Kiss the Ground’s middle school curriculum aims to foster a deeper understanding of the vital role soil plays for the planet and to inspire a new generation of people to better engage with the environment and their communities.
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This playful lesson plan includes three hands-on activities designed to grow young learners’ understanding of the relationships between plants and pollinators, and spark their interest in these important living things. Students will play a matching game to discover why hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies choose the flowers they do, “fly” pollinators around the classroom in search of nectar, and use their senses to explore diversity in nature. This lesson plan is made to be adapted, and includes suggestions for extensions and additions to fit the needs of every classroom.
* Examines the concept of wild pedagogies as the geological epoch shifts to the Anthropocene
* Analyses the potential of wild pedagogy for the present and future
* Proposes six touchstones that can help educators and practitioners incorporate wild pedagogies into learning
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AK EnergySmart (AKES) is a free K-12 curriculum designed by Alaskans to raise energy literacy in the Arctic. Through interdisciplinary lessons that investigate how energy is all around them, why we need energy and how energy can be conserved, this curriculum gives students valuable insights they can pass along to their families. The lessons guide youth to a better awareness of how they use energy, and the importance of taking measures to use energy wisely both at home and school. AK EnergySmart lessons are broken into K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 lessons that are all available online to download for free.
This is an outstanding 7-minute segment on ecological field research featured on National Public Radio's morning show. “Spring Is Springing Sooner, Throwing Nature's Rhythms Out Of Whack” explains exemplary field research being done to document and model ecological impacts of climate change.
STEMconnector released new research on the forces and factors that underlie the STEM talent gap, providing direction for further investment by industry, higher education, government, and nonprofits to eliminate barriers to opportunity for individuals across the STEM talent pipeline.
BSCS Science Learning--an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming science education--has released a report that presents guidelines for designing citizen projects with scientific and educational benefits.