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...
Sampling is one way to estimate the number of individuals in a large population
Students estimate a fish population (using goldfish crackers on a flat surface) by sampling. Students will be...
Young students decorate buildings made of cardboard boxes
Students discuss the places that make up a community, construct an imaginary 3-D town, and model how...
Flowers growing in a flower pot.
A simulation and gardening lab that gives students hands-on experience with the effects of increasing population density....
Bees and flowers are both part of an ecosystem where everything is connected to everything else
Students participate as a character in an interactive story that explores how everything in nature is interconnected....
Young learners hear an interactive story about river pollution
Students participate in an interactive story, where a river becomes polluted by human actions over time.

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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