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The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Aquatic Organisms
8th - 12th
What kind of experiment can your class do to how observe the environment effects on organisms? Groups design and conduct lab experiments to learn about the effects of the environment on aquatic organisms. Based upon knowledge gained from...
Our Hungry Planet: Design Thinking Challenge
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Scholars investigate an issue associated with food systems and design their own solutions. Working collaboratively, they follow each step in the design process to complete the 10th lesson of the 13-part Our Hungry Planet series.
Rivers and the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Damming rivers has been a case of necessity versus negative environmental impact since the process began. Kids take on the role of a stakeholder in the proposed damming of the Danube River. They begin by reading arguments for and against...
Designing a Winning Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park
9th - 12th
Don't desert a resource on the desert! Scholars work in groups to build on their ideas from the previous lesson to design a sustainable guest village in the Saguaro National Park. Each group produces a PowerPoint presentation to share...
Designing a Sustainable Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park
9th - 12th
Brainstorm ideas to design a sustainable guest village in the Sonoran Desert. The first installment of a nine-part unit teaches young environmental scientists about the basics of the Saguaro National Park and about sustainable design....
Design That Makes a Difference: Focus on Shelters and Water
9th - 11th
Students analyze three different types of temporary shelters and their designs for environmental factors. In this shelter design instructional activity, students analyze how designers address environmental problems for homeless or...
Mass Transit Living Lab: Establish the Design Criteria
9th - 12th
You can only claim success if you know what success looks like. Future engineers explore the mass transit system in the west corridor of a city as they work through the second installment of five in the Mass Transit Living Lab unit. They...