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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3), or Science (5)
Title: Protect Our Planet Piece By Piece
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), endangered species will be explored.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Julie Danley, Pam Walston, and Pat Mitchell.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K - 4)
Title: Conserve It to Preserve It
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (http://www.auntielitter.org/), conservation and describing ways to sustain natural resources will be explored.  Students will also recycle a paper plate to create a picture frame.  This lesson is one from the "Take Pride Statewide" series.  *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K)
Title: Recycle to Renew
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), recycling and ways to use recycled items will be explored. Students will also recycle a bottle to create a piggy bank.  This lesson is one from the "Take Pride Statewide" series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K), or Social Studies (K)
Title: Team Up to Clean Up
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), ways and items to recycle will be explored.  Students will also decorate a recycle team badge.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.  *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston. 


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K), or Social Studies (K - 1)
Title: Water You Doing to Help?
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), conservation of water resources will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.   *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K), or Social Studies (K - 1)
Title: Take Pride in America--Auntie Litter Needs You! 
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org)in celebration of Earth Day, the meaning of Earth Day will be explored. Students will also learn the words to a song honoring our planet.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (5), or Social Studies (1)
Title: Protect Our Planet Piece By Piece
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), food webs and their significance will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.   *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3), or Science (K)
Title: Picture a Perfect Environment
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), recycling aluminum cans will be explored. Students will also create a set of stilts made from cans.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K), or Social Studies (K - 2)
Title: Earth:  We're In It Together!
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), conservation and describing ways to protect the Earth will be explored. Students will also create a mural of ways to protect our planet.  This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *Lesson provided by Julie Danley and Pam Walston.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3 - 4), or Science (5)
Title: Recycle to Renew
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), renewable resources, such as trees, will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.   *This lesson is provided by Julie Danley, Pam Walston, and Pat Mitchell.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3 - 5), or Science (5)
Title: Water You Doing To Help?
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), water pollution will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Julie Danley, Pam Walston, and Pat Mitchell.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (1 - 3), or Science (K - 5), or Social Studies (1 - 3)
Title: Fred the Fish - A Little River Trip
Description: Little River is home to 47 kinds of fish including the threatened "Blue Shiner" Cyprinella caerulea. These fish depend on the good water quality at Little River. This skit allows students to observe pollution's effects on a small scale and allows them to make choices affecting the environment.  This lesson plan is adapted from Chilton-Stringham, Patricia and Wolanin, Jan (1991). National Science Teachers Association, Karen K. Lind (Eds.) Water, Stones, and Fossil Bones (pp. 54-57). This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (K - 5), or Science (2 - 4)
Title: Little River Canyon's Carnivorous Green Pitcher Plants
Description: A digital slide program introduces the Green Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia oreophila) to the students.  Students use a model of the Green Pitcher Plant and plastic insects to role play. They will tell the story of habitat adaptation and interaction around the pitcher plant bog. Pitcher Plants and the animals in the neighborhood have lives interconnected to the environment. This lesson plan is made possible through the ALEX and the U.S. National Park Service Partnership.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3), or Science (4), or Social Studies (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Earth's Changing Surface
Description: During this unit, students will identify the various landforms found on the earth's surface. Also, students will describe how these landforms are created and changed by the natural forces within the earth and on its surface, as well as the unnatural impact of humans. Finally, students will create a slide presentation to display this information.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3), or Science (K)
Title: Closing the Loop on Recycling
Description: We buy goods that can be recycled. We recycle. We buy goods made from recyables. This closes the recycling loop. This lesson investigates all of the steps in the process.


Subject: Credit Recovery Science (3 - 5), or Science (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: A Water Dilemma - Mapping Dragonfly Pond
Description: This is a hands-on, technology rich lesson involving wetlands and the effects humans and human development have on these precious ecosystems. This is a follow-up lesson to a wetlands introduction and discussion.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Your Town in the Past, Present, and Future      Add Bookmark
Description: This Xpeditions lesson illustrates one way that the study of geography can be applied to planning for the future. Students research an environmental issue that affects their town or region, draw pictures assuming two possible outcomes for the problem in fifty years (one negative and one positive), and create a plan to educate the community about this issue.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



Subject: Arts - Visual Arts - Science - Earth science - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Can We Keep the Lake Clean?      Add Bookmark
Description: This Xpeditions lesson introduces students to the water cycle by having them help draw a picture of a lake ecosystem, adding human impacts that affect water quality. Students conclude by creating their own illustrations of human-induced changes to a lake ecosystem.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science
Title: Recycled Materials      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students are introduced to the idea that some materials can be recycled. They investigate the types of materials that can be reused, as well as potential uses for each type of recyclable material.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Global Breakfast      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to look for evidence of global interdependence in the foods that we eat. Students recognize the fact that many of the foods that they eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. They speculate about why certain foods are produced in different regions of the world, and what might happen if the production and/or distribution of these goods was to stop.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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