15 Sustainability Activities, Ideas & Resources for the Primary Classroom What is Sustainability and How Do I Teach It? Sustainability is a cross-curricular priority in the Australian Curriculum and for a good reason. When we think about the definition of sustainability as: Make your classroom buzz! Problemas de contaminación en el agua La contaminación de las aguas es uno de los factores más importantes que rompen la armonía entre el hombre y su medio, no sólo de forma inmediata sino también a mediano y largo plazo; por tanto, la prevención y lucha contra dicha contaminación constituye actualmente una necesidad de importancia prioritaria. “Un país con problemas de agua es el latir de un corazón que lucha por existir” El problema de la contaminación del agua es conocido desde la antigüedad, ya que aparecen relatos de la contaminación del agua incluso en las Sagradas Escrituras. Este problema es local, regional y mundial.
How to Teach Kids About Sustainability So you want to be a good role model and teach kids—whether your own, nieces and nephews or a classroom—how to respect nature, be mindful of the waste they create and more. In short, to teach them about sustainability. And have fun doing it. Where do you start? Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There are some quick pointers on how to do so, such as these 5 tips for teaching kids about sustainable living, geared to a younger audience: Teaching Sustainability: Resources for Educators — The Center for Global Studies Why Teach Sustainability? The “why” of sustainability requires asking students questions that are future-oriented. As a result, teaching sustainability in schools raises climate change awareness and illustrates to students how they play a significant role in the solution of this problem. Resources Developed by the Center for Global Studies
20 Activities for Kids to Learn About Sustainability - Nature's Path Talking about sustainability with kids is incredibly important to do. However, it can be really tricky to know where to start. First, we need to help our kids understand what sustainability is. While a broad concept, sustainability basically boils down to understanding the impact that we have on the earth, and what we leave for future generations. We know that sustainability can encompass a number of things, from recycling to gardening, and in being resourceful with products and items that we use.
The Talking Elephant – AutoSTEM How to make a Talking ElephantA Talking Elephant is a simple automata toy that is suitable for construction by children from the age of 4 years. It consists of a cardboard box that has the face of an elephant at the front and at the back a lever that a child can use to make the elephant’s mouth open. It allows children to anthropomorphize the elephant automata and use it as an object of play while still gaining educational insights.
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