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Programs > Environmental Programs > Environmental Education ToolKit
Grade 4 Environmental EducationToolKit

Standard 6.0 Environmental Science

Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of environmental factors (living and non-living) and analyze their impact from a local to a global perspective.

B. Environmental Issues


1. Recognize and describe that people in Maryland depend on, change,
    and are affected by the environment


1. Identify and describe that human activities in a community or
    region are affected by environmental factors.

    • Presence and quality of water
    • Soil type
    • Temperature
    • Precipitation

•  Lessons With a Social Studies focus: 
                            John Smith 400th Project Lessons

                            Maryland Long Ago and Today
                     The Chesapeake Bay in 1608
                     Native Americans and Natural Resources

  Port of Baltimore Lessons: Coming soon!

•  Oystering On the Chesapeake
    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum   


      Bayville  (Maryland Public Television) - Interactives on Bay habitats

> Water Life
Educational gaming, e-book, companion field guide, resources for kids and Educators. Help Oscar the Otter and his friends restore the estuary!

> Elementary GLOBE- K-4 Introduce Earth System science through a suite of storybooks and learning activities. Clouds, seasons, soil, water, earth systems.

Ø      Create A Three Sisters Garden

Ø      CheSIE - Information about the Chesapeake Bay - fact sheets, lessons, more...

Ø       Presence and quality of water:
             Port of Baltimore Lessons coming soon

Ø       Soil:
            An Underground Adventure
                    The Dirt on Soil

Ø       Temperature & Precipitation:
           MAEF Harvest-A-Plenty Lesson
                    (Courtesy Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation)

>      Integrated Pest Management lessons

Suggested Maryland Green School Activities

Green School 

Focus: Maryland & Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration
                                    - Background: Becoming A Maryland Green School
                                                - Native Plant Nurseries in the Chesapeake Bay Area 
                                                - General Information for Maryland
                                    - Funding for Bay- related projects
                                                - Funding for Schoolyard Habitats

                    Project: Farm2School- Explore agricultural products grown in Maryland's
                                                  geographic regions. See Farm2 School web page.

                    Project: Plant A Maryland Native Plant Garden
                                Information about Bay-scaping, links to native  plant lists,
                                          where to buy them, examples, links
                                          Design a Native Plant Garden Lesson- National Geographic

Create A Schoolyard Habitat
                               Ideas for features,Resources and Assistance through MAEOE.
                                         Download free USFW Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide.
Download free Schoolyard Habitat Kit from CBF.

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