MEECS- Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support

Land Use - Grades 4-6

Students learn how to analyze issues regarding land use and understand human impact on the environment.

Ecosystems and Biodiversity - Grades 4-6

This unit provides students with a better understanding of ecosystems by examining how organisms interact within their environment.  A second set of materials explores concepts related to biodiversity.

Water Quality - Grades 6-8

Discover the essential role that water plays in Michigan's economy and in everyone's lives.  Students calculate how much water they use, investigate the link between land uses and water quality, and find out how water is monitored and standards are set.

Energy Resources - Grades 4-8

Investigate a broad array of topics such as electricity generation, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, energy conservation, and sustainability.

Air Quality - Grades 6-9

Explore the health effects of air pollutants and examine current Michigan air quality issues.  Lessons utilize hands-on activities to provide students with a broad understanding of air quality.

Climate Change - Grades 6-9

Learn about climate and weather, the energy balance, the carbon cycle, and the Greenhouse effect.  Students will observe change in the earth's cycles and climate.