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EPA Climate Change Kids' Site

by TorquedEllipse (NYC)

A full course describing the causes and effects of climate change, as well as ways in which people can help reduce its progress. Resources include online games, lesson plans for teachers, Flash animations, and links to other resources. This is a public domain educational resource found online. The original site can be found at http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html .
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In this lesson students will conduct investigate their own trash consumption and become aware of how improperly handled trash impacts the environment. Emphasis Building conceptual knowledge regarding where our waste goes once it is disposed of. In addition, students will comprehend the difference between types of trash (biodegradable vs. non-biodegradable) and their affect the environment.
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Change can be measured on the long term (geologic) or the short term (human). “The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes” is a 17 minute video that explores both concepts in a fun way. If you live in the Great Lakes area, the film is a great way to get the students to think of the lakes in a new way. If you live out of the area, it is a great way to introduce them to the Great Lakes and start a unit looking at the importance of the Great Lakes. This unit/lesson goes with the video "The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes". The lesson is a series of short exploratory activities that culminate with the students researching an aspect of the Great Lakes. Google Earth is used in showing the students the Great Lakes area. Students could use Google Earth to report their research.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

by christina monroe

Description: This lesson was created for a course at West Chester University about including the use of technology in the classroom. Students will learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle to help make their school a go green environment. This lesson is about students learning the importance of recycling, the impact it has on the environment, and ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle items in their school on a regular basis. Students will research the effects of recycling using websites that are provided for them, and they will explore items that can be recycled in their category. They will also device a plan for their school to start or increase recycling. Their plan has to include a specific way that the item they are assigned can be recycled throughout the school. For example, putting paper bins in every classroom for students to recycle scrap paper instead of throwing it away in a trashcan. The students must make a poster explaining their plan creatively by using a poem, song, pictures, etc. They will present their ideas to the class as a group so all of the students learn the effects of each of the categories, and ways to recycle the objects. This webquest gives students the opportunity to use the internet, collaborate with peers, express their art abilities, think critically about affective strategies to actually get people to recycle, and teach their peers about what they have learned. The webquest works to show various students strengths because some students might be better at art and speaking infront of their peers, while others might be better at researching and planing, and so on. Also, students will have the opportunity to get out of their seats and move around to work on their posters and talk to their group members. Students will use their writing skills, critical thinking skills, art abilities, and cooperation skills to complete this webquest. Learner: This webquest is designed for a fourth grade science lesson about recycling. Art is also touched upon because of the poster that students have to create, and their writing skills are used to describe their plan on the poster. Students will need to know what the basic idea of recycling is, how to work in groups, and how to use the computer to make this lesson successful.
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A middle school activity that promotes environmental protection. Students will research contemporary issues using a variety of sources, use that information to create an original persuasive pieces, and then create four songs based on environmental topics.
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Answer questions to calculate your estimated greenhouse gas emissions and learn how you can reduce your climate impact.
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Recycle City

by jessica subramanya

Students will create a sculpture of a city using recycled materials.
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Recycling

by Davenia Fisher

Long /u/ words u-e, Sight words: find, after, done, old, new, work Vocabulary words: waste, recycle, terrific, creation Drawing conclusions, Understanding has and have
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