Teaching Resources

Teaching environmental issues in your classroom is a critical component of providing your students a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Discover a wealth Chesapeake Bay related books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources.

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A Beautiful World Starts With You

This activity booklet contains five pages of coloring and energy conservation activities from Energy Star and the EPA. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Climate
  • Subject(s): Art
  • Type(s): Books and Publications, Lessons and Activities
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Air Quality Index Toolkit for Teachers

This Toolkit provides teachers with easy-to-use and engaging lesson plans, additional activities, and other resources to teach students about the connections between air quality, health, weather, and other related science topics, as well as actions students can take to protect their health and reduce air pollution. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Air Pollution Atmosphere
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide, Lessons and Activities
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Alternative Fuels Used in Transportation Activities

The projects included in this resource are designed to give students the opportunity to create their own investigation and test alternative fuels to discover how they influence transportation. The projects included will fit easily with regular classroom lessons surrounding scientific inquiry and the scientific method. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Air Pollution
  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide, Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School
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Are You a River Keeper?

Learners will utilize fundamental techniques to determine the health of a local river. They will collect, compile, display and interpret their data. The students will focus on how water speed affects rates of erosion and deposition. They will focus on the history of, reasons for, and possible solutions to excessive deposition in the southern branch of the Muskegon River or waterway in their community. Through the writing and performing of a short theatrical activity, learners will summarize articles they have read to increase environmental awareness. Learners will become aware of global issues of clean water scarcity. Learners will investigate the many causes of river water pollution and relate them to their sources. Students will then identify four sectors of society and how each can be an agent for change. They will locate and write letters to public service, nonprofit organizations in support of water clarity. After presenting their findings to peers, students will distribute a self-designed pledge, requesting households to commit to positive change. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Water Quality Monitoring
  • Subject(s): Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology
  • Type(s): Curriculum Guide
  • Level(s): Middle School
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Bay Dreaming Bookstore

Here's a site that lists various books about the Chesapeake Bay's history, conservation, travel destinations, etc. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians Birds John Smith and Colonial Times
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Books and Publications
  • Level(s): High School
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Bay Trippers Website

Use this site to search for lesson plans, take a virtual sailing trip around the bay, or explore way's you can help the Bay. Launch Resource

Topic(s): American Indians John Smith and Colonial Times Biosphere
  • Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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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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Build Your Own Aquifer Activity

A class activity to illustrate how water is stored in an aquifer, how groundwater can become contaminated, and how this contamination ends up in the drinking water well. Ultimately, students should get a clear understanding of how careless use and disposal of harmful contaminants above the ground can potentially end up in the drinking water below the ground. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Water Quality Monitoring Toxics Wastewater and Stormwater Geosphere Hydrosphere
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
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Build-A-Pizza Box Solar Oven Activity

Check out this staight forward lesson, that can be adapted for all grade levels, on how to build a solar oven. Launch Resource

  • Subject(s): Science, Technology
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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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