Maxie's Magnificent Guide: Keeping Our Planet Green UNIT (with 11 activities) Primarily Plants (lessons, activities) Fairy Tale (to teach plant reproduction) Lesson Plan Alien Invasion! ( ecology, plants) ecology (K) Plants (UNIT, K http://members.aol.com/donnandlee/Green.html
Extractions: EARTH DAY - EVERY DAY In ancient India, over 2,003 years ago, as annual public works projects, kings and emperors planted trees along the roads to provide shade for weary travelers. Today, people all over the world are working hard to keep our planet green. Earth Day (sometimes called Earth Week) is a time put aside each year to remind us all how important it is to accomplish this goal. These sites explain why it's so important to keep our planet green, and what we can do to help. Have fun learning about Earth Day!
The Environmental Literacy Council - Ecology: Labs And Activities ecology Labs and activities. Kids Do ecology. By the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, this excellent education site is designed to provide young scientists with webbased activities. projects and other activities. Experiments to teach ecology. The Ecological Society http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/176.html
Extractions: Developed by students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the curriculum includes units on collecting arthropods for study using a Berlese funnel (an easy-to-construct collection device). The curriculum was designed for students to study arthropod variation and taxonomy, and quantitatively analyzing arthropod populations. The Charms of Duckweed This site on the popular duckweed plant offers botanical facts and tips for growing duckweed in the lab; explains practical uses for the plants in environmental engineering, agriculture, and environmental testing; and links to duckweed projects that examine the effects of fertilizers, explore population dynamics, and set up a phytotoxicity bioassay. USGS Learning Web: Land and People: Finding a Balance
Ecology Lesson Plans teacher Resources Lesson Plans Science Biology ecology Biodiversity activitiesThe first activity illustrates how objective in this Mini-teach is to http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/science/biology/ecology/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Lesson Plans Science ... A Habitat Made by ME! - This activity is designed to make each student more aware of the components involved in an aquatic environment . Acid Rain And How It Affects Our Environment - Demonstrate phenomenologically the effects of acid rain on our environment and perform long-term "real-time" experiments. Animal Welfare Hearing - Three or four students are the joint chairpersons of the hearing, and they basically run class for the next week. I have the kids dress up for extra credit. This adds a great touch and really gets them into the role playing aspect of the activity. Biodiversity Activities - The first activity illustrates how to use math to calculate a simplified version of the diversity index of a selected habitat. Bottle Habitat - Students will exercise important early scientific skills, like observing, measuring, classifying, communicating data, inferring, and predicting.
Extractions: Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home Curriculum Resources Search the Site More Options Classroom Calendar Digital Dozen ENC Focus ... Ask ENC Explore online lesson plans, student activities, and teacher learning tools. Search Browse About Curriculum Resources Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants. Series: American biology teacher. Record Created: Last Modified: 2004 ENC . All information in this catalog record was verified and accurate when it was first made available to the public. ENC updates catalog records when resources are featured in special projects or when we learn that the information in the record is out of date. Back to Top You Are Here ENC Home Curriculum Resources
Early Childhood Science Features a large selection of animal, ecology, space, and ocean, and find other funyet educational activities. teachnology - The Art and Science of teaching http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/early_education/subject_matter/science/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Early Childhood Education Subject Matter ... Activities and Quizzes on Science - Activities, games, and quizzes on a variety of science topics. Wonderful study aid for children aged 9-13. Adventures in Science and Technology - Introduces chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and computer science. In English and French. The Adventures of Echo the Bat - Follow Echo the Bat through the eyes of a satellite as he migrates through Arizona. Topics include false color satellite imagery, how scientist use these images to study habitats, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Interactive adventure game and activities for the classroom. Alaska Science Forum - Groups of articles on a wide array of topics, like volcanos, geology, living in the North, bugs, weather, and pets. Lots of weird facts. Ask Dr. Universe
Environment/Ecology Brucie s Buddies activities that teach children about Biomes Classroom activities;Dragonfly Web Pages bimonthly for energy education; ecology Channel; EcoKids http://www.floridasmart.com/subjects/earth_envir.htm
Extractions: Natural Wonders Do you know of an Earth site that we missed? Click here to add a link Environment Florida Environment Resources School of Forest Resources and Conservation Forest Fires Acid Rain: a student's first sourcebook ... Brucie's Buddies activities that teach children about the environment Biomes: Classroom Activities Dragonfly Web Pages bimonthly magazine with information on ice and snow, camouflage, webs of life, animal communication, skeletons, flight, and trees. EarthTimes Earthwatch OnLine Resources Earth Alert Daily Updates on the State of the Planet Earth Vision Energy Quest fun site for energy education Ecology Channel EcoKids Online Ecology Strikes Back! for grades 4-8 students will learn the fundamentals of Internet research and discover challenging ideas about ecosystems and important environmental issues. Includes a teachers guide. Ecology and Environment Links for Educators Environmental Organization WebDirectory: Recycling The EPA Global Warming Site Explore the Fantastic Forest
BEST Institute: Ecology Activities may incorporate some of the other activities found on Field ecology Notebook Thislongterm activity encourages phylum of animals and then teach their fellow http://www.sci.csuhayward.edu/best/Summer01/CalEcology/activities.html
Extractions: The following is a list of suggested online resources that provide classroom activities and information. They are listed in 4 major categories: Adaptations Food Webs , and . In addition, we have provided links to other collections of web-based resources. These activities have been correlated to the California Science Content Standards which are indicated in red . If you have any additional resouces, please let us know and we will post them to this list. email@example.com Fish Heads: A Lesson on Adaptation Using photographs of various fish heads, students are encouraged to identify differences between different specimens and to hypothesize about the natural history (i.e. where it lives, what it eats) of each specimen based on its physical characteristics. Educators may choose to use other specimens in place of or in addition to the fish head specimens. CSCS Grade 6 Earth Science: 5c,d; Grade 7 Life Science: 3d; Grades 9-12 Biology/Life Sciences 6a The Beaks of the Finches This activity allows students to explore the meaning of adaptation by allowing them to "become" birds with different beak (i.e. tools) types. The efficiency with which students can "consume" seeds is used as a measurement for potential survival or extinction. CSCS Grade 6 Earth Science: 5c,d; Grades 9-12 Biology/Life Sciences 6a
Field Ecology Notebook Field ecology Notebook. By Donna Cates. Field ecology is designed to teach students general scientific methods, procedures, and thinking skills, as well as specific methods and procedures used to study plants and animals in their natural setting. Fellows Collection Index. activities Exchange Index. Search Home Questions http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1994/cates_ecology.html
Extractions: The student will select a one-meter square area near his home that is in a natural setting. Observations are to be made in the area at least once a week, weather permitting, from January until April 1. Beginning April 1, observations must be made twice a week, until the end of the term. A notebook must be kept and must include the following: Temperature recordings
Extractions: EE Activities - Correlated to National Learning Standards Links on this page are for activities and materials that have been correlated to National, and sometimes State, Learning Standards. These sites are also crosslisted by topic area. You will also find topic-specific information on EE-Link in two other areas: Sort by: Choose a method: Alphabetical: A to Z Alphabetical: Z to A Rating: Total Rating: Month Visits: Total Visits: Month Addition Date: Oldest to Newest Addition Date: Newest to Oldest Digital Frog International Rate Error Cached Educational, multimedia CD-ROMs with an ecological focus, covering wetlands, rainforests and frog ecology."Interactive activities help bring biology and ecology to life, while customizable workbooks give a structured way to explore and learn." Correlations to Learning Standards are available for some regions (U.S. and Canada).
Extractions: Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home Curriculum Resources Search the Site More Options Classroom Calendar Digital Dozen ENC Focus ... Ask ENC Explore online lesson plans, student activities, and teacher learning tools. Search Browse About Curriculum Resources Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants. Grades: This book of lesson plans uses the science contexts of populations and ecology to create activities that teach math concepts such as patterns and algebra, data analysis, and graphical representations. The activities teach about the science setting of the problem, the math skills required to analyze the situation, and ask students to draw conclusions about the real-life applications of the answers they find. Lessons use a variety of teaching techniques, but most are designed for cooperative learning that includes time for students to investigate the concept in small teams or individually. Math topics covered include rates and growth over time, units, percentages, and representing data. The science contexts use the ideas of carrying capacity, natural resources, biodiversity, and climate change. Each activity includes procedures, teaching tips and answers, and blackline masters for student worksheets.
Kids Ecology Corps: For Kids The Kids ecology Corps is about your using what we call Kid Power to make change. KECKids learn and these activities will teach you more about. http://www.kidsecology.org/forkids.html
Extractions: Kidsecologycorps.org Join Free Home Programs Membership ... Contact The Kids Ecology Corps is Kid Power! You Can Change the World! Do you know that you can change the world? The Kids Ecology Corps is about your using what we call Kid Power to make change. If you want to make changes, you have to make a commitment . Making a commitment means sticking to something until it is done. It also means that you have made a decision. If you make good decisions, the changes you make will be good changes. If you want to change something that is too big for you to change by yourself, you have to work with other people. What happens if you and your friends and a lot of other people believe the same thing? What happens when everyone who believes the same thing works together? They become what is called a critical mass . They can put lots of energy into making a change. When they make a commitment to work together, they can make big changes. Sometimes the changes are so big that the whole world changes.
Extractions: Grades 4-8 1.) Refer to field trip journals. Students should design food chains/webs based on what they observed from the field trip. Arrows should be used to connect plants and animals. Label appropriately: producers, consumers, decomposers. 2.) Have the students write a report/story, design a web page or create a PowerPoint presentation about their field trip to the salt marsh estuary. Students should include both the activities they conducted as well as thoughts/reflections on these activities Example: Why did we conduct water quality tests? Why are these tests important? What kind of wildlife did we see/not see? Why? Etc. 3.) Again, using various media, students can research a special wetland topic such as: wetland values, endangered species, wetland characteristics, types of wetlands, wetland products, food chains/webs, biodiversity, etc., and make a brief presentation to their classmates or teach another class that may not have participated in the wetland field trip. Presenters should submit 2 questions about their topic to the teacher. These questions can be used for a wetland quiz. 4.) Have students write a skit about what they think the Meadowlands will look like 20 years from now. You can send the Environment Center a copy of the script. We'd like to see students' perceptions of what the future may be like.
Extractions: Home We Are the Real People Our Ancestors' Ways Why Masks? ... Video Note: The Ecosystem Sharing Board is no longer active. "The science of ecology, the study of the interactions between living things and their environments, circles back to the ancient wisdom found in the rich oral traditions of American Indian stories. Time and again the stories have said that all of the living and non-living parts of the Earth are one and that people are a part of that wholeness. Today, Western ecological science agrees" Keepers of the Earth The three goals of the Ecology Lesson are: To teach the basic concepts of ecology by having students develop a model of their local ecosystem and share it on the Ecosystem Sharing Board.* To present traditional stories that express an ecological understanding of the world. To demonstrate student-developed "Cocoa Worlds", a programming application for children.** * The Ecosystem Sharing Board is no longer active.
Ecology Club Ideas to various levels of abilities) to teach others about information about the cluband its activities on school are welcome to participate in the ecology club. http://www.eco-pros.com/ecology_club_ideas.htm
Extractions: KIDS - Never give out any personal identifying information over the internet or in email (such as your name, address, phone number, school or family information). Seek the advice of a parent, guardian or teacher. We prepared this information in response to a request from a young student who attends a school for the blind. She wanted some ideas for starting an ecology club at her school. Suggestions for starting an ecology club:
Lesson Plans and to find a Solar Cooking Archive lesson to teach about ecology and recycling,Science/Social Studies. Online from Jupiter 97 Featured activities. http://www.csun.edu/~vceed009/lesson.html
Extractions: Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5). Academy Curriculum Exchange (K-5) provides 130 mini-lesson plans for the elementary school covering a variety of science topics. Among these are microscope use, mapping constellations, water pollution, studying owl pellets and caterpillars to butterflies. Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8). Academy Curriculum Exchange (6-8) features 60 mini-lesson plans for many science topics covered in the middle school. Among these are weather forcasting, photosynthesis, building a psychrometer and "ph" and solvent activities. Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12). Academy Curriculum Exchange (9-12) offers 22 mini-Lessons plans suitable for the high school science. Among these are chemistry magic, a parallax experiment with candles, and a magnetic fields activity. Access Excellence Activities Exchange. Access Excellence Activities Exchange contains an archive of hundreds of lessons and activities submitted by high school biology and life sciences teachers participating in the Access Excellence program. High school teachers will find the activities from the 1996 collection , the 1994-1995 collection , the 1996 Share-A-Thon collection , the partners collection , and the classic collection . Teachers can also search for individual activities from the Access Excellence archive. A new collection, "The Mystery Spot", will added in 1997.
Extractions: I am a professor and state human development specialist in Kansas Research and Extension. My primary assignment involves designing, distributing, and evaluating non-credit educational programs for use with parents and children in communities across our state and nation. I am a member of the graduate faculty and enjoy working with students who are interested in community-based education. Because I am a full-time professional in Kansas Research and Extension, I do not teach at the undergraduate or graduate level. I may, however, teach intersession courses on topics that relate to my extension work. I enjoy visiting classes and talking with students about community-based education and issues that concern parents and children. I am interested in working with students in the development of publications for distribution to parents and teachers.
The Science Spot: Earth Day Resources ecology Strikes Back Explore this site from Headbone Zone to learn more Corner activitiesList - Find great lessons and activities to teach your students http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classearthday.html
Extractions: My Lesson Plan Pages Astronomy Biology Adopt-An-Insect Chemistry Earth Science General Science Physics Bald Eagle Days Digging Into Science (Dinosaurs) Metric Mania Nature Center Lessons Puzzle Corner Lesson Plans Links Pages ... Astronomy Biology Chemistry Earth Day Earth Science Environmental Ed General Science Genetics Physics Technology Air to Earth (Nike) - Get your students' attention and use their tennis shoes to teach them about importance of protecting our planet! Download the educator's guide for an assortment of great lessons to open your students' eyes and motivate them to take action! Alliance to Save Energy - Find lesson plans for math, science, language arts, and computer science to help you explore energy conservation with your students. Lessons are available for elementary, middle school, and high school! - Find lesson plans and activity ideas for all grade levels. Care2. com - EcoInfo for Teachers