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Title Grades Author's Last Name
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse and Save a Tree 1 Knowler
Giant Garbage Patches: Ocean Gyres 1-2 Ekiss
Floods K Roman
Getting and Giving Help K Godfrey
Graph Those Continents! K Guerrero
How Helping A Flower, Helps Us! K Roman
Identifying Land and Water from Postcards K Gale Ekiss
Land That I Love! Landmarks and Symbols K Cabrera
Near and Far, Wherever You Are K Nixon
Ocean Pals K Bojorquez
The Little Red Fort K Figueroa
The Sonoran Desert K Haile
Water is Life for Living Things K Koskiniemi
Were We First? K Wieweck
What Are Explorers? K Wieweck
Where Is Gizmo Now? K Larson
Helper Ants K-1 Luna
Shape of My World: Mapping a Classroom K-1 Nixon
Some Houses Are Made of Straw, Wood, or Brick, but This House is Made of Mud K-1 Martinez
This House is Made of Mud: Exploring the Shapes in Our Lives K-1 Hutchinson
Mapping the Bears’ Cottage: Learning to Create and Use a Map with a Legend K-2 Knowler
What’s the Weather? K-2 Gunn
What Are Islands and How Many Do You See? PreK-K Knowler
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! Why Bees are Important 1 Navarrete
Don’t Call Me Pig 1 Shoemaker
Get to School the Safe Way: Creating a Safe Route from Home to School 1 Larson
H2O on the Go! Learning about Fresh and Salt Water 1 Hobbs
Have You Ever Wanted to Play in the Dirt? Learning about Soil 1 Gonzalez
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.. Ideally! 1 Goodman
Keep Cool and Play On: Exploring the Science of Light 1 Demichellis
Living Antiques: Saguaros 1 Perry
Maps: Understanding Directionality and Location 1 Manzanedo
Robots Helping Humans 1 Lizarraga
Runaway Rocks: Understanding Laws of Motion 1 Verdugo
We’re Going on an Ant Hunt 1 Copeland
Where Are the Treats? 1 Knowler
Where I Live: Finding Arizona on a Map 1 Warren
Got to Go! Got to Go! Protecting the Monarch Butterflies 1-2 Green
Math With A Map: Physical Characteristics of the United States 1-2 Larson
Ribbons of Life--Rivers 1-2 Franklin
The Three Little Javelinas 1-2 Guerrero
Water Conservation for Young Children 1-2 Ekiss
Wow! Juneteenth 1-2 White
Big Brother: Explore Measurement and the Largest Navajo Rug in the World 1-3 Guerrero
Why Cities Are Where They Are 2 White
A Desert Golf Course: An Oasis for Humans and Wildlife! 2 Sepp
A Habitat Makes a Home 2 Paine
Avoiding the Crowd: Understanding Population Density of Earth’s Continents 2 Gorry
Bee vs Wasp: How Will They Survive? 2 Carrillo
Cesar Chavez: American Hero 2 Figueroa
Countries Count! 2 Gorry
Dog Parks: The Urban Way to Walk Your Dog 2 Sepp
Far Away and Long Ago: Japan--Past to Present 2 Godfrey
Get In The Zone: Ocean Zones 2 Ngo
In Search of the Ninth: Using Forensic Science to Investigate the Disappearance of Ancient Rome’s Ninth Legion 2 Salas Murphy
Johnny Appleseed: The Path of a Barefoot Legend 2 Spratt
Location, Location, Location: The Perfect Home for an Ocean Animal 2 Lizarraga
Map Tools: The Compass Rose 2 Gaona
On the Move: Why Do People Migrate? 2 Baker
Pesky Pollution: Types, Causes, and Solutions 2 Burr
Salvation of the Sea Turtles: Investigating An Endangered Species 2 Hibbitts
Settlers Didn’t Have Showers! Water in Arizona, Then and Now 2 McCabe
The Power of 3: Three Branches of Government 2 Guerrero
The Properties of Matter: It Matters! 2 Hernandez
Urban, Suburban, and Rural: Monsoon Effects 2 Herrera
Using Cardinal Directions 2 Nethercott
Where Have All the Creatures Gone? An Investigation of Climate Change the in the Hudson Bay 2 Rivera
Where in the Neighborhood is Ramona Quimby? Measuring Distance on a Map 2 Phillips
Don’t Be Such a Drip: Water Conservation 2-3 Gorry
How Far Is It? Measuring Distances Around the State 2-3 Gorry
My Own Country 2-3 Klaproth
Racing Around Arizona: Using an Arizona Map to Create a Bicycle Tour Route in Arizona 2-3 Gorry
Reading Arizona Maps 3 Post
Blazing Trails: Discovering Routes through Arizona to California 3 Davis
Campus Cleanup 3 Sweeney
Fantastic Frogs: A Study of Adaptations 3 Johnson
Paint My Counties: Map Coloring the Counties of AZ 3 Jenkins
Popcorn Population 3 Guerrero
Relying on the Desert: Plants Used by the Hohokam 3 Warren
Two Stars and a Car: Reading an Arizona Road Map 3 Sepp
What Am I? Human or Physical Feature 3 Deppe
Where Should We Camp? Lake Blanco 3 White
Where’s My Watershed? 3 Jones
Yuma “Push and Pull” 3 Hamel
Monarch Mystic Migration 3-4 Parra
Arizona: Let’s Plan a Road Trip 3-5 Barker
Making a Salt Dough Map of Arizona 3-5 Jenkins
A Watershed Moment: Focus on Arizona 4 Alarcon
Arizona Population Changes as a Result of the Mining Industry 4 Leckman
Earth: Layer By Layer 4 Mathias
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, But Just How Far? 4 Rees
Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources of Energy 4 Kharbanda
Riddle Me This: Using Maps to Locate Places in the Americas 4 Klaproth
Teammates: Bullies, Baseball, Timelines, and Maps 4 Noland
The Rain Saved Us – Examining Drought Impacts Yesterday and Today 4 Schaecher
Early Spanish and Iroquois Housing: Similarities and Differences 4 and 7 Munson
Tortoises, Penguins, and Sea Lions, Oh My 4 and 7 Rees
A Storm is Brewing 4-5 Spero
Adventures in Archaeology 4-5 Christian
Earthquakes in Ohio? Earthquake Risk in the U.S. 4-5 Leckman
Hohokam Communities: Taking Risks and Making Trade-offs 4-5 April Kamp-Whittaker
Wampum: Money vs. Communication 4-5 Munson
When Is It Ever Going to Rain? 4-5 Gorry
In the Wake of Columbus: The Decline of the Indigenous Peoples 4-6 Baron
America’s Gateway: Learning about the 50 States 5 Jolly
Camouflage: You Can’t See Me! 5 Wright
Counting on Katherine: Let’s Have a Ball! 5 Keough
Garbage Island 5 Sanchez
Ghastly Ghost Fishing: Effects on Humpback Whales 5 Garner
Got Wind? Exploring Wind Energy & Wind Farms 5 Avechuco
Human-Caused or Natural? Exploring Impactful Changes to Habitats 5 Mercado
Latitude and Longitude Bingo 5 Klaproth
Mail Order Brides and Bridges 5 Noland
Mountains, Sinks and Deserts: The Physical Geography of the California Trail 5 Warren
NIMBY: The Garbage Barge from Islip 5 Jenkins
Now You See Them . . . Now You Don’t: The Movement of People In and Out of Arizona 5 Davis
Oregon or Bust: The Journey West Along the Oregon Trail 5 Loken
Relationship of Latitude and Longitude to Coordinate Planes 5 Sharma
Rising from the Dust: Learning about Natural Disasters Using the Novel, Esperanza Rising 5 Amaya
Scrambling States to Practice Map Reading Skills and Identifying Characteristics 5 Marinaccio
Steam and You! How Steam Engines Helped the United States to Expand 5 Bradley
Supermarket Sweeps 5 Jenkins
Towards the West: Oregon Trail 5 Shukla
Ups and Downs of Population and Regions 5 Olp Ekiss
Where in the World is Esperanza? Reasons Why Humans Immigrate 5 McClain
Where in the World is Ryan? Practicing Latitude & Longitude 5 Deppe
World Time Zones 5 Zhou
Zippadeedoda: How to Read a ZIP Code 5 Jenkins
Looking for Landmarks: Plotting Latitude/Longitude and Geometry Coordinates 5 and 7 Hutchinson
Salt: White Gold 5-6 Ambroziak
A Drop in the Bucket – Ancient Egyptian Irrigation 6 Milliken
A Deep Dive into Ocean Zones 6 Coughlin
A Folktale, a Famine and a Finale: The Great Famine of 1315 6 Godfrey
A Patch to Match Every Mission 6 Venglarcik
All the Places You Go (Carbon Footprint) 6 Sharma
Aqueducts and Aquaduckies 6 Lagerquist
Cinderella Around the World & The Five Themes of Geography 6 Guerrero
Connecting to Our Roots Using the Novel: Me, Frida and the Secret of the Beautiful Peacock Ring 6 Tripathi
Disastrous Data: We Need a Plan 6 Strouth
Fishing for a Fortune: The Science of Understanding our World 6 Laird
Geography and STEM: Engineering that Made a Difference 6 Touchette Hutchinson
Go GeoWild with Pokemon GO! 6 Guerrero
How the Shadoof? Egyptian Technology 6 Morello
India’s Contributions to the World: Zero! 6 Jenkins
Literacy Limbo: Graphing Literacy Rates 6 Terlecki
Measuring the Travels of Two Adventurers: Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta 6 Wiens
Population Density: Whew, That’s Close! 6 Baron
Pull, Pull, Pulleys in Mesopotamia 6 Lagerquist
Raindrops: Where Does Rain Fall in Arizona? 6 Anderson
Rivers, Rivers Everywhere: The Arizona Watershed 6 Stegall
Round and Round We Go: World Traveler 6 Glenn
Sail Like an Egyptian: Alternative Energy 6 Moll
Saving the Saguaro and the Impact of Climate Change on Deserts 6 Sharma
Soil Solutions: A Medieval Soil Mystery 6 Godfrey
Taming the Flames: Understanding Wildfires 6 Jones
The Golden Age of Athens (495 – 429 B.C.E.) 6 Bhathena
Tsunami: Catching the Ultimate Wave! 6 Baron
Understanding “The Stans” 6 Ambroziak
What Can You See From Up There? Determining Visibility From The Top of Tall Structures 6 Martin
Where Did You Come From? Using Geography to Trace the History of Dog Breeds 6 Howard
Where in the Classroom is ______? Coordinate Plane and Mapping 6 Campos
Pulse of the Planet: Calculating Sun Angles 6 and High School Dorn
A Geographic Profile: The Health of Nations 6-7 Glenn
A Region in My Own Backyard: A Geographic Field Study 6-7 Halverson
Balkan Basics 6-7 Stout
Desert Deception: Believe It or Not? 6-7 Garrett
Divide and Conquer: Changing Channel Shape 6-7 Dorn
GeoSummit: Hungry Planet - A Gastronomical Tour of the World 6-7 Jeannine Kuropatkin and Allison McIntosh
Grand Canyon: A River Rafting Trip 6-7 Munson
Hi-Lo: Places Are Much More Than Just Elevations on a Map 6-7 Dorn
Jerusalem: A City of Conflict 6-7 Terlecki
What’s My Piece of the Pie? 6-7 Rees
Where Did the Lake Go? The Drying Up of Lake Chad 6-7 Martin
Storm Trackers: Tropical Storms Around the World 6-8 Loken
Trees in the Desert: Using the Principles of Xeriscape 6-8 Anderson
Living the Pirate’s Life: Geocaching to Discover Hidden Treasures 6-High School Gudenkauf
360 Degrees of Culture: Creating Culture Wheels 7 Martin
Fast Fashion: The True Cost 7 Desai
Globally Aware: We’re all Part of the Same Village 7 Wiens
Henrietta Lacks and The Great Migration 7 Schober
Import Partners: A Lesson about International Trade on Items Found at Home 7 Gonzalez
Inferno Arizona 7 Hinton Sainz
Spring Forward, Fall Back: What Time Is It? 7 Rees
The Story of Allenville, Arizona: 1945-1978 7 McWilliams
The Transcontinental Railroad: How Did It Change American Society and Environment? 7 White
The Voyage of the MS St. Louis: The Refugees No Country Wanted 7 McBride
Thinking Like A Historian: Jamestown v. Point Comfort (formerly called The Penned Truth) 7 Woods
Touchdown to the Moon: Apollo Missions 7 Cullumber
Water Coverage: Using Circle Graphs to Understand the Earth 7 Van Arsdale
Wonders of the World: Exploring Living Creatures 7 Bouchard
From Pearl Harbor to the Rise of Mushrooms: World War II in the Pacific 7-8 Porell
Ground Shaking: Earthquakes Happen Every Day 7-8 Haarala
Maple Syrup’s Connection to Climate Change 7-8 Pendleton
American Dream 7-High School Kovach
Chopsticks and the Future of Forests: Using Mathematics to Look at the Future 8 Baron
Communicating Like Revolutionary Spies 8 Shafer
Fun in the Sun? 8 Jenkins
Hunger Games: Districts and Linear Functions 8 Fredette
Past (Yellow Fever), Present (COVID-19) and Future (?) 8 Gupta
Plastic Soup: A PSA for the Ocean 8 Gingrich
Shh… What Was That Noise? Identifying Sound Decibels 8 Moll
Shortest Distance: Volcanoes and the Pythagorean Theorem 8 Sangwan
Sustainability: The High Cost of Not Eating Locally 8 Homyak
The Cold War: It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is It??? 8 Berry
The Monumental Pyramids of Egypt and the Pythagorean Theorem 8 Rooprai
The Rajah’s Rice: Comparing India’s Population Over Time 8 Dopudja
Time To Talk: We Are Running Out Of Soil! 8 Vargas
Unlocking the Sad Secret of the Spike: COVID 19 8 Mehta
Zoom, Zoom: Using Geographic Scale to Apply Spatial Reasoning 8 Dorn
Elevation and Plate Tectonics 8 and High School Van Arsdale
How Much of the U.S.Population is Foreign-Born? 8 and High School Terlecki
Marvelous Moroccan Mosaics: Rotations, Reflections, and Translations 8 and High School Wiens
Large vs Small Scale Maps: Can you Breakout of the Map? Differences in Map Scale 8-HS Moll
Arizona Ablaze: Assessing the Impact of Wildfires High School McIntosh
Calculating Water Runoff High School Redd
How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough? Analyzing Public Policy in the Petrified Forest High School Stegall
Into the Deep: Mapping the Ocean Floor High School Conn
Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods High School Reynolds
Kindertransport: Cultural Comparison of Urban Areas High School Buffington
Making Research Relevant: 187º Fahrenheit! Exploring Peru’s Boiling River High School Ishaq
Our Radioactive Backyard: Discovering the History and Culture of the Santa Susana Field Lab High School Luevanos
Petroglyphs: Snapchat of Ancient Times High School Redd
Resource Utilization: At What Cost! High School Taylor
Satellites, Orbits and Space Junk High School Oswald Keene
Shhh! . . . Mum’s the Word: Secret Cities of the Manhattan Project High School Kuropatkin
Tempest Tossed: Ellis Island High School Leckman
Thar’s Gold in Them Hills!: Gold Panning High School Byers
Treacherous Trenches High School Hauter