Demonstration of water availability for elementary students shows the amount of surface water vs salt water
Students observe a demonstration of how much water is available on the planet for human consumption. Students...
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.
Unit for elementary grades covers how we count populations of humans locally and globally
An elementary-level reading that discusses populations and habitat.
Teenage girl in Malawi holding pumpkin leaves to make lunch
Students develop budgets to meet the basic needs of an American family and a family in Malawi...
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...
Students reaching for poker chips in Tragedy of the Commons simulation
In a simulation game, students desiring to draw renewable resources from a common pool determine short-term consumption...
Students hold poker chips representing resources in global resource comparison lesson
Students compete for global resources and experience the inequity of resource distribution around the world. Students will...
Students conduct a census of their schoolmates’ households and then chart and analyze the data to create...

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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