Greenspan in the Classroom

Whatever grades you teach, Greenspan's Lesson Plans have what it takes to help

you incorporate the environment into your curriculum, and enough variety to keep it fresh and interesting. There are enough offerings to keep your class green all year round! 

March 23, 2006 - By Melissa Mathis, Greenspan

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."

-Baba Dioum

EDUCATION   Greenspan offers  lesson plans: the Science Project, Environmental Education, Botany, Animal, and Ecology Guides.


SCIENCE PROJECT GUIDE   Do you need help with your science project? Greenspan's science project guide helps students write papers, make displays, prepare presentations, and enter the science fair.


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Greenspan offers five different lesson plans comprised of projects prepared by teachers from across the country: the Science Project Guide, Environmental Education, Botany, Animal, and Ecology Guides.

 

The Science Project Guide helps students of all grades write their papers, create

displays, and prepare presentations. It outlines how to understand the Scientific Method: state the problem, gather information, form a hypothesis, test the hypothesis, record and analyze data, state the conclusion, and repeat the work. Valuable insights are offered on choosing and narrowing down topics, and sample project ideas are offered, listing the resources needed, how to ask experts for help, and other tips on preparing presentations both oral and written.

 

In the Environmental Education Lesson Plans, grades K-12 are offered topics

such as Air Pollution, Deforestation, Designing Ecologically Sound Cities, and Forests

and Lumbering Around the World. Concise information is given on how to tailor any of the ideas to your classroom.

 

The Botany Lesson Plans are mostly for elementary and middle school students.

A few topics are offered for all grades, eighth grade, and tenth grade. Students will leam about their local trees and their functions, identifying leaves, and even leam how to perform bark casts and create a "Beginner Bonsai."

 

In Animal Lesson Plans, elementary and middle school students (also includes a few offerings for 8th-12th grade students) are offered a multitude of diverse animal

activities such as taking apart owl pellets and studying animals such as Komodo dragons, marsupials, penguins, and whales.

 

In the Ecology Lesson Plans, students from kindergarten up to Adult/Continuing

Education are offered projects on a wide variety of topics including how to replicate a desert environment, investigating the exploitation of rainforest resources, constructing aquatic and forest habitats in pop bottles, and methods of water conservation by desert plants and animals.

 

Whatever grades you teach, Greenspan's Lesson Plans have what it takes to help

you incorporate the environment into your curriculum, and enough variety to keep it fresh and interesting. There are enough offerings to keep your class green all year round!  (Read More)

 

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