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Lesson Plans

Foundations Collection

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Impact Project Design

How can I apply my academic knowledge and skills to design a project that would have an actual impact, measurably improving sustainable conditions at home, school, or in my community?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Engaging Stakeholders

If I design an impact project to improve the sustainable conditions of my home, school, or community, who are all the other stakeholders?

 

Snowpack Collection

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Snowpack 101 - It's Personal

With our snowpack shrinking, and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, what impacts will I personally experience? How are low income and communities of color experiencing these changes? What’s my role?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Our Classroom Climate Action Plan

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, how can we meet academic standards in the context of advancing our city’s Climate Action Plan? Could our report card be linked to our City’s report card?

Middle School

Physical Science

Reclaiming Wastewater for Water Supply

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, what are the issues and opportunities related to reclaiming water from the wastewater treatment process?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Snowpack 102 - How to Analyze SNOTEL Data

To effectively manage our local water supply, it is critical for us to understand changes in the timing and depth of the snowpack in our mountains. How can we get precise measurements on a regular basis?

8th Grade

Language Arts

Nonfiction Reading on Our Shrinking Snowpack

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle, how are nonfiction writers communicating the science, the impacts, and the solutions to climate change in our bioregion?

8th Grade

Language Arts, Social Studies

Climate Crisis is a $26 Trillion Economic Opportunity

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, are there economic opportunities we could be taking advantage of?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Snowpack 103 - How Water Managers use Data to Make Decisions

How do scientists, water resource managers, and policymakers use SNOTEL data to make timely decisions that affect multiple stakeholders in our current water year as well as decades into our future?

Middle School

Earth Science

Harvesting Rainwater for Water Supply

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle, what are the issues and opportunities related to harvesting rainwater from the roof design of the buildings where we live, go to school, or shop?

Middle and High School

Language Arts, Social Studies, Science

What if Drought is the New Normal?

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, how will we adapt to an increase in annual drought conditions, some of them extreme?

By Academic Subject

All Subjects

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Engaging Stakeholders

If I design an impact project to improve the sustainable conditions of my home, school, or community, who are all the other stakeholders?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Snowpack 101 - It's Personal

With our snowpack shrinking, and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, what impacts will I personally experience? How are low income and communities of color experiencing these changes? What’s my role?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Impact Project Design

How can I apply my academic knowledge and skills to design a project that would have an actual impact, measurably improving sustainable conditions at home, school, or in my community?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Snowpack 102 - How to Analyze SNOTEL Data

To effectively manage our local water supply, it is critical for us to understand changes in the timing and depth of the snowpack in our mountains. How can we get precise measurements on a regular basis?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Our Classroom Climate Action Plan

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, how can we meet academic standards in the context of advancing our city’s Climate Action Plan? Could our report card be linked to our City’s report card?

Middle and High School

All Subjects

Snowpack 103 - How Water Managers use Data to Make Decisions

How do scientists, water resource managers, and policymakers use SNOTEL data to make timely decisions that affect multiple stakeholders in our current water year as well as decades into our future?

Science

Middle and High School

Language Arts, Social Studies, Science

What if Drought is the New Normal?

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, how will we adapt to an increase in annual drought conditions, some of them extreme?

Middle School

Physical Science

Reclaiming Wastewater for Water Supply

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, what are the issues and opportunities related to reclaiming water from the wastewater treatment process?

Middle School

Earth Science

Harvesting Rainwater for Water Supply

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle, what are the issues and opportunities related to harvesting rainwater from the roof design of the buildings where we live, go to school, or shop?

Social Studies

Middle and High School

Language Arts, Social Studies, Science

What if Drought is the New Normal?

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, how will we adapt to an increase in annual drought conditions, some of them extreme?

8th Grade

Language Arts, Social Studies

Climate Crisis is a $26 Trillion Economic Opportunity

With a shrinking snowpack and big changes coming in the seasonal patterns of our water cycle due to climate change, are there economic opportunities we could be taking advantage of?