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Alternative Energy Exploration

Alternative Energy Exploration

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Students will determine the sources of energy that are utilized to power ...

Students will determine the sources of energy that are utilized to power their schools (i.e., conventional and/or alternative). They will then explore the economic and environmental benefits of changing over a portion of this energy to renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal. Depending on area-specific factors such as available funding (funding by state) and climate, this can involve the purchase of alternative energy credits and/or the creation of an on-site system such as a wind-turbine or solar panels.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Before We Drove Cars We Rode Animals: A Look Into the History of Animal Transportation

Before We Drove Cars We Rode Animals: A Look Into the History of Animal Transportation

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Students will examine the history of animal-based transportation and discover why many ...

Students will examine the history of animal-based transportation and discover why many cultures increasingly rely on machines for transportation. Students will contrast modern methods of transportation with those of the past to examine the pros and cons how transportation has developed in the modern world.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Earth Day Network
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Butterfly Window Box

Butterfly Window Box

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Students will make a window box or container garden to attract wildlife ...

Students will make a window box or container garden to attract wildlife such as butterflies. Students draw, photograph and record butterfly visitors to their garden.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cars of Tomorrow Community Research and Presentation

Cars of Tomorrow Community Research and Presentation

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Students will identify the environmental transportation issues occurring in their present day ...

Students will identify the environmental transportation issues occurring in their present day community and society. They will conduct resarch on fuels, emissions, and alternative transportation and then report their findings in an oral presentation.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Create Hydrogen Energy

Create Hydrogen Energy

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Students will identify the need for alternative energy sources and explain how ...

Students will identify the need for alternative energy sources and explain how hydrogen energy might be used to address that need. They will conduct a simple experiment to describe how to use the process of electrolysis to generate hydrogen.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Decision Making: A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

Decision Making: A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm

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Students will gain experience in recognizing potential hazards to a community's water ...

Students will gain experience in recognizing potential hazards to a community's water supply and weighing the risks and benefits of community development, and will practice decision-making skills in a mock town meeting.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
US EPA
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Design a Neighborhood

Design a Neighborhood

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This unit looks at the issues surrounding sustainable transportation in an urban ...

This unit looks at the issues surrounding sustainable transportation in an urban prairie center. Given an imaginary plot of empty or reclaimable land in their city, students are challenged to plan a sustainable transport friendly community that encourages active transport and high quality of life. To carry out the task students need to research the issues around urban sustainable transportation and apply them to their own community.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Getting Around
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Emissions and the EPA

Emissions and the EPA

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Students will determine their own conclusions on what success the EPA has ...

Students will determine their own conclusions on what success the EPA has had in improving the quality of the air we breathe by mandating reductions in car emissions. They will do this by constructing, reading and interpreting charts of emission data, analyzing these charts to determine the effectiveness of emission control standards, and reporting their findings to the class.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Giving Tree and Receiving Tree

The Giving Tree and Receiving Tree

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Students will understand the interdependence between humans and trees. They will read ...

Students will understand the interdependence between humans and trees. They will read "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein and then students will write on paper leaves ways that people can give to or receive from trees and contribute to a classroom "receiving tree."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Global Water Crisis

Global Water Crisis

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Students will research water crisis conditions for one of the following countries: ...

Students will research water crisis conditions for one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, or Kenya and then report their findings to the class.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Grade 2: Reduce Your Trash

Grade 2: Reduce Your Trash

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Students will explain the need to reduce the amount of trash they ...

Students will explain the need to reduce the amount of trash they generate, and describe ways in which they can make changes in their actions to support waste reduction. Students will collect, analyze, and graph data related to the weight of collected trash for several consecutive days. Students will also write letters to communicate their ideas and inform readers about their actions to reduce waste.

Subject:
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Habitat Hot Spots

Habitat Hot Spots

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Students will collect clues about what makes a "hot spot" for pests ...

Students will collect clues about what makes a "hot spot" for pests by investigating the survival needs of various potential pests. Then they will brainstorm ways to transform these spaces into "cool-for-kids" areas and ways to "green sweep" their spaces with environmentally friendly actions to protect against unwanted pests.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Orkin, Inc.
Date Added:
02/26/2019
How Trash Becomes Litter

How Trash Becomes Litter

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Students will explain the need to reduce the amount of trash they ...

Students will explain the need to reduce the amount of trash they generate, and describe ways in which they can make changes in their actions to support waste reduction.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Green Education Foundation
Author:
Green Education Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019