Through exploration, we see how six simple machines do their jobs together to get work done. Just as each machine is unique and valuable to the whole, so is each person unique and valuable to our group, to nature, and to the world. We see the value of deliberately respecting others and...
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Unit: You Are Uniquely You
In planning their act of philanthropy, students will identify types of gardens and discuss what is practical for the garden they are planning to build.
Through the use of a trade book, students see that a garden is a place where an individual can go for inner peace and solitude. They will see that a garden is to be shared with other people and wildlife, such as butterflies and birds....
Unit: Saving the Monarch
Learners will review the information that they learned in the previous lesson. They will demonstrate understanding of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly by using different types of pasta to represent the different stages of the butterfly’s life cycle....
This lesson will culminate with the learners raising money in order to buy milkweed plants or seeds to plant in a Monarch Butterfly garden. They will appreciate that caring for the environment and the plants and animals is good stewardship of the earth and the civic responsibility of everyone....
Unit: Earth Connections
The students will investigate what is already being done in their school to reduce pollution. They will create and carry out a service learning plan to enhance this effort.
The purpose of this lesson is to begin an investigation of the state of the environment and observe the effects of pollution on it. The students begin to strategize about their responsibility to be environmentalists.