Using a coordinate grid, students place trees and shrubs around a house to maximize the energy efficiency benefits of the plantings. They will learn other benefits of trees as well. This mini-lesson aims to get students to think about the trees in their neighborhood and why trees are important.
This lesson would be especially pertinent on Arbor Day or Earth Day, but is relevant on any day of the year.
Included are fact sheets and two pages of "leaves" for student notes (see them in the preview). There is a printable page of energy efficiency benefits and the coordinate grid activity. There is also a word search puzzle and answer keys for both the coordinate grid and puzzle activities.
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The Costs of Bottled Water
encourages the choice of reusable water bottles and cups through education.
In Data Collection, Graphing, and Analysis of Vehicle Idling
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Scientific Notation and Water Conservation
is a mini-lesson on water usage and ways in which water can be conserved, with optional math problems involving use of scientific notation.
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