Department of Environmental Quality - Michigan

MEECS Energy Resources l Hydro Power: Video Lesson 3

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Students will identify how hydroelectric facilities use water pressure to work. They will make a makeshift dam using common household materials to help them understand how the water pressure is harnessed to turn a turbine. They will discuss how water pressure, the flow of the water, and distance using gravitational force creates electricity.

MEECS Climate Change l Dancing Molecules: Video Lesson 4

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Students review the greenhouse effect and create models of greenhouse gases to explore the absorption of energy by the various molecules. (This video lesson highlights Extension 1 from lesson 3 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)

MEECS Air Quality l Air Quality Index: Video Lesson 8

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In this lesson, the Internet is used as a resource for students to access daily information about air quality. Students answer the essential question: What can the Air Quality Index (AQI) tell us about conditions outdoors? (This video lesson highlights activities 1, 2, and 4 from lesson 5 of the MEECS Air Quality Unit.)

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.)

 

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