One Cool Earth's Earth Genius Curriculum

Cover of the Earth Genius Lesson Pollution Solutions.

One Cool Earth, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program and Bay Watershed Education and Training program, created a series of standards-aligned lesson plans exploring issues related to marine debris and environmental stewardship. Each of these lessons focus on experiential, project-based learning to support student engagement and action. 

The full collection includes 24 lesson plans focused on Next Generation Science Standards, all of which are available on the One Cool Earth website. The lessons are grouped in “Phenomenal Series” to link related lessons. Lessons can be taught stand-alone, but may have more significance if taught in the suggested order, within a given phenomenal series. Each of these lessons are also available in a virtual format

You can learn more about One Cool Earth at their website. Additionally, explore their previously funded work with the NOAA Marine Debris Program: 

Marine Debris Topics:  
• Types and Sources  
• Impacts  
• Solutions  
• How to Help  
Audience:  
• Grade K-2  
• Grade 3-5  
• Grade 6-8  
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:  
• LS4: Biological Evolution  
• PS1: Matter and Its Interactions  
• ESS3: Earth and Human Activity  
Subject:  
• Math  
• Earth Science  
• Physical Science  
• Life Science  
Special Categories:  
• Cleanups & Waste Audits  
• Research  
• Outdoor Activity  
• Class Discussion  
• Spanish  
• Scientific Method  
• Action Project  
• Models  
NOAA Regions:   • California
Last updated Thu, 05/16/2024 - 01:00 pm EDT