What’s more summery than watermelon? These fun lessons from the National Watermelon Promotion Board are perfect summer science activities and can be modified depending upon the grade range you’re teaching.
Why not insert a bit of green science humor into your next quiz or homework page? Extra points for students who guess the right answers to our riddles!
If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, we invite you to share it as a comment below.
Wind power… solar power… hydropower… power from biomass… There’s so much to say about these renewable energy sources and their growing importance in our lives. Time spent teaching young minds about green science is invaluable—we are helping them to understand and participate in their own futures as inhabitants of our planet!
Even the smallest scientists will understand that the sun and wind can be made to “do work” and produce energy. This topic is so much fun to explore, we hope you’ll share your own favorite discussion starters with us in the comments below!
Hardly a day goes by without some important announcement from the global scientific community regarding green science. It may be related to climate change, water pollution, greenhouse gasses… A common theme is that the inhabitants of Earth must get serious about finding and utilizing new energy sources before it’s too late.
Looking at current events is a great way to help your students recognize how crucial science is in their daily lives, now and in the future. We’ve compiled a selection of newsworthy articles that you can use in class to prompt discussions about biofuels as well as energy from the wind, sun and water.
Enjoy! If you find an article you’d like us to share, please let us know in the comments below.
Rev Up Your Students with Green Science Videos!
We think green science topics like renewable sources of energy are much easier to understand when students can watch a video. Animations are especially useful to explain concepts like geothermal energy or—for that matter—biofuels made from…ummm… excrement.
If you come across a video you’d like us to add here, please leave us a comment below!