Lessons

Lessons and other resources for learning to care about, understand and act for the environment

LESSON LIBRARY

  1. Environmental Principles
  2. Systems and Processes of Nature
  3. Systems and Processes of Society
  4. Environments and Resources
  5. Environmental Problems
  6. Investigating and Understanding Environmental Problems
  7. Solving Environmental Problems
  8. Taking Action

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Header Picture Captions: Left to Right: Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial S.P. Nature Detectives, Summer 2010; Academie Lafayette, Kansas City, Stream Class; Sustain Mizzou Green Team recycling at an MU home football game, Columbia. If you have pictures of your students learning aout or working in the environment (with permissions) send them to weaverjc@missouri.edu and we will post them.

Lessons about Soils and Rocks

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Lessons - stand alone activities with specific learning objectives

The Soil. EE. Students will describe what is in soil, why it is important and the difference between soil and dirt. Multiple lessons can be done all at once or used in sequence. New York Agriculture in the Classroom

The Earth is a Changin'. UE This lesson introduces and describes the main types of erosion (i.e., chemical, water, wind, glacier and temperature). Students learn examples of each type of erosion and discuss how erosion changes the surface of the Earth. Students also learn why engineers need to be aware of the different types of erosion in order to protect structures and landmarks from the damaging effects erosion can cause.From TeachEngineering - http://www.teachengineering.org

Earth Rocks. UE The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the basic elements of our Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They learn how we categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. Students also explore how engineers use rocks, soils and minerals to create the buildings, roads, vehicles, electronics, chemicals, and other objects we use to enhance our lives. From TeachEngineering - http://www.teachengineering.org

Soil Erosion and Runoff. UE. Students will investigate the role that plants play in controlling runoff and erosion. Discovery Education

Decomposition Column. MS. This activity could go along with a lesson on decomposers, recycling, or composting. When you reduce, reuse and recycle, everyone benefits. Many people may be recycling at home, but how many are composting? Composting reduces the number of things that are thrown away. Building a decomposition column allows people to compost in their own house or classroom. St. Louis Zoo.

 

 

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Curriculum - multiple, connected and sequenced activities

 

 

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Books - and other readings

Stonewall Secrets - What can the rocks in old stone walls tell us about how the earth's crust was shaped, melted by volcanoes, carved by glaciers, and worn by weather? And what can they tell us about earlier people on the land and the first settlers? . A children's science book explores the ages through geology; accompanied by an engaging teacher's guide.

 

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Games - outdoor, on-line, board, etc.

 

 

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Videos - short, topical on-line videos

 

 

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Movies - feature length movies and documentaries

 

 

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Stewardship Activities

 

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Links to regional, state, national and international organizations

Agriculture and Environment Lesson Plans. HS, CA. This page provides links to lesson plans, classroom projects and teaching activities for: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Forestry, Animal Science, Environment, Food Science/Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Landscaping. Vocational Information Center, www.khake.com

 

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