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45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will discuss what waste is and what it means to be wasteful. Students will then investigate how humans waste energy and water. Placed in groups, students will research how to save resources, and why saving those resources is important, and present to the rest of the class their findings.

When you use water at home or school, where does that water come from?
60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will learn about the ocean acidification cycle using clay molecular models. They will then conduct an experiment, demonstrating where certain liquids falls on the pH scale, and analyze how adding CO2 to liquid sample alter the pH level. They will connect their findings from the experiment to ocean acidification in the world today.

110 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Environmental Education, Science

Students will become engineers and design a water purification system. They will review the engineering design process as they use it during their investigation.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Environmental Education, Science

Students will conduct research to find out their community’s water portfolio. Students will collect water samples from various locations in their community and test them for approved contaminants.

45 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Environmental Education, Science

Students will learn, discuss and identify various types of renewable energy. Students will then develop and present a diagram displaying how humans harness a type of renewable energy to their classmates

100 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Civics and Government

Lesson 5 introduces a game-changing action in real time: How to amend the U.S. Constitution to defend against internal threats to democracy. Using films, students reflect on the reason to amend the Constitution, examine the constitutional amendment process, and consider the Supreme Court’s role in shaping historical progress. Eighth-grade students evaluate three proposed amendments, and all grades use interactive activities to explore how an “ideal” amendment could restore rule to the people and law and order to corporations and society.

50 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Civics and Government

Lesson 1 introduces a basic tool of civic engagement: how to organize a game-changing action plan. Students analyze and discuss film stories to identify basic elements of SMART action plans created and implemented by their peers. Peer learning and interactive activities nurture self-efficacy and support the role of young citizens in creating a more sustainable and democratic society.

0 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Environmental Education

The biodiversity resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about biodiversity and the impacts of human activity. The guide provides basic biodiversity facts, why biodiversity and nature matter, what threats our planet's biodiversity is facing, what WWF is doing to help, and what kids can do to help.

60 minutes
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6 / 7 / 8
Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Humans have put immense pressure on our planet by using products and practicing behaviors detrimental to the environment. In order to protect our natural world, we need to find new ways to provide for our growing population while not degrading our ecosystems. Nature has survived for millennia, with animals, plants, and bacteria demonstrating how they are natural problem solvers and survivors. Scientists and engineers are using processes found in nature as a basis for innovative solutions to human challenges. In this activity, students will take inspiration from the adaptations of some of their favorite species to develop an idea to solve a current problem facing our environment.