#TeachGreen with free sustainability lessons throughout May

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180 minutes
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Kindergarten / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Professional Learning

Participants in Building Learners have access to:

  • Learning Lab subscriptions and the "Roadmap to Lessons" for Building Learners
  • Access to Arc, an online platform to track and benchmark building metrics in five categories: energy, water, waste/recycling, human experience and transportation, and the Arc Getting Started Guide
  • Volunteer services and career exposure from a local green building professional serving as mentor to your school
  • Building Learners Project Management Guide
  • Online trainings for staff, teacher and mentor, including:
  • Program goals template
  • Educators' planning template with calendar
  • Best Practice Resource Center
  • Guidance on documenting your school’s program (capturing photos, videos, examples of student work, testimonials from students, staff, parents, etc.)
  • Sample letters to school leadership, school parents
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3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 12
Health, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

The food waste resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about food waste. The guide provides food waste facts, a classroom certificate, food waste posters, guidelines for working with cafeteria managers and school administrators, and a resource for tackling food waste at home. It also includes a letter writing activity to raise awareness around food waste and implement food policy changes in schools.

65 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson allows students to discuss how scientists, engineers, and facility managers use models to understand green building science.

65 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, English, Reading or Language Arts, Science

This lesson is a literacy-based lesson that allows students to develop conceptual understanding and the vocabulary needed to discuss how scientists, engineers, and facility managers use data to improve the efficiency of a building.

135 minutes
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3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Health, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

“Be a Food Waste Warrior” is a three-part science and math lesson that can be adjusted in complexity depending on grade level. It includes food waste audit log sheets, discussion questions, a companion PowerPoint, and additional teacher resources and materials.

Students will learn about the ways in which food impacts the environment by recording data from a student food waste audit during their lunch period.The audit will engage basic science and math skills to (1) convert food waste weights to water used and GHGs emitted, and (2) calculate the difference in GHG emissions depending on whether food waste is landfilled or composted. Participating students will ultimately understand how to reduce food waste and why reducing food waste is important to conserving natural resources and wildlife habitat.

135 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Mathematics, Science, Technology

This module is designed to have students use the data, insights, and knowledge they gathered throughout the STEMhero unit and communicate it in a meaningful way. Project options range from the more traditional to the more experimental, but all projects require students to think critically and creatively about their learning and findings and present it professionally. A video bot will assist students to create a short video. Resources and examples are also available if students wish to create a lab report or presentation board ready for a community "STEM night".

90 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Mathematics, Science, Technology

Students will design an experiment to test change of impact on the environment by human behavior changes and communicate what they did.

45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Mathematics, Science, Technology

Students will design an experiment testing how a change in behavior may affect the impact of energy/water consumption. Students will apply scientific design methods to plan a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment by choosing one efficiency action or technology that they are going to implement and measure its effect. Students will formulate hypothesis about (1) how water, natural gas, and/or electricity are uniquely used at their home and/or school and, (2) what might be smart opportunities to use water, natural gas, and/or electricity more efficiently.

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6 / 7 / 8
Mathematics, Science, Technology

Students will integrate qualitative and quantitative observations into a written narrative of water/energy consumption at their home and/or school.

Data begins to tell us stories when it is put in context and when we begin to compare data against other variables. Students will interpret their home’s utility consumption by modeling it against relevant independent variables. Students will organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information about their home’s utility consumption by modeling it against relevant independent variables. ​Students will identify patterns to better understand how efficiently their home or school already operates. Optional variables to be investigated include: number of occupants, day of the week, time of day, age of the building, outside temperature, and typical use in the region.