Environment 54: Celebrate the Earth with Plants: Stormwater, Pollution, and Plant-Based Solutions

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Learn from Katherine Golden, Sustainability Education Manager and Rob Kennedy, Sustainability Programs Coordinator at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden as they lead students through an investigation of storm water runoff in a watershed and explore connections to water pollution.  Students will discover what they can do at home, and how plants can be used to solve runoff challenges.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 22: STEM Activity--Classroom Non-Point Source Pollution

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunity to observe and respond to non-point source pollution occurring in an environment they created. This activity can be used with any combination of the following Educate.Today videos: Environment-54, Environment-55, Environment-56, Environment-57, Environment-61, Environment-62, Environment-70, Infrastructure-3.

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Teacher Tool 24: STEM Activity--School Surfaces Runoff

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunity to observe and respond to calculate the amount of runoff caused by impervious surfaces. This activity can be used with any combination of the following Educate.Today videos: Environment-54, Environment-55, Environment-56, Environment-57, Environment-61, Environment-62, Environment-70, Infrastructure-3.

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Teacher Tool 25: STEM Activity--Storm Water Runoff Investigation

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunity to combine mapping skills, observation, data recording, and mathematics as they investigate the impact of storm water runoff on their school grounds. This activity can be used with any combination of the following Educate.Today videos: Environment-54, Environment-55, Environment-56, Environment-57, Environment-61, Environment-62, Environment-70, Infrastructure-3.

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Teacher Tool 306: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through drama. This teacher tool could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) you our your students choose.

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Teacher Tool 307: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through a Graphic Novel

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an arts integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through the creation of a graphic novel. This activity could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) of your or your students' choice.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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