Welcome to Recycle City You are Dumptown's new City Manager! When you begin, you'll see Dumptown at its worst — it's littered, polluted, and nothing is being recycled or reused. There's more to Recycle City than just sightseeing! Try some of these activities. Climate Change and Game-Based Learning Teaching about complex interconnected systems like global climate change can be difficult. There are many unseen pieces affecting the greater whole that young people (and many adults) might not understand. One approach to lifting this conceptual curtain for students is assigning the BrainPOP video on the topic prior to class, flipping the instruction. Try BrainPOP's Make-a-Map tool, which is an open-ended concept map, a playful assessment, to have students demonstrate interconnections. Making Climate Change Games
A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth - Emily Badger A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey. Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change: of cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging from the sea off the coast of rising Middle East metropolises like Dubai. If you could thumb through these historic pictures as if in a flip book, they would show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones. Remote Sensing Activities Help Current Search Limits Refine the Results Results 1 - 10 of 14 matches Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments DATA: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Core Data.
Which Nations Consume the Most Water? A vast amount of water is used to produce the food and products that nations consume. Large population is the greatest factor, but inefficient agriculture or dependence on water-intensive cuisine can exacerbate demand; meat consumption accounts for 30 percent of the U.S. water footprint. Certain countries, such as India and the U.S., also export significant quantities of water in the form of food and products, despite their own robust consumption. Populous nations that have little land or little water are huge net importers. Those insights come from engineers Arjen Y.
ELI: Climate Change: Instructional Resources Google Earth KML Files | Videos Supplemental Homework Readings | Instructional Handouts | Power Point Files Google Earth KMZ Files Weather and Climate.kmz Investigating Weather.kmz Climate Hotspots.kmz Future World Part1.kmz Future World Part2.kmz Videos How do we know the earth is warming? Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Environmental education for most adults used to mean learning a little bit about recycling and planting some trees on Arbor Day. We didn’t delve into ecology as much as we skimmed the surface. But things have gotten more complex since then, and the topic of climate change has brought environmental education to the forefront. At its best, environmental education gets students grappling with big, cross-disciplinary issues like sustainable design and renewable energy. Students think critically about environmental and ecological systems; they diagnose problems, and speculate about (or maybe even create) solutions.
Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Reviewed Teaching Collection This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are Animal Web Cams The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals. Watching Asian small-clawed otters: A family of otters, parents and offspring, live on Asia Trail. Small-clawed otters, the smallest of the world's 13 otter species, live in family groups and play often. Watching clouded leopards at the Zoo: Clouded leopards live at Asia Trail.