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Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment.

 
18 Lesson(s)
   

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy resources and then classify given examples of each.

Standards:
 
Favorites (15)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
resource anchor chart final
   

Study of Environmental Issues: Water Pollution

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students continue creating a big book on environmental issues. Today, they explore water pollution by researching the problem, causes, impact, and the steps humans can take help protect the environment.

 
Favorites (15)
 
Resources (24)
 
Reflections (1)
water pollution 2
   

Study of Environmental Issues: Overfishing

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students begin creating a big book on environmental issues. Today, they explore overfishing by researching the problem, causes, impact, and the steps humans can take help protect the environment.

 
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Resources (36)
 
Reflections (1)
overfishing 2
   

Exploring the Movement of Matter in Ecosystems (Day 1)

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students learn about the types of matter that move amongst producers, consumers, and decomposers. To summarize today's lesson, students will construct a paragraph, explaining how matter flows through the food chain.

 
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Resources (29)
 
Reflections (1)
matter on poster
   

Environmental Issues: Global Warming

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students continue creating a big book on environmental issues. Today, they explore global warming by researching the problem, causes, impact, and the steps humans can take help protect the environment.

 
Favorites (11)
 
Resources (26)
 
Reflections (1)
global warming 2
   

Study of Environmental Issues: Deforestation

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students continue creating a big book on environmental issues. Today, they explore deforestation by researching the problem, causes, impact, and the steps humans can take help protect the environment.

 
Favorites (13)
 
Resources (24)
 
Reflections (1)
deforestation 2
   

Polluting the Earth

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

After identifying ways that humans pollute the air, soil, and water on Earth, students work in groups to create a new sign to stop pollution.

Standards:
 
Favorites (3)
 
Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
pollution poster 1
   

We Are All Connected! Earth Day Lesson

4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals: Structures and Processess
4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals: Structures and Processess
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry serves as the foundation for a lesson about the fragile ecosystem of the rainforest as students are introduced to environmental science.

 
Favorites (8)
 
Resources (23)
 
Reflections (2)
lowland rainforest free
   

Plaid Pete Knows His Resources, Naturally!

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What is a natural resource? What makes a natural resource renewable or non-renewable? Students use maps of natural resources within their communities to explore these questions.

 
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Resources (32)
 
Reflections (1)
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Exploring the Movement of Matter in Ecosystems (Day 2)

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students learn about the 6 Essential Nutrients for proper growth in animals and explore even more ways that matter moves between organisms in a food chain. Then, students will add to their summaries from yesterday.

 
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Resources (25)
 
Reflections (1)
food boxes
   

What is Composting?

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems
Kara Nelson
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will sort biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials. Then, teams of students will research the question, "What is composting?" and will make an idea web on a team poster.

 
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Resources (24)
 
Reflections (1)
compost web
   

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students identify ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle products, then work in teams to develop a product by reusing common household items.

Standards:
 
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Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
birdfeeder
   

How Do Various Professions Relate to Science

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work in groups to create a list of at least ten professions and create a PowerPoint to share with the class on how math and science impact each profession.

Standards:
 
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Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
researching professions
   

Plaid Pete Gets Treated!

5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
5th Grade Science » Unit: Plaid Pete Engineers A Solution
Amy Miller
Lynden, WA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Where does our drinking water come from? How is it treated? Students play "Plaid Pete Gets Treated - The Board Game of the Water Treatment Process" and are introduced to the engineering tool of flow charts.

 
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Resources (26)
 
Reflections (1)
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Does Technology Help or Harm the Earth

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth and Human Activity
Jennifer Sallas
Boynton Beach, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work in groups to find evidence through internet searches, to support their choice on whether technology helps or hurts the Earth. They then have a debate with the other groups in class.

Standards:
 
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Resources (21)
 
Reflections (1)
technology anchor chart
Next Gen Science
 
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