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Lesson Plan Title & DescriptionGrade LevelCurriculum Areas Expert Advice

Raindrops Keep Burning on My Head

This lesson allows students to learn about the concept of pH and to understand the impact that acid rain has on the environment and human health.

Middle School High School Life Science/Biology Environmental/Earth Science Physical Science Math Language Arts Social Studies Health

Something Fishy

Students explore the dangers of high levels of mercury and learn how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain

Middle School High School Life Science/Biology Environmental/Earth Science Physical Science Math Language Arts Social Studies Health

Gwynns Falls

Students will use the Internet to research the Gwynns Falls/ Leakin Park area, in light of a fictional proposal for the development of a  $100million dollar golf course along the trail there. 

Middle School High School Life Science/Biology Environmental/Earth Science Physical Science Math Language Arts Social Studies Health

What's This Trash?

Students take a closer look at what happens to the trash that is deposited on a daily basis and how it may affect their environmental health. 

Middle School High School Life Science/Biology Environmental/Earth Science Physical Science Math Language Arts Social Studies Health

Dirty, Dirty Water

Students are challenged to think about the importance of clean water in their lives as they learn about the methods used to rid water of harmful contaminants. 

Middle School High School Life Science/Biology Environmental/Earth Science Physical Science Math Language Arts Social Studies Health

Lesson Seeds

Presentations

Interview

  • Meet Elizabeth Haskins, who tests the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and creates maps for watermen of places safe to harvest fish and shellfish.

Video

  • Water + ? = Trouble is a video about a group of teens trying to find the source of an outbreak of cholera.

Teacher Discussion Highlights

General Resources
 

 

 

U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program