April 10, 2017

Elementary

Science experiments:

watershed-illustration

A watershed illustration from the Pollution in Our Watershed activity Photo Credit: eGFI

PBS science experiment
Make your own water filter to clean out dirty water

PBS science experiment
Make your own water filter to clean out dirty water pt 2

Groundwater detectives
Student teams locate a contaminant spill in a hypothetical site and predict the direction of groundwater. They follow steps of the engineering design process to come up with alternative treatments for the contaminated water.

Pollution in our watershed
By building a watershed with paper and markers, students will understand how pollution accumulates in our water sources, especially from pesticides used in agriculture.

Science Experiment and Lecture

Read about the evidence of play in Explore the Evidence. Children today suffer a sever deficit of play. Photo credit: Alex Webb

Read about the evidence of play in Explore the Evidence. Children today suffer a sever deficit of play.
Photo credit: Alex Webb

Marine debris
The Marine Debris STEAMSS Curriculum follow a scaffolded understanding of the issue of marine debris.

Marine biology curriculum 
Hands-on, inquiry based lessons to support continued teaching of marine science in our partner

Water activities beyond sink and float
Learn about evaporation, absorption, saturation, precipitation, and pollution. Need to  purchase a rental to use.

Play

exploring nature

Nature Play. Simple and fun ideas for all. Photo credit: Play England

Nature Play. Simple and fun ideas for all
This practical guide on nature play offers fun, simple and cost effective examples of play ideas from easily sourced materials. Its presentational style, through photographs, also illustrates clearly to practitioners and partner organisations what is meant by nature play.

Explore the evidence
Explore the world’s best research on play, spanning the fields of economics, psychology, child development, education and neuroscience

Nature play activities recipe
Whether you’re a parent, playworker or teacher, use these nature play activity recipes to explore nature and help children experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment through play.

MISC

Green your school. Uphaus Early Childhood Center planted a squarefoot garden with every classroom. Photo credit: greeningyourschoolyard.com

Green your school. Uphaus Early Childhood Center planted a squarefoot garden with every classroom.
Photo credit: greeningyourschoolyard.com

Join the largest and oldest green school program in the world
Eco-Schools is an internationally acclaimed program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainability principles throughout their schools and curriculum.

Green your schoolyard
The Greening Your Schoolyard Toolkit provides in-depth guidance and resources for outdoor education and greening your schoolyard, as well as relevant research and case studies that will help you create and sustain your school’s green areas.

Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide
A planning guide for creating schoolyard habitat and outdoor classroom projects