This Project-Based Learning unit begins with a field trip to a local pond to launch students into their project. Students will choose a topic that is important to them aimed to help preserve or protect the environment.
The HyperDoc templates below contain different methodologies; however, the main methodology stems from the 5E model.
Sea Grant Alaska
Alaska Seas and Watersheds teaching activities, developed by Alaska teachers, provide high-quality lesson plans and units. Complete and ready to use, aligned with Alaska state science standards.
COVID-19 Curriculum Materials
Activities to help build scientific literacy about COVID-19 through modeling and simulation of virus spread. Includes activities that address the social impacts of the virus and considering it through multiple lenses.
Flatten the Curve
Activity with free software download to model natural phenomena such as the epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Activities, videos, and educational support materials for teaching during the pandemic. Includes sections on COVID-19.
Coronavirus: What’s the Real Story?
Students generate and prioritize questions about the coronavirus and evaluate scientific and/or technical information from multiple authoritative sources.
Responding to a Mystery Illness
Curriculum module where students examine the coronavirus outbreak from the point of view of an outbreak response team member.
Resource hub from the Smithsonian Magazine featuring in-depth explainers, basic virology lessons, virtual travel stories and historical analysis.