Thursday, December 22, 2011

Turf Mutt - Environmental Science Lessons for K-5

Turf Mutt is a nice free resource from Discovery Education. Turf Mutt features ten free environmental science lesson plans for K-5 teachers. The lesson plans have clearly defined objectives and detailed directions for carrying out each lesson plan. The majority of the lesson plans span several days. The lesson plans use a combination of hands-on activities, see Discovering Dirt, and reading/ research activities. Although not directly connected to the lesson plans, Turf Mutt has some videos to help students learn about topics in Environmental Science.

Applications for Education
Turf Mutt's lesson plans offer some nice ideas for hands-on Environmental Science learning activities. You might also want to explore the Turf Mutt U.S. Ecosystems map to find more videos and short lessons for students to learn about the ecosystems in which they live.