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The Amazing Honey Bee Lesson by Agriculture in the Classroom
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Looking for a lesson for your younger students? This K-2nd grade lesson will allow students to investigate the three types of honey bees in a colony, identify their roles, and recognize honey bees as part of a community that works together. The lesson includes three activities, vocabulary words, recommended reading, and a "making honey" lab! 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/23/2020
Animal Diversity -- Out Teach
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Students will explore the outdoor classroom in pairs looking for evidence of animal life and imagining what types of animals might live in and around the area.

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Life Science
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Out Teach
Date Added:
07/22/2021
Arctic Bird Migration Monitoring Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe when selected bird species first arrive at your study site, and to count the numbers until few or none of these birds are seen. Students select a common and easily identifiable bird species in their region and observe when the bird species first arrives. Students use binoculars or telescopes to scan a study site and count how many they see. They continue to observe every other day until few or none of the selected species can be seen.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Budburst Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe budburst on selected trees at a Land Cover or Phenology Site. All students will learn about hummingbird natural history and ecology. Students will learn how to identify and age male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and to observe migration and feeding behavior. Students will learn how to make connections among hummingbird behavior and weather, climate, food availability, seasonality, photoperiod (day length), and other environmental factors.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
Author:
The GLOBE Program
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Day and Night in the World
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This activity allows pupils to learn the difference between diurnal and nocturnal animals, understand that when it is day here, it is night on the other side of the world, and that it is light when the Sun comes up and it is dark when the Sun goes down. At the end, pupils build a model of the Earth and can experiment with day and night.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Design Your Alien
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Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them to other worlds within our Solar System. Use creative thinking to design an alien life form suited for specific environmental conditions on an extra-terrestrial world within our Solar System.

Subject:
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Sarah Roberts
Date Added:
12/13/2013
Diversity of Life
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In this unit of study students learn about diversity of life by focusing on bats. They will learn about their habitat, structures and functions, and behaviors. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study.

Subject:
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
Author:
Sonia Lulay
Date Added:
05/25/2015
EarthGen Monarch Mystery Migrant Education Resource
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Monarch Mystery is a K-2nd unit created for migrant students engaged in summer learning. This 12 lesson unit offered in English and Spanish begins with the phenomenon of Violeta‘s missing butterflies and guide students through science concepts like metamorphosis and pollination while making cultural and social/emotional connections through discussions of migration and family.Contact EarthGen at info@earthgenwa.org for more information.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Becky Bronstein
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kailyn Wentz
Date Added:
06/29/2021
Elementary GLOBE: All Year Long
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Each student will keep a science journal during each of the four seasons. Students will record observations of the general outdoor environment they visit and then will make observations of one specific item from the habitat in each season. At the end of the school year, students will make comparisons of their seasonal drawings and share the results with the class. The purpose of the activity is to introduce students to the concept of using a science journal to record information, to have students use science tools to make scientific observations and to make observational drawings in nature and compare the results throughout the seasons. After completing this activity, students will know about seasonal changes in a particular habitat. They will learn how to make detailed observations, record their results, make comparisons, and share information using a standard format.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Elementary GLOBE: Honing in on Hummingbirds
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In this activity, students will record a list of things they already know about hummingbirds and a list of things they would like to learn about hummingbirds. Then they will conduct research to find answers to their questions. Using their new knowledge, each student will make a hummingbird out of art supplies. Finally, using their hummingbirds as props, the students will play charades to test each other in their knowledge of the ruby-throated hummingbirds. The purpose of this activity is to provide students with information on ruby-throated hummingbirds, provide students with the opportunity to conduct research on hummingbirds in topic areas that interest them, and to provide students with opportunities to share their knowledge with other students. By completing this activity, students will gain knowledge about ruby-throated hummingbirds. They will also gain experience researching a topic of their choosing related to hummingbirds and communicating those results in several different formats.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Elementary GLOBE: The Colors of the Seasons
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Using a color chart, students will make observations outside during each of the four seasons. During each session, they will try to find as many colors as possible and record what they see. As a class, they will make charts describing the colors they find in each season. At the end of the school year, students will compare their results and generate conclusions about variations in colors in nature both within a season and between different seasons. The purpose of this activity is to provide the opportunity for students to make observations in nature and compare their results, to help students understand seasonal changes as they relate to colors in their environment, and to engage students in active observation and recording skills. After completing this activity, students will understand how colors in nature relate to their local environment and to seasonal changes within that environment. Students will practice observation and recording skills, make comprehensive comparisons, and will form a hypothesis based on the information they have assembled throughout the school year.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Elementary GLOBE: Water Wonders
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Students will be introduced to different species of macroinvertebrates. They will hypothesize why each insect looks the way it does. Then students will make observations of macroinvertebrates. in an aquarium in their classroom. For an optional extension, teachers can take students to a local stream or pond to conduct field observations. The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to hydrology and the study of macroinvertebrates. and to understand how macroinvertebrates. help scientists understand water quality. After completing this activity, students will have an understanding of what macroinvertebrates. are and why scientists study them.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Elementary GLOBE: We all need soil!
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A learning activity for the Scoop on Soils book in the Elementary GLOBE Series. Each student will explore three activities that promote understanding of and respect for soil. They will generate responses to the following questions: "What makes up soil?" and "What lives in the soil?" Next the students will watch a demonstration of how much soil there is on Earth that is available for human use. Last they will create their own soil connection sentences. The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to the importance of soil and why it needs to be studied, to help students understand how much soil is available on Earth for human use, and to help students understand the connection between soil and how it is used by living things. After completing this activity, students will understand the importance of soil science, comprehend the relative amounts of usable soil that exists on Earth, and learn the function of soil as it pertains to animals, plants and humans.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Fabulous Flowers Lesson Plan by Agriculture in the Classroom
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Did you know that broccoli, cauliflower, and artichokes make a lovely bouquet of flowers? The students will examine the functions of flowers and determine that some flowers are edible, even tasty! This K-2nd grade lesson includes background information, vocabulary words, step-by-step procedures, links to other lessons about plants, and plant lifecycle illustrations. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/23/2020
The Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber
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Scout is a little honey bee with a big mission! She needs to find the last flowers of fall to get the sweet nectar that she and her sisters will turn into honey. With winter on the way, honey will provide the food to keep the hive alive until spring. But she’s got some pretty big obstacles coming her way!Lexile Level: AD840LGuided Reading Level: OGenre: Nonfiction

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Green-Down Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe plant green-down and report greendown data to help validate estimates of the end of the plant growing season. Students monitor the change in color of selected leaves of trees, shrubs or grasses.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
GLOBE Teacher's Guide NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Green-Up Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe plant green-up and report data that will be used by scientists to validate satellite estimates of the beginning of the plant growing season. Students monitor budburst and growth of leaves of selected trees, shrubs, or grasses. Species chosen should be native, deciduous, and dominant in your area.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
GLOBE Teacher's Guide NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons
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Get the buzz about honey bees in this brilliant, nonfiction title by Gail Gibbons. From jobs within the hive to modern-day beekeeping and all of the millions of flowers in between, these are some busy bees! Without the honey makers, the world would be a much different place. Help young readers learn to love the bees!Lexile Level: 770LGuided Reading Level: OGenre: NonfictionPre-Reading

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Mushroom Prints
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In this lesson, students will be amateur mycologists--collecting and analyzing various mushrooms. Through observation and discussion, students will gain knowledge of the basic anatomy of mushrooms, their life cycle, and their method of reproduction through spores. Students will learn to create spore prints of mushrooms and label and preserve their spore prints, just like a mycologist. Students also will learn that by comparing spore prints, they can identify different mushroom species.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Friday Initiative
Provider Set:
Science Friday
Date Added:
01/22/2010
PEI SOLS 2nd grade Wetland: Habitats
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The goal of the second grade Wetland: Habitat storyline is to introduce students to wetlands and the living things that call them home. In this storyline students develop an understanding of what a habitat is, different types of habitats, what living animals and plants can be found in a wetland, and what plants need to grow

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Date Added:
06/21/2021