4th & 5th Grade

Classroom Presentations

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Students will interact with an Enviroscape model to learn the impacts of everyday activities. They will also discuss ways to decrease negative impacts through behavior changes. Effects of discharges and spills and environmental risks associated with contamination are topics of discussion. Students learn how to identify and safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

Possible NGSS Alignments to 5-ESS2-1, 3-5-ETA1-2, MS-LS2-4, MS-ESS3-3. 

Who Polluted the River?

Students participate in an interactive story and learn how many of our rivers have become polluted. This lesson demonstrates that just as we each contribute to the problem, we can also each be part of the solution.

Possible NGSS Alignments to 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1. 

We All Live in a Watershed

Students are given the opportunity to dream about what they would do with land that is given to them. Discussion follows regarding the impacts of human activities on the ecosystem around our human activities.

Possible NGSS Alignments to 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1. 

Additional Lesson Ideas for Teachers & Parents

  • Tour to Landfill or Recycling Center

Environmental Protection Agency Resources