I believe it is essential that educators interweave climate literacy into all contents. We need to respect and be responsible for our world. We can do this by recognizing we are all leaders and problem solvers and by helping young people see themselves as capable of solving this crisis. They can make a difference, but we need to empower them. That is my role. Continue reading I Saw the Arctic Up Close. Now I’m Using It to Teach Math.
Febriandrini Kumala’s eighth-grade math students applied their knowledge of 3D shapes to design and build trash bins for their school. Students also developed greater awareness about plastic waste issues. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Using Math to Tackle Trash
David Sweeney inspired his third-graders to advocate for recycling and trash pickup at their school and in their community. Students collected trash, classified it, and analyzed the results. They connected with school community members to share their learning about recycling. David moved to fourth grade with his students this year and continues to support them in caring for their school. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Empowering a School Community to Recycle
ENVIRONMENT Scroll through how tons of trash travels from inland trash heaps to oceanic garbage patches. (National Geographic) Use our terrific activities to follow the “tremendous travels of trash” and the “perils of plastic.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How does so much trash end up in the middle of the ocean? directly. Trash … Continue reading What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Away?
ENVIRONMENT The tech boom is spreading worldwide and it comes with a cost. Between 2010 and 2015, e-waste generated in East and Southeast Asia rose 63%, according to a new report. (EurekAlert!) How does e-waste contribute to pollution? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study documents the skyrocketing accumulation of e-waste in East … Continue reading E-Waste Skyrockets in East Asia