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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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  • How is Electricity Generated? - Middle School Lesson Plan

    Generating electricity is simple in principle. Students build a model turbine to learn how any moving medium can potentially generate electricity. They explore the impact of using renewable versus non-renewable resources to produce electricity, including. Students consider the life cycle cost of the different energy sources by researching the economic, environmental and political costs and benefits.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • Energy
  • Connecting to Deepwater Horizon

    Youth are aware of the significant impact the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill has had on the people and environment near the Gulf of Mexico. While students are also aware of the use of petroleum to fuel transportation needs and power our homes, but they may not understand that we are dependent on petroleum for common everyday products ranging from clothes to cosmetics, cleaners to candy.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • Energy
  • Where Does Your Water Come From?

    A sip of bottled water costs 10,000 times that of tap water. But repeated surveys have found no consistent benefit of bottled water. In this activity, students use online mapping tools to investigate the differences in the sources of bottled versus tap water, to draw striking conclusions about the environmental cost of bottled water.

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Water Quality
  • A Food, Inc. Intro to Modern Food Production - High School Student Worksheets

    The Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. provides an outstanding overview of many of the issues associated with modern industrial food production. These materials help focus viewing of the film on potential environmental impacts, and include both short and long answer questions that can be used with specific short segments of the film.

    • Worksheet
    • High School
    • Food
  • A Food, Inc. Intro to Modern Food Production - Middle School Student Worksheets

    The Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. provides an outstanding overview of many of the issues associated with modern industrial food production. These materials help focus viewing of the film on potential environmental impacts, and include both short and long answer questions that can be used with specific short segments of the film.

    • Worksheet
    • Middle School
    • Food