Human and Environment Interaction

A short activity book to help young learners find out about runoff pollution from a fish's point of view.

The University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service (UGA MAREX) published the Adopt-A-Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12 for classroom and informal activities that are aligned to classroom standards.

This lesson is designed to help students become more familiar with the landform regions of South Carolina, those areas of South Carolina with similar economic activities, life styles, and who share similar landscapes.

Students, who are already familiar with the overall story of the H.L.

Focus Questions: How are the ocean depths explored? Objectives: Students will: 1. Design and create a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that will be able to accomplish specified tasks.

Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) is a floating platform with the capacity to carry a suite of environmental sensors. BOBs can be moored to the ocean bottom in sheltered places with very small waves or to a dock in quiet waters. 

This activity will help students understand what an artifact is and think about South Carolina (or relevant time period/culture) through artifacts. 

In this lesson students will simulate an archaeological survey to recognize and use basic archaeological procedures. Students will determine how sites and artifacts relate information about human behavior.

Students will recognize the role that climate change is expected to play in future global sea-level rise. Environmental factors (melting ice, thermal expansion, etc.) associated with sea-level rise will be compared in terms of relative impact.

Students will identify and analyze the impact of physical factors [especially temperature, wind, geographic latitude, and atmospheric moisture] that affect the development and severity of hurricanes.

The students will:  Role play an organism within a coastal habitat. React to various scenarios affecting the organism.

Composting: A Guide for South Carolina Schools provides recommendations for collecting organic material at school, selecting and placing bins as well as actually composting.

The purpose of this activity is to get students to think critically about human-induced impacts on sea turtle populations and to consider ways to help citizens realize the extent of the problem and, more importantly, how they can help alleviate th

In this lesson, students clean up litter from their school grounds and then conduct a microscopic study of the litter to identify what kind of organisms are growing in it.

"E2's Energy Games" contains quick games to introduce and reinforce energy concepts and information. These games will energize your students to learn about energy.

Students will learn: 1) what endangered, threatened, and extinct means; 2) what mollusks in your area are endangered or threatened and what mollusks have become extinct; 3) why mollusks become endangered, threatened, or extinct; and 4) what we can

Produced for pre-kindergarten through third grade students. This fun book uses coloring pages, word jumbles, and other simple games to teach students about energy.

"Environmental Clubs: A Guide for South Carolina Schools," developed by the S.C.

An activity and coloring book about environmental issues, including air quality, composting, water quality, and recycling.

In this lesson, students will examine Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council and learn about regulatory takings.

Sea turtles, like many reptiles, exhibit a form of environmental sex determination called temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD).

This teacher's guide to sixth grade Forest Science is designed to help you teach a basic overview of South Carolina forestry.

This teacher's guide to seventh grade Forest Science is designed to help you present the basic tenets of managing the forest resource in South Carolina.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the historical techniques of making tabby by constructing structures from a Frosted Flakes or Rice Crispies bar recipes. 

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to:

The Guide to the Elementary Basic Observation Buoy (eBOB) will assist with setting the stage for designing and constructing an eBOB.

The purpose of this assignment is to get students thinking about changes they can make to decrease threats to our local saltmarshes.

Students will recognize how hurricanes impact shorelines and how storm surge is correlated to the intensity of storms.

Students will investigate the amount of shielding needed to block the passage of various types of ionizing radiation produced by the decay of radioactive isotopes.

The lesson will explore the greenhouse effect through a simple demonstration. Students will gain an understanding of the greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming.

These coloring and activity books are a fun way to learn about recycling.

This lesson will help students understand the impact of pollutants on a specific geographic location.

This is an activity book about getting rid of litter in our state and how students can help.  

Use things in that you find out-of-doors, maybe in your own backyard, to make natural dyes.

When selecting wood for your project, consider native red cedar, oak or hickory for the long supports and cross pieces using the more pliable willow for the curving parts. Use vines to help fill in the design.

Make a diorama; For help in deciding the theme of the scene in your diorama: Look in your backyard.

You can make a kudzu basket like the one made by Jimmie Dinkins! Learn what supplies you will need.

Make a natural weaving with branches, and a variety of materials gathered from nature: twigs, grasses, pine straw, pods or seed heads with stems attached, feathers, Spanish moss, shells, small pine cones, beads, yarn or thread.

You can make a coiled clay pot! Follow the arrow for directions and to see what supplies you will need.

Nancy Basket created this Carolina Wren using handmade, tinted papers. You can make a your own paper for cards and crafts! Click on the arrow to see what supplies you will need.

Make a basket from pine needles!

Students will recognize, consider, analyze, and discuss the following:

This lesson allows students an opportunity to examine the critical role of tourism in our state, which is the second leading industry. Students will discuss why South Carolina is a popular tourism destination.

Students will examine the principle of stratigraphy by building an edible archaeological site.  Follows watching the Fort Frederick Archaeology documentary.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about historic preservation and tourism.

Students will learn about the natural materials used by Paleolithic people to create rock art, use similar materials to create paint, and use paint to replicate paleolithic rock art.

Students will learn how rock art is a valuable cultural artifact and must be protected from natural degradation and human destruction, while also remaining open and available to the public.

Students will learn how rock art was created, and the potential meanings behind this art form.

The purpose of this lesson is to increase the students' knowledge about the development of interstates and their economic impact on South Carolina.

This lesson will help the student to compare the population of cities along South Carolina major interstates.

On the following pages are basic ingredients for a science fair project and tips for a great display as well as suggestions for making a great presentation.

Historians learn about the past by studying objects. See what you can learn about life on a rice plantation by studying photographs of three objects and trying to figure out how they were used.

Slavery in South Carolina originally existed along the coastal area. Slaves were needed to work the large plantations in the area, and they were brought to South Carolina on ships from the West Indies.

This lesson is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the many opportunities that South Carolina offers.

This is an online storewater pollution workbook with online and offline activities. 

GOAL: To show students how Carolina backcountry geography affected the course of the Battle of Cowpens.

Includes two new energy lessons, as well as lessons in air quality, ocean and coastal resources, waste reduction and recycling and water. 

GOAL: To demonstrate to students how exotic and invasive species are changing the Cowpens National Battlefield landscape in the context of comparative changes nationwide.

Compilation of facts, short stories, and activities from 5 southeastern states bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico that focuses on the growing problem marine debris.

Covers energy production, distribution and consumption in South Carolina, and is targeted to middle and high school students.

Students will be introduced to the Old Santee Canal and the Santee Cooper Project. They will become familiar with the two topics, map specific locations, and weigh the positive and negative aspects of the project. 


This Land is Your Land is an interesting and aggressive lesson that incorporates research, hands-on activities and on-site learning to illustrate and reinforce how the geographic features of Upstate South Carolina contributed to the Patriot strate

As a supervisory employee of South Carolina’s Department of Transportation with a budget of $2 million dollars, you will be required to choose one issue from the list below or propose an issue not listed.

Students will recognize how topography plays a role in the flow of groundwater and surface water.

Learn how to use a backstrap loom to make a Natural Weaving using items in nature. 

This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files "Georgetown County Rice Culture, c. 1750-c. 1910" and "Chicora Wood Plantation" as well as other source materials on the rice culture of Georgetown County.

Students will determine key uses of the land in the watershed and infer the impact of land uses on the estuary's water quality and its inhabitants.

The histories of local rivers provide insight into the effect of population growth on a natural resource and the cumulative impact of individual actions. Students will be able to: