Department of Environmental Quality - Michigan

MEECS Energy Resources l Enlightening Investigation: Video Lesson 8

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Students will conduct an investigation comparing incandescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and LED light bulbs to determine energy efficiency.  (This video lesson highlights optional activity 2 from lesson 5 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

MEECS Eco Bio l Outdoor Biodiversity Study: Video Lesson 8

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Students conduct a study of biodiversity (focusing on species richness) in their schoolyard and answer the following essential question: How can we measure biodiversity? (This video lesson highlights activity 2 from Option B of lesson 7 of the MEECS Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

MEECS Climate Change l Weather or Climate Change: Video Lesson 1

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What is the distinction between weather and climate? As a way to understand climate, pairs of students sort weather and climate statements. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 2 from lesson 1 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)

MEECS Air Quality l Making Decisions About Air Quality: Video Lesson 10

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Students learn that solving environmental issues involves a diversity of stakeholders and that everyone can contribute to solutions to air pollution problems through a role-playing exercise. Check out the video exclusive limbo game warm up in this lesson (see support materials section)! (This video lesson highlights activities 2 and 4 from lesson 7 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

MEECS Energy Resources l Product Life Cycle: Video Lesson 9

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Students will investigate the life cycles of everyday products and answer the essential question: What are the energy and environmental consequences of your product choices? (This video lesson highlights activities 1, 2, and 3 from lesson 7 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

Measuring Land Use and Land Cover l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 3

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Students use a land use measurement system (dot planimeter) on an air photo to classify patterns of land use and land  cover from a locality in Michigan. (This video lesson highlights activities 5 and 6 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

Storm Water Metaphor l MEECS Water Quality: Video Lesson 9

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Students identify common pollutants in storm water and answer the following essential questions: Where does storm water come from and where does it go? What contaminants may be in storm water runoff? How do people affect the quantity and quality of runoff? (This video lesson highlights activity 2 from lesson 8 of the MEECS Water Quality Unit.)

 

MEECS Air Quality l The Composition of Ambient Air: Video Lesson 1

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Through a classroom demonstration, students define ambient air and begin to explore sources of air pollution. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 2 from lesson 1 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

MEECS Energy Resources l Energy Poster Gallery Walk: Video Lesson 6

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Students create posters of different energy sources, comparing the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable resources and evaluating the impacts. (This video lesson highlights activities 2 and 3 from lesson 4 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

Illustrate Interdependence Within A MI Forest Ecosystem l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 7

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Students use a ball of twine to create a forest ecosystem “web of life,” illustrating interdependence within a natural community and the importance of diversity within it. Students answer the following essential question as they investigate Michigan’s biodiversity and its importance: Why is biodiversity important? (This video lesson highlights activity 3 from lesson 6 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

 

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