Meet Rachel Hendricks, a PhD student at Davidson college studying the effects of alternative-use tobacco products. Rachel has developed a free NGSS curriculum for k-8 students to learn about the human impacts of using these products.
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Learn how waste is disposed of, techniques for minimizing waste, and the impact of composting on waste management.
In this lesson, we address the science behind wildfire and address some critical questions.
Learn about how Microclimates develop and are identified, and how they make unique habitats for various species.
Learn about host/parasite interactions, focusing on dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium) and its impacts on forest health in North America.
Learn about the mountain pine bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and its impacts on forest health in North America.
Learn about the one of the most important foundations of chemistry: understanding solutions!
Learn about the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, which makes up the top portion of the watershed serving much of California, and contains up to 50% of the vascular plants in the state.
Learn about the chemical makeup, polarity, and other unique qualities of this substance which covers 71% of the Earth’s surface.
Learn about the Earth’s wind and ocean current patterns, and how these factors help keep the planet cool. This complete lesson packet comes with a video, readings, a worksheet, and a suggested research project.