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85 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss the greenhouse gas effect, and it's impact on the Earth's climate. Within groups, students will simulate the effect of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth through conducting an experiment. Students will then investigate how their experiment illustrated the warming effect observed on Earth today.

50 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss the meaning of the term natural resources, and the difference between renewable resources and nonrenewable resources. Within groups, students will then participate in a simulation game that depicts the depleting nature of nonrenewable energy resources. Students will debrief following the game and together investigate the pros and cons of each energy source.

45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss the term 'climate change', what it means, what they've heard about it and how it makes them feel. In groups, students will work together to think of innovative ways to solve a climate or environmental issue. Students will then design a diagram of their solution, and present their ideas to the class.

70 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will participate in a town hall scenario where they investigate waste management practices from multiple perspectives. During the town hall, students will be assigned a particular stakeholder and then argue that particular viewpoint throughout town hall. At the conclusion of the town hall, students will vote for which waste management plan they consider best.

140 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss what e-waste is, and how they create e-waste in their everyday life. They will then investigate how e-waste is disposed within their community. Students will use their investigation to develop an e-waste recycling campaign for their school, neighborhood, or community.

65 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss natural gas and how it's used in their lives. Students will then conduct an experiment where they create methane containers, and investigate the relationship between soil and methane.

45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss what waste is and what it means to be wasteful. Students will then investigate how humans waste energy and water. Placed in groups, students will research how to save resources, and why saving those resources is important, and present to the rest of the class their findings.

When you use water at home or school, where does that water come from?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will learn about the ocean acidification cycle using clay molecular models. They will then conduct an experiment, demonstrating where certain liquids falls on the pH scale, and analyze how adding CO2 to liquid sample alter the pH level. They will connect their findings from the experiment to ocean acidification in the world today.

110 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will become engineers and design a water purification system. They will review the engineering design process as they use it during their investigation.