Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

103 reviewed resources for free alternative education

Lesson Planet

Toxic Free Bingo

For Students 4th - 6th
In this environmental worksheet, students learn about safer alternatives to hazardous products by playing a Bingo game. Students listen to the item which is called, then mark their boards with a safer alternative. Example: Aerosol...
Lesson Planet

The Biofuel Project: Creating Biodiesel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the processing of biodiesel fuels. In this energy lesson, students produce their own biodiesel using used and new vegetable oil. They discuss the environmental and economic benefits of using biodiesel.
Lesson Planet

Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Math and science meet in this lesson on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a lesson that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines. Participants...
Lesson Planet

Turn Off That TV!

For Teachers 1st - 4th
To honor Screen Free Week, how can you challenge your class to turn off the TV May 5-11, 2014?
Lesson Planet

Principles of Microeconomics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
There’s no such thing as a free economics course, but here's a resource that is as close as you can get. Drawing on the expertise of a textbook, augmented by input from higher education economics instructors, a helpful eBook presents a...
Lesson Planet

Proverbs and Adages: What Do They Mean?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but feel free to find the silver lining in a worksheet about common proverbs and adages. Learners read six popular adages and write their literal definitions on the lines provided.
Lesson Planet

Different Perspectives: The American Revolution

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Prompt your young historians to hone in their reading comprehension skills by considering the fascinating perspective that Rudyard Kipling offers in his poem, "The American Rebellion", which provides an alternative perspective toward the...
Lesson Planet

Fighting Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
Lesson Planet

Teaching Kids About Healthy Foods: Snacks Alternatives

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students inspect human health by participating in a class game. In this nutrition lesson, students examine an interactive food pyramid and discuss the healthy alternatives to their typical diets. Students complete a flash card activity...
Lesson Planet

Be Screen Free for a Week

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Challenge yourself to completely close all of your electronic screens for seven straight days!
Lesson Planet

Vertical Farming

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Is vertical farming a viable option to accommodate shrinking rural areas? Applying the concept of photosynthesis and homeostasis, budding scientists complete a 10-task unit to make their own conclusions. They complete experiments to...
Lesson Planet

Simple Coordinates Game

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Let coordinate pairs show you the way home. Scholars plot houses on a coordinate plane with given coordinates using an interactive app. Alternatively, they can identify the coordinates of houses already plotted on a coordinate plane.
5:55
Lesson Planet

Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If renewable energy sources are the best option, why aren't they used on a global scale? Junior environmentalists explore the benefits and problems associated with energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass with a short video and...
Lesson Planet

Ecological Dilemmas in Wetlands

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ecological dilemmas in wetlands worksheet, learners select a topic, use  the links to websites for research, describe the topic, explain its impact on wetlands, identify alternatives and decide on possible changes.   An extension...
Lesson Planet

An Exploration of Wind Energy and Wind Turbines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How is wind produced and is it a good source for energy production? Get some air moving in your class. Learners take a pre-test, watch a demonstration of how electricity can be generated by wind energy, test different turbine factors for...
Lesson Planet

Would You Have Helped Out?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the dangers that escaping slaves and their helpers on the Underground Railroad faced and asks them to consider whether they would have helped if they'd been free people during the time of slavery.
Lesson Planet

Ready, Set, Save on Solar Energy Technology!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does your class have a bright future in the solar energy industry? Science scholars take an in-depth look at what's new in solar technology. After completing research into the solar industry, participants create and market a product in...
4:15
Lesson Planet

Biodiesel: The Afterlife of Oil

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Use this slick video to introduce your environmental scientists to the wonders of biodiesel. They will learn about problems caused by our waste oil, how it can be recycled, and other benefits of using biofuels. Use the video, assessment...
Lesson Planet

Trash to Gas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners experiment with biomass materials as alternative energy sources. In this biomass material lesson, students participate in an experiment with cow manure to determine how it can be used as an energy source. They record their data...
Lesson Planet

Valentine's Day Poems

For Teachers K - 6th
Roses are red, violets are blue, poems are sweet, and educational too.
Lesson Planet

Safeguarding the Bill of Rights

For Teachers 8th
The Bill of Rights is not just a standard page in a social studies textbook. It protects the rights that every American enjoys every day, whether it's free speech, freedom of the press, or the right to a timely trial. An educational...
Lesson Planet

How to Land Your Spaceship

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How many moves does it take to land an out-of-this-world aircraft? Given a spaceship and a landing pad, pupils work together to determine the sequence of transformations needed to land it. Individuals show they can perform...
Lesson Planet

Company Logo

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Modern advertising takes a geometric turn with this unit. The final assessment activity leads pupils through the logical analysis of a fictional logo, including the development of a paragraph proof. The wealth of resources leading up to...
Lesson Planet

As You Like It: Study Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you combine unrequited love with disguised characters in an enchanted forest? Shakespeare's hilarious As You Like It! Pupils consider multiple perspectives through creative writing. Learners also write love letters...