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Vanishing Rainforests

23 Jun


Grades: 6 through 8

Time: 50-60 minutes, if measurements are given, 120 minutes if students do the


Materials: Tape measures; rainforest segment from the video Spaceship Earth: Our

Global Environment

Relevant Subjects: Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

Math Standards: Numbers and Operations, Geometry and Measurement

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Whale’s Stomach

23 Jun


Grade: 4 and up

Time: 15-45 minutes

Materials: One plastic garbage bag containing: 1 plastic one-gallon jug and the

remnants of another; 1 trawl net float; 35 feet of nylon rope; 1 large garbage bag; 1

large blob of rubber; 10 small plastic items (e.g., plastic cups, plates, utensils, soda

bottle, clear plastic bag, any other plastic containers)

Relevant subjects: Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies


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