A GreenWorks! grant to Coles Elementary in Virginia sparked science learning across all grades as students investigated a soil erosion problem on their school grounds.
Learning about trees is a great introduction to many subject areas – from science to music to geography. Here are some outdoor lesson ideas for students in any grade.
Whether you regularly use the outdoors as a classroom or tend to hesitate every time you take your class outside, this unit is an invitation to increase the quantity and quality of your K-2 learners’ contact with nature and trees.
The best way to keep your students focused and learning during the lead up to trick-or-treat is to bring Halloween into the classroom.
Use this book’s beautiful, scientifically-accurate illustrations, playful rhymes, and a game of search-and-find, to help children in grades K-4 experience the majesty of redwood trees.
Almost everyone who attends a PLT in-person workshop praises the experience. Now, in our continual efforts to innovate based on educator needs, PLT offers online professional development for its new e-units.
Energy in Ecosystems for grades 3-5, and Carbon & Climate for grades 6-8. These new units are available online to educators across the country, just in time to plan for the upcoming school year.
Incorporating art projects into a lesson plan about temperate deciduous forests is a great way to make learning fun. Using recycled and waste materials can make these projects more eco-friendly.
Predators and prey animals use camouflage so they don’t attract too much attention. Here are examples of color matching, disruptive coloration, self-decoration, active camouflage, and mimesis.
This in-depth professional development includes critical thinking, lesson planning, time outdoors, and lots of resources to incorporate teaching about forests and forestry into your classroom.