This page contains lesson plans for various subjects and grade levels. Some of these lesson plans were developed as a result of an Idaho Adventure Learning workshop, while others are from external sources. Use the widgets to the right (or at bottom of this page, for smaller devices) to filter the list of lesson plans.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) We're All In This Together - Intro to Human-Environment Systems Lesson Plan by Chelsea Merriman
|Topic: Ecosystem Services
| We're All In This Together HES lesson plan.docx
HES Lesson Plan.docx
Added by: Cindy Busche
Lesson presented by BSU student Chelsea Merriman during the Adventure Learning course at Eagle Island State Park.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) Nature Haiku
Added by: Tucker Williams
Essential Question: How can nature inspire my writing?
Overview: Students will connect with nature by taking photos of nature and writing a response to the photos. Lesson will end with two outstanding haiku.
Keywords: haiku, Japan, nature, movement, syllable, poetic device (simile).
Subject: ELA - English Language Arts
Age: 6th grade
Goals: 1) Students connect with nature. Students observe nature, then write about nature. 2) Students notice finer details about nature. 3) Students use observation details to create short poem.
Objectives: Students apprecite nature by studying and writing about it.
Materials: note taking paper, camera (phone) or drwaing pad, Haiku definitions/rules.
Set up: This activity will come after a Haiku unit. Students will already understand the rules and methods of Haiku.
1) Show students nature pictures. Ask them to study picture and write five details.
2) Ask students to write a simile describing the picture.
3) Ask students to write the main points for possible Haiku: subject, season, movement.
4) Write a class Haiku for picture.
5) Hand each student a picture of nature. Have each student go through the Haiku process.
6) Use class camera or phone to take a new picture of nature. Repeat steps 1-4 as a class or with partners.
Student Assignment: Ask students to use a camera or phone when they go home. Go through the process of taking picture and writing poem twice on your own. Possibly try to relate photos to what students are doing in science class.
At the end of poetry unit, students create a nature, poem book. They can print or draw the nature pictures that they took. Students can also just draw a picture of nature and not use an electronic device.
Assess: Poetry book (final project), single poems along the way. Possible student presentations.
Hopefully by the end, students will appreciate the smaller details of nature. This unit will lead into a study of eco-sytems and how humans affect nature. What this lesson lacks is the importance of nature and how people affect nature. Hopefully, first, students can try to appreciate the beauty of nature, and then that will lead to the importance of nature.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) Is it possible to undo water pollution?
|Topic: Water Quality
|Idaho Adventure Learning - Water Pollution.doc
Added by: Casey Weissenbach
Students participate in an experiment that will allow them to explore whether or not it is possible to undo water pollution caused by humans. Students will also work with an article about a local river and they will be expected to come up with an action plan on how they can limit or minimize water pollution in their communities.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) Learning about Human-Environment Interaction through the Treasure Valley's water system.
|Topic: Adaptation, Water Flow & Energy, Water Quantity/Budget
|Human-Environment Interaction Lesson.doc (1).docx
Added by: Emma Shannon
Students will learn about Human-Environment Interaction (one of the five themes of geography) through learning about the Treasure Valley's water supply and how two people altered our region's landscape forever.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) Habitat Health Lesson from Trout in the Classroom
|Topic: Ecosystem Services, Fish/Aquatic Life, Water Quality
|Trout in the Classroom Habitat Health.pdf
Added by: Cindy Busche
This lesson and student worksheet engages students in assessing habitat health using physical, chemical and biological parameters. From Trout in the Classroom curriculum.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) Designing a Solution for Pollution
|Topic: Water Quality
|Designing a Solution for Pollution.doc
Added by: Angela Becker
Students will identify an area in their community that does not employ Best Management Practices (BMP) (ex: a parking lot with storm drains located within or along the edges of the pavement). They will document (through pictures and research) what could be improved to reduce the amount of point and non-point source pollution from that area. Students will then design an improvement plan for that area that they will present to their peers.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) How Can You Save Water?
|Topic: Climate Change, Ecosystem Services, Water Flow & Energy, Water Quantity/Budget, Other
|How Can You Save Water.docx
Added by: Kelly Demers
Students will develop an understanding of where our water comes from, ways water is wasted, and how we can conserve water. They will then write an informational essay about ways to save water with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion.
(Boise - Treasure Valley) Sticky Water (Intro to Water Unit- Water is a Polar Molecule)
| Lesson Plan: Students do four mini experiments to learn about water's unique properties. (Introduction to Water Unit)
Student Handout for the experiments
Added by: Denise Schwendener
An introduction to water and the role it plays in your life. Water is a polar molecule.
(Pocatello) Watershed Intro and Tour Slides
|Topic: Water Flow & Energy, Water Quantity/Budget
Added by: Matt P
These are two very simple files of photos. Both of these files are Moscow / Palouse specific, however, they should give you an idea of what I try to do when laying the foundations to the bigger picture of your place in the water budget.
"water shed pictures" are the slides I use when I introduce watersheds on a global to local level and HUC numbers.
"watershed huc tour" are the slides I use for the watershed tour.