Unit 1: What is Science?

Lesson 1: What is Environmental Science?

I am big on art, so let paint a picture, well, not literally paint. Choose a medium that works for your classroom dynamic to use all the vocab words to have students show you what environmental science is—using the vocabulary list from the beginning of the unit. This picture will help students visualize what environmental science means and gives a clear presentation to the scope of what they could learn about over the next few units. When finished with your picture, have your students write a summary of how each vocabulary word fits into the picture in their science notebook.

*If you are a teacher having to switch between in person and socially distant check out my TPT site, all the lesson plans match the ones in this activity so you can quickly jump between in person and social distant without having to change your whole unit around. All activities (mostly google slides) are interactive and mirror the projects found on this website! The best part is I have uploaded this lesson AND the last lesson for *FREE.* 

Parents, tutors, caregivers, guardians and homeschoolers can also take advantage of all resources listed about and check computer education off their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) checklist!*

My Use of Vocabulary Words

1. Environment (the way nature interacts with the other parts of the natural world and with the human world) – represented by the house that is by nature and the right side of the stream that has no human interaction. 

2. Natural (the elements of the world that are not created by humans and can exist without human contact)

3. Elements (the different pieces that are needed to create the Earth and weather) – represented by the rock for Earth, the stream for water, and the sky for air.

4. Science (the study of how parts of the world work together to make a whole) – represented by the telescope

5. Water (a liquid that is needed for all life to continue) – represented by the stream.

6. Air (the substance that surrounds all our world and is essential for humans to breath) – represented by the big blue sky.

7. Forest (an area that is mostly trees, but also has a bunch of other plants and animals) – represented by the evergreen trees and bushes on the right side of the stream.

8. Animals (a living being that is aware that it is alive and reacts to the conditions around it). – represented by the bunny.

9. Plants (a living being that is not aware that is alive) – represented by grass, bushes, and trees.

10. Atmosphere (the air and other substances that surround everything all around the Earth)  – represented by the big blue sky,

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