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Lessons on the Lake: An Educator's Guide to the Ponchartrain Basin DLESE Reviewed Collection
This resource is designed to educate students, through activities teachers can use, about the environmental importance of Lake Ponchartrain. The main goal is to foster a sense of stewardship in students through learning to identify environmental issues that affect the lake, offer changes, and develop solutions. Although the resource deals with the Lake Ponchartrain Basin, the activities are applicable to students and teachers beyond this local level. The activities and lesson plans cover everything from what defines a watershed, to natural resources and resource management, ecosystems, and the history of the basin. A field trip guide for teachers and internet resources for teachers and students is also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for field trip
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
1998 Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-081
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation
http://www.saveourlake.org