Sustainability Teacher Resources
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Exploring Sustainable Seafood
Sustainable fishing is important for ensuring the continuation of the various types of seafood that we enjoy. Learners view photos of popular seafood and examine a chart of different fishing methods, the pros and cons, and the types of fish caught with each method.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Learners investigate healthy eating habits by researching livestock. In this food sustainability lesson, students research the negative impact factory farming has on our environment due to pollution. Learners define agricultural vocabulary terms such as "sustainability" and "organic" before completing a worksheet titled "Livestock Grazing in Northern California.
4th - 12th Science 15 Views 60 Downloads
High schoolers evaluate a forest for timber harvest and discuss potential impacts of logging. In this sustainable forestry lesson, they work in groups in a forested plot to choose trees to cut based on species and stem diameter and then discuss the potential impacts to the forest if the chosen trees were removed.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Springfield Technology - Based Science Inquiry: Soil, Seeds, self-sustaining systems, and Survival
After making a series of scientific observations students collect data in order to gain specific knowledge that will help them make decisions about self-sustaining ecosystems. Students conduct a series of experiments then use the Internet to research questions they have about their project.
5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Here is an impressive series of lessons that has learners work together to create a sustainable community transportation plan that could be implemented where they live. This is an ambitious project for your pupils to take on, and will require a lot of group research to achieve success.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 24 Downloads
Sustainability of Chocolate
Monoculture has made many crops more susceptible to insects and disease. Chocolate is no exception! This video explores the sustainability of the cacao plant and what might be done to ensure that we don't run out of this treasured treat! Because of the favored flavor of this topic, using it to open a discussion about sustainability may prove to be more engaging than a video on the sustainability of corn, soy, or other crops.
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
High School EcoHouse Curriculum
How has the level of carbon dioxide changed over recent years, and what is contributing it? Groups work together to research and present their findings in a creative way. Also built into the lesson is a visit to a sustainable house, but it is not a necessary component to the lesson's success if there is not an eco-house available to tour in your area.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Here is an in-depth, and incredibly thorough lesson plan on sustainable agricultural practices; specifically, regarding the growth of coffee. After completing and discussing a worksheet called "Thinking About Tomorrow," groups of learners get together in groups and they perform simulation activities around the topic of sustainability.
5th Science 16 Views 51 Downloads
Sustainable Living Sourcebook
Explore the meaning of sustainable development and have your students record ways of making life more efficient. Students research to find information on sustainable materials and then pool their information to create a source book for the class.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 274 Downloads
A Powerpoint Presentation On Sustainability
Students are introduced to the important geography concept of sustainability by looking at the Roseau River floods of 2002. They discuss the impact of humans on the environment. They explain how sustainability relates to everyday geography.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 47 Downloads
Sustainability and Canada's National Parks
Junior High students examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site for a new national park.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Young environmentalists use a conference format to reach consensus on ways to slow deforestation and promote sustainable development. Class members are assigned roles to play during the conference, and work on posters and a public relations campaign that can be used throughout the school.
3rd - 12th Science 10 Views 98 Downloads
Sustainable Fishing in the Philippines
Understanding the importance of sustainable fishing practices is fostered through a classroom game. In small groups, the class plays a fishing game where they can see first-hand, the effects of thoughtless fishing practices. After the game, they discuss ways the fishing industry could modify their techniques in order to maintain the current fish populations.
3rd - 8th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Toward a Sustainable Agriculture
Read about sustainable agriculture and complete related Internet activities. After reading background information about the economics of sustainable agriculture and the problems with the industrial food system, your high schoolers click on links to complete related Internet activities.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 80 Downloads
Sustainable Development and Canada's Natural Resources
Students use text information, data and graphs to explain what sustainable development is, and to investigate the rate of consumption of Canada's natural resources. In groups, they graph their findings.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
What Is Sustainability?
Students discuss environmental preservation and sustainability and their role in consumption and preservation. After a brief demonstration of how limited our resources are, students determine which natural resources they use most frequently and how they can help sustain those resources.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 34 Downloads
Ecology and Sustainability
Collaborative groups research an assigned strategy for contributing to the health of the environment. They collect ten facts and then create a poster or PowerPoint presentation to share with the class. Use this as an opening activity for a unit on sustainable practices in your ecology class.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads