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Best Data-Centric Lesson Plans for Earth Day 2019

Earth Day is next week, April 22nd. PopEd wants to help you make the most out of this teachable moment… Read more »

Focus on Real-world Data – This Month’s PopEd Theme

Population Education has a wealth of materials that use real-world data and teach critical analysis skills while also promoting meaningful… Read more »

How are students advocating for action on climate change?

Today’s youths are more worried about climate change than older generations, and more likely to believe that people with power… Read more »

5 Kid-Friendly Ideas for Teaching Climate Change in Elementary Grades

At PopEd, we often work with elementary educators who would like to teach issues surrounding climate change, but worry that… Read more »

Why Climate Change Is Really About Social Justice

What is Climate Justice? Climate change is often framed in a way that emphasizes environmental impacts, but the reality is… Read more »

Try This, Not That: Writing a Problem Question for Science Fair

Science fair can be an engaging and exciting chance for students to do some actual experiments and use the Scientific… Read more »

Focus on Climate Change – This Month’s PopEd Theme

At PopEd, we want to help equip your students, the future generation of leaders and voters, tackle the issue of… Read more »

4 Examples of Carrying Capacity: When a Population Hits Its Limit

We previously learned that carrying capacity, or the maximum number of individuals that an environment can sustain over time without… Read more »

4 Eco-Projects with a Purpose that are Great for Elementary Students

We all know project-based learning has immense benefits for elementary students – it combines basic skills with higher order thinking… Read more »

What’s Normal: How Scientists Calculate Background Extinction Rate

You may be aware of the ominous term “The Sixth Extinction,” used widely by biologists and popularized in the eponymous… Read more »