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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at education@earthecho.org and we will see what we can do to help you.

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  • Aquaponics 101

    In this curricular guide, middle school students learn about an alternative farming technique that addresses water use in agricultural farming, the environmental impacts of fish farms, and urban development and population growth. This guide promotes 21st-century skills by engaging students in the history of aquaponics through various texts; improving their communication skills by explaining how an aquaponics system works; and engineering your own classroom aquaponics…

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • Desalination Design Activity

    This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. By creating prototype desalination plants and companies, students in grades 6-8 will understand how substances are separated, the need for freshwater conservation, and ultimately how a desalination plant works.

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Water Quality
    • Energy
    • Water Efficiency
  • The Anatomy of an Aquifer

    This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. Through this lesson,  students in grades 6-8 will create a model of an aquifer to understand the structure of aquifers, how aquifers impact our freshwater supply and groundwater in regards to the water cycle.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • Constructing An Aqueduct - Engineering Design Activity

    This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation.  In this lesson, students, grades 6-8, will learn about aqueducts through a close reading activity. They are then given different scenarios in an engineering design challenge to create an aqueduct to supply freshwater to their city, despite various obstacles.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • Increasing Food Production with Precision Agriculture

    Participating in this hands-on lesson, students in grades 6-8 will lead each other through the integration and application of a real-life situation. This lesson provides a PowerPoint and worksheets to help students understand precision agriculture and its use of geographic information systems to help farmers use a sustainable growing method.  Students will then integrate their knowledge and skills to create their own mini irrigation system.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency