Download This Full Lesson: Water Quality Monitoring
Activity Description: Water tests are identified and conducted over time to note changes that may occur. Trends may be identified and results graphed.… view full description & alignments
Download This Full Lesson: Lets Grow Potatoes
Lesson Description: Students will work in small groups to research the life cycle of potatoes and learn about the growing process from a local farmer. They will plant, care for, measure growth of plants and chart the growth of the classroom potatoes.… view full description & alignments
Download This Full Lesson: Investigation Salmon & Trout
Lesson Description: After reading Aquaculture for ME, students will work in small groups and research either salmon or trout with regard to their natural habitat and their life cycle. Groups will analyze the differences and similarities between the two species and create a model of the life cycle of either salmon or trout. Students will discuss the differences between the natural and aquaculture environments and how “finfish farmers” cope with problems of a changing environment. Students will also present information in picture and bar graphs and solve word problems.… view full description & alignments
Download This Lesson: Wild Blueberries for ME (Pre-K-2)
Brief Description: Wild Blueberries for ME describes the history, growing and harvesting of this important Maine crop. After reading aloud, students will be involved in English Language Arts and Health Education activities.
Brief Description: Students will research the revival of Maine’s Fiber industry with the establishment of small farms and mills. Using a map of Maine students will use computers to visit specific web-sites to learn about modern Maine fiber production.
Download This Lesson: CAUTION: Chemicals
Brief Description: Students will use this lesson to understand cause and effect by seeing how chemicals can spread through soil as well as endanger plants and animals. They will conduct an experiment, observe, and draw conclusions as to why chemicals should not be the first choice when it comes to controlling pests.
Download This Lesson: Bug Buster
Brief Description: Students will research, observe, and read for information on pest control, and nature’s food chain. Using this information students will understand and recognize that bats and other natural predators help control insect population and in doing so will find a deeper understanding of nature’s food chain.