Parents and Educators: find resources for at-home and distance learning

11

120 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

This lesson introduces students to the difference between electrical power and electrical energy.

How does a solar panel produce electricity?
225 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels have become one of the primary energy sources used by humans. Largely as a result of burning fossil fuels, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been rapidly rising. This lesson introduces the fundamental processes related to climate change, such as the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Students will learn the basic science of climate change as well the associated opportunities and challenges.

How do contemporary photos of Native Americans by Native Americans challenge old stereotypes and assumptions?
60 minutes
0

7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Geography, History, Reading or Language Arts

Native America exists beyond stereotypes and history books. Today, Native Americans are voicing concerns about environmental and human rights issues, shaping their own tribal communities and the future of the country. In this lesson, students view photographs which document Native American voices and explore the themes of identity, cultural displacement, and resilience.

What can the wolf teach us about ourselves?
60 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Arts, Reading or Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Wolves have been widely misunderstood throughout time, causing a rapid decline in their population. In recent years, due to legal protection, the population of wolves has increased, but many species of wolves remain endangered. This lesson explores images of wolves from a nature photographer’s point of view and examines the wolf’s role in the larger ecosystem.

How is climate change impacting coastal communities?
60 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Environmental Education, Geography, Social Studies

Development and other human activities often have unintended consequences that affect ecosystems and the people who live in or rely on them. These consequences can be exacerbated by climate change. In this lesson, students examine an article about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast and discuss how it is being affected by the changing ecosystem.

What are some of the effects of melting glaciers on global climate stability?