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This lesson plan introduces students to the water cycle by having them help draw a picture of a lake ecosystem and adding human impacts that affect water quality. Students will help fill in the components of a drawing of a water system. They will conclude by creating their own illustrations of human-induced changes to the freshwater habitat of a lake ecosystem. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Hydrology
 
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In this lesson, students will examine the challenges of balancing development and land conversion with the fiscal, technical and political challenges of addressing nutrient loading. They will have the opportunity to examine these issues based on real data and maps from their own watersheds. In Activities 1 and 2 students will compare the nitrogen loads when development occurs inside and outside the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Case study, Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This site explains why and how people build dams and explores the positive and negative impacts a dam may have on a community, offering questions to probe further. This look at building a dam complements "Down The Zambezi" in the October 1997 issue of National Geographic. The article describes a visit to Africa's Kariba Dam. Also available are teacher-contributed ideas for classroom and familiy activities; ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial, Index / Bibliography, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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These activities give students a hands-on feeling for the relationships between the Earth's structural layers and aid them in understanding the world around them. They will be able to identify (by modeling) the Earth's structure (core, mantle and crust) and also (by experiment and demonstration) the forces within the Earth that cause constant changes on the surface (earthquakes). Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan teaches young students about the environment and how humans affect it in various ways. At the conclusion of this lesson students will understand that our environment must be kept clean in order to be usable in the future. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This Classroom Connectors lesson plan discusses how fossil fuels are obtained from the Earth, the effect this has on the environment, means of restoring the environment after surface mining, and the effect of energy use on the environment. The site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time required, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. The Classroom Connectors address content ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This activity demonstrates that coastal wetlands are an important factor to insure the success of bird migration. Students will discover that ponds, lakes and marshes provide food and shelter for traveling birds and, without the wetlands, birds would not have the energy to make the trek from areas as far south as Panama. They also learn that besides providing habitats for waterfowl, wetlands help ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Biology, Ecology
 
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This text discusses differences in ocean tides. Along America's Atlantic Coast, two high and low tides occur daily. Such tides are called semidiurnal. On the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico, the tide is diurnal, meaning that it moves in and out again once a day while in the Pacific Northwest, there are mixed tides, two highs and two lows a day, characterized by significant disparity between successive ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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In this energy use simulation students are asked to click on the various household items to see what is draining energy and learn how to make their home more energy efficient. This simulation is not meant to be a definitive guide to energy consumption but rather a general look at how common sense can result in the saving of energy and money. Items such as electrical appliances, home heating systems ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Environmental science
 
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This resource for younger students is about what individuals can do to reduce pollution and help the environment. It is part of a series of information sheets about the atmosphere, climate, and the environment. It offers suggestions of actions each person can take in order to improve the environment including the use of public and other modes of transportation that conserve fossil fuels. There are ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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