April 7, 2012See All Newsletters
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Hi Member,
We know you all have a lot on your plates this time of year, so we’re giving you an early heads up—to help you plan for Environmental Education Week leading up to Earth Day on April 22. 
 
It’s a great time to take your class outdoors or try some hands-on science lessons that explore environmental impact.
 
Teacher Suney Park, who is featured in our “Climate Change in a Bottle” video, says she wants her students to “make connections between what they are learning and what is going on in the world.”
 
We have a number of videos to share with you that echo that sentiment and they’re easy to adapt to many grade levels.  Be sure to check out the ancillary documents—the lesson plans are right there for you!
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Here’s Suney Park’s wonderful lesson— where students make the greenhouse effect happen before their eyes. Watch the full lesson, or view it in chapters: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.
Have your students create a mock community to learn how every decision they make affects the environment.
This video has some great advice from teacher Molly Reed on how to manage your class when you do head outdoors for a lesson.

Read Pat Wasley's new blog post about a predominant teaching norm that could be shutting down a lot of learning among teachers.
Check out our new easy to use features for mobile devices!  We've made it simpler to view videos, read our blog, and look at your Lesson Planner.
See our latest Tchers' Voice survey results to find out how our teaching community wants to share and learn.
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