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Lesson Plans 6-12

Bio Mag Tag (5-7)

Learn how toxic chemicals concentrate at the top of the food chain through biological magnification.

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Cooking with the Sun (3-6)

Learn how the sun’s heat can be harnessed to cook food, and then construct a solar cooker.

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Healthy Food is Good Food (4-12)

Identify healthy foods by comparing whole foods with junk foods.

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I Want it! I Need it! (7-12)

Evaluate and analyze our consumption habits.

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It’s a Wrap (3-6)

Analyze packaging of everyday items, and learn how to reduce waste.

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Packaging Your Product (7-12)

Examine product packaging, and then design alternative packaging that minimizes waste.

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Smarty Plants (2-7)

Learn about plants and pollinators, and design imaginary plants.

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Targeting Teens (6-12)

Analyze advertisements geared toward teenagers and how they promote consumption.

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True Cost of Cool (6-12)

Analyze media messages, and learn about environmental costs of consumption.

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Waste-Less Lunch (K-12)

Learn how to conserve natural resources by packing a “waste-less” lunch.

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“Wet” your Appetite (6-12)

Learn how much water is needed to produce food, and create a menu that helps conserve water.

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Additional Resources

San Francisco's Endangered Wildlife - Student Fact Sheet A-1
Trees Please!  (English)
¡Cuidemos los árboles! (Español)
請瞭解樹木! (Chinese)

More fact sheets (SF Environment Kids)
Comprehension Questions (SF Environment Kids)
Activity Sheets (SF Environment Kids)

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