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A Hill of Beans Lesson

Students compare the lifetime use of resources of an average American, an average human, and an average person from one of the poorest nations in the world, Malawi. By completing this lesson, students will be able to compare demographic statistics, understand "averages," and interpret the social and economic significance of disparities in quality of life indicators. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Government Population
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Being a Forest Steward Lesson

In this lesson children will learn that a forest is made up of many different working parts, will discover that forest stewardship is the responsible use and planning of forestland management, and will realize that they can be a forest "friend" or steward. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Building the Basic PVC Wind Turbine Lesson

This lesson plan shows how to make a rugged and inexpensive classroom wind turbine that can be used for lab bench-based blade design experiments. While a few specialized parts are needed (a hub and DC motor), the rest of the components are easily found at most hardware stores. Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Science, Technology
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Captain John Smith 400 Project: Curriculum Guide

In conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Geographic Alliance, the Sultana Project has developed a curriculum unit based around the history of John Smith's 1608 voyage and the world of the early 17th century Chesapeake. The Captain John Smith Curriculum Unit consists of eight separate lesson plans designed for 4th and 5th grade students. The unit is aligned with goals and outcomes from the Maryland State Department of Education's voluntary state curriculum. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Agriculture Forests Urban / Suburban Population American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
  • Aligned with the following standards: Maryland
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Chemistry of Iron and Charcoal Manuafacturing in Pennsylvania Lesson

In this lesson student identify the historical purpose of forests in Pennsylvania. They learn about the iron manufacturing process and write and explain the chemical formula of making charcoal. Launch Resource

Topic(s): John Smith and Colonial Times Forests American Indians
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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E.P.A. Student Center Website

This website is organized by categories, such as water, conservation, air. Each section contains links to other sites and helpful information, where students can investigate water ecology, pollution, and more. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Climate Wetlands Wastewater and Stormwater Air Pollution Rivers and Streams Population
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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Forest Management Techniques Lesson

Students examine many different management techniques for using the forest as a renewable resource. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Forest Measurements Lesson

Students learn several techniques for measuring timber and logs. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Forest Products Lesson

Students will learn the differences between renewable resource products and products from nonrenewable resources. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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Forest Sustainability Lesson

Students will learn what silviculture is and how it is used to sustain forests. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Forests
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
  • Aligned with the following standards: Pennsylvania
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