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

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75 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson is a 75-minute lesson that allows students to reinforce and deepen their conceptual understanding of the various components of a green building. Lessons are geared towards 3rd-5th grade but may be adapted according to the grade level.

85 minutes
5

Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson is a literacy-based lesson that allows students to develop conceptual understanding of sustainability and the various components of a green building. Students will make observations during a gallery walk of green building images, create an interactive word wall, and read and interpret a case study focused on green buildings and sustainability concepts. Lessons are geared towards 3rd-5th grade but may be adapted according to the grade level (for example, for younger grade levels teachers may adapt the lesson by focusing more on observations, gallery walk, and making a word wall based on what they observe during their gallery walk).

135 minutes
0

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.

30 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Reading or Language Arts

This explanatory and persuasive writing exercise gives students a fun way to develop their own sense of empowerment by learning how to advocate for an issue they care about—protecting tigers. Students will learn about tigers, their importance, and the threats they face. Using this information, students will compose a letter to a friend or family member about why protecting tigers is important and what they can do to help tigers survive.

20 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Physical Education, Science

This tiger-themed twist on a classic game will allow students to understand how poorly managed or illegal deforestation affects tigers around the world. The more trees (chairs) you eliminate, the fewer tigers are able to find a safe place to stay.

45 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Social Studies

One important way humans can help protect tigers is by protecting their forest habitat. In this discovery and data collection exercise, students uncover the immense number of products humans use that come from forests. Students will also learn to recognize the FSC® logo, and understand the importance of supporting products that come from responsibly managed forests.

45 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science

In this hands-on science activity, students participate in a fun engineering challenge to learn about the problems forest ecosystems are faced with when they lose one of their star players—the tiger. By using team-building skills and inquiry-based techniques, students will gain insight into the interconnectivity of
natural systems.

30 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Arts

This craft activity allows students to celebrate their artistic and creative individuality while learning about tigers’ physical characteristics. Students learn fun tiger facts—including how each tiger has its own unique stripe pattern—and then each student designs a unique tiger mask, ultimately learning a lesson about how we can all be proud of our unique “designs.”

0 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Environmental Education

The tiger resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about tigers and their habitats. The guide provides fun tiger facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help tigers and the forests where they live, and what kids can do. It also includes a fun tiger word puzzle and comic book reading activity to do with your students.