Lesson Plans & Worksheets
The Lexus Eco Challenge is back for the 2013-2014 school year! Prepare your students with educational materials that meet national standards in science, social studies, civics, and language arts.
Before you begin:
> Get a printable Challenge Planner (PDF) which outlines key dates and deadlines for this year's challenge.
> Check out past winners!
> Download all of the student printables to use with each lesson:
You can find all of the teacher and student resources below.
Healthy Soil, Healthy Land
Help your students develop an Eco Action Plan that addresses a community issue that relates to land, such as waste management, deforestation, or loss of biodiversity.
Use this lesson to help your students pick, plan, and implement their Action Plan to address a community water issue, such as water conservation, shrinking aquatic habitats, or coastal development.
The Air Factor/Global Warming, Local Solutions
Inspire your students to develop an Action Plan addressing an air or climate issue, such as global warming, ozone depletion, or renewable energy.
Final Challenge: All winning teams from the initial Challenges will be invited to participate in the Final Challenge!
Be the Change
Use this Lesson Plan to show students the power of youth activism in the Lexus Eco Challenge.
Global Warming, Local Solutions
Students will conduct a short survey to discover what their community knows about global warming and what steps they are willing to take to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
Choosing the Right Topic (PDF)
The first step on the road to success is choosing a topic. You need to create an Eco Action Plan that is well-suited to your community, so use this worksheet to help your team think about the issues that affect your area.
Planning and Teamwork (PDF)
Now that you have decided on a topic, it is time to think about what your team wants to accomplish and how you might get there. Follow these steps to begin your planning.
Creating an Action Plan (PDF)
Describe the environmental topic your team will address. What local issue within this topic did your team select? Why is this issue important to your team?
Beyond the Action Plan (PDF)
Web sites, blogs, YouTube videos, media coverage, and other materials are a great addition to your Eco Challenge Entry. They can help you show exactly what your team did and how your community reacted.
Reaching Out (PDF)
Newspapers, television, letters to and from government officials and environmental organizations, YouTube videos, Web sites, and blogs are all incredible ways to let the people around you know what you are doing and how they can help.
Lexus Standards & Benchmarks (PDF)
Curriculum Standards & Benchmarks for Grades 6-12