The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the concept of the life of a river and pollution through the story A River Ran Wild.
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Unit: Watch Me Grow
This lesson is designed to teach children about living things, such as trees and the different types of plants. This will not only help them understand science benchmarks, but will also help them understand more about their service learning project.
Unit: Earth Connections
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.
Students describe elements of personal health and fitness and relate this to the health of the community, recognizing that the elements of a healthy community are good for all members. The students identify the availability of healthy foods and practices in the school,...
Unit: Cool Kids Compost
Students become experts on composting through research and questioning. They compare and contrast dirt and compost samples and complete a comparison diagram. The learners brainstorm ideas for acting as environmental stewards by sharing their knowledge about composting in order to reduce the...
Unit: Oil Changes Everything
This lesson will allow the learners to have a hands-on experience investigating an oil spill. They will develop possible solutions to the problems that an oil spill creates for the environment.
Unit: Courage of the Heart
Students learn about the scientific contributions of African American inventors and scientists. They view a film about Vivien Thomas and a breakthrough surgery in 1944.
Unit: Philanthropy in Bloom
This lesson centers on the basic needs and purposes of plants, as well as people. The discussion will include the fact that plants have needs and a purpose, and people have needs and responsibilities.
The purpose of this unit is to raise awareness about the impact of growth (commercial and residential) on the environment, specifically, how impervious surfaces impact the environment. Learners explore the impact of some of the following factors on the environment: population density, land...
Learners will understand that for profit and non-profit organizations help bring about breakthroughs in modern science/medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.