April 25th, 2018

High School Resource: Tree Samples

Tree Samples

Students compile a collection of tree specimens that will serve as an identification manual for trees found in New York.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.2.1.A, CDOS.C.2.1.B, CDOS.C.2.1.C and more!

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April 24th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Seeds

Seed By Design

In this learning experience, students design, construct, test and draw conclusions about artificial wind-dispersed seeds in a controlled environment.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.I.3a.BS.1, CDOS.I.3a.BS.1.A, CDOS.I.3a.BS.1.A.SW and more!

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April 23rd, 2018

Elementary School Resource: How old is the tree?

Tree Talk

If a tree could talk, we could ask it how old it is. Here is a mathematical way to estimate the age of your schoolyard trees. Students will measure circumference of trees in order to find diameter and calculate age of local trees using a growth rate table.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 3.MD.2, 3.MD.4, 4.MD.2 and more!

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April 18th, 2018

High School Resource: Global Health

Global Health

Is human activity bringing about alarming global warming scenarios and related catastrophes? Or is such thinking a myth brought about by flawed or incomplete science? Finding the answers to these questions has turned global warming into a highly politicized and contentious issue.  This lesson on global warming will help students research and form credible opinions about the topic.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.7, WST.9-10.9, WST.11-12.7, and more!

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April 17th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Protecting Our Planet

Protecting Our Planet by Discovery Education

Students will describe the environmental impact of humans, understand that pollution is harmful to all living things and give examples of ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.2.1.B, CDOS.C.3a.TE.5, CDOS.C.3a.MI.6.A and more!

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April 16th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: EPA Student Center

EPA Student Center

This resource provides information about environmental club projects, environmental basics, recycling, conservation, what to do in your neighborhood, etc.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.4.ESS.3.1, MST4.E.LE.7.1

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April 11th, 2018

High School Resource: Civil War Photographs

Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch by Library of Congress

In this activity, students become reporters, assigned to sort through Civil War photographs in order to find one that will bring the war alive to their readers. They write a newspaper article based on their chosen photograph and publish it.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.7.8, SS.7.8.c, SS.7.8.c.1 and more!

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April 10th, 2018

Middle School Resource: Civil War Photojournalism

Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War by Library of Congress

This lesson helps students analyze Civil War photographs and explore how and why the American Civil War was photographed.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.5, SS.5.6.c, SS.7.8 and more!

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April 9th, 2018

Elementary School Resource: Slavery

Document Based Question: Slavery

Students will discuss the purpose of slavery from colonial times until the Civil War and how slavery denied people their basic human rights.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.4.5.a, SS.4.5.a.1, SS.5.3 and more!

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April 4th, 2018

High School Resource: Growing Marigolds

Growing Marigolds

Given the proper instructional materials and equipment, students propagate a group of marigold plants from seed to mature plant. Students record all information relating to the plants’ growth and development.

Related NY State Academic Standards: CDOS.C.3a.TS.2.A, CDOS.C.3a.IS.4.A, CDOS.C.3a.TE.5.A and more!

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