In this download you will find links to resources for information regarding OK C3 standards and CCSS. These resources include detailed information about CCSS as well as practical resources for Authentic Implementation of OK C3 standards and CCSS.
Students will explore meteorological data as well as news articles to explore droughts both in the present and throughout history. Students will determine the weather and climate events that can cause a drought that are indicators used to predict future droughts.
Students will analyze MSDS documents and create lab safety posters integrating safety guidelines for materials that will be used throughout the year in science labs.
Students will research, present, and analyze the pros and cons of various forms of alternative energy.
In this lesson students will create a thermal map of the school building using student-generated data. Students will collect and analyze temperature data looking at reliability of data in relation to the design of an experiment. After a teacher-facilitated discussion, students will refine their experimental design and set strict procedures and guidelines in order to produce more accurate and reliable data. Students will use these data to create a thermal energy map of the school and prepare a report for the school as an energy consultant. This report may be submitted to an administrator or the school’s energy consultant.
This lesson integrates math and science using varied approaches to research. The research centers around the Mekong River Delta giant catfish and its population decline. Students will analyze data mathematically as well as using visual and verbal representations.
This lesson is designed to be used as a school-wide thematic unit or by individual content areas. Students engage in a specific topic related to love and create a poster or other Public Service Announcement (PSA) to tell the story of love within that topic
This lesson allows students to play the role of U.S. Senators who determine if research for biofuel should be funded. Students read through ScienceDaily news articles to obtain background information on current biofuel research. Allow students to fully engage in this lesson through debates and presentations. Students can also use the information they gain through this lesson to write a letter to their State Representative or Senator.
What would happen to the sea life if the temperature of the ocean were just five degrees different? Have you ever wondered why the ocean temperature is so constant?
Students may not realize it, but many of their daily activities are impacted by environmental engineers. Through this lesson students discover how tiny micro organisms impact waste management. Students get to conduct a cyber scavenger hunt to learn about environmental engineering and bioreactor landfills. At the conclusion of this lessons students get to design a bioreactor landfill and assume the role of modern day scientists.
In this lesson students will be asked to examine an environmental problem, the lack of space for landfill development. They will then play the role of current scientists who are trying to develop solutions for this environmental problem. Students will examine the role science plays in solving the issue of waste disposal in landfills. Students get to conduct a cyber scavenger hunt to learn about environmental engineering and bioreactor landfills. They will employ the scientific method, research skills, and learn about microorganisms and the processes they use to breakdown waste.
In this lab students have the opportunity to invent a water purification structure using common household/classroom items.Throughout this lesson students can gain information pertaining to the water cycle and how water filters through ecosystems on its way to rivers and lakes. Student handout 3 encourages students to practice note taking skills by using a skeleton outline as they explore an interactive website.The concept of water purification and water cycles take concrete form for students as they explore the activities in this lesson.
In this lab students can participate in an activity which encourages them to reuse and recycle materials that might end up contributing to a landfill. Students can practice team work while inventing new, usable products from trash. This lesson allows students to practice PASS skills corresponding to Biology I and can be utilized as more experience for students re-taking the Biology EoI. The extension activity for this lesson allows students to discuss and develop a conservation plan for their school or community.
Students have the opportunity to design their own experiments with the burping bottles as they try to increase the rate at which the microbes produce methane gas. Exploring the sites and sounds of the burping bottles allows for a teachable moment about aerobic and anerobic respiration while practicing process skills associated with Biology I.
Explore what is behind the environmental change and what creative solutions are being sought. Students have a unique opportunity to combine statistical analysis and persuasive writing skills as they survey their class and their community, attempting to understand their opinions about global warming.
In this interdisciplinary lesson, students explore earth’s changing landscape as global warming becomes more noticeable every year. Explore what is behind the environmental change and what creative solutions are being sought. Design and build a wind turbine, detailing the process, the advantages and disadvantages, refining the efficiency, and present findings. Explore barriers that slow the effort to change.
In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will consider previous knowledge of the environment and the effects of the combustion of fossil fuels. Utilizing media from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, students will explore the effects of fossil fuels in the national and statewide economy.