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5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Handouts
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These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. ...

These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. The handouts give criteria for identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, slope and soil suitability criteria for situating the rain garden, and data collection procedures for phosphate testing. The handouts also include guidelines and criteria for the final poster presentation design and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning, as well as rubrics for scoring and guidelines for peer feedback.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
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Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
02/23/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan
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This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and ...

This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, making a claim on the most suitable site to locate a rain garden by conducting field tests on slope and soil type, and testing
for the presence of phosphates in waterways on school forest property. Students then compete in a rain garden design challenge using their data to create a poster presentation, including a map and claim evidence reasoning, for the best rain garden design plan, scored using a rubric.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
02/27/2019
AH-CHOO! A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies
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You work for ScienceSpeak, a public relations firm that educates the public ...

You work for ScienceSpeak, a public relations firm that educates the public about scientific issues. Your company has won a contract with the World Health Organization (WHO) to supply materials for their new multimedia public health campaign about climate change. The WHO is specifically interested in the relationship between climate change and the increasing prevalence of allergies and asthma worldwide.
Your boss calls a meeting to discuss the contract. She gives you a set of Data Tables prepared for you by two expert scientists that summarize recent evidence on the effects of increasing carbon dioxide and temperature on allergenic plants. Your job is to design and produce a communication product such as a brochure, poster, web page, or television program that informs the public about potential links between climate change and allergies.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
University at Buffalo
Date Added:
12/02/2015
Adaptation And Mitigation
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This animated video distinguishes the roles of mitigation and adaptation in responding ...

This animated video distinguishes the roles of mitigation and adaptation in responding to climate change. The video offers examples of actions that humans can take as individuals and a society to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change on natural and built environments

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Wisconsin Media Lab
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Animal Classification
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This is a resource to classify different animal species. See pictures and ...

This is a resource to classify different animal species.  See pictures and facts about animals around the world.  Search specific landscapes and animal types.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Learning Task
Reading
Reference Material
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Date Added:
02/09/2017
Bird Island:  What is Biodiversity?
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Through spatial and graphical analysis of bird populations on a fictional island, ...

Through spatial and graphical analysis of bird populations on a fictional island, students learn the meaning of biodiversity, species richness, endemism, and abundance. With the teacher acting as a facilitator, students use an interactive PDF map to explore various ways to represent and compare biodiversity across ecoregions. Students manipulate information layers to identify, describe, compare and graph bird distribution patterns in the island's different ecoregions. Rather than being given a list of vocabulary words, students grapple with the material to discover the meaning of these words and concepts. Through this experiential process, they combine the newly acquired terminology with complementary skills to evaluate and communicate their findings on bird biodiversity. This lesson prepares students for the more complex use of spatial and graphical analysis in our GIS-based Amazon unit.

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Geology/Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Birds, Beaks, and Adaptations
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Students will investigate bird adaptations first-hand by rotating through a series of ...

Students will investigate bird adaptations first-hand by rotating through a series of feeding stations. Using a tool that simulates one style of bird beak, they will learn how adaptations connect birds to certain habitats and behaviors.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Biology
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Date Added:
06/21/2016
Birkebeiner
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This video follows John Kotar through the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross-country ski ...

This video follows John Kotar through the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward, WI. Having skied every 'Birkie' since it started in 1973, John shares his experience and how the race is being threatened by climate change

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Wisconsin Media Lab
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Can I Eat This? Wild Edibles and Literacy
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Wild edible, medicinal and poisonous plants are an ideal way to connect ...

Wild edible, medicinal and poisonous plants are an ideal way to connect students to the natural world just outside their door. In this unit, students will be able to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants using guide books and plotting them on the Siftr app. Using the collected edibles, students will then follow a procedural text to create food from their wild edibles. Students will then create recipes on their own based on a wild edible of their choice to create community cookbooks.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Amanda Bolan
Date Added:
05/31/2019
“Come High Water” from A Sand County Almanac
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Through this interactive, hands-on lesson, students will read and gain an understanding ...

Through this interactive, hands-on lesson, students will read and gain an understanding of Aldo Leopold’s essay, “Come High Water”. This lesson is best taught in April or around Earth Day when students may be doing a trash cleanup project. If students are cleaning up or exploring near a river, even better!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Brittany Hager
Date Added:
05/31/2019
Connect, Explore, Engage Template
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This template is to be used in the Connect, Explore, Engage professional ...

This template is to be used in the Connect, Explore, Engage professional learning series. Sign into WISELearn to create your own copy of this resource and update the template and this abstract.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Victoria Rydberg
Date Added:
02/01/2019
Connect, Explore, Engage through Phenology
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Phenology is the study of seasonal and cyclical changes in nature. In ...

Phenology is the study of seasonal and cyclical changes in nature. In this Unit, students will follow in the footsteps of Aldo Leopold and his children by closely observing the natural world around them, connecting those observations to the seasonal changes in their landscape, and developing an appreciation for the dedication of scientists like Leopold. They will Connect, Explore, and Engage with nature through poetry writing, technology-assisted exploration, and phenological observations.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Skylar Primm
Date Added:
05/26/2019
Connect, Explore, and Engage: John Muir's Boyhood Neighborhood
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John Muir is known as the father of our National Parks. His ...

John Muir is known as the father of our National Parks. His boyhood was spent in Marquette County, Wisconsin where he found inspiration in the wilderness around him. In this Unit, students will learn about John Muir’s boyhood neighborhood and actively work to preserve it, connect with Muir’s many accomplishments, understand different environmental philosophies, and saunter in nature while observing and reflecting on the world around them. Students will Connect, Explore, and Engage through intentional time in nature, reflective writing, reading inspirational passages by Muir, and using technology to document changes over time.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Tiffany Lodholz
Date Added:
05/31/2019
Contested Places
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Contested Places is a Siftr-based activity that engages students in exploring their ...

Contested Places is a Siftr-based activity that engages students in exploring their school, neighborhood, or city as a contested place. You can view and comment on other people's examples or upload your own. 
In this activity your task is to locate places and spaces that are contested. You might ask: How do different people view and use this place? What uses cause conflict? How are these conflicts enacted and resolved? Who has power in this place? Who and what is excluded from this place? You may want to look at how people behave or act in the place, but don't forget to also pay attention to what you don't see.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Other
Provider:
Field Day
Date Added:
02/29/2016
Dr. Carter discusses enabling discovery and design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy
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Professor Carter is a theorist/computational scientist first known for her research combining ...

Professor Carter is a theorist/computational scientist first known for her research combining ab initio quantum chemistry with dynamics and kinetics, especially as applied to surface chemistry. Her research into how materials fail due to chemical and mechanical effects led to new insights into how to optimally protect these materials against failure. Her current research is focused entirely on enabling discovery and design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Technology and Engineering
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
US NSF
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Drinking Water Treatment 1 - Technology
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The course provides the technological background of treatment processes applied for production ...

The course provides the technological background of treatment processes applied for production of drinking water. Treatment processes are demonstrated with laboratory experiments.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
J.C. van Dijk
Date Added:
03/05/2016
Endangered Species
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This website is a list of threatened & endangered species of Wisconsin. ...

This website is a list of threatened & endangered species of Wisconsin.  You will be able to determine how to identify these species and find out about their habitat, breeding, and sounds.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Reading
Reference Material
Provider:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Date Added:
02/09/2017
Engineering a Difference
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Engineering a Difference follows three teams of engineering students and professional engineers ...

Engineering a Difference follows three teams of engineering students and professional engineers as they work with communities in Ghana, Kenya and Nicaragua to build critical infrastructure. Together, they develop a clean water supply, electricity and a bridge to help these isolated communities thrive. Here are colorful, compelling stories of how engineers make the world a better place.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Technology and Engineering
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
US NSF
Date Added:
12/23/2015