Screenshot of video lesson plan "Like Oil and Water" showing an oily feather being cleaned by a toothbrush
Students use the engineering design process to create and test prototypes for cleaning up oil spills and...
Poster thumbnail showing infographics of environmental and social issues in the modern world
Through collaborative analysis of visual data (infographics) found on the A Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion poster,...
Poster thumbnail showing timeline of milestones that impacted global population numbers
Students analyze the timeline on the A Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion poster to answer questions and complete...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Where Do We Grow From Here?" showing historical population growth on different continents
Students discuss the UN’s population projections to explore how small changes in the fertility rate can produce significantly different...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Water, Water Everywhere" showing distribution of world's water between oceans, polar ice, and other reservoirs
Students observe a brief demonstration on the distribution of the world’s water and then calculate how much...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Unfair Race" showing socioeconomic conditions in different countries
Representing different countries, students step forward or backward based on social and economic conditions in their borders,...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "The Peopling of Our Planet" showing an example of a population pyramid
Students watch the video “World Population” and participate in guided exploration of an online timeline to explore...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "Power of the Pyramids" showing the different population pyramids of various countries
Students construct and interpret population pyramids for six countries and discuss differences in the population growth rates...
Screenshot of video lesson plan "In Search of Sustainable Life"
Students develop an index of the ten factors they identify as most important to a sustainable community...

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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