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The True Cost of Clean Water: A General Chemistry Lab
Katie Gulliford, Tacoma Community College
Students investigate methods to purify a sample of "dirty" water to drinking water. They'll look at three different methods for purification: distillation, filtration, and iodine (I2) treatment. They then will calculate the monetary cost of purifying water.

Game Assignment for Environmental Economics
Nelson Altamirano, National University
Game Assigment for Environmental Economics and Sustainability

Alternative futures lesson
Dan Zalles, SRI International
This lesson is the culmination of a course on river systems restoration being taught at the University of Washington as part of the Project "Data Sets and Inquiry in Geoscience Environmental Restoration ...

Spinning wheels of the carbon cycle: Carbon from gasoline to plant material
Yaffa Grossman, Beloit Colleg; george wittler, Ripon College
Students will determine the quantity of carbon dioxide released by driving a vehicle and the the amount of photosynthetic activity required during that time period to offset this carbon dioxide production.

Unit 1: Impacts of Land Use
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Martha Murphy, Santa Rosa Junior College; Sarah Fortner, Wittenberg University
In this introductory unit, students will learn about the fundamental role of observation by viewing photographs of both agricultural and non-agricultural (natural) landscapes and making independent observations. ...

Unit 6: Groundwater Availability and Resources
Adriana Perez, University of Texas at El Paso, The; Joshua Villlalobos, El Paso Community College
Students will utilize the desert Southwest region of the United States and the Ogallala Aquifer in a case study to evaluate issues regarding groundwater and its scarcity. Groundwater is often seen as a limitless ...

Unit 4: Women and Water
Jill Schneiderman, Vassar College; Meg Stewart, Fulbright
Students explore water quality and freshwater access issues around the globe. The activities require students to investigate region-specific water problems in different parts of the world and analyze how those ...

Unit 3: Streams and Water Diversion
Jill Schneiderman, Vassar College; Meg Stewart, Fulbright; Joshua Villlalobos, El Paso Community College
Unit 3 communicates the critical need for management of fresh water and ways in which citizens may take part in its conservation and restoration. Students explore the relationships between watersheds, drainage ...

Energy Resources: Considering the Sustainability of Past, Present, and Future Resource Consumption
Molly Lawrence and Max Bronsema, Western Washington University
Students consider the vast amount of past and present energy resources in the world, their distribution, as well as the sustainability of their use. It introduces the idea of resource consumption and distribution to high school students.

Sustaining Indigenous Cultures
Tori Saneda, Cascadia Community College
Student teams will research an indigenous culture focusing on issues of both cultural and environmental sustainability as they are related to modern development.

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