Through cooperative learning activities and a class demonstration, students work through problems to visualize large numbers and...
Test tubes for students to simulate the spread of diseases.
Students mimic the spread of disease by exchanging liquids in test tubes in a hands-on simulation. They...
Students find articles about air pollution issues and use the information to create a class cause and...
Children living in the Kibera slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya.
Poverty background reading: More than one billion people around the world live in poverty and lack adequate...
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Forests background reading: The world’s forests are important ecosystems in regulating climate and nurturing wildlife. This reading...
Students calculate the rate of natural increase and corresponding doubling time or half-life for several countries and...
Teen uses microscope to view growth of yeast cultures in a classroom science lab
Students observe and collect data on the exponential growth of yeast cultures in both a lab experiment...
Exhaustion from cars on the road, a major source of pollution.
Air pollution background reading: An overview of how fossil fuel combustion creates unhealthful levels of several pollutants...
Public transportation in Washington, DC includes the metro
Students create and conduct a survey to identify a local transportation issue and develop a strategy to...

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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