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This set of lessons provides teachers with ideas on how to turn their schoolyards into a rich geologic experience that students will find familiar, easily accessible, and personally relevant. The three lesson plans feature materials on mapping, rock descriptions and geologic interpretations, ages of rocks, and dinosaur tracks. Lesson 1, "Map Your Schoolyard," teaches students what maps are, what they ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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This activity demonstrates the scale of the solar system, and the large numbers involved. A separate page with a picture and an actual diameter and distance, as well as a scaled diameter and distance, is provided for the sun and each of the planets. These pages are meant to be printed out and placed to scale on the playground. There is a 100 foot and a 330 foot model. There are also planetary fact ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Space science
 
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In this lesson plan students will learn about the characteristics of prairie habitats. Students will examine the microclimate - climatic conditions in a relatively small area - in their schoolyard, and compare these conditions to those of prairie communities. They will then determine how their own ecosystem compares with and differs from prairie ecosystems. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Ecology
 
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In this activity, students learn the basics of the horizon, direction and the rising and settings of the Sun and stars by making a schoolyard "medicine wheel" with sidewalk chalk on playground asphalt. Medicine wheels are stone rings constructed by the Plains people of North America which may have been used as a calendar system based on observations of objects in the sky. This activity requires a ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Environmental science, History and philosophy of science, Mathematics
 
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The Picture Post Network involves individuals, schools, organizations and communities in a systematic monitoring project of their local environment, especially vegetation health. Digital photographs - taken from the same location and positioned in the same direction and orientation - allow individuals, schools, organizations, communities and scientists to monitor a variety of environmental parameters, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
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Subject: Climatology, Physical geography
 
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In this lesson, students will learn about sampling through an investigation of rocks found in the schoolyard. This will provide a start to understanding everyday statistics. They will first collect and analyze a sample of rocks from the schoolyard and array the collected rocks by characteristics such as size, weight, and color, to see if any generalizations can be made about the types of rocks that ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mathematics
 
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The School Water Pathways project is a weeklong inquiry-based module for middle and high school students organized using the 5E educational model. It begins by engaging students in the question "How much water falls on our schoolyard during a year and where does it go?" In order to answer this question, the students need to quantitatively evaluate the pathways water takes within the limited area of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Hydrology
 
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This site contains movie clips of amphibians, games and puzzles, wildlife pictures, and a section on the sights and sounds of nature. Information is provided on herpetology and the Schoolyard Treefrog Monitoring Project; manatees, nonindigenous aquatic species, and coral reefs; and research on Snail Kites, Apple Snails, Florida Tree Snails, and Roseate Spoonbills. There are Frequently Asked Questions ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Sound
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Biological oceanography
 
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In this Internet-based collaborative project, students will investigate their local schoolyard environment and share information about the plants, animals and non-living objects found there with other students from around the country and the world. Participants will look for similarities and differences in the reported data and prepare a final report or presentation based on their findings. The site ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Project
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This series of self-guided tutorials presents information on water, ecosystems, and energy resources. Animations of ecosystem processes enhance the text, and a summary of the important concepts covered in each topic as well as a glossary are provided. Topics include groundwater contamination and supply, the Great Lakes, coastal dunes, urban ecosystems, home energy use, energy resources, eecosystems ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial, Visualization - scientific, Glossary
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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