Environmental Science Curriculum: A One-Semester Course

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Are you ready for your students to take charge of their learning? This environmental science course is interactive, hands-on, and student-centered! It includes 22 labs or activities as well as web-quests, worksheets, concept maps, and quizzes! The course is divided among the 4 spheres of the earth: biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere. Students learn the basic features of the earth and discover how the organisms and environments in these spheres interact.

Please note that this course has already been discounted as a bundle and will not be further discounted during site-wide sales. So you have no need to wait!

**For details about the lessons and activities included in this bundle, please click on the individual bundle links below.**

This is not a traditional curriculum. It is a set of 22 lessons + 3 extension activities that is best suited for a flipped classroom or a hands-on and student-led course. Please review these lessons carefully to make sure they fit your teaching style.

These lessons would work well for you if:
-Your class has daily access to technology (laptops, computers, tablets)
-Your students enjoy using technology and learning independently, either in the classroom or at home
-You enjoy guiding learning in a student-centered environment, rather than through teacher-directed lecture
-You have access to an outdoor space (although not required, some activities recommend this)

My Environmental Science Curriculum includes lessons for each sphere of the earth. Please click on the links below to see the topics included in each bundle.
1. Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle
-Composition & layers of Earth's atmosphere, weather, biogeochemical cycles, nitrogen cycle, phosphorous cycle, carbon cycle, climate change

2. Environmental Science: Biosphere Bundle
-Ecology, population growth, species & biodiversity, world biomes, symbiosis & interactions, communities & succession

3. Environmental Science: Lithosphere Bundle
-Minerals, rocks, rock cycle, soil composition and horizons, erosion and soil conservation, fossil fuels, nonrenewable energy, renewable energy, genetically modified crops

4. Environmental Science: Hydrosphere Bundle
-Properties of water, water cycle, aquatic ecosystems, watersheds, groundwater and aquifers, wetlands, water pollution, fracking

These lessons are designed to be easy to use for both students and teachers. Regardless of whether you've taught Environmental Science for years or just need a few quick lessons to add to your science curriculum, this is the perfect selection.

Terms of use:
These lessons are for your personal classroom use ONLY. Sharing with other teachers and posting on the internet is strictly prohibited. If you have questions about these Terms of Use, please contact me at gnaturewithgnat@gmail.com.
*Most of my files are non-editable PDFs. I am not able to make them editable because they contain licensed images, created by clip artists that require me to secure their work along with mine.*

Ready to spend more time practicing concepts, doing activities and labs with your class and less time droning on about vocabulary and basic ideas? So are your students! Start flipping your classroom!

What's a flipped classroom?
In a flipped science classroom, students independently gain vocabulary and basic concepts through internet webquests and videos. Then, in a teacher-guided lab activity, students are able to practice these concepts and see them come to life in real environments.

But I don't have a flipped classroom. Can I still use this curriculum?
Absolutely! Your students can just do the independent learning and web-quests on the first day or two, then follow with the activity/lab the following day! The independent learning days are also great for subs!

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