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Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.

 
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Spaceship Earth: Concept formation (1 of 5)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

For modern humans, basic resources like water, oxygen, and soil can seem like limitless resources. How might we understand that human life actually requires a complex and delicate balance of interconnected forces?

 
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graphic spaceship
   

Culminating Semester Project: Science Superheroes!

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get students thinking about big-picture issues and how science can help solve them as they create their own science superhero and perform a superhero action in their community!

 
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Climate Change: It's All Around Us (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change impact wildfires, the oceans, and glaciers? How do our national policies to fight climate change stack up against those of other nations? Students will find out through an engaging JigSaw Activity in this lesson!

 
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Spaceship Earth: Concept evaluation (4 of 5)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of Spaceship Earth can be used as an analytic framework that has wide ranging implications for humans' approach to management of the Earth. How might we develop management strategies that minimize the influence of human colonization of Earth?

 
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Reflections (5)
graphic spaceship
   

Brushing Up on Graphing (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Create and use an interesting, contemporary data set to drive a discussion of the practice and use of graphs in scientific study and discussion!

 
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Reflections (1)
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CAPSTONE: Feeding 9 billion through sustainable farm design (1 of 3)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The human population will approach 9 billion by 2050, but our current food system was not designed to sustainably feed so many. How might we apply our understanding of agricultural methods to feed 9 billion people in an environmentally sustainable manner?

 
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graphic feeding 9
   

Climate Change: It's All Around Us (Day 3 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change impact wildfires, the oceans, and glaciers? How do our national policies to fight climate change stack up against those of other nations? Students will find out through an engaging JigSaw Activity in this lesson!

 
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Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
climate change mind
   

Separating Mixtures: Direct Instruction

7th Grade Science » Unit: Mixtures: Separating Mixtures
7th Grade Science » Unit: Mixtures: Separating Mixtures
Andrea Pless
Wheat Ridge, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Would you drink toilet water?

 
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waste water
   

Connecting Organic Chemistry to the Food We Eat (Day 1 of 5)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4: Molecules of Life: Organic Chemistry
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 4: Molecules of Life: Organic Chemistry
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dig into food science topics with this project to connect student experiences to organic chemistry and the world!

 
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processed food timeline
   

Brushing Up on Graphing (Day 3 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Create and use an interesting, contemporary data set to drive a discussion of the practice and use of graphs in scientific study and discussion!

 
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Resources (18)
 
Reflections (1)
graph
   

Spaceship Earth: Concept evolution (5 of 5)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Human ingenuity has negatively affected the natural environment. How might we use human ingenuity to develop solutions to the problems that we have caused?

 
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graphic spaceship
   

Brushing Up on Graphing (Day 2 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2: The Science of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Create and use an interesting, contemporary data set to drive a discussion of the practice and use of graphs in scientific study and discussion!

 
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Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
graph
   

CAPSTONE: Feeding 9 billion through sustainable farm design (2 of 3)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The human population will approach 9 billion by 2050, but our current food system was not designed to sustainably feed so many. How might we apply our understanding of agricultural methods to feed 9 billion people in an environmentally sustainable manner?

 
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Resources (21)
 
Reflections (3)
graphic feeding 9
   

A Bioethics Question: DNA Information and Society (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Help students connect science to our community with this engaging two day lesson series on the bioethics of DNA sample collection!

 
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fingerprint
   

Climate Change: It's All Around Us (Day 2 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change impact wildfires, the oceans, and glaciers? How do our national policies to fight climate change stack up against those of other nations? Students will find out through an engaging JigSaw Activity in this lesson!

 
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Resources (13)
 
Reflections (2)
climate change mind
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