Students weigh their lunch waste every day for a week and then employ strategies to decrease their waste footprint
Students track their lunch waste every day for a week and test strategies for reducing the amount...
Kindergarten student builds a word web and connects more people with more cars
Students construct a word web to show the possible cause and effect relationships of a growing population....
Unit for elementary grades covers the balance of people on the planet with Earth's resources
An elementary-level reading that addresses carrying capacity.
Unit for elementary grades covers how people's basic needs are meet
An elementary-level reading that describes the basic needs for all people.
Colorful hands lift up for the Earth and young students learn how they can be stewards of the planet
A primer for young learners to be used as an introduction to population themes and concepts.
Unit for elementary grades covers how we count populations of humans locally and globally
An elementary-level reading that discusses populations and habitat.
Students participate in physical but noncompetitive games that illustrate the challenges that arise when working as a...
Lower elementary students decorate a cookie to represent Earth's physical geography
A cookie is decorated to show the different features of the Earth’s surface and the amount of...
Goldfish crackers in a bowl that would be distributed through the activity.
Students share a bowl of goldfish crackers to simulate even and uneven consumption of limited resources. Students...

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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