You Have The Power Home Energy Audit
Adapted from the Water Planet Challenge You Have The Power Action Guide, this audit tool will guide youth through the evaluation of home energy use to increase energy efficiency at home.
Snack-Sized Science: Bundled Up with Blubber
EarthEcho invites you to play along with us during “Snack-Sized Science”. These brief and interactive science demos with the EarthEcho team are meant to help your young-learners get excited to investigate the fascinating world of SCIENCE and hopefully explore more of EarthEcho’s digital resources...maybe even on their own! Join EarthEcho as we learn about the ways in which marine animals are adapted to survive in cold ocean water. In this activity, we will make a “blubber glove” to protect your hand from icy water!
Desalination Design Activity
This design challenge moves your students from passive to active learners through a cross-curricular, hands-on team challenge in direct correlation to real-world issues of water conservation. By creating prototype desalination plants and companies, students in grades 6-8 will understand how substances are separated, the need for freshwater conservation, and ultimately how a desalination plant works.
Service Learning in Action with Rockway Middle School
Students at Rockway Middle School in Miami, FL, grow corals in their classroom and have learned about the critical ecosystem services that the reefs provide. This classroom is working with university partners to restore habitat by providing healthy corals for transplant to experimental reef sites.
Into the Dead Zone: What Happens When We Use Fossil Fuels?
Nearly a third of the nutrients that contribute to the Chesapeake Bay Dead zone come from airborne sources. Beginning at a headwaters stream in Shenandoah National Park, Philippe Cousteau Jr. and the EarthEcho Expeditions team investigate how reactive nitrogen in the air makes its way to the Chesapeake Bay.
How is Electricity Generated? - Middle School Worksheet
Generating electricity is simple in principle. Students build a model turbine to learn how any moving medium can potentially generate electricity. They explore the impact of using renewable versus non-renewable resources to produce electricity, including. Students consider the life cycle cost of the different energy sources by researching the economic, environmental and political costs and benefits.