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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


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Summer Bingo Learning Challenge 9-12

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May 22, 2024
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  • This engaging summer learning activity sheet will keep your high school kids learning all summer long with experiments, podcasts, graphic novels, educational videos, and career path discussions.

  • The activities can be completed randomly, as a game, or they can complete the entire sheet.

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  • The activities may inspire creativity, reflection, empathy, and community involvement.

  • There are a variety of activities to choose from to accommodate different needs and interests.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The water monitoring kit requires some materials and access to a stream or river.

  • You will need to come up with a method for selecting the activities.


  • For English language learners, try using the closed captioning and auto-translate feature to assist with comprehension of the videos.

  • Have them create a list of climate or environmental actions they learned about from the sheet and choose one or more they would like to do over the summer.

  • Have them present ways that households can support living more sustainability after completing at least one row or column of 5 activities.

  • The podcasts and videos could be a great way to pass time for kids while traveling or on summer vacations. Encourage them to complete some while they are in transit.

  • Use the vanishing ice video as inspiration for an art project they are passionate about. Have them use any art medium they choose for the project.

Scientist Notes

This is a summer learning challenge and it contains fun activities that will allow 9th-12th graders to learn from activists, get inspired to advocate for environmental and climate justice, and develop initiatives to upscale climate action in their communities. This challenge is engaging and recommended


This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

Supporting Standards

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CI.9–10.2 Determine one or more central ideas of an informational text and analyze how it is developed and refined over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
    • Reading: Literature (K-12)
      • RL.TS.11–12.4 Evaluate the author’s choices concerning the structure and the effectiveness of specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) and how they contribute to its overall structure and meaning, as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.ES.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

Note On Standards:

This lesson is aligned to SubjectToClimate standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.

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