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Over Here! Over There!

For Teachers K Standards
Prepositional words, a game of Simon Says, and a natural treasure hunt are the components of an engaging lesson. First, learners hone their listening skills by playing a prepositional version of Simon Says, then they take the game...
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Healthy Forest Seeks Habitat Mates

For Teachers 1st Standards
A maritime forest is a forest near the sea. Learners examine a set of animals to see if the maritime forest habitat would meet all of their survival needs. The teacher first describes what types of things can be provided by a maritime...
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Life of a Butterfly

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Reading about the life of a butterfly is great, but reenacting the life of a butterfly is even better! After reading and discussing the stages in the butterfly life cycle, the class teams up to run a life cycle relay race. Each team...
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What are the Parts?

For Teachers 1st Standards
What fun, your class gets to observe, draw and label the parts of a tree. They start by discussing how they can use their senses to understand and observe objects in the world around them. Then they look at different pictures of trees,...
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Water Pollution and Water Quality Assessment

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Experiments are great ways to learn and explore new topics. Third graders discuss how some macroinvertebrates can live in polluted water, while others cannot. They head to the computer lab with guiding worksheets as they learn more about...
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Colors in Our Natural World

For Teachers 4th Standards
Field work is a wonderful tool scientists use to study subjects as they are in their natural environment. With a handful of paint chips, learners explore the outdoors to find plants or animals that match the colors they have been...
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Marvelous Measurement in the Outdoor Classroom

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a activity that isn't just about making scientific observations, it's also about determining which tool is needed to collect accurate data. After reviewing what it means to be safe when working outdoors, the class hikes around...
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Build Your Own Aquifer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Ever wondered how an aquifer works? Introduce your class to the amazing way many people get water by exploring how underground aquifers work. Two fun hands-on activities are used to help kids understand what an aquifer is, how it works,...
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Water, Water Everywhere

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Water is one of the most precious resources on the earth. Explore water conservation, the importance of natural resources, and how water is used throughout the globe. Two complete activities along with discussion questions are used to...
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
To understand the impact coal mining has on the environment, pupils will extract chocolate chips from a cookie. Imagine the cookie is the environment and the chips are the coal. Instruct them to mine as many chips as they can, then have...
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Do We Need to Wear a Rainhat? Acid Rain: Causes, Effects, and Possible Solutions

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Acid rain, and how it affects the environment, is the focus of this Earth science lesson. During the study, learners evaluate measures to reduce acid rain, and design an investigation to demonstrate the conection between a hypothesis and...
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Keep America Beautiful: Thinking Green in the Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Stress the importance of community involvement to preserve the beauty of our Earth with these great ideas.
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Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Sea

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the issue of rising sea levels through an examination of data, satellite photos, and human interest stories. High schoolers work with groups to research and determine, based on data, whether or not sea levels are indeed rising,....
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Aquatic Science

For Teachers 7th - 8th
What a terrific way to explore the pond habitat! Learners discuss the animal and plant life found in the Long Island area. They also discuss vocabulary terms, identify pollution concerns, and resource conservation.
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Conservation of Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine their use of energy over a certain time period. They come up with a plan to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. Groups of learners complete a chart with three columns; energy-using events, the form...
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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.