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Developing Our 'Green Intelligence' on Fossil Fuels
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Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, believes that environmental awareness and action are the next frontier in the field of social and emotional learning. Goleman calls this environmental awareness 'green intelligence'. In this lesson students will develop their green awareness by considering American consumption of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas; learning about new methods of extracting these fuels; and discussing their pros & cons.

Subject:
Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
06/28/2012
Endangered Species 2: Working to Save Endangered Species
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This Science NetLinks lesson is the second of a two-part series on endangered species. Students will view an online presentation about endangered species, then role-play a debate about spotted owl protection from the point of view of lumber workers, environmental activists, and government and scientific interests.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
11/07/2006
Get the Word Out at McDonalds!
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Students take part in a hypothetical scenario that challenges them to inform customers at a local restaurant of how their use and disposal of plastics relates/contributes to the Great Pacific garbage patch (GPGP). What students ultimately do is research information on the plastics pollution in the oceans and present that information as a short, eye-catching newsletter suitable to hand out to restaurant customers. This activity focuses on teaching students to conduct their own research on a science-technology related topic and present it in a compelling manner that includes citing source information without plagiarism. By doing this, students gain experience and skills with general online searching as well as word processing and written and visual communication.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Global Nomads Group: Environmental Awareness Discussion Guide (Alumni Connections)
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Designed for GNG alumni, this is an environmental awareness curriculum for multicultural groups that focuses on cultural exchange, our individual impact on the earth, sustainability, and environmental action. It consists of 4 interactive videoconferences, each with a short preparation activity and a discussion guide.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Global Nomads Group: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Waste Curriculum With Thad Copeland from GrowNYC (One Week Lesson Plan)
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The Wasted: Don't Trash the Earth curriculum asks students to examine the impact of the waste we locally and globally produce and seek creative solutions to reduce this wastefulness by answering the driving question: "How can we, as youth, rethink waste?"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Field Trip)
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Through an adult-led field trip, students organized into investigation teams catalogue the incidence of plastic debris in different environments. They investigate these plastics according to their type, age, location and other characteristics that might indicate what potential they have for becoming part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Students collect qualitative and quantitative data that may be used to create a Google Earth layer as part of a separate activity that can be completed at a computer lab at school or as homework. The activity is designed as a step on the way to student's creation of their own GIS Google Earth layer. It is, however, possible for the field trip to be a useful learning experience unto itself that does not require this last GIS step.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Mapping the Data)
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In a student-led and fairly independent fashion, data collected in the associated field trip activity are organized by student groups to create useful and informative Google Earth maps. Each team creates a map, uses that map to analyze the results, adjusts the map to include the analysis results, and then writes a brief summary of findings. Primarily, questions of fate-and-transport of plastics are are explored. If data was gathered in the field trip but the teacher does not desire to do the mapping activity, then alternative data presentation and analysis methods are suggested.

Subject:
Engineering
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andrey Koptelov
Nathan Howell
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Who Speaks for the Trees?
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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax presents an opportunity to have a conversation about the inherent value of forests and importance of sustainable management. Students read (or watch!) Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and examine the importance of the sustainable management of natural resources. Watch the movie or read the book with your students, and discuss the inherent value of forests and importance of sustainable management by using the package six (6) activities designed to help students understand the importance of working forests and other topics related to the movie.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
American Forest Foundation
Provider Set:
Project Learning Tree
Date Added:
03/01/2012