Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

This lesson introduces students to sea turtles and the human-caused dangers they face while encouraging them to create a way to help save these beautiful creatures. 


Step 1 - Inquire: Students are introduced to sea turtle conservation and student activism through the story Follow the Moon Home by acclaimed activist Philippe Cousteau and renowned author Deborah Hopkinson.

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students activate background knowledge of sea turtles and reflect on the dangers they face in the oceans of the world.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students work collaboratively to design and create a solution to one of the problems sea turtles are facing today.

Grade k-2
Subject Computer Science
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson introduces students to climate change and the idea that renewable energy sources are a better choice for the planet. 


Step 1 - Inquire: Students generate ideas in response to the question "What is climate change?" and watch an introductory video on climate change.

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn about renewable energy sources through the book Energy Island and compare this community to their own.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students are challenged to follow the engineering design process and plan, design, and build their own zero emissions ferry to the island of Samsø.

Grade 3-5
Subject Computer Science
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students learn about climate change, calculate their carbon footprint, and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. 

 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a video about climate change and work in groups to discuss how they positively or negatively impact climate change in their behaviors and practices. 

 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students calculate their carbon footprint to discover their impact on the planet.

 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students learn how they can reverse the impact they make on climate change and inspire others to make a difference by creating posters for their classroom, homes, and community.

Grade 3-5
Subject Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students investigate plant growth by measuring their own plants. 


Step 1 - Inquire: Students investigate a small portion of the school yard, such as a square foot, to discover what lives and grows there and then work together to answer the questions “Why are plants important for the Earth and for people?” and “What do plants need to grow?”


Step 2 - Investigate: Students watch a video about what plants need to grow and read a book to learn how gardening can transform a community and provide needed resources.


Step 3 - Inspire: Students create their own classroom garden from common items found at school and in their kitchens and predict and measure plant growth.

Grade k-2
Subject Science,Biology,Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Centers/Stations
In this activity, students will plant seeds and make observations about plant growth. Students will measure plant growth using standard and non-standard units of measurement.
Grade k-2
Subject Science,Mathematics
Resource Type Centers/Stations