Earth Day Lessons Middle School Students
Students develop an index of factors most important to a sustainable community and develop models for measuring...
Through planning, writing, and performing a news telecast, students use information from current events articles to create...
Student reads an online photo essay about girls' schooling in different countries
Students read and discuss a short conversation between two Ethiopian girls about attending school and read and...
Simulation of cleaning oil from a marine bird's feathers
Students use the engineering design process to create and test prototypes for cleaning up oil spills. Students...
Students compare products’ containers and packaging options to determine which products are green
Students visit the supermarket and investigate products’ containers and packaging options to determine which products would produce...
Students measure the length of their steps and calculate where they'd end up after one million steps
Through riddles and cooperative learning math activities, students work through problems to calculate and visualize millions and...
Hamburger on bun
Students use manipulatives to explore the environmental impact of four different types of protein, and the pros...
The Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah, one of the sources of raw materials described in the reading.
After matching everyday products to their rock or mineral sources, students “mine” chocolate chip cookies to discover...
Middle schools students examine the US population density map after participating in a quick population density learning activity
Students demonstrate the effects of crowding in a “jumping jack” activity, discuss the pros and cons of...

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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