Lessons & Activities
What’s the Big Idea?
Students will be able to identify and apply the Big Ideas of Sustainability in their place to help develop a sustainable mindset.
Today’s Trash is Tomorrow’s Problem
Students will analyze items in their backpacks and classroom and determine what they’re made of and what happens to those items after their use.
Students will be able to identify what a food desert is and where they exist in their place by using google maps and other research tools.
The ‘Do Nothing’ Machine
Students will use motor skills and creative thinking to construct their
own “do nothing” machine. This activity encourages little engineers
to express themselves, while parents help to draw connections and
awareness to stewardship, and repurposing our waste.
Hydroponics and Sustainable Farming with Moonflower Farms
Our current food systems are vastly inefficient with food waste, rampant pesticide use, transport emissions, and agriculture runoff. Many communities live in food deserts with inadequate fresh produce, translating to inequitable health outcomes. Moonflower Farms is partnering with CELF to address these real world problems by using space age technology, hydroponics and sustainable city farming …
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Product Life Cycle
In this lesson, students will construct an explanatory model to identify the stages and processes of a product.
Collective Action on Climate Change and Poor Air Quality in Houston
Students choose a solution to address climate change, then groups propose their idea to the school campus, City of Houston City Council, and/or HISD Trustees (based upon the scope of their idea). Students use their research and writing skills to record a podcast. Students share with audience members their podcast and survey (to assess the …
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LifeStraw®: STEM & Service
Explore water-related issues from multiple perspectives. Introduce humanitarian design as a viable and
necessary solution for a more sustainable future.
A River Runs Through It
The main goal is for students to understand and explain the impact humans have had on the Los Angeles River and its watershed in the last 150 years.
Colors of Place
This activity invites learners to engage in their surroundings, and works for both in-school and virtual learning. With the mindset ofdetectives, students look for clues about the characteristics and relationships of living things within a particular space.