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175 resources with the concept sustainability

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An Incredible Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Do salmon really migrate upstream? A complete unit explores the migration patterns of salmon. The series of lessons begins with pupils diagramming the life cycle of the salmon and then uses simulations to examine the effects of...
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The Great Clearcut Controversy

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Urban development and habitat retention are often at odds. A three-part lesson examines the pros and cons of forest clearcutting. Learners review data and characteristics of a specific mammal to make conclusions about the effect...
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The Biggest Problems We're Facing Today and the Future of Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #46

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Be the future of engineering. Scholars learn about the future of engineering, particularly in the areas of sustainability, infrastructure, security, health, and general quality of life. The informational video looks at several examples,...
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Science and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to study environmental science? An informative PowerPoint explains what environmental science is, the history of the environment including effects of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, and the impacts people...
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Fossil Fuel Extraction Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Extracting oil is more difficult than many think! Learners work together and get hands-on as they represent oil companies drilling for oil by simulating oil extraction using beans. They identify the challenges faced in using...
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Could Underwater Farms Help Fight Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a way to sustainably farm the ocean? Welcome to the world of restorative ocean farming. A short video looks at the advantages and issues associated with aquaculture. 
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Environmental Biology

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Everyone has a responsibility to take care of the environment. Give learners a sense of our environmental concerns with a complete course on environmental biology. The textbook resource includes instruction on topics such as population...
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High School–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone's heard the popular slogan reduce, reuse, recycle, but there may be a better way to talk about sustainability. Using the second lesson plan from the five-part WE Are Innovators—High School Modules series, learners explore issues...
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High School–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to have an innovative mindset? Pupils think outside the box with the first of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set. Scholars read articles and watch videos about sustainable innovation, such...
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High School–Module 5: Transportation Solutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Planes, trains, and automobiles ... the abundance of today's transportation options comes at a hefty price. Using the fifth and final lesson plan from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set, pupils explore how modern...
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High School–Module 4: Energy and Housing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What features make a home energy-efficient? Pupils attempt to answer the question with the fourth lesson from the five-part WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set. Scholars learn how certain building materials help save energy. Using...
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High School–Module 3: Food Waste

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Advances in packaging and refrigeration help keep food fresher longer. That's just one of the ways science is addressing global food waste. With the third of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—High School Modules set, scholars use...
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Elementary–Module 5: Transportation Solutions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How does transportation affect the environment? Using the fifth and final instructional activity from the WE Are Innovators—Elementary Modules series, scholars explore sustainable transportation. Pupils work in small groups to create...
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Elementary–Module 4: Energy and Housing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Many innovators are working on solutions to address environmental problems like energy-inefficient housing. Scholars have an opportunity to develop their own strategies using the fourth of five lessons from the WE Are...
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Elementary–Module 2: Circular Economy and Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How can people do their part to help protect the environment? Learners participate in an engaging jigsaw activity to discuss the causes and effects of pollution. Next, pupils develop their own innovative ideas to address an environmental...
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Elementary–Module 1: Sustainable Innovation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Where would society be without the innovations of Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs? Scholars explore what it means to have an innovative mindset. Working in small groups, pupils design a product or service to help solve a social,...
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Sustainable Seafood

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Memory, brain health, and seafood often go hand in hand, but is eating fish good for the planet? The third video in a four-part series on Health Oceans explains which fish consumers need to avoid and which are safe to consume without...
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Exploring the Impacts of Feeding the World

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Approximately 50 percent of people in the world who are chronically hungry work in agriculture. While it seems counter-intuitive, the farther you live from a farm, the more food options are available. Scholars explore concepts related to...
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Our Hungry Planet: Design Thinking Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
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.
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Sustainable Water Solutions: Weighing the Pros and Cons

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Switching indoor water fixtures to low flow reduces water usage by more than 45 percent. This and other solutions to reduce water usage have both pros and cons. Scholars view videos of different solutions, discuss them in small groups,...
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Exploring Our Growing Need for Water

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Pupils explore the amount of water people use in agriculture and for personal use. They compare water usage for various crops to that of raising animals before considering solutions for increased access to safe drinking water worldwide....
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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – The Importance of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Water is essential for life—and understanding the importance of clean drinking water is essential in understanding sustainability! Show your environmental science class the basics of water testing and treatment through a week-long...
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Political Theory - John Ruskin

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Beauty and Capitalism—not two words you usually see together. John Ruskin, a prominent political thinker definitely did not think so. Teach pupils about the political theory behind aesthetics and why some countries may value beauty over...