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TITLE: Photosynthesis and Transpiration
OVERVIEW: Many students are not interested in science at all. They often think that the concepts taught in science are irrelevant to their needs. They think that science is boring
and hard. Until children experience science in a fun way, their attitude toward science won't change.
TITLE: Integrated Unit on Solid Waste Disposal
OBJECTIVE: To use data gathering, collection, and evaluation as a discovery learning
method to expose students to environmental problems such as solid waste disposal, possible solutions, and to assist them in clarifying and committing to their own environmental values and choices.
TITLE: The Importance of Trees in the Rural Area: Planting a Snowfence
OVERVIEW: Trees can play an important role in rural areas. As a living snowfence, trees can protect roads and highways as well as provide habitat cover for wildlife and protection for livestock. This activity gives students hands on experience in planting trees as well as being involved in area projects.
TITLE: Recycling Paper
OVERVIEW: Fifty percent of the solid waste produced in North America is paper. Producing enough paper uses vast numbers of trees and immense amounts of energy. Waste products from the production of energy and from the manufacturing often produce pollution, and live trees help preserve the global ecology. It makes sense to cut down on our high use of packaging in products. In addition, it makes sense to recycle.
TITLE: Let's Talk Trash (Introduction to Solid Waste Management
OVERVIEW: This lesson is designed to instigate curiosity in the field of solid waste science and to incite a response to improve the environment.
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