"Increasing Contextual Learning in the Environmental Science Classroom" Field Study Modules

For each field study topic in this K-12 program, there is a teacher module/unit plan which includes pre and post trip lessons, background information, copy masters for handouts, supplemental resources, and a list of all PA academic standards covered by the module. The modules are available free for downloading. Several modules also have free downloadable PowerPoint slides that go along with them, which can be used for classroom lessons. In order to view these materials, you will need the following software on your computer:

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All About Trees for K-2nd graders
Insects Don't Bug Us for 1-4th graders
The Birds Around Us for 1-4th graders
Soil Microhabitats for 3rd-8th graders
Aquatic Ecology for 5-8th graders
Wildlife Ecology for 5-8th graders
Wetland Ecology for 9-12th graders
Forest Ecology for 9-12th graders

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