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Activity Guide

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For Educators

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

— Margaret Mead

The Strange Days on Planet Earth project is proud to offer you an activity guide to help you delve deeper into the topics covered in the 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).

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.

The Strange Days on Planet Earth Activity Guide is designed for students 12 to 14 years old. As with any activity, educators should preview all online and video content before sharing it with students.

There are two ways to access the Activity Guide:

Note: All PDF files require Adobe Acrobat 5 or above.

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