Students participate in a nature hike and record the natural resources observed. They compare traditional and modern versions of everyday use items, and create graphic organizers that demonstrate the interconnectedness of resources.
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The Science of Overpopulation
The population of the US increased 300 percent in the 20th century, but the use of raw materials increased by 1,700 percent. Explore human population growth over time with a video that examines the history of why such growth has occurred...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
MATERIALS, Using What’s Local: Native Materials, Local Sources
Learners consider the development of different societies. In this environmental building lesson, students consider local resources and how societies choose to use them. Learners use their findings to design a 'green' building for use in...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Electroplating: When Is a Penny Worth Less Than One Cent?
Did you know that pennies were the very first coins minted in the United States? A demonstration starts the lesson proving the different material composition of pennies from different years. Then scholars complete an experiment to...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed