Intermediate Education

As an educator, you understand the importance of keeping students interested and involved. We here at the Department of Environmental Services have gathered a collection of materials and activities to help make environmental education fun in YOUR classroom.

We understand your need to address the goals of your curriculum in the classroom, and we have done our best to match our goals with yours. Many of the activities involve the use of the SCIENTIFIC METHOD, because we believe that good science is a combination of questioning, experiments, evidence, logical argument, ingenuity, and skeptical peer review.

Another area that grows more important with each passing day is TECHNOLOGY. It is imperative that we educate our young students about not only the benefits of emerging and existing technologies, but of their limitations and potential negative impacts as well. By doing this, we increase the chance that they will make good, ethical decisions concerning technology and the environment.

 

Activities

  • Need Project:
  • Pollution Prevention:
  • Haz Ed:
  • Quest for Less:
  • Make a Difference:
  • Planet Protectors:
  • Facing the Future:
  • American Plastics Council:
  • NST Waste Education:
  • Nike Curriculum:
  1. Clean Air
  2. Cooling Fan
  3. Corroding Metals
  4. Cryogenic Roses
  5. Garbage Energy
  6. Heavy Backpacks
  7. Insulation
  8. Natural Herbicide
  9. Natural Man Made
  10. Natural Plastic
  11. Saving Hot Water
  12. Seeds and Needs
  13. Solar Distiller
  14. Waste Heat
  15. Wind Around Your Home
 

 

  1. Energy
  2. HHw
  3. P2
  4. Pesticides
  5. Pollution Prevention in Schools
  6. Water
 

 

  1. Act 04 (Chemical Emergencies)
  2. Act 05 (How Hazardous Substances Affect People)
  3. Act 10 (Pollution Prevention)
  4. Warmup 01 (Defining Hazardous Waste)
  5. Warmup 02 (EPA's Superfun Program)
  6. Warmup 05 (Hazardous Waste in the News)
  7. Warmup 06 (What is an Aquifer)
 

 

  1. qfl_complete (Activity Guide)
 

 

  1. "Lifecycle of a CD" (poster - English)
  2. "Lifecycle of a CD" (poster - Spanish)
  3. Science Fair Ideas (English)
  4. Science Fair Ideas (Spanish)
  5. "Lifecycle of a Cell Phone" (poster - English)
  6. Steps for a Waste-Free Lunch
  7. "Lifecycle of a Soccer Ball" (poster - English)
  8. "Green Shopping" (guide - English)
  9. "Green Shopping" (guide - Spanish)
  10. Pack Waste-Free and Healthy
  11. Did You Pack a Waste-Free Lunch?
  12. Parents' Info - Waste-Free Lunch Day
 

 

  1. Case of the Broken Loop (English)
  2. Case of the Broken Loop (Spanish)
 

 

  1. Words on the World (crossword puzzle)
  2. Systems are Dynamic
  3. Bears in the Air
  4. How Big is a Billion
  5. Farming Future
  6. Every Drop Counts
  7. Creating Our Future
 

 

  1. Can We Make It Go Away
  2. Day 1 (HOP Stop Deli)
 

 

- Guide
  1. Lesson 01 - A Big Waste Problem
  2. Lesson 02 - Generations of Waste
  3. Lesson 03 - Today's Waste
  4. Lesson 04 - Where Does the Trash Go?
  5. Lesson 05 - Island Survival
  6. Lesson 06 - Physical Properties of a Package
  7. Lesson 07 - A Juicy Investigation
  8. Lesson 08 - Coffee Conundrum
  9. Lesson 09 - What's Hazardous About
  10. Lesson 10 - Finding Safer Substitutes
  11. Lesson 11 - Retrace Your Waste
  12. Lesson 12 - Paper or Plastic
  13. Lesson 13 - Can We Really Reduce?
  14. Lesson 14 - The Great Paper Waste
  15. Lesson 15 - The Decision Makers
  16. Quiz
 

 

  1. Lesson 1 - It's a Closed System
  2. Lesson 2 - Sustainability
  3. Lesson 3 - Earth System Conditions
  4. Lesson 4 - The Product Life Cycle
  5. Lesson 5a - Saving Humpty Dumpty (1)
  6. Lesson 5b - Saving Humpty Dumpty (2)
  7. Lesson 6 - One Step at a Time
  8. Pre Assessment
  9. Post Assessment
  10. Resource Glossary
 

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