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Posts tagged ‘middle school’

Assessment & Evaluation for Outdoor/Enviro-Education

Strategies for assessing changes in the environmental knowledge, skills and attitudes of students aged 6-14

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Coconutty Classes

A profile of a 3 week thematic unit for grades 6-8 that focuses on a tropical fruit that masquerades as a nut.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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Butterflies and Biomimicry

How 10-15 year olds can put to work the unique properties of Morpho Butterfly wings to help solve human problems.
AN EXCERPT FROM GREEN TEACHER'S SPRING 2013 ISSUE.

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An Inquiry Lesson in Resource Conservation

An interactive learning activity for grades K-4 and adaptable for higher grades, which helps students grasp the interrelated concepts of resources, depletion of nonrenewable resources, and resource conservation.

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Exploring Alternate Futures

Activities for middle school students which enable them to critically and creatively explore potential and preferred versions of the future

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Exploring Alternate Futures

Activities for middle school students which enable them to critically and creatively explore potential and preferred versions of the future.

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Evaluating & Promoting Eco-Products

Activities for middle school students which promote student and community awareness about the ethics of consumer products

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Introducing Biomimicry

Activities for elementary, middle, and high school students which examine products that use less energy and have fewer toxic components because they are inspired by designs in nature. Integrating the hopeful science of biomimicry into the curriculum provides opportunities for creative problem-solving exercises that challenge them to think, to ask questions and to create in a collaborative setting.

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For Slugs’ Sake: Making a Refuge for Slugs, Bugs and Other Invertebrates

A middle school learning exercise (adaptable for elementary and high school), in which students learn about the characteristics and habitat requirements of invertebrates, the most abundant and diverse group of animals on Earth, who serve a major role in recycling nutrients by decomposing organic material.

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Stormwater Runoff: Understanding the Ecological Impacts of Changing Land Uses

In this unit for ages 10 to 14, students learn how land use changes can reduce the water quality of nearby lakes and streams, calculate runoff from their school grounds and investigate best management practices.

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The “Who-Am-I” Project

A year-long independent set of tasks that gets middle school students thinking about their relationship with the natural world around them.

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