Students participate in a simulation that crowds them together to demonstrate population growth over the last 500 years
Students experience the changing pace of population growth by actively simulating the Earth’s population growth over the...
Students take an online ecological footprint quiz to determine their resource use and test how changes to...
Students conduct a life cycle analysis of jeans, sneakers, ear buds, or a lamp
Students compare the life cycle stages of four everyday products in order to hypothesize which item has...
Students participate in a “push/pull” simulation to identify reasons people migrate from one place to another and...
Students reaching for poker chips in Tragedy of the Commons simulation
In two simulation games, students determine individual short-term consumption strategies that will maximize resources for the entire...
Students play a game mimicking the relationship between population growth and U.S. aquifer depletion.
In the graphing activity Population Future, students compare global population distribution today and future projections
Students interpret a graph showing global population projections through 2100, then create gridded bar graphs to represent...
A graph showing the growth of human population from 0 CE to the current day.
History of population growth background reading: Most human population growth has happened in the past 200 years....
A frog resting on a tree branch.
Land use background reading: As population grows, we develop wild areas and arable land and overuse resources...

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"The activities not only bring out important content, but they also provide real-world context for environmental, population and sustainability issues. They engage participants in very thought-provoking and critical-thinking discussions.”

Helen de la Maza, Environmental Educator, Irvine, CA