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1rst grade Cultivating Genius Framework science "How do human interactions negatively affect sea turtles and how can we help the turtles and other animals survive? "
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Details: This lesson can be added to the Amplify first grade science unit: Animal and Plant Defenses: Spikes, Shells, and Camouflage. It can also be used with any unit on animal defenses and structures.Amplify Chapter 3 Driving Question: How can Spruce the Sea Turtle’s offspring survive where there are sharks?  Pursuit addressed:Toward the pursuit of Skills: Students participate in a class reading of an informational text. Students use the information outlined in the text to develop their knowledge of plastic pollution and its negative impact on sea turtles and the environment. They then use this knowledge to inform others or take other steps to help with reducing plastic pollution.Toward the pursuit of Intellect: In this lesson students learn about a topic that affects the environment and specifically how plastic waste affects sea turtles which they have been studying.  They can better understand an environmental problem and turn their understanding into action.

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Biology
Character Education
Civics and Government
Ecology
Elementary Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
The genius group from Madison Wisconsin
Date Added:
07/31/2022
2nd Grade Unit on Seed Dispersal, Plant Life Cycles and Pollination
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This unit focuses on the diversity of life at Hartje School Forest and centers around NGSS Standards on Ecosystem Interactions, Energy and Dynamics. Field experiences in observing and recording the diversity of life, seed dispersal methods, plant pollination, and plant life cycles will support science disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and hands-on engineering practices.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Career and Technical Education
Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
Life Science
Technology and Engineering
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Date Added:
01/28/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Handouts
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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:
Earth and Space Science
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Geology
Hydrology
Life Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
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 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.

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Earth and Space Science
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Geology
Hydrology
Life Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
Date Added:
02/22/2019
6. Humans Affect Climate
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This resource is for teachers who want a lesson on environmental impacts on the climate due to humans for middle school, high school, and college grades. There are various activities, readings, and videos for each of the different schools.

Subject:
Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Higher Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
CLEAN Committed to Climate and Energy Education
Date Added:
03/08/2024
ACP Less
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Students will use engineering skills to develop and use models as well as collaboratively plan an investigation to make sense of buoyancy.

Remix this template to upload your ACP lesson and unit plans into WISELearn.

Subject:
Character Education
Earth and Space Science
Education
Environmental Science
Life Science
Oceanography
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Other
Date Added:
08/18/2019
Aadizookaan (Winter Only)
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Storytelling is an important part of traditional Native American culture. It is important to remember that some stories can only be told in the Winter out of respect for the names that can only be told when the snow is on the ground. Please use the references shared on this page in accordance with the respectful practice of Winter only storytelling. As always, it is best to have the guidance of an experienced elder and / or storyteller when planning best use in the classroom. This unit blended the use of traditional knowledge with textbook based science concepts to show the interconnection between them. Many traditional stories give an explanation of plant and animal adaptations that have a scientific benefit for the organism.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Life Science
World Languages
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reference Material
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Tammy Moncel
Rick Erickson
Date Added:
05/30/2023
Acid Rain Effects
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Students conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects.

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Career and Technical Education
Environmental Science
Life Science
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
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As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Adopting Sustainable Food Practices
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Hear about how respect for Earth can help us attain a more sustainable lifestyle in the face of climate change in this video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College.

Subject:
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NASA
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/19/2012
Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment
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Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards in water and atmosphere. Basic law of fluid motion. Scaling and approximations. Slow flows, with applications to drag on a particle and mud flow on a slope. Boundary layers: jets and plumes in pure fluids or in porous media. Thermal and buoyancy effects, selective withdrawal and internal waves. Transient boundary layers in impulsive flows or waves. Induced streaming and mass transport. Dispersion in steady flows or in waves. Effects of earth rotation on coastal flows. Wind induced flow in shallow seas. Stratified seas and coastal upwelling.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mei, Chiang C.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the Environment, Fall 2002
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Theoretical topics of fluid dynamics relevant to natural phenomena or man-made hazards in water and atmosphere. Basic law of fluid motion. Scaling and approximations. Slow flows, with applications to drag on a particle and mud flow on a slope. Boundary layers: jets and plumes in pure fluids or in porous media. Thermal and buoyancy effects, selective withdrawal and internal waves. Transient boundary layers in impulsive flows or waves. Induced streaming and mass transport. Dispersion in steady flows or in waves. Effects of earth rotation on coastal flows. Wind induced flow in shallow seas. Stratified seas and coastal upwelling.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mei, Chiang C.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Fall 2003
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Site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include site investigation (with emphasis on in situ testing), shallow (footings and raftings) and deep (piles and caissons) foundations, excavation support systems, groundwater control, slope stability, soil improvement (compaction, soil reinforcement, etc.), and construction monitoring.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Whittle, Andrew J.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design
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This course will explore the mutual influences of ideas of nature, theories of city design and planning, and practices of urban design, construction, and management. We will investigate how natural processes shape urban landscapes (from the scale of street corner to region) and how to intervene strategically in those processes in order to achieve certain goals. We will examine cases of cities that adapted successfully to natural processes and those that did not. Students will then have the opportunity to research a case of their choice and to present their findings for discussion. The subject may be historical or an an example of contemporary theory and practice. Additional information is also available at Professor Spirn’s class website.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Anne Whiston Spirn
Date Added:
11/07/2012
Advanced Soil Mechanics, Fall 2004
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This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analyses; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jen, Lucy
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julie Roettger
Date Added:
02/10/2023
Adventures in ABC and 1,2,3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
02/10/2023
Air Quality from Space Satellites
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This resource is for students and educators who want to learn about how satellites can collect data on Earth’s air pollution and greenhouse gas levels from space.This is a lecture video from NSF NCAR Scientist and Associate Director Dr. Pieternel Levelt.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Earth and Space Science
Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Global Education
Higher Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Primary Source
Author:
NSF National Center for Atmospheric Research
Date Added:
03/09/2024
The Air We Breathe
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Students learn what causes air pollution and how to investigate the different pollutants that exist, such as toxic gases and particulate matter. They investigate the technologies developed by engineers to reduce air pollution.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Science
Life Science
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
Date Added:
09/18/2014