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Environment Lesson Plans

  1. Earth Bags- Students will write and illustrate ideas for helping our environment on paper grocery bags that will be distributed at the local grocery store.
  2. Environmental Detectives at Work- Environmental Detectives at Work engages students in an investigation of the influence of one human on our natural world.
  3. Environmentally Friendly- The focus of this lesson is to practice researching a project and write a formal letter. Students research using computers to gather information on wildlife management and use the information to write a letter to an agency.
  4. Environmental Mathematics- The students will explore what food sources are needed to survive in the wild. Then the students will plot on a graph the best food sources for their environments and the survivability rate for each member of their group.
  5. Environmental Quality in Our Own Backyard- This is a research project designed to increase student and community awareness and participation in local environmental issues.
  6. Filling Up Florida- Students study factors controlling Florida's population growth and related environmental impacts. Students research natural community types and construct maps (including a large-sized map of Florida) to be used for role play/simulation activity.
  7. Filtering Water To Prevent Pollution- Students will gain an idea as to various pollutants which can contaminate our water and an appreciation of the need to keep our water supplies clean.
  8. Habitats and All That- This lesson plan explores climate characteristics of different environments, adaptations of living things to environments, and adaptations of living things for survival.
  9. Homeostasis- Students will explain how organisms maintain stable internal conditions and adapt to the environment.
  10. How Cool Is Your Environment?- The students calculate heat energy and convert from one temperature scale to another. The students will be able to manipulate formulas needed for conversions.
  11. How Organisms Respond To Changes In Their Environment- To observe the reaction of living cells to mechanical and chemical stimuli. To observe the streaming of protoplasma in living cells.
  12. How Pollution Disrupts Our Natural Environment- The pupils will be able to design and conduct simple scientific investigations and /or experiments in which observations are made, data are gathered and organized, and reasonable conclusions are drawn.
  13. Human Impact on the Everglades Environment- Students research changes the Army Corps made in Everglades, focus on the human impact on the environment, design graphic organizers, summary statements, develop a Florida map of the Everglades region and give a presentation about what they learned.
  14. Interaction Actions- This is the fourth lesson on the sixth day of the Unit, What Makes Me Who I Am? In this lesson, students work in cooperative groups to brainstorm characteristics that are the result of interaction with the environment.
  15. Introduction to the Environment- Students will have a better understanding and appreciation of the environment through various lessons focusing on factors that affect the environment.
  16. Oh Deer!- Students interact as deer, food, water, and shelter in an activity that demonstrates how nature is constantly changing according to changes in the environment.
  17. Our Physical Environment - At the the completion of the lesson pupils must be able to identify the mountain ranges of mauritius.
  18. Nonrenewable Energy Sources - List examples of how fossil fuels are used to produce energy, and what advantages and/or disadvantages there are to using nonrenewable energy sources.
  19. Population Growth and the Environment- The understanding of environmental problems that puts the students in the mindset of those in the 1600's facing difficulties with the environment. How values change over time.
  20. Problems in Pollutia- Students work in groups to make recommendations about environmental issues arising in the imaginary kingdom called Pollutia. They present short speeches highlighting action they believe should be taken and ideas of how each problem should be solved.
  21. Recycling- The main objectives of this mini-teach are to identify and be aware of how much garbage we can produce, identify landfills and their purposes, and explain how recycling saves energy and resources while reducing pollution.
  22. Recycling- Students will explain the benefit of recycling to the environment. Students will list three things they can recycle at home.
  23. Safety and Sanitation - Invite students to share examples of accidents that have happened in their kitchens at home.
  24. Save Our Earth- Students research current environmental problems in order to develop and deliver an oral presentation. This presentation will persuade the audience to act on the student's point of view on the issue.
  25. Smart Decision!- The students, by using a Decision Making Model, will recognize, analyze and solve an environmental problem of public concern.
  26. The Effect of Automobile Exhaust on Hydra in an Environmental Chamber- To determine if morphological and/or behavioral changes occur within the animal upon exposure to automobile exhaust.
  27. The Effects of Pesticides on the Food Chain- Students will discuss possible consequences of pesticides entering the food chain.
  28. The Effects of Trash and Garbage On the Environment- To analyze individual solid waste management habits. To understand what is biodegradable and what is non-biodegradable.
  29. Topics in Environmental Science- To model the atmosphere of the earth. To build a model to simulate the greenhouse effect.
  30. Urban Effects On Inshore Plankton- This lab activity in counting plankton, reinforces the use of the microscope. Differences encountered in count may lead to an exercise in graphing the observed results and stimulate discussion concerning plankton count variation from selected collection sites.
  31. Water Purification- Participants will develop an understanding and appreciation of water purification techniques and their implications for health maintenance.
  32. Where Things Come From - The lesson examines the origin of products and origin of materials using geography knowledge, face to face communication skills, communication skills using cell phones and Internet research skills.
  33. Zebra Mussels and Water Pollution- The main objectives of this Mini-teach are to show the proliferation of zebra mussels and their effects on local bodies of water.