Resources - Leitzel Center at the University of New Hampshire
For the UNH Leitzel Center GLOBE Partnerships current and past activities see the 'Activities' page.
Earth Around Us: Soil Tent
The Soil Tent, a traveling educational exhibit, evokes the striking visual experience of entering into the earth with its layers and creatures on display. Each ten-by-ten foot interior face of the Tent represents one of three different ecosystems: forest, meadow, and wetlands. Along with the Tent, a series of hands-on science activities offer students the opportunity to deepen their curiosity about and understanding of the soil, and to emerge with new tools for observing their soil environment, wherever they may find themselves. The Soil Tent is available for NH schools and community sites free of charge. Learn more here.
Virtual, at your own pace eTraining to become a certified GLOBE educator. More here.
Introduces K-4 students to Earth system science using a storybook approach, with learning activities that encourage observation and measurement. See modules, storybooks, activities, and teacher guide here.
Scope and Sequence Models for Science Literacy by the NH Education and Environment Team (NHEET)
NHEET is a public-private collaborative of state-based, teacher professional development providers in the fields of environmental education, natural science, and scientific inquiry. Members include NH Project Learning Tree, Project WET at NH Department of Environmental Services, Projects WILD and HOME at the NH Fish and Game Department, the GLOBE Program, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the USDA Forest Service. Our mission is to support schools and teachers to provide their students with the resources and opportunities to be skilled and knowledgeable stewards of our natural environment.
NHEET developed three scope and sequence models as examples of how vertical integration can be accomplished. The models are based on three universal science themes covered in most New Hampshire schools and commonly taught at several different grade levels:
• Atmosphere, weather and climate
• Water and watersheds
• Ecosystems and habitats
The models use activities from Projects Learning Tree, WILD, WET; and protocols and activities from the GLOBE Program. Additionally, process-oriented Project HOME affords an opportunity for synthesizing prior learning through wildlife habitat enhancement projects.
Download the materials:
Scope and Sequence Model for Building Vertical Science Literacy: Ecosystems and Habitats, Water and Watersheds, and Atmosphere, Weather and Climate (2017) Download: Scope and Sequence All Three PDF. This update is based on the Next Generation Science Standards.
Scope and Sequence Models for Building Vertical Literacy. (August 2007). Download: Scope and Sequence 2007 PDF
Text used with permission from NH Project Learning Tree.