Department of Environmental Quality - Michigan

MEECS Climate Change l Investigating Energy Balance: Video Lesson 3

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Students investigate Earth’s energy balance through a guided inquiry activity. (This video lesson highlights Extension activity 1 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)

MEECS Air Quality l Major Air Pollutants: Video Lesson 5

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Students explore a variety of common air pollutants, how they are formed, and their health and environmental effects through a matching activity that reviews information from the play, One Breath at a Time (featured in MEECS Air Quality video lesson 4). (This video lesson highlights activity 3 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

MEECS Energy Resources l Energy Mix: Video Lesson 5

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Students investigate different energy resources used to generate electricity in Michigan through exploration of a Michigan map and the EIA website. (This video lesson highlights activities 6 and 7 (option A) from lesson 3 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

MEECS Energy Resources l Investigating the Generation of Electricity: Video Lesson 4

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Students investigate energy generation through a hands-on activity and take part in a discussion about how a turbine and generator transform electricity. (This video lesson highlights activity 1 from lesson 3 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

Groundwater Model l MEECS Water Quality: Video Lesson 7

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Building upon their prior knowledge of the water cycle, students explore how groundwater moves and how it interacts with surface water in a watershed through the creation of an edible groundwater model. (This video lesson highlights activities 3 and 4 from lesson 5 of the MEECS Water Quality Unit.)

 

MEECS Air Quality l One Breath at a Time: The Play: Video Lesson 4

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By performing a play, students explore a variety of common air pollutants, how they are formed, and their health and environmental effects. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 2 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

Food Webs and Food Chains l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 4

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Students work in small groups to identify and label food chains and food webs on the Michigan DNR Non-Game Wildlife posters. Students then connect food chains to develop the concept of food webs. Students answer the essential question: How do living things obtain the energy they need to live? (This video lesson highlights activities 4 and 5 from lesson 2 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

It's All Connected l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 3

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Students work in small groups to identify producers, consumers, and decomposers on the Michigan DNR Non-Game Wildlife posters based on their source of food (the source of energy and building materials). Students answer the essential question: How do living things obtain the energy they need to live? (This video lesson highlights activity 2 and extension 1 from lesson 2 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

 

MEECS Climate Change l Going Outdoors with Phenology: Video Lesson 6

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Students go outdoors with phenology! Students collect phenological data throughout the school year and document their observations on a phenology wheel. (This video lesson highlights Extension activity 1 of lesson 9 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.) 

Solving Land Use Conflicts l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 7

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The intent of the lesson is to introduce students to the process that people in a local community undertake when they ask for a change in land use zoning. The lesson presents a typical urban land use conflict through a play. (This video lesson highlights activity 5  from lesson 7 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

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