Integrated PLT activities for Eighth Grade

 

#1 The Shape of Things

 

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#2 Get In Touch With Trees

 

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#3 Peppermint Beetle

 

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#4 Sounds Around

 

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#5 Poet-Tree

 

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    8.4  

#6 Picture This!

 

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#7 Habitat Pen Pals

 

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#8 The Forest of S. T. Shrew

 

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#9 Planet Diversity

 

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#10 Charting Diversity

 

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#11 Can It Be Real?

 

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    8.2, 8.6  

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    8.7  

#12 Invasive Species

 

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    8.2, 8.6, 8.7  

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#13 We All Need Trees

 

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#14 Renewable or Not?

 

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#15 A Few of My Favorite Things

 

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#16 Pass the Plants, Please

 

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#17 People of the Forest

 

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    8.6, 8.8  

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    8.7, 8.9  

#18 Tale of the Sun

 

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#19 Viewpoints on the Line

 

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    8.1  

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#20 Environmental Exchange Box

 

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    8.7, 8.8, 8.9  

#21 Adopt a Tree

 

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    8.7  

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#22 Trees As Habitats

 

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    8.7  

#23 The Fallen Log

 

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    8.7  

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#24 Nature’s Recyclers

 

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#25 Birds and Worms

 

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#26 Dynamic Duos

 

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    8.6  

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#27 Every Tree for Itself

 

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#28 Air Plants

 

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#29 Rain Reasons

 

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#30 Three Cheers for Trees

 

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#31 Plant a Tree

 

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    8.7  

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#32 A Forest of Many Uses

 

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#33 Forest Consequences

 

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#34 Who Works in This Forest?

 

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#35 Loving It Too Much

 

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    8.6  

#36 Pollution Search

 

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#37 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

 

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#38 Every Drop Counts

 

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#39 Energy Sleuths

 

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#40 Then and Now

 

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    8.1  

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#41 How Plants Grow

 

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#42 Sunlight and Shades of Green

 

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#43 Have Seeds Will Travel

 

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#44 Water Wonders

 

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      8.7   

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#45 Web of Life

 

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#46 School Yard Safari

 

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#47 Are Vacant Lots Vacant?

 

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#48 Field, Forest, and Stream

 

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#49 Tropical Treehouse

 

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#50 400-Acre Wood

 

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8.3, 8.4, 8.13, 8.14, 8.15   8.2, 8.6, 8.7  

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#51 Make Your Own Paper

 

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    8.1  

#52 A Look at Aluminum

 

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#53 On the Move

 

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#54 I’d Like to Visit a Place Where...

 

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#55 Planning the Ideal Community

 

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#56 We Can Work It Out

 

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#57 Democracy in Action

 

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#58 There Ought To Be a Law

 

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#59 Power of Print

 

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#60 Publicize It!

 

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    8.3  

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    8.4  

#61 The Closer You Look

 

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#62 To Be a Tree

 

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#63 Tree Factory

 

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#64 Looking At Leaves

 

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#65 Bursting Buds

 

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#66 Germinating Giants

 

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#67 How Big Is Your Tree?

 

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#68 Name That Tree

 

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#69 Forest for the Trees

 

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#70 Soil Stories

 

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    8.6  

#71 Watch on Wetlands

 

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    8.1  

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    8.3  

#72 Air We Breathe

 

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    8.1  

#73 Waste Watchers

 

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#74 People, Places, Things

 

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#75 Tipi Talk

 

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#76 Tree Cookies

 

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#77 Trees In Trouble

 

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    8.6  

#78 Signs of Fall

 

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#79 Tree Lifecycle

 

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#80 Nothing Succeeds Like Succession

 

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#81 Living With Fire

 

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#82 Resource-Go-Round

 

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#83 A Peek at Packaging

 

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#84 The Global Climate

 

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8.13      

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8.3   8.2, 8.3, 8.6  

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    8.1  

#85 In the Driver’s Seat

 

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#86 Our Changing World

 

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#87 Earth Manners

 

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#88 Life on the Edge

 

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  8.13   8.3  

#89 Trees for Many Reasons

 

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#90 Native Ways

 

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    8.7  

#91 In the Good Old Days

 

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#92 A Look at Lifestyles

 

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#93 Paper Civilizations

 

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#94 By the Rivers of Babylon

 

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#95 Did You Notice?

 

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    8.1  

#96 Improve Your Place

 

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    8.2, 8.7  

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    8.1  

Abbreviations and Symbol Key:

CE       =          Civics and Economics

HSS     =          History and Social Science                                        

LS        =          Life Science

PS       =          Physical Science

USI      =          United States History to 1877

USII      =          United States History:  1877 to the Present

VS       =          Virginia Studies

WG      =          World Geography

WHI     =          World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.

Teaches Concept         Teaches the concept; main focus of the activity

Reinforces Concept         Includes some teaching of the concept; reinforces the concept; concept is

part of the focus of the activity

Connects Concept         Reinforces, supports, or addresses the concept; connects concept to an

environmental issue

Note: The SOLs referred to in this document are the 2009 SOLs for math, 2010 SOLs for science and English, and 2008 SOLs for history/social science.