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

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40 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Environmental Education

This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then watch a video and learn what the term sustainability means and begin exploring specific sustainable and unsustainable things they do at school and at home.

180 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science, Social Studies

Students investigate the material cycles of their school, determine and analyze the amounts and types of materials produced. They learn about where material goes and the difference between what happens to what Nature makes versus what happens to what humans make. Based on what they discover, they create and propose a plan for material cycling in their school. Students will apply what they have learned about the material cycles to a problem in their home, school or community.

How can people create the right living landscape for their region?
135 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Understanding how plants absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and help slow global warming

135 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Understanding soil erosion with TurfMutt

45 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

The Outdoor Powers never work alone-take a look at the role plants play in slowing down global warming.

135 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Help students understand the connection between a region's climate and its living landscapes.

50 minutes
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3 / 4
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Physical Education

In this active lesson, students explore some of the causes and consequences of traffic. They play two fun games—the Stop-and-Go Game leads them to understand that stop-and-go traffic is worse for the environment than fluid traffic because it causes more air pollution. Through the Traffic Jam Game, they see how various road and circumstantial conditions impact traffic and have other effects. Students have plenty of opportunities to talk about the woes of traffic and learn some strategies for overcoming it.

50 minutes
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3 / 4
Civics and Government, History

In this lesson, students learn the history of transportation from “then to now.” They explore how innovators across time have figured out new—and progressively quicker—ways to get from one place to another. Students examine the history of transportation via animal, the invention of the wheel, and the pros and cons of other key developments. They work in teams to investigate, compare, and organize their thoughts about several modes of transportation. Then they think critically about how modern transportation technology has led to advantages and disadvantages for life on Earth today.

100 minutes
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3 / 4
Environmental Education, Science

In this lesson, students learn that many public spaces are ecosystems with living and nonliving things, and that each part of the ecosystem—whether alive or not—plays an important role in the ecosystem. In the first session, students create a life-sized web to identify interactions among the living and nonliving things within a public space. They experiment to see what happens when one element is removed from the web, and they discuss how human and natural changes to the environment can cause disasters. In the second session, students choose a public space in their community and assume the role of "public space guardian" of that place. In this capacity, they take a close look at the space, detailing the living and nonliving things within it. Then they identify rules that will help in caring for the living and nonliving things within "their" public space.