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Author

Project Hero

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Videos, 1 minute, 54 seconds
  • Videos, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
  • Ebooks
  • Activity - Classroom

Regional Focus

Global

Project Hero Soil Quest - Teach: Reflect & Share

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Synopsis
  • This resource gives students the opportunity to reflect on what they learned from the healthy soil project and share the results of the project with others.
  • Students will respond to group and individual reflection prompts and create project presentations to share with others.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The Quest Reflections section provides several ideas for students to reflect on what they learned from the project.
  • The Share Your Story section gives students ideas for teaching their school, family, and community about soil health, as well as ideas for sharing their knowledge with a larger audience online and through social media.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This resource includes the first and second parts of the Teach section for Project Hero Soil Quest
  • The Virtual Student Guides at the beginning of both the Quest Reflections section and the Share Your Story section will give students an overview of the activities for each section.

Differentiation

  • The Personal Reflection questions can be used as essay prompts.
  • Students could answer the 4-3-2-1 Personal Reflections with original artwork or images found online.
  • Other resources on this topic include this project on creating a climate support group and this TED video on how youth activists can take action.
Scientist Notes

Students are given the necessary skills through this resource to inform their community about their initiatives for the Soil Quest. Additionally, it includes exercises for individuals or groups to reflect on their own lives and how they may help others comprehend the connection between soil health and climate change. For a classroom, this resource is perfect.

Standards
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • 7.SL.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
    • Writing (K-12)
      • 6.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • 7.LS2.1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
      • 7.LS2.5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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