ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

[SC2015] (5) 16 :
16 ) Collect and organize scientific ideas that individuals and communities can use to protect Earth's natural resources and its environment (e.g., terracing land to prevent soil erosion, utilizing no-till farming to improve soil fertility, regulating emissions from factories and automobiles to reduce air pollution, recycling to reduce overuse of landfill areas).

Subject: Science (K - 5)
Title: Waste Not, Want Not - Martha Speaks
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/msts14.ela.wastewant/waste-not-want-not/
Description:

In this Martha Speaks interactive story, students explore the benefits of sorting waste in order to help the environment. Students learn about how recycling and composting work. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs engage with the interactive story, then talk and write as they create their own Earth Pledge about how they will help protect the earth. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Litterbug Clean Up
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/litterbug-clean-up-digital-lesson/elinor-wonders-why/
Description:

In this interactive Nearpod lesson, children will learn about the environment by going outdoors and picking up litter.

This digital lesson is delivered via Nearpod, a free, K-12 student engagement platform. Use these materials for virtual or in-person instruction, or share these resources directly with students and families to support learning at home.

NOTE: Teaching this digital lesson requires a free Nearpod account, but no account or student information is required for students to use Nearpod.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Kids Go Green: Waste Less
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ee18-sci-greentm/kids-go-green-waste-less/
Description:

Learn about kids who are helping the environment by reducing waste in their school. This Cyberchase-presented video features P.S. 110's Green Team who is helping their school recycle and compost more. P.S. 110 is a Greenpoint Eco-School, a local variation of a national Eco-Schools USA program for grades PreK–12 that combines the effective green management of school grounds, facilities, and curriculum to empower today’s students for a sustainable tomorrow. Refer to the accompanying discussion questions and teaching tips for ideas on using this video to help students consider ways to reduce waste and help the environment.

For more environmental education resources, visit the Human Impact on the Environment collection.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 2 :
2 ) Use observations and data from investigations to determine if a design solution (e.g., designing a ramp to increase the speed of an object in order to move a stationary object) solves the problem of using force to change the speed or direction of an object.*

[SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Curious George: Sail a Boat
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/cg8.sci.lpsailboat/curious-george-sail-a-boat-lesson-plan/
Description:

Children explore reusing and recycling materials, and wind power, in this lesson plan featuring hands-on activities and a video excerpt from Curious George. They begin by watching a video in which Curious George gathers trash to help clean up the city streets and discovers that he can create something special with his found treasures. Children then use recycled materials to build toy boats that can sail. They discuss ways to make objects move with wind, then use child-generated wind power to move their boats in water. They conclude by sharing their boats with each other and brainstorming other ways in which they could recycle materials in the classroom.

This lesson is part of the Curious George STEM Collection.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Waste Not, Want Not: Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/msts14.ela.wastewant/waste-not-want-not/
Description:

In this Martha Speaks interactive story, students explore the benefits of sorting waste in order to help the environment. Students learn about how recycling and composting work. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs engage with the interactive story, then talk and write as they create their own Earth Pledge about how they will help protect the earth. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: A Tale of Two Soup Cans: Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/msts14.ela.twosoup/a-tale-of-two-soup-cans/
Description:

In this Martha Speaks interactive story, students learn how the choices we make about our trash have different consequences for our environment. A discarded soup can can end up in a landfill, whereas a reused or recycled can could become something new. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs engage with the interactive story, then create an Advice Column that offers ways to reuse, repurpose, or compost old things. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: How People Affect Ocean Animals and Plants
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/how-people-affect-ocean-animals-and-plants/
Description:

In this activity, students brainstorm how people living along coasts harm ocean animals and plants. Then they analyze specific examples.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

Subject: Science (K)
Title: Healthy Beaches
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/healthy-beaches/
Description:

In this activity, students describe their experiences with beaches, compare and contrast photographs of beaches, and brainstorm how humans living near the ocean affect ocean plants and animals.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (0) 8 :
8 ) With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories. [RL.K.9]

[ELA2015] (0) 31 :
31 ) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.K.1]

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion). [SL.K.1a]

b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges. [SL.K.1b]

[ELA2015] (2) 3 :
3 ) Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. [RL.2.3]

[ELA2015] (2) 12 :
12 ) Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. [RI.2.3]

[ELA2015] (2) 29 :
29 ) Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.2.1]

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). [SL.2.1a]

b. Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others. [SL.2.1b]

c. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion. [SL.2.1c]

[SC2015] (0) 6 :
6 ) Identify and plan possible solutions (e.g., reducing, reusing, recycling) to lessen the human impact on the local environment.*

[SC2015] (2) 2 :
2 ) Collect and evaluate data to determine appropriate uses of materials based on their properties (e.g., strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, absorbency).*

Subject: English Language Arts (K - 2), Science (K - 2)
Title: Materials 2: Recycled Materials
URL: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/materials-2-recycled-materials/
Description:

This lesson is the second of a two-part series on the properties and uses of different materials. It can be a continuation of the study of materials from the first lesson Materials 1: Materials and Manufacturing, or it can be a stand-alone lesson on recycling. In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea that some materials can be recycled. They will investigate the types of materials that can be reused, as well as potential uses for each type of recyclable material. Students will refer back to the story of The Three Little Pigs and discuss what happens after the story ends. They will discuss what the pigs will do with the mess that is left behind when the houses were blown down.



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