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PreK-8 Activity 20 - Environmental Exchange Box

PreK-8 Activity 20 - Environmental Exchange Box

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Environmental Exchange Box Activity (pdf)

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Leafsnap - A free app that can be downloaded onto the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (Andriod version in development). Leafsnap uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from individual leaf photographs you take in the field. This application contains high-resolution images of bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and more. Currently Leafsnap specializes in tree species found in the Northeastern United States, but expansion to include all US regions is underway.

Earth & Sky Radio Show Correlations
This activity can be supplemented with related Earth & Sky radio show audio and transcripts, available for free download, for use in your classroom. 
 - Citizen Scientists Contribute to Report on State of U.S. Birds

Reading Connections
Student Atlas of Environmental Issues. Allen, John Logan L.. ISBN 0697365204. Publishers: McGraw-Hill. 1997. Explores the human impact on the air, waters, biosphere, and land in every major world region. Provides a unique combination of maps and data helping students understand the dimensions of the world’s environmental problems and the geographical basis of these problems. Grades 4+. 

Radio Man. Dorros, Arthur. ISBN 0064434826. Publishers: Harper Collins Publishers. 1993. The heartwarming story of the son of migrant farm workers as they travel throughout the western United States picking fruits and vegetables. Bilingual. Grades 3-6. 

Paddle-To-The-Sea. Holling, Clancy. ISBN 0395150825. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin. 1941. A young Indian boy carves a canoe and travels through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The text and pictures provide an excellent geographical and historical picture of the region. Grades K-7. 

Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World. Kohl, MaryAnn, and Potter, Jean. ISBN 087659190X. Publisher: Gryphon House. 1998. Teaches children about geography and history as they create crafts. Grades 1-6. 

Blue and Beautiful Planet Earth Our Home. Rocha, Ruth and Otavio Roth. ISBN 9211004411. Publisher: United Nations Publications. 1990. This book represents a global consensus on our common responsibility for the care and maintenance of this small planet. Also available in Spanish. Grades K-8. 

Tulip Sees America. Rylant, Cynthia & Lisa Desimini. ISBN 0439399785. Publisher: Scholastic Publishing. 2002. Driving across the country, Tulip sees the wonders of nature in each of many different states, including the skies in Nebraska and wind in Wyoming. Grades PreK-3. 

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