Complete Lesson Plans
These lessons are complete with background information (video or a nearpod presentation), at least one main activity, a test, and extension activities. All student handouts and quizzes are provided in google docs for you to save to your own classroom.
4th Grade: Topo Map Skills- Understanding landforms
In this lesson students will be introduced to topographic maps that show the 3D world in 2D. They will create mini maps to help them further understand these maps.
5th Grade: Ecosystem Roles - Beavers
In this lesson students will be introduced to beavers; experiment with the way they change the environment; learn about keystone species and learn why they are important.
6th Grade: Soil & Technology
Soil and technology (using the web soil survey)
After being introduced to the Web Soil Survey, groups of students will assess the school property from various perspectives looking at potential land uses.
7th Grade: Sustainable Water Use
• Discover that some foods
have a lower water footprint
compared to others.
• Determine how each
individual food choice
affects the water availability.
5th Grade: Invasive Species
Students will learn about invasive species in Ohio, characteristics that make species good invaders, factors that can influence plant community assembly, and the role that people play in causing and proliferating invasions.
Lynn White, Education & Volunteer Specialist
Please contact me if you have any questions. If you are a Butler County, Ohio educator, you can also contact me to schedule a virtual or in-person program