Christa Delaney

9-12 Earth Science and Biology Teacher

I have been a teacher for 18 years at Egg Harbor Township High School. I currently teach Advanced Placement Environmental Science but I have taught earth science and biology. I have undergrad degrees in environmental studies and am a teacher of biological science I am halfway through my master's degree program where I will be obtaining a PSM in environmental studies and sustainability. I was recognized with the 2021 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators - an honorable mention category from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. I also was recognized in New Jersey with the 2017 Governors Environmental Excellence award in the educator-led category. I am the mom of two boys ages 4 and 5 and we spend most of our time on the beach. 

Lesson Plans

SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Climate Impacts on Crops

This lesson focuses on how climate change impacts agriculture.

Topic: Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Article, Lesson Plan, Project, Video
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-10
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Carbon Emission Reduction Strategies

In this lesson, students think critically about carbon emission reduction strategies proposed by companies.

Topics: Life Literacies and Key Skills, Media Literacy
Subjects: Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills, English Language Arts
Types: Digital Text, Interactive Media, Lesson Plan, Project, Video
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 6-8
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Analyzing Greenwashing

In this lesson, students analyze the concept of greenwashing of products.

Topics: CER Writing, Life Literacies and Key Skills
Subjects: Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills, English Language Arts
Types: Activity - Classroom, Interactive Media, Lesson Plan, Project, Video
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 6-8
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What's the Worst Impact of Climate Change in New Jersey?

In this lesson, students learn about climate change, choose one impact of climate change affecting New Jersey, and write a claim-evidence-reasoning paragraph explaining why they believe it is the worst impact of climate change in New Jersey.

Topics: CER Writing, Climate Change
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts, Science
Types: Article, Data, Interactive Media, Lesson Plan, Podcast, Video
SubjectToClimate
Grades 9-10
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Storm Narratives

This lesson introduces students to narratives by young people impacted by severe weather and guides students in writing their own stories.

Topics: Narrative Writing, Weather
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Activity - Classroom, Lesson Plan, Podcast, Project, Video