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Teacher Resources, Lessons, Plans, Activities

Teacher Resources, Lessons, Plans, Activities
7 Billion: Where do you Stand? (E, S) Students articulate their thoughts about ethical issues related to population reaching seven billion and consider the opinions of their classmates. Download PDF A Quick Trip to 7 Billion: Exploring the Timeline (P, S, E) Through group discussion and individual work, students explore how the events of our past have contributed to a world of 7 billion. (A companion activity to “A Quick Trip to 7 Billion” poster) Download PDF A Quick Trip to 7 Billion: Where Do We Grow From Here? A Report Card for the Planet (P, S, E) Students use the poster, “A Quick Trip to 7 Billion,” to examine changes in human well-being and environmental health over the past 200 years, and then discuss what the changes mean for our global family. Climbing the Ladder (S) Students explore global poverty issues by comparing economic indicators with fertility rates of individual countries, and researching progress towards the U.N.

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7 billion people and you: What's your number? Sources: All population data are based on estimates by the UN Population Division and all calculations provided by the UN Population Fund. The remaining data are from other sections of the UN, the Global Footprint Network and the International Telecommunications Union. Want to find out more? Visit the UN Population Fund's detailed population calculator, 7 billion and me.

Intermediate Curriculum Resources Intermediate Energy Infobook (e-publication) Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate change, and other energy information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually. Blueprint for Success (e-publication) This essential gusdide helps educators develop effective energy education programs. It provides an outline of a basic energy curriculum unit and matrix of all curriculum options. also included within the Blueprint for Success is a sample work plan and suggestions for energy outreach activities to conduct other classes, schools, families, and communities. the Youth Awards Program Guide and Application Form can also be found in the Blueprint for Success. Building Science This unit teaches the science behind keeping building occupants healthy and comfortable and the buildings energy efficient.

Environmental Data Explorer - The Environmental Database (search United Nations Environment Programme environment for development Environmental Data Explorer Ancient China for Kids: Inventions and Technology Back to History for Kids The Ancient Chinese were famous for their inventions and technology. Many of their inventions had lasting impact on the entire world. Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide Welcome to the Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide! This teacher's guide was produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a companion to the Climate Discovery exhibit at our Boulder, Colorado laboratory. Each unit contains lessons appropriate for grades 5-9 on a variety of Earth system science topics that facilitate student learning about our planet's climate system. The lessons in each unit can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader and may be reproduced for educational use. Note: This project is in development.

Finding seclusion in a world of 7 billion Updated Fri 4 Nov 2011, 6:08pm AEDT Escaping in a world of 7 billion people is becoming increasingly difficult, but in Australia - one of the least densely populated countries - seclusion still exists. The global population passed the 7 billion milestone this week and is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050. Tesla Town teaches students about electricity system From nuclear power plants to solar powered homes, TCIPG’s free new iPad app, Tesla Town, allows young students to explore and learn about different energy sources used for electricity production today. “Most people don’t have a lot of information about where electricity comes from,” said Jana Sebestik, Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design for the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) and co-creator of the app. “One of our goals is just to educate people about the various sources.” The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG), a multi-university center administered by Illinois' Information Trust Institute, worked with Sebestik and MSTE to create this interactive application. The app includes realistic, interactive illustrations of how electricity is produced, such as burning coal to create steam or controlling water flow through a dam.

Energy Flow Through Ecosystems Summary:The objective of this lesson plan is to give students a basic understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem by introducing them to the concepts of food chains and energy pyramids. Included in this lesson are two small group activities and a power point presentation. The power point presentation provides the students with fundamental knowledge about one way that organisms in an ecosystem interact and depend on one another. By using the power point lecture, the students are able to visualize food chains and energy pyramids. It is hoped that through the small group activities, the students will help each other gain a better understanding of how energy flows through an ecosystem.

The Fertile Crescent Fertile, luscious land in the middle of the desert? That’s right. This song takes you back to the Fertile Crescent civilizations, those city-states located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

World of Seven Billion is a website with lesson plans tied to addressing social issues through critical thinking and problem solving. Students explore contemporary problems that affect our environment and society. by c.williams Jul 22

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