CONCEPT: The environment must be kept clean in order to be usable in the future.
CONTENT OBJECTIVE: 0I2.00 To understand ways to keep the air, land and water clean
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: The learner will:
2.01 to know causes of air, land and water pollution.
2.02 to talk about ways we keep the school, home and community clean.
2.03 know that smoking is a cause of air pollution.
OUTLINE OF CONTENT:
I. List ways to keep air, land and water clean
II. Describe ways we can help
III. Game activities
TN COMPONENT OF SCIENCE: Unifying Concepts of Science
To enable students to acquire scientific knowledge by applying concepts, theories, principles and laws from life/environmental, physical, and earth/space science.
2.5 CHANGE - Interactions within and among syatems may result in changes in the properties, position, movement, form, or function of systems.
TN STANDARD(S): The learner will understand that:
2.5a Everything is constantly changing; rates of change vary overa wide scale with a great variety in patterns of change.
BENCHMARK: Some things may stay constant while ohers change.
2.5b Cycles of change can be extended in scales of time, space, and material.
BENCHMARK: Changes occur in various ways and may be altered by controlling some variables.
Pictures, "Project Wild Handbook"
What would happen if your mother never swept the house, washed the dishes, picked up, or made up the beds? (response) (Explain that they would be dirty, hungry and probably get sick. Emphasize that our air, water and land must be kept clean in order for us to have them to use in the future.)
All of us like for things to be nice and tidy. It takes a little bit of work to keep things clean, but it is usually worthwhile. Air, land, and water are all part of our environment and they must be kept clean so they will last a long time. Throwing trash and garbage outside dirties up the land and makes it ugly. Oil spills and unhealthy things being put in our ponds, lakes, and streams makes them dirty. Smoke pollutes our air. We must all work together to keep air, water, and land clean.
(Have children discuss ways we keep things clean and list them on the board - garbage pickup, doing home chores, school chores, never littering.)
(Use the lesson Play Lightly on the Earth on p. 211 from the "Project Wild Handbook" with the children to help them distinguish between harmful and harmless, to the environment, activities.)
(Discuss with the children how smoking pollutes the environment and have them list ways to keep the environment clean.)
(Emphasize that it is up to each individual to keep his environment clean and to remind others to do this also. Discuss material on Litter We Know on page 51 in the "Project Wild Handbook.") Tell your neighbor one way to keep your environment clean. (pause, then summarize)
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