Parents and Educators: find resources for at-home and distance learning

Water

45 minutes
0

6 / 7 / 8
Science

Students design and action plan to care for or plant trees on school or community grounds, or to educate others about the care of trees.

90 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Science

In Part 2, students learn about the specific species’ of trees on their school or a community property and explore the threats these trees face.

45 minutes
4

6 / 7 / 8
Science

In Part 1, students explore the many benefits that trees offer humans and the environment.

What is sustainability?
How can we use green infrastructure solutions to better manage stormwater runoff on school grounds?
180 minutes
0

Kindergarten

The significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we used when we created them.
— Albert Einstein

We are going to run a swordfish fishing industry! Each person in the group will be fishing for swordfish in the same ocean. Assign the envelope of fish to a banker (“nature”) in the group of players. The banker will put 20 fish in the middle of the table. Twenty fish is this ocean’s carrying capacity for swordfish. In each round, each person can fish for a certain number of swordfish. Traditionally, people fish for swordfish in the three following ways:

1) Harpoon fishing: take one fish
2) Long-line fishing: take two fish
3) Free-for-all long-line fishing: take three fish

Each turn, each person can take up to three fish, depending on the instructions for that game.

The Cloud Institute’s Fish Game was originally inspired by the “Fish Banks Game” developed by Dennis Meadows

How do paved areas impact the filtration of rainwater?
Where is the most water used at your school? Does that amount seem excessive or about right?