Grades 6-8 Remote Learning Summer Science Activities: Conservation

Welcome! We’ve provided a variety of learning activities for you to begin exploring conservation.

Exploring Environmental Conservation with Labs and Activities

Analyze Your Impact

In this activity, you will track your daily use of water and discuss with a friend, guardian, or family member the source of the water you used and how to reduce your consumption.

Model Factors in Resource Use

In this activity, you will model the use of a resource by individuals to determine how changes in individual use can affect the overall use of a resource by a population.

Research Environmental Conservation Issues

Investigating Human Impact on the Land

This activity is set up to be done with a partner. Work remotely with a friend or at home with a family member to prepare for and debate human impact on the land. Alternatively, you can simply do the research and develop your side of the issue for yourself.

Harnessing Wind Energy

Read about how wind energy can be harnessed in a city environment using engineering designs based on societal and environmental needs. Answer the questions on your own, then work remotely with a friend or at home with a family member to research and discuss how changes to environmental and health laws can affect the design of city infrastructure.

Careers in Conservation

Energy Conservationist

Energy conservationists work to develop solutions to reduce energy consumption. Read to learn more about the different ways to think about energy efficiency. Work remotely with a friend or at home with a family member to discuss how you can be “energy conservationists” in your own everyday lives.

Talk about what you learned about conservation this week with your friends and family!

Keeping Up with COVID-19

To keep current with the science behind the COVID-19 virus, check out "Stopping the Spread of Infectious Disease: A Lab Activity Approach." You’ll find age-appropriate activities for your child to learn about stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.