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Lesson Planet

Industrial Growth (1865 - 1914)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of...
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Essential Oil Extraction Using Liquid CO2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life hands you lemons ... experiment on them! Green chemistry gurus compare extraction methods for essential oils through a lab activity. Lab groups use traditional distillation and liquid carbon dioxide extraction methods, then...
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Big Business & Industrial Cities

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This is a true gem. This PowerPoint is well-organized, has bullet points you control (which gives you time for discussion), has sound effects, and covers several aspects of American industrialization after 1900. The presentation begins...
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Oil and its Everyday Uses

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the properties of oil through an experiment. They use the scientific process to investigate oil, participate in experiments, watch videos,and use information from the internet to determine how oil has changed our everyday lives.
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Factors That Led to the Industrialization of America

For Students 8th - 12th
In this industrialization worksheet, students respond to 19 identification and short answer questions about the expansion of business and factories in the United States.
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Industrial Book

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze the poetry of West Virginian poet Louise McNeill to explore the Industrial Age. In this industrialization lesson, 9th graders read several poems about industrial environmental problems. Students discuss the issues...
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The Rise of Industry 1860-1900

For Students 9th - 12th
For this industrialization worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan.
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Extractive Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a chance for environmental studies classes to take a critical look at crises occurring around the globe by reading articles and viewing video clips. The human activities under scrutiny are the extraction of oil, logging, and...
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Sustainable Marine Fisheries

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Through a fishing simulation, environmentalists discover consequences of over fishing. Afterward, they discuss how the activity relates to the impact of real-life commercial fishing. They also consider sustainability in the fishing...
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The American Whaling Industry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When thinking about the American whaling industry most imagine Moby Dick and Nantucket sleigh rides, harpoons and scrimshaw, whale-oil lamps and baleen in women's corsets. But it may come as a surprise that the industry was also...
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The Oil Field Industry

For Teachers K - 2nd
A brief look at natural resources are described, prior to explaining the importance of oil in this 12-slide PowerPoint. Clear and colorful graphics are on each slide to keep viewers interested and more informed. Tip: Ask students how...
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The Art of Soap Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a nice, clean wrap-up instructional activity for your chemistry class when they are studying chemical reactions . They experiment with different oils to make soap. To make it more fun, they are to imagine that they are part of a...
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The Incorporation of America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The incorporation and industrialization of America is covered in this image-rich slide show. While text is limited, there is no shortage of great images showing the progression and causes of American Industrialization. Perfect...
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Oil Market Basics

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the global oil market through a web-quest. In this oil market instructional activity, students conduct a web-quest to gather information related to the global oil market then design and make a mural.
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Technology and Oil

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers demonstrate how much our society depends on petroleum products. They show how advances in technology have allowed us to find, obtain, and transport oil more efficiently.
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The Industrial Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the nitty-gritty of American industrialization in the decades after the Civil War, a period which saw the introduction of a national currency, dramatic population and economic growth, and the birth of the first modern...
Lesson Planet

Fuels - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

For Students 7th - 12th
Science pupils choose from twelve questions about five different types of fuel: hydrogen, ethanol, crude oil, natural gas, and coal. They construct a table to compare them and then determine which is the best fuel. Your physical science...
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Oil: The Problem or Solution to the World's Economic Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students map the major oil producing and consuming countries and regions. They identify current and future topographic and political problems that could affect the production and transportation of oil.
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Exploring the History of Oil

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars explore the history of the oil industry. For this history of oil lesson, students reseach the history and current state of the oil industry. Young scholars then determine whether they support the move of the oil industry...
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Bromine: An Important Arkansas Industry

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Arkansas ranks first in the entire world in the production of bromine! Here is a instructional activity which guides middle schoolers through a study about the formation and history of Arkansas' bromine reserves. They also looks at the...
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Aerospace Industry: Vocabulary Skills

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive vocabulary skills instructional activity, students answer 10 fill in the blank questions regarding aerospace industry-related words. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Trusts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the benefits and problems of monopolies. In this industrial America lesson, students examine primary sources and politicalcartoons to investigate the monopolies and trusts of the Gilded Age. Young scholars take...
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Industrial Knowledge of Acids and Bases

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Over a 10-year period, EPA regulations cost businesses less than $30 billion, while businesses saved over $82 billion. Scholars experiment with acids and bases to better understand the pH scale. Then they debate environmental regulation...
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How It's Made - Vegetable Oil

For Teachers 5th - 8th
It would be helpful for your future gourmet chefs to understand where cooking oil comes from. Here is a video that explains the cold-pressing process.
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The Climate Impacts of Industrial Agriculture

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify the basic ways that agribusiness contributes to climate change. In this agribusiness lesson plan, students explore the five primary ways in which industrial agribusiness destroys the climate. Students participate in...
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Exploring the History of Oil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate oil's changing role in human history. They view a PBS documentary, conduct Internet research, complete a research matrix, and write an essay on whether they support an expansion of oil drilling in the Arctic...
Lesson Planet

Floating Fishes: How do Fishes Control Buoyancy?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Playing with balloons, water, oil, and bottles help put this lesson over the top! Participants use air-filled balloons in water tanks to experience gas compression. They also use oil-filled bottles to experiment with buoyancy. Included...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 6

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you're a salty sea dog or a total land lubber, the lakes and oceans of our world have a tremendous impact upon everyday life. Module six in a seven-part series of lesson plans centered on fresh and saltwater literacy tackles some...
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Oil Spill Cleanup

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars participate in an oil spill simulation and how to clean it up. In this oil spill lesson plan, students also calculate the cost of the clean up of an oil spill.
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The Age of Innovation and Industry

For Students 8th - 11th
Studying the Industrial Revolution? If your course utilizes the TCI text, History Alive!, this may make a perfect reading companion. In this innovation and industry learning exercise, historians read the noted textbook pages and then...
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Chapter 9 - Big Business v. Labor

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century U.S. history learning exercise, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the industrialization and labor unions. Students then respond to 50 short answer questions.
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Scraping the Barrel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how oil is created and its uses.  In this oil supplies lesson, students research the history of oil then create a timeline that charts the major ups and downs of the oil industry from when it began.
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Pollution Solution

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this science lesson, students investigate the effects of oil spills and brainstorm ideas to help companies avoid them as they create models to demonstrate their attributes and...
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Elasticity and Collapse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the oil crisis and a future world without oil. In this oil lesson, students watch videos online based on the reduced oil supply. They discuss how their regional community depends on oil and what would happen if the oil...
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Jan. 3, 1959 | Alaska Becomes a State

For Students 10th - 12th
Make connections with past history and current events with this critical thinking exercise. Kids read background information relating to Alaska's statehood as well as information on oil drilling and Alaska's economy. They put it all...
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Texas Oil

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders plug in information about the development of Texas oil into a spreadsheet. In this spreadsheet lesson plan, 4th graders research the development of the Texas oil industry and use a program such as Microsoft Excel to insert...
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Should We Drill?

For Students 5th - 9th
To drill or not to drill? Introduce the controversial debate between economic and environmental priority through this news article worksheet. Brief background information gives students context to access the evidence for both sides,...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's take a look back at America during the 1920s and 1930s. Information regarding the economics in the 1920s that led to some of the issues during the 1930s are covered using text and images. Learners will consider economic booms,...
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Inventions and Innovation

For Students 5th - 11th Standards
What effect did innovations like the Bessemer Process, the light bulb, and the telephone have on the industrialization of the United States? Here is a nice graphic organizer that will help your young historians approach this question.
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Lesson Planet

Geography Now! Angola

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Where in the world can you find a $26 sandwich? That's not uncommon in the oil-rich country of Angola, where many goods must be imported and are expensive. The West African nation is enjoying a resurgence since a brutal Cold War era...
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Lesson Planet

Making Alcohols

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How do you turn hydrocarbons into alcohols? Show your chemistry class the basics of ethanol production in a short, narrated video. It compares and contrasts the industrial process of ethene cracking with the ages-old fermentation...
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Calgary Oil Industry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the history of th oil industry in Calgary and its effect on Calgary economy. They read, discuss, and analyze charts with demographic information. Students investigate about environmental effects of oil extraction. They...
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Oil: Impact of a Resource

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the history and method of oil production.  For this natural resource lesson, students investigate early oil production.  Students discuss the challenges of turning natural resources into safe products.
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Gas and Oil Royalties

For Students 5th - 8th
In this gas and oil worksheet, students read articles about the gas and oil industry and the royalties that are collected. Students then write a letter to their Senator about their feelings toward oil issues and answer short answer...
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Oil Dependency Among Nations

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students research oil dependency amongst different nations in the world. In this oil dependency lesson plan, students use maps to locate oil sources, consider government actions on oil, and predict U.S. oil dependency.
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Oil in Texas

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the oil discoveries in Texas and create a CD of their research. In this Texas oil lesson, 8th graders study oil discoveries in Texas and then make a CD of the research.
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Oil Spill

For Students 8th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read a 7-paragraph article about the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and respond to 5 short answer questions. Vocabulary words and definitions are included.
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Oil Spill

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders watch a video about the types of products made from oil or oil used as energy to produce the product. In groups, they identify the positive and negative aspects of oil and participate in various activities. They use the...
Lesson Planet

Oil Wealth Fuels Change

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Southwest Asia reading guide, students use a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading to illustrate their understanding of how Southwest Asia's oil wealth affects the region.
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Environmental Problems and Solutions

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this environmental problems and solutions worksheet, students are given a list of 25 environmental problems. They match them with a given solution and paste the matching pairs to a piece of construction paper.
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The Oily "Grail"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discover the quest for a balance between oil exploration and a concern for the environment in Alaska. They synthesize their knowledge by debating the current length of the oil-drilling season.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Udo J. Keppler, “Next!”

For Students 8th - 11th
Standard Oil's stranglehold on the US government is the subject of a 1904 political cartoon. Kids use the questions on the provided activity to prompt their analysis of this primary source.
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Lesson for the EasyJet Set

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the environmental costs of flying. In this current events lesson, students research the noted Web sites regarding the Airbus, noise pollution, and oil use associated with airline travel. Students brainstorm...
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Oil Market Basics

For Students 4th - 9th
In this natural resources learning exercise, students take a ten question quiz based on their knowledge of the oil market. This a multiple choice quiz.
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Oil Wealth Fuels Change

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, middle schoolers find the 15 missing words or phrases that best complete each of the sentences in the 1 paragraph selection pertaining to oil wealth in Southwest Asia.
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Oil Production Examining History - Finding the Truth

For Students 5th - 10th
In this oil production worksheet, students click on the links to read about oil production and then answer short answer questions. Students also write a persuasive essay about what they think should be done.
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The Industrial World Represented by 19th Century Artists

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. In this art history lesson, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Students...
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Auto-Mania

For Students 6th - 8th
In this history of automobiles worksheet, middle schoolers answer 20 questions about the automobile industry, the changes that have taken place over the course of the auto industry's history and the current statistics about automobiles.
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Cause and Effect of Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Your students will become aware of and be able to list the major types and sources of water pollution. Being able to recognize that the household, agriculture, and industry sectors of society contribute to water pollution, is the main...
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International Perspectives to Climate Change 1

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
After a lecture about how the first industrial revolution triggered the path to climate change, your environmental studies class discusses what the impacts are. In a culminating activity, they get into groups and identify countries on a...
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Plant Science Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A unique PowerPoint explains the basics of plant science. It motivates viewers to study plant science and then lists different food products, biofuels, fibers, timber, and ornamental uses of plants. It concludes with lists of careers...
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How Do We Clean Polluted Water?

For Teachers 8th
How do we clean up oil spills and other pollutants in the water? Explore water treatment strategies with a set of environmental science experiments. Groups remove oil from water, work with wastewater treatment, and perform a water...
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Oil and the Environment

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students present information regarding oil and how it affects the environment. In this environmental awareness instructional activity, students work in groups to write a paper, create a PowerPoint, and put together a poster about their...
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Products Made from Petroleum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research products made from petroleum. In this transportation lesson students try to find products other than fuel, made from petroleum. They look for the most unusual or surprising products and describe the history and...
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A New Kind of Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders work together to compare and contrast life before and after the Industrial Revolution. They create a spreadsheet making the information easily available to them. Using the internet, they research one invention during the...
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African American Inventors: Elijah McCoy

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
What do a folding iron board, lawn sprinklers, and a device for oiling engines on trains all have in common? They were all invented by Elijah McCoy, an African American inventor with 57 patents to his credit. McCoy is the subject of a...
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The Energy Debate - Stoichiometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine crude oil can be separated into useful fractions by a process of fractional distillation. They write a balanced equation for the reaction between a hydrocarbon and oxygen.
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People and Whales: A History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Whales and people have had a long and sordid history. To understand the impact that biological populations have had on each other, learners conduct research on specific topics related to the whale industry. They use their findings to...
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Fuel Cell Experimentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With rising oil prices and increasing concerns over global warming, the pressure is on for engineers to develop alternative sources of energy. Among the new technologies being developed are hydrogen fuel cells, which young scientists...
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Caution: Fix It!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this science instructional activity, students investigate events that have harmed coastal resources and how human activity has restored coastal resources.
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Properties of Mixtures vs. Solutions: Mix It Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Now it becomes crystal clear why the unit is called Mixtures and Solutions. The fifth installment of a six-part unit explores mixtures and solutions. After viewing a demonstration on mixing pebbles with water, salt with water, and...
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Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Follow Texas history from Native Americans all the way to the 21st Century. Teachers analyze the creation of a year-long course on Texas history and use a wide range of teaching subjects and materials to guide them through the state's...
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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States

For Students 8th - 12th
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
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Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The solar energy industry in the United States added more jobs in 2015 than the oil and gas extraction and pipeline industries combined. With the field growing so rapidly, it's essential to understand what solar energy is and how it...
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Oil, Fuel, Coolant & Fluids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although designed for vocational and auto shop classes, this image of a pamphlet contains everything anyone would need to know about automobile engine the fluids, how to check them, and when to replace them.
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Are People of the Western Hemisphere Wasteful? A Lesson on Energy Use

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the populations of continents and their respective use of the world's energy reserves, namely oil. They display the information using different graphing techniques. They discuss the distribution of oil reserves...
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Human Disturbance of Marine Environments

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students conduct three different hands-on experiments that demonstrate some of the threats to marine ecosystems. They discuss their findings with the class and ways to combat the problems.
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SLS Today

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Lather is not necessary for an effective shampoo. After learning of the industry created consumer misinformation, individuals investigate the toxicity of the most popular additive in shampoos to create lather. They use their results to...
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Coal and Oil: Powering Our Way of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify and represent some common products that are made using petrochemicals and some of the effects that higher gasoline and coal prices would have on the American economy in a graphical format. They synthesize...
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Add and Subtract with Hudson River shipping

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Rivers aren't just a place for animals to live, they also provide industrial transportation. The class will examine the Hudson River on a map, discuss all the commercial vessels that use the River to transport materials, then complete a...
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Out Spot, Darn Spot

For Students 9th - 12th
Encourage your classes to be laundry helpers! Learners explore the chemistry of stain removal with a lab investigation. By identifying the components of the stain, they identify the most effective solute for its removal.
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore muckraking. In this American history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. High schoolers respond to discussion questions pertaining to...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Multinational Corporations

For Students 9th - 12th
The octopus is a commonly used symbol in political cartoons. Help your scholars examine why it has been used in this way throughout history. Three cartoons depict different uses of the octopus. Background information helps gives context...
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Marine Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Save the oceans! The 22nd installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program focuses on laws and marine policy. Pupils take part in an activity investigating fisheries stock data.
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Slick Sea Spills

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students experiment to determine what happens in an oil spill and during different clean up methods. They investigate how they can take responsibility for the environment.
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"Texas T"

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how the discovery of oil replaced cotton and changed the Texas economy from agricultural to industrial. They read primary source documents, define key vocabulary terms, and create a bookmark.
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A New Bedford Voyage!

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
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Oil in Oman 224

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the impact of oil on the economics and culture of Oman. They make a chart showing life before and after oil/petroleum wealth in Oman and its capitol city, Muscat. They draw scenes showing Muscat before and after,...
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Industry in Union County: Oil and Gas Boom in Arkansas

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders describe the economic system in Union County. They analyze the scarcity of the natural resources located in Union county. They design a tourism campaign to attract new business to Union County.
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Middle East: Land, Resouces, and Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify and describe major geographical features of the Middle East and explain how these features and other natural resources influence the economy of the area. Then they research one of the middle-eastern countries listed,...
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Agriculture Counts

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students focus upon the agricultural economy found in Oklahoma. Upon the completion of research they write an essay with the topic of "Agriculture Counts". The lesson plan includes an extensive introduction for teachers and students to...
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The Impact of Fishing

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the concept of fishing as it relates to oceans and how some fishing practices can damage the health of the marine ecosystems. In this lesson on the impact of fishing, students research the many places in the world where...
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Exploring Sustainable Seafood

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Sustainable fishing is important for ensuring the continuation of the various types of seafood that we enjoy. Learners view photos of popular seafood and examine a chart of different fishing methods, the pros and cons, and the types of...
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Pollution Solution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the topic of oil pollution and how it affects the global ocean. They discuss oil spills in recent history and use problem solving skills to decide what strategies could be used to actually clean up an oil spill. Students...
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California-Becoming an Agricultural and Insustrial Power

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power. They trace the transformation of the California economy in its political and cultural development since the 1850's.
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Caring for the Gifts of the Ocean Environment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners identify environmental health issues. They describe how human actions affect the health of the environment before discussing some ways in which the ocean environment has been polluted by industry, businesses, and vacationers.
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Goals, Interactions and Outcomes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners recognize both sides of a dilemma through use of a Human Interaction Outline.  In this Goals, Interactions and Outcome lesson, students create a diagram to show opposing views of fishermen and oil companies.  Learners evaluate...
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Upstream And Downstream

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students gain an understanding of how elevation affects the flow of water. They discuss issues that can arise when residents and industries upstream pollute or irrigate a river, in opposition to those downstream. They role play opposing...
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Secrets They Keep Poster

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A colorful, thought-provoking infographic identifies 12 harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke. It provides a sober warning for smokers and those exposed to secondhand smoke.
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When Disaster Strikes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the ways major industries are affected by and respond to natural disaster. They interview local representatives of these industries on how they prepare for and manage such disasters.
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History of Cars

For Students 8th - 10th
In this history of cars learning exercise, students answer 20 multiple choice questions about cars of the past, the types of cars, the Clean Air Act, the number of cars on the road and the average fuel economy for new cars.
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Nutrition & You

For Teachers K - 3rd
Complete a unit on diet and nutrition with young learners. They will explore various websites, create a food pyramid, categorize foods into food groups, list the benefits of various types of foods, evaluate a fast food meal, and identify...
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Houghton Mifflin Social Studies/Chapter 10, Lesson 1: Growth of Industry (pp. 226-230)

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the four big events that helped California's southern coast grow in the early 1900's. The events of the digging of San Pedro Harbor and the Panama Canal are included. The effects upon California is looked upon from...
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Energy: Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today

For Students 6th - 8th
In this energy worksheet, middle schoolers review a list of relevant vocabulary words and read about fossil fuels, coal, oil, and natural gas energy sources. Worksheets contain no associated activities, but are information and include...
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Settling The Wasterwater Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students name models that are representations of larger objects. They suggest ways that industry, agriculture, and mining affect water quality. Pupils demonstrate the use of lagoons for treating wastewater. Students define the...
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Let's Get to Work!

For Teachers 5th
In this regional career worksheet, 5th graders match jobs with the state that the job would most likely be found in based on the resources, industries, or products found in each state. Students then write about a job they would like to...
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Why did the Homestead Strike turn violent?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice reading skills while looking at different accounts of The Homestead Strike.  In this reading skills lesson plan, 5th graders practice sourcing, close reading, and corroboration through reading a timeline and...
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The Energy Debate - Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners describe what global warming is, what causes global warming and the impact to our world. They study the threat of global warming and its relationship to the use of fossil fuels.
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George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
John Green provides a fantastic summary of the presidency of George HW Bush, reviewing the president's background experience in the United Nations and the CIA, the presidential election of 1988, foreign policy implications after the end...
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Ammonium Nitrate- Stoichiometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students quantify the relationship between moles and mass. They comprehend that ammonium nitrate is used as a fertilizer and an explosive. Students study the chemistry of ammonium nitrate and consider the advantages and disadvantages of...
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Why Do We Need Petroleum?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students learn the many ways petroleum is used in our industrial society, and the advantages and disadvantages of its use. They explore what it would be like to live in a world without petroleum.
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Uses of Coal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers be aware of the products made possible by coal by studying about the four major markets of coal: electric utilities, industrial/retail users, the steel industry and exports.
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Our Earth: Storehouse of Natural Resources

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students listen to an explanation of the science of the mining industry and create a geological map of Africa. They discuss the uses of minerals and resources and research a natural mineral resource in their part of the world.
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Texas City Disaster

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the Texas City Disaster, the largest industrial accident in United States history. They examine the explosions of the SS Grandcamp and the SS High Flyer and their effect on the oil refining center of Texas City and...
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Mississippi’s Electricity: From Generation to Consumption

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover how electricity is produced. In this physics activity, 8th graders infer about the future of Mississippi's energy industry. They participate in a Smart Board interactive activity at the end of the activity.
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In the Wake of a Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students share thoughts about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana's natural environment. They read an online article and write proposals to save Mississippi River marshlands.
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India: Is Terrorism Hurting the Economy?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the effect of terrorism on the Indian economy. They conduct research on terrorist activity in India, create a timeline, and participate in a summit between Indian and Pakistan.
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Economics 11 Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
In this economics practice worksheet, students distinguish goods and services from one another. Students also respond to 10 questions about supply and demand.
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G8: A Guide for Schools

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students take a closer look at the G8 Summit of 2005. In this economics lesson, students listen to a lecture about the summit and explore the meaning of terminology related to the topic.
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A Newscast on Nigerian Women

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils research the history of Nigeria and the role that women have in its society. The students then showcase this information in a 10 to 15 minute newscast focused on the challenges faced by these women.
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No Fossils in This Fuel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Yeast and sugar go beyond the pantry and into a fuel experiment. Use these common baking ingredients to assist your class in creating ethanol, a natural fuel. Pupils observe the process and gather information to elaborate on the...
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Island Research

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students will work in small groups to gather information about the geography, history, economy, climate, culture, and other aspects of life on the island of Eleuthera. Lesson contains adaptations for all levels.
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Sustainable Island Development

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explain how the basic human needs of a large group of people can be met. They describe and evaluate alternative methods for providing water and food, producing electricity, handling wastes, and transporting goods and people....
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The Causes of Global Warming: A Summary

For Students 5th - 8th
Incorporate practical writing activities into your earth science curriculum with this colorful resource. Future environmentalists read about global warming in a TIME for Kids production. They answer a few brief questions and then write a...
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International Perspectives to Climate Change 2

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A couple PowerPoint presentations are used to stimulate discussion about the perspectives of different countries on the issue of energy consumption. Afterward, they play a game in which each team is assigned a country, considers its...
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Barack Obama

For Students 4th - 6th
In this online interactive Barack Obama activity, students respond to 15 fill in the blank and multiple choice questions regarding the information included in the provided paragraphs.
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From Genes to Jeans

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This unit of lessons is designed for 7th through 9th graders. They are introduced to the world of agriculture and the genetic research and various technologies that are associated with agriculture. Pupils work together to come up with a...
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Shampoozled—Part 1: Formula Calculation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Time for your classes to show off what they've learned! The 11th installment in the series of 24 uses concepts learned in the previous 10 lessons to create the perfect shampoo formula. Their formulas consider both sustainability and...
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Today's World

For Teachers 10th - 11th
While not an exhaustive review of globalization and trade, this overview of the inter-related nature of the economy would be a good tool to use in the classroom. This resource could be used to begin a discussion on the various topics...
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Properties of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Never trust an atom; they make up everything! Young chemists make modeling dough and add another ingredient to change the properties. Scholars then compare the properties of emulsion to composite materials. A reading passage and analysis...
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It All Runs Downhill

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Examine how pollution makes its way into an ocean with help from a model watershed. Scholars use household items to recreate a mini-watershed, equipped with pollutants, that when mixed with rain drain into a model's body of water. After...
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Deconstructing Consumerism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To increase awareness and launch a discussion of consumerism, class members view What Would It Look Like, a 25 minute film of images that capture the global effects of the consumption of goods. Viewers make a list of the images that they...
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Deconstructing Consumerism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A short, engaging video provides a critique of the hyper-consumerist mentality that many think have taken over the Western world. After watching the video, pupils reflect on their own habits and use evidence to respond to discussion and...
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The Carbon Crunch

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Carbon is in the air; should we care? Teach the class why it is important to pay attention to carbon levels and how the world population and various countries across the globe affect the carbon levels in the atmosphere. High schoolers...
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Getting to the Core: The Link Between Temperature and Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Polar ice samples provide scientists with valuable information about the condition of the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Of particular interest is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its...
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Literature Based Unit Study with Printables for Humphrey, The Lost Whale

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Turn your lesson on Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall's Humphrey, The Lost Whale into a cross-curricular unit in science, language arts, social studies, art, and math. Various printables guide young readers through the geography and facts of...
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Summarize It: President Theodore Roosevelt's 7th Annual Message to Congress

For Students 8th Standards
How did Theodore Roosevelt stress the importance of conservation during his time as president of the United States? Take a closer look at the language Roosevelt used himself in a 1907 address to Congress, and have your young historians...
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Oceans of Energy

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Are the earth's oceans really just giant batteries, waiting for their energy to be harnessed? Middle school mechanical engineers will be shocked by the amazing amount of energy that forms around them after diving into part four of a...
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Fracking Explained: Opportunity or Danger

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The use of fracking on five continents means many debates occur about its safety. The video explains what fracking is and why some consider it unsafe. It highlights why people use fracking and the reasons some areas no longer allow it.
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President George Walker Bush

For Students 4th - 6th
A short article on President George W. Bush awaits your students. After reading the article, students answer six multiple choice questions about Bush and his presidency. Answers appear at the end.
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Natural Gas and Pennsylvania’s Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Beginning with a general discussion about natural gas, methane, and hydrocarbons, a few videos and diagrams are projected to support the lecture. Individuals participate in a brief activity by drinking juice through a straw, and then...
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Combustion Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a balanced chemical reaction. They articulate how burning fossil fuels increase the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Students incorporate all the environmental risks involved as well.
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Nutrition and You

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use the internet to gather information on proper nutrition. They examine the food pyramid and categorize food into the groups they belong. They develop their own healthy cereal idea and advertising.
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National Biodiesel Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this National Biodiesel Day learning exercise, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing...
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the evidence and consequences of global warming. They read and discuss an article, conduct a debate, evaluate their community's climate statistics, log their gas consumption for a week, and develop a panel discussion...
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Global Environmental Issues: Air and Water Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Thinking about designing a project for your social studies or environmental science classes? Use an overview of a project that prompts class groups to research an environmental issue.
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Millet To Matisse

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine still life as subject matter, personal expression as a purpose for creating art, and creating a still life using a 19th or early 20th century technique.
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Irish Potato Products

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the effects of low and high temperatures on potato products. In this potato products lesson plan, students demonstrate the effects of storage conditions on Irish potatoes. They investigate the effects of frying, they...
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Water Quality: Water Filtration

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students build a water filtration system. In this water quality lesson, students work in groups to construct water filtration units that can purify contaminated water. This lesson is part of a larger unit on water quality.
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The Atmosphere Then and Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers recall details about the formation of the earth and early atmosphere. They name the layers of the atmosphere and compare amounts of atmospheric nitrogen, oxygen, and argon. Formulate questions about global warming.
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Language Arts: Finding the Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are able to select an article that is about the assigned topic. They are able to read the article for meaning. Students are able to analyze the article for reliability using already established criteria. They are able to...
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Texas Symbols

For Teachers 5th
Model a simple state report presentation using this resource. While just a list of a few of Texas' state symbols, with a brief description, this series of slides could serve as an example for individual or group projects. It could also...
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Natural Resources Matter

For Students 4th - 7th
This natural resources worksheet includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
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Modern Iran (1951 - Today)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to the often-mysterious world of Iran in this informative and engaging presentation. With political, social, and religious upheavals, Iran's recent history is a hot topic in recent news - as is its future. After this...
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D-block Ions as Catalysts

For Students 9th - 12th
In this catalysts worksheet, students use transition metals ions to catalyze oxidation reactions of iodide ions. Students measure the rate of the reactions by measuring free iodine as a product.
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The Man Who Made the Normandy Invasion Possible, Andrew Higgins

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners examine the contribution of Andrew Higgins to WWII. They watch a video about Andrew Higgins and the Normandy invasion, answer questions about the video, and write an obituary for Andrew Higgins.
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Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal

For Students 8th - 12th
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
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Modern Landscapes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners analyze the artistic responses to the changing landscape during the interwar period. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze landscape images and consider the ways artists depicted the changing landscape. Learners complete...
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Fascism and General Tojo

For Students 7th - 11th
In this Fascism and General Tojo study guide worksheet, learners read a brief overview pertaining to topic and then respond to 4 reflection questions.
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Sustainable Development

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore the difference between natural and man-made environments.  In this renewable resources instructional activity students evaluate the economic importance of resources. 
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The Attack On Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Pearl Harbor worksheet, learners read about what happened on December 7th, 1941, read Roosevelt's speech in response, and complete activities in the passive voice about what they read. Students write the past participle of 10...
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Make a difference

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students figure out math equations based on the recycling of cans and gas consumption. In this recycling lesson plan, students have challenge cards that ask them challenge questions on how to save gas and what a difference recycling can...
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SAV Me!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study submerged aquatic vegetation and its importance in ecosystems.  In this aquatic vegetation lesson students examine how to help improve SAV restoration programs. 
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Defining Agriculture and Natural Resources

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students define agricultural using concept maps. In this agriculture instructional activity, students use concept maps to determine the ideas that are related to agriculture such as farming, food, flowers, and forestry before defining...
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Proofreading

For Students 4th - 8th
In this proofreading worksheet, students label verbs and subjects and edit paragraphs. Students complete this for 3 paragraphs on this worksheet.
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Cotton Museum Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
Assess your class's knowledge of cotton history and things made from cotton with a set of worksheets from the Cotton Museum. Along with the history and textile component of this crop, pupils use their research to unscramble vocabulary...
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Water Pollution Lesson Plan: What's the Flow?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study urban runoff. They identify the urban runoff in a simulated area and determine peak flows using charted data. Finally, they discuss possible causes of the differences in flow rates.
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Isn't It Ionic?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the properties and health risks of organic chemical solvents. They create a Safety with Solvents newsletter to share with others in their school and community.
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What Are We?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students list and describe three types of surface water pollutants. They observe the effects of various water pollutants on algae growth. Three causes of each surface water pollutant is listed.
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It's a Gas - Natural Gas

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use plastic bottles, water, and condiment packets to simulate how natural gas comes from decaying ocean plants and animals. In this natural gas lesson plan, students also fill out lab packets and answer exit questions.
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Fishing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners discuss various aspects of the importance of fish.  In this fishing instructional activity, students understand why fish keep us healthier.  Learners sort sea animals by their characteristics, play "who am I?", discuss various...
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Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941-1943

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II. What each side hoped to accomplish what what actually happened forms the basis of a comparison made in this...
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Fix It! Natural Resource Restoration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate ways to repair and preserve coastal resources. Your class will give examples of human and natural activity that has damaged coastal resources, and then describe 3 restoration projects and they describe 3 ways people can...
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Pollution in Our Watershed

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
The concept of a how pesticides and other chemicals pass through a watershed can be difficult for younger learners to grasp without a concrete example. In the activity here, some blank paper, markers, and a spray bottle are all you need...
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The Energy Debate - Sea Level Rise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the impact of global warming on our coastal cities. They appreciate how geographic information systems can be used to represent scientific data. Students research the melting of the ice caps in Antarctica and the Arctic.
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The Energy Debate - Conclusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a persuasive essay about the choices in the energy debate. They comprehend the environmental consequences that accompany the decision. Students predict how they will power their future.
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Insulation: Keeping Heat In or Out

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare different materials on their ability to insulate. They identify the best materials for keeping heat in and keeping heat out. They also examine the importance of insulating homes.
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Fossil Fuels and Its Effects On The World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the effects of a declining fossil fuel system would have on the world. They read the line graph and other information to answer questions about fossil fuels. Students use mathematics to analyze graphical data and...
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The Sun - Renewable Energy Source

For Students 4th - 8th
In this sun instructional activity, learners click on the links to read about the sun and then answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 10 questions.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Symbolism, Octopus

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events learning exercise, students analyze political cartoons regarding the symbolism of the octopus and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Rise of the Modern City

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze art that depicts the modern city and the effects the modern world had on artists. In this art analysis instructional activity, students view examples of modern city art and answer questions for each example. Students...
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Pollution Prevention

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate how to reduce solid and hazardous waste, and estimate the amount of household hazardous waste in their community. Students discuss methods of changing people's habits, and how to convince them to use alternative...
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Make a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the resource economies of recycling aluminum cans. They develop understanding about their own impact on the amount of solid waste produced and recognize the impact of recycling on energy and natural resources.
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Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad: From Painting to Poem

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars analyze Edward Hopper's painting and Hirsch's poem to explore the types of emotion generated by each work. In this literary and art analysis activity, students discuss how Hopper establishes tone and analyze Hirsch's use...
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Finding Sources of Air Pollution

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students locate on a map the potential areas of air pollution in their community. They identify the possible sources and types of air pollution in the community based on observations and predict and locate on a map potential areas of...
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How Green Are We?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and interpret the importance of energy efficiency in connection with air pollution. They communicate with families and peers about ways to more effectively contribute to the reduction of air pollution. Finally,...
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Author's Purpose

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension practice worksheet, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding author's purpose.
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Breaking News English: Retire Later to Live Longer

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Retire Later to Live Longer," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Week 3: Pollution Source and Effects

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Lab groups set up an experiment to observe what happens over time in collected pond water when fertilizer, representing pollution, is added. This website does not include student lab sheets, but background information, materials, and...
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Rock River Watershed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover what a watershed is and which one they live in. Using the internet, they research why watersheds are important to an ecosystem and how to keep them from getting polluted. They use a map to locate various items within a...
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Painting The Urban Environment - Activity 1

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners create a watercolor rendering of an urban image using prior knowledge and examples from artists Kirk Lybecker and Donna Steger. This lesson should be done with students who have experience using various painting techniques.
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Hazardous Household Products Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this hazardous products quiz, students give short answers to fifteen questions related to hazardous material found in or around the home. Students are questioned about what to do in given situations.
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The Stock Market

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study the stock market and how to read stock market pages. They write reports about and graph the performance of various stocks. They examine economic crashes in history and write and perform a skit about the market.
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The Home Front

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students describe the effects of World War II on the Home Front, including rationing, female employment, and the end of the Great Depression. They interview someone who was at home during World War II and ask them how the war affected...
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The Impact of Acid Rain and the Greenhouse Effect on the Environment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners study acid rain and complete several activities that show how it affects the environment. They role play members of the community involved in a major decision involving the protection of the environment.
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Dirty Mud

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how scientist use scientific data and geographic information to plan projects to restore environmental resources damaged by pollution. Students identify types of wetland habitats and watersheds and explain how data on...
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Let's Catch Some Dirt From the Air

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate the dirt in the air. In this air quality lesson, students use aluminum foil and petroleum jelly to discover if there is dirt in the air. Students discuss results.
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Climate Chaos

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the effects of carbon dioxide. In this climate lesson, students discuss fossil fuels and how they contribute to climate change. They use the Internet to view a graph on the levels of carbon dioxide and temperatures...
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Chapter 6 and 7 Unit Test

For Students 8th - 11th
In this Progressive Era and Big Business test worksheet, students respond to 15 matching, 3 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
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Technophiles: Ken Goldberg

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners explore how conceptual artist Ken Goldberg is considered a pioneer in the growing genre of "net art."

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