Portfolio Category: Middle School

Lessons

Wetland in a Pan

Why are wetlands important? What are ecosystem services? How do wetlands protect us? How are wetlands like sponges? Students will understand how wetlands around the Bay shoreline protect marine ecosystems ...

Web of Life

What is a food web? What does an ecosystem consist of? What are the biotic and abiotic players within an ecosystem? What is interdependence? Students will solidify their concept of ...

Watershed in your Hands

What is a watershed? What land features surround the SF Bay? Do you live in a watershed? Students will be able to describe the major geographical features of San Francisco ...

When Rain Hits the Land

What is groundwater? What is runoff? How are they different? How does water cause erosion? Why is water absorption important? Students will be able to identify what land surfaces cause ...

Life of a Raindrop

What is a watershed? How does water move through the environment? Where does it start? Where does it end? What does it bring along the way? Students will prove their ...

Help Wanted

What is a niche? What is a community? What is adaptation? This activity will help students understand the term niche. Students write a newspaper-style want-ad looking for an organism to ...

All About Energy

How do we produce electricity and what is the cost? How much electricity do we use? What is our contribution to pollution? How does our energy use affect the climate? ...

Ecosystem Services

Why are wetlands important? What are ecosystem services? How do wetlands protect us? How do wetlands fght climate change? Students will understand how wetlands around the Bay shoreline protect coastal ...

Deforestation

What is the value of a tree to its ecosystem? What is the value of a tree as a resource for humans? What is the carbon cycle? What is a ...

The Bay Starts Here

How is your neighborhood connected to the Bay? What is a watershed? How does pollution move through watersheds, and though your neighborhood? Students will understand what a watershed is and ...