Department of Environmental Quality - Michigan

MEECS Energy Resources l Michigan's Energy Mix: Video Lesson 2

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Students will categorize Michigan’s energy resources in to renewable and non-renewable resources while working in pairs. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 2 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

 

Measuring Land Use and Land Cover l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 2

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Students compare two air photos of Shelby Township, MI. The students compare, contrast, and use evidence from the air photos to explore the changes in land use over time. (This video lesson highlights activities 3 and 4 from lesson 1 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

MEECS Climate Change l The Carbon Cycle in Michigan: Video Lesson 5

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Students examine the carbon cycle, and identify sources and sinks within the environment. Students then go outdoors for a carbon hike. (This video lesson highlights activity 3 and Enhancement activity 4 from lesson 4 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)

MEECS Air Quality l Particle Pollution: Video Lesson 7

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Students monitor particle and ozone pollution around their school/homes using homemade monitors. Go outdoors with MEECS in this lesson! (This video lesson highlights activities 4, 5, and 6 from lesson 4 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

Brownfields and Greenfields l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 10

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Students examine photographs of brownfields and greenfields, and residential and commercial land uses with accompanying captions. They also identify where brownfields and greenfields might be located in Michigan. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 2 from extension lesson 8 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

Classifying Land Use l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 4

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Students are given information about the ways that Michigan lands are used. A measuring stick is used to investigate the overall uses of land in Michigan. (This video lesson highlights activities 2 and 3 from lesson 3 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

3D Watershed Model l MEECS Water Quality: Video Lesson 4

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In this activity, students observe and participate in the movement of water by labeling the parts of a watershed using a 3D watershed model. Students answer these essential questions: What is a watershed? Why care about watersheds? How does water in your watershed reach the Great Lakes? (This video lesson highlights activity 2 from lesson 3 of the MEECS Water Quality Unit.)

 

MEECS Air Quality l Reactants and Products of Combustion: Video Lesson 3

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Paper models are used to help students understand what happens during combustion and what this has to do with air pollution. (This video lesson highlights activity 5 from lesson 1 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

 

Investigating Land Use, Water, and Air Relationships l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 8

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In this lesson, students are asked to use prior knowledge about water and air issues and combine those with what they have been studying about land use. They study the interactions of land use, air, and water that result in an ecosystem that includes both human and natural impacts on land use. (This video lesson highlights activity 1 from lesson 8 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

Who am I? l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 5

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Students will participate in activities that provide reinforcement in understanding the terms producer, consumer, decomposer, predator, prey, carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, and food chain. Students utilize these vocabulary terms and participate in a guessing game. (This video lesson highlights activities 3 and 4 from extension lesson 2.2 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

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