can cause birth defects in unborn children. They discover the effects of various handicaps such as...
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Weather Vs. Whether

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Monarch butterfly populations have decreased by 90 percent over the past 20 years due to misuse and ineffectiveness of some pesticides. Given the challenge to increase pesticide safety and effectiveness, the class, through discussion,...
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Temperature Affects The Heart Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars relate heart rate and development to environmental conditions through experiment. In cooperative groups, students record the heart rate in developing zebra fish. Groups create a standard curve to predict the temperature...
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Sun and Temperatures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students consider the relationship of temperature to environmental conditions and then apply their knowledge to a practical event. The task assesses students' knowledge and application of that knowledge to an additional situation.
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Move that Lighthouse!

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Students explore how engineers work together to solve problems.  For this environmental structures lesson students study the different factors that are used to plan buildings. 

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