FLASH SALE August 10-16: Purchase an annual subscription for just $25.

5

What is sustainability?
45 minutes
5

5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Environmental Education

This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then discuss how the game illustrates a concept called the tragedy of the commons. Next, they watch a video and discuss the concept of sustainability. Together, the elements of this lesson help students create a base of understanding from which they can begin to exercise sustainability thinking as they analyze and explore a range of topics and apply what they learn in their everyday lives.

40 minutes
5

Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Environmental Education

This lesson sets the stage for students to develop sustainable intelligence. They begin by playing an interactive game that illustrates how innocent actions can turn into unsustainable practices that impact everyone and the Earth we call home. Students then watch a video and learn what the term sustainability means and begin exploring specific sustainable and unsustainable things they do at school and at home.

180 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science, Social Studies

Students investigate the material cycles of their school, determine and analyze the amounts and types of materials produced. They learn about where material goes and the difference between what happens to what Nature makes versus what happens to what humans make. Based on what they discover, they create and propose a plan for material cycling in their school. Students will apply what they have learned about the material cycles to a problem in their home, school or community.

How can people create the right living landscape for their region?
135 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Understanding how plants absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and help slow global warming

135 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Understanding soil erosion with TurfMutt

45 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

The Outdoor Powers never work alone-take a look at the role plants play in slowing down global warming.

135 minutes
0

3 / 4 / 5
Science

Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Help students understand the connection between a region's climate and its living landscapes.

100 minutes
0

5 / 6
Environmental Education, Science, Social Studies

In this lesson, students consider options to traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles. The lesson begins with students reviewing the most common alternative vehicles via a presentation. Then they work in groups to research and make three recommendations for an appropriate alternative vehicle to suit a family of four. Groups consolidate their findings in a presentation, share their presentation with the class, and vote to determine the best choice for their hypothetical family. The lesson concludes with students discussing their personal thoughts and feelings about the role alternative vehicles might play in our society.