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

Students will plan and carry out an investigation of energy vampires using an Energy Monitor to measure the energy consumption of different electrical devices. Students will collect and chart the data from their investigation and calculate how much money could be saved by unplugging energy vampires.

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

Students will discuss the value of electrical energy in their everyday lives. Using a power plant diagram and web-based sources, students will analyze steps to the electrical generation process and research information on renewable (alternative) energy sources.

105 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Career and Technical Education (CTE), Engineering, Environmental Education, Science, Technology

Students will learn the difference between climate change in the past versus the change we see today using science-based evidence. They will explore examples of how human activities have majorly impacted the Earth and contributed to this change, understand the consequences of this change, and learn actions they can take in their everyday lives to help decrease the negative impact humans have on the environment.

45 minutes
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5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Health, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

“Be a Food Waste Warrior” is a three-part science and math lesson that can be adjusted in complexity depending on grade level. It includes food waste audit log sheets, discussion questions, a companion PowerPoint, and additional teacher resources and materials.

Students will learn about the ways in which food impacts the environment by recording data from a student food waste audit during their lunch period.The audit will engage basic science and math skills to (1) convert food waste weights to water used and GHGs emitted, and (2) calculate the difference in GHG emissions depending on whether food waste is landfilled or composted. Participating students will ultimately understand how to reduce food waste and why reducing food waste is important to conserving natural resources and wildlife habitat.

135 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Health, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

“Be a Food Waste Warrior” is a three-part science and math lesson that can be adjusted in complexity depending on grade level. It includes food waste audit log sheets, discussion questions, a companion PowerPoint, and additional teacher resources and materials.

Students will learn about the ways in which food impacts the environment by recording data from a student food waste audit during their lunch period.The audit will engage basic science and math skills to (1) convert food waste weights to water used and GHGs emitted, and (2) calculate the difference in GHG emissions depending on whether food waste is landfilled or composted. Participating students will ultimately understand how to reduce food waste and why reducing food waste is important to conserving natural resources and wildlife habitat.

75 minutes
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9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson is a literacy-based lesson which further explores the five areas that are measured by Arc in order to learn about some of the best practices that schools and school districts are doing nationally to become sustainable schools.

65 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson allows students to explore how people can use models and different types of models.

70 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson is a literacy-based lesson that allows students to develop conceptual understanding and the vocabulary needed to discuss how scientists, engineers, and facility managers use data to improve the efficiency of a building.

How does the built environment affect the natural environment?