Environmental Science Lesson Plans & Activities

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    Carbon Cycle Lesson Plan
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    Carbon Cycle Lesson Plan

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Use this course to help you create engaging classroom activities and new lesson plans that effectively teach the environmental and earth sciences. This course contains lessons and interactive tools such as quizzes to help you refresh your teaching style.
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7 chapters in Environmental Science Lesson Plans & Activities

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Ch 1. Environmental Cycles Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[159733].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Carbon Cycle Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - What Is the Carbon Cycle? - Diagram, Process & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen Cycle Activities
Lesson 4 - Nitrogen Cycle Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - The Nitrogen Cycle: Definition, Facts & Steps  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Hydrologic Cycle Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - The Hydrologic Cycle: Definition, Process & Diagram  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - How Evaporation & Transpiration Contribute to the Hydrologic Cycle  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Carbon Cycle Lesson Plan for Elementary Students
Lesson 11 - Carbon Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Steps  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Oxygen Cycle Activities
Lesson 13 - Nitrogen Cycle Activities & Games
Lesson 14 - Carbon Cycle Activities & Games
Lesson 15 - Composting Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 16 - Composting: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Forestry Lesson Plan for Kids
Lesson 18 - Forestry Experiments for Kids
Lesson 19 - Forestry Activities & Projects for Kids
Lesson 20 - Ecology & Environment Activities
Lesson 21 - Water Cycle Lesson Plan & Games
Lesson 22 - Winter Lesson Plan for Preschoolers
Lesson 23 - Summer Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - February Preschool Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Weather Lesson Plan for Preschool
Lesson 26 - Layers Of Soil Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 27 - Rock Cycle Project Ideas
Lesson 28 - Landform Project Ideas for Elementary
Lesson 29 - Island Landform Project Ideas
Lesson 30 - Food Chain Project Ideas
Lesson 31 - Food Web Project Ideas
Lesson 32 - Ecology Project Ideas for High School
Lesson 33 - Water Cycle Science Fair Project Ideas
Lesson 34 - Carbon Cycle Project Ideas
Lesson 35 - Nitrogen Cycle Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - Layers & Zones of the Ocean Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Water Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - The Role of Water On Earth  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Characteristics of Different Ocean Zones  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Ocean Waves Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Ocean Currents Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - What are Ocean Currents? - Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Salt Water Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Oceanography Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - The Scientific Field of Oceanography  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Chemical Composition & Physical Attributes of Fresh, Brackish & Salt Water  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Surface Water Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - Surface Water: Definition & Properties  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Composition of Ocean Water Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Properties of Ocean Water  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Tides Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Drought Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - What is a Drought? - Definition, Causes & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Glaciers Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Water Treatment Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Hydrosphere Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - What is the Hydrosphere? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Hydrosphere Activities & Games
Lesson 29 - Water Quality Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 30 - Water Quality Definition & History: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Ocean Currents Activities
Lesson 32 - Ocean Activities & Games for Elementary Students
Lesson 33 - Ocean Floor Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 34 - Coriolis Effect Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - The Coriolis Effect: Definition & Influences  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Water Filtration Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Water Quality Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Water Distribution on Earth Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Water Cycle Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - Water Systems Unit Plan for 8th Grade
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Lesson 1 - Natural Resources Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Natural Resources Activities
Lesson 4 - Natural Resources Games
Lesson 5 - Resource Conservation Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Conservation of Resources: Responsibility & Action  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Water Conservation Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Water Conservation Lesson for Kids: Facts & Importance  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Renewable Energy Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Alternative Energy Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - What is Alternative Energy? - Definition & Sources  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Solar Energy Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Solar Energy Project Ideas
Lesson 18 - Wind Energy Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - What is Wind Energy?  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Wind Energy: Pros and Cons  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Recycling Lesson for Kids: Facts & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Recycling Projects for Elementary School
Lesson 23 - Recycling Projects for Middle School
Lesson 24 - Composting Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Wind Energy Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 27 - Wind Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Solar Energy Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 29 - Solar Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Natural Resources Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 31 - Irrigation Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Irrigation Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 33 - Fossil Fuels Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 34 - Natural Gas Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Energy Conservation Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Science Project Ideas
Lesson 37 - Global Environmental Interdependence Activities for High School
Lesson 38 - Recycling Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - Water Scarcity Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - Rainforest Project Ideas
Lesson 41 - Ecosystem Project Ideas for 5th Grade
Lesson 42 - Ecosystem Diorama Project Ideas
Lesson 43 - Grassland Ecosystem Project Ideas
Lesson 44 - Solar Oven Lesson Plan
Lesson 45 - Green Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 46 - Energy Unit Plan
Lesson 47 - Energy Conservation Activities for Middle Schoolers
Lesson 48 - Environmental Service Project Ideas
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Lesson 1 - Human Impact on the Environment Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Eutrophication Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Biomagnification Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Deforestation Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Deforestation Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 6 - Landfills Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Hazardous Waste Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Littering Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Waste Management Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Desertification Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Overfishing Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Land Use Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 13 - Uses of Land: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Jane Goodall Activities
Lesson 15 - Jane Goodall Activities for Kids
Lesson 16 - Arbor Day Activities & Games
Lesson 17 - Sustainability Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Rachel Carson Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Rachel Carson Activities
Lesson 20 - Silent Spring Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Silent Spring Discussion Questions
Lesson 22 - Ecological Footprint Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Human Impact on the Ecosystem Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - Human Impact on Biodiversity Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Organic Farming Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - What is Organic Farming? - Definition & Methods  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Earth's Energy & Material Resources Activities for Middle School
Lesson 28 - Environmental Concerns Activities for Middle School
Lesson 29 - Earth Day Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Tapped Documentary Discussion Questions
Lesson 31 - Environmental Stewardship Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Atmosphere Project Ideas
Lesson 33 - Seasons Project Ideas
Lesson 34 - Recycling Project Ideas for High School
Lesson 35 - Environmental Engineering Project Ideas
Lesson 36 - Natural Disaster Project Ideas
Lesson 37 - Chasing Ice Discussion Questions
Lesson 38 - Deforestation Project Ideas
Lesson 39 - World Environment Day Project Ideas
Lesson 40 - Volcano Unit Plan
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Lesson 1 - Air Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Smog Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Photochemical Smog: Definition, Formation & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Wall-E Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Environmental Issues Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Air Pollution Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Water Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Acid Rain Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Acid Rain: Effects & Causes  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Ocean Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Ocean Pollution Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Oil Spills Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Oil Spill Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Land Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Land Pollution Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Soil Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Soil Pollution Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Light Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Light Pollution: Definition, Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Noise Pollution Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Noise Pollution Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Air Quality Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 25 - Water Pollution Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - Acid Rain Activities & Games
Lesson 27 - Air Quality Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Environmental Health Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Environmental Health Hazards in Real Estate Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Lesson Plan
Lesson 31 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Causes, Effects & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Causes, Effects & Clean-up  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Oil Spill Cleanup Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Environmental Toxicants Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - Climate Change Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 2 - Climate Change Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Difference Between Weather & Climate Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Weather vs. Climate Activities
Lesson 7 - Global Warming Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Greenhouse Effect Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - What is the Greenhouse Effect? - Definition & Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Greenhouse Gases Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - What are Greenhouse Gases? - Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Fossil Fuels Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Carbon Dioxide Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - What is Carbon Dioxide? - Definition & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Kyoto Protocol Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - What is the Kyoto Protocol? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - An Inconvenient Truth Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - An Inconvenient Truth: Summary, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Energy Crisis Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Energy Crisis: Definition & Solutions  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Glaciers Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 24 - Glacier Facts: Lesson for Kids  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Climate Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 26 - Climate Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Environmental Awareness Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Environmental Awareness: Definition, History & Importance  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Environmental Awareness: Facts & Statistics  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Environmental Awareness Activities & Games
Lesson 31 - Carbon Footprint Lesson Plan
Lesson 32 - Saving Our Environment Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Fossil Fuel Activities for 5th Grade
Lesson 34 - Climate Change Unit Plan
Lesson 35 - Vanishing of the Bees Discussion Questions
Lesson 36 - Before the Flood Discussion Questions
Lesson 37 - An Inconvenient Truth Discussion Questions
Lesson 38 - Climate Change Discussion Questions for ESL

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