Humans Impact on the Environment & Natural Resources BUNDLE

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Description

Dig deeper into your study of the environment and natural resources with this complete bundle! Two engaging units include 20 days total of lesson plans. Topics include pollution, reforestation, natural resources, energy sources, environmental effects, and more. Units can be used separately during the school year or together. Perfect to use around Earth Day each year!

Humans and the Environment Unit

Lessons cover:

  • how humans impact the environment (both positively & negatively)
  • pollution (land, water, air)
  • trees & reforestation
  • renewable & nonrenewable resources
  • environmental technologies

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 10 days of lesson plans
  • Fact book: 8-page informational mini-book about humans and the environment. Includes both a color and black/ white version. Could be glued into a science notebook.
  • Vocabulary posters: 15 color vocabulary posters to use in the classroom. Posters include both words and definitions. They make a great word wall or bulletin board.
  • Vocabulary Foldables: 3 vocabulary foldables for learning new vocabulary are included. Glue into science notebooks to keep new words together. Perfect for referring back to throughout the unit.
  • Pollution Activities: Includes pollution cause and effect graphic organizers, drawing prompt, and coloring notes.
  • Positive or Negative Impact?: Students will cut and paste positive or negative environmental effects with this fun activity.
  • Air Pollution: Learn about the effects of air pollution with a meaningful air quality simulation. A fun coloring notes page is also included.
  • Land Pollution: Learn about land pollution through various activities including coloring notes and a fun writing activity.
  • Water Pollution: Conduct an experiment about water pollution, examine a "water sample" using M&M candies, and graph your results. A coloring notes page about water pollution is also included.
  • Environmental Challenges: Have your students work together to try and come up with solutions to current environmental challenges that we face in the world today.
  • Task Cards: Review what you have learned throughout the unit with this set of 32 task cards. Have students complete cards with a partner, as a learning center activity, play as a class SCOOT game, or completed independently. Cards could also be used as an assessment.
  • Project Choice Board: Extend student learning even further with 9 engaging project ideas! Students can choose what they want to learn more about. Rubric included for easy grading.
  • answer keys

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Natural Resources Unit:

Lessons cover:

  • natural resources
  • living & nonliving resources
  • renewable resources
  • nonrenewable resources
  • using natural resources
  • protecting natural resources
  • types of energy

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 10 days of lesson plans
  • Videos: Natural Resources video links & QR code posters. Also includes a video viewing guide.
  • Fact book: 8-page informational mini-book about natural resources. Includes what are natural resources, living & nonliving resources, renewable & nonrenewable resources, using & protecting natural resources, and types of energy. Could be glued into a science notebook.
  • Vocabulary posters: 11 color vocabulary posters to use in the classroom. Posters include both words and definitions. They make a great word wall or bulletin board.
  • Vocabulary Foldables: 2 vocabulary foldables for learning new vocabulary are included. Glue into science notebooks to keep new words together. Perfect for referring back to throughout the unit.
  • Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources Sort: Sort picture cards as renewable or nonrenewable.
  • Living & Nonliving Resources Cut & Paste: Sort resources as living or nonliving with these picture cards.
  • Natural or Manmade?: Students will examine if resources are naturally occurring or man-made with this engaging worksheet.
  • Helpful or Harmful? Students will read situations to determine if it is helpful or harmful to the environment.
  • Cause/ Effect: Examine the cause and effect of humans and the environment on natural resources. Includes both graphic organizers and sorting cards.
  • Graphing: Poll your classmates to gather data about natural resource topics. Tally results and create a graph. Three pages included.
  • Opinion Writing: Includes writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page.
  • Coloring Notes: Think coloring pages meet graphic organizers! Students LOVE these pages to organize learned information.
  • Puzzle Cards: Practice new vocabulary with fun puzzle cards. Use cards in a learning center activity.
  • Drawing Prompts: Prompt students' thinking about natural resources with these drawing prompts. Three included.
  • Task Cards: 32 task cards to review what you have learned about natural resources.
  • Project Choice Board: Students choose one of the 9 squares to complete a research project.

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WHAT TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID...

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Renatae said, "This is an excellent set of resources. It's easy to implement, fits into most any science or social studies curriculum standards and provides engaging resources for students. Iused it in Geography for teaching Human Interactions with the Environment. Thank you!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jillian L. said, "This resource had a ton of information and many different activities included, which made it was to provide plenty of choices and also differentiate."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Anne F. said, "What a brilliant package. Room to make decisions without getting bogged down in the planning. Fun and effective lessons and activities. Thank you."

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Total Pages
185 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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