Using this Guide
This guide will help you delve deeper into the topics covered in the Strange Days on Planet Earth documentary series. Activities are especially appropriate for middle school-aged learners. All are peer reviewed, correlated to national science education standards and conform to the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Excellence in Environmental Education — Guidelines for Learning (K-12).
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While the activities were originally designed for classroom use, they are readily suitable in other educational settings. We’ve included tips for conducting the activities in museums, science centers, aquariums, and zoos. Some of the experiments and projects will also engage home schoolers.
The guide includes three or four activities per Strange Days topic. They represent the best of the best, selected from hundreds of possibilities and covering a range of approaches. We hope you enjoy using this guide as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.