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Curriculum Review of EekoWorld. Kelley Fischbach. About EekoWorld - Organization. Produced by PBS and Bean Creative for PBS Kids Go! Funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

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    1. Curriculum Review of EekoWorld Kelley Fischbach

    2. About EekoWorld - Organization • Produced by PBS and Bean Creative for PBS Kids Go! • Funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) • Advisory board includes 2 secondary school teachers, a college professor of literacy and language, and the outreach director for Sea Studios Foundation

    3. About EekoWorld - Mission • To “help children between the ages of 6 and 9 learn about the important role they can play in taking care of the earth” by featuring “an engaging and interactive format that invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment.” • http://www.pbs.org/parents/eekoworld/index.html

    4. About EekoWorld – Learning Outcomes • Introducing children to the basic elements of ecosystems • Fostering an increased awareness of pollution producers • Displaying the effects of pollution on plants and animals, as well as the land, air, and water • Examining both local and global conservation acts • Highlighting innovative and creative technologies that minimize pollution • Encouraging collaboration and community efforts to improve the environment • Fostering the sharing of conservation efforts and ideas in the moderated EekoExchange forum

    5. Lesson Plans • 15 total lesson plans available • 3 for each year (K-4) • Cover wide variety of environmental topics, including: • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle • Investigating Air Pollution • And many more… http://www.pbs.org/parents/eekoworld/lessons.html • Each lesson plan contains overviews, learning objectives, building background activities, learning activities, extension activities, and standards

    6. Sample Lesson Plan • CLEAN AIR DETECTIVE: Investigating Air Pollution • http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/parentsteachers/pdfs/lesson1_1.pdf

    7. Interactive EekoWorld Website • EekoCreature • http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/index.html?load=eekocreature • EekoHouse • http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/index.html?load=eekohouse • Eeko Exchange • http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/exchange/index.html