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Bottle Biology: TerrAqua Column

Explore the links between soil, water, and plants by building a miniature wetland in a used 2 liter soda bottle. This website describes how to construct a "TerraAqua Column" and provides tips to help incorporate it into lessons. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Hydrosphere
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration: A Curriculum for Grades 6-12

From bioluminescent corals to deep-vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know less about the landscape of our ocean than we do about the moon's. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using this Ocean Exploration curriculum and a CD-ROM of the Ocean Explorer Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
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Tree Growth Lesson

In this lesson students will identify the tree layers, understand that a tree expands in height and diameter and list conditions that affect tree growth. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): Elementary School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Watershed Creator

Learn all about a watershed while creating one virtually. (Just click visitor on the page). An associated lesson plan for using this module with your class is available here: http://www.cacaponinstitute.org/PDF/Watershed%20Curriculum%20Lesson%20Plan.pdf Launch Resource

Topic(s): Hydrosphere Forests Geosphere
  • Subject(s): Science, Technology
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities, Multimedia
  • Level(s): Middle School
  • Aligned with the following standards: West Virginia
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Youth Action Guide for the Study and Stewardship of Community Riparian Areas

Holding onto the GREEN Zone is an Earth Science and life science curriculum with a focus on science inquiry and experiential learning. Using questioning, analysis,observation, and investigation,learners will enhance their knowledge of science, boost their critical thinking skills, learn the importance of preserving and restoring vital riparian ecosystems, and have fun. When young people become involved in investigating the GREEN Zone, they are better prepared to take action on local watershed issues now and in the future. They also gain the opportunity to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens and community members. Both a leader guide and a student action guide are provided. Correlations are provided to National Science Education Content Standards, NAAEE Excellence in Environmental Education-Guidelines for Learning, and 4-H Youth Development Guidelines. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Hydrosphere Forests Wastewater and Stormwater Wetlands Agriculture Bay Grasses Air Pollution
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide, Lessons and Activities
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