Sustainability issues, green living, and energy challenges are all big news these days. Why not use National Green Week, February 4–8, to help kick off a new year of environmental education and start a conversation in your classroom? Motivate your students to get involved with environmental issues and highlight ways they can make a difference. For resources, check out our collections on Earth Day, disposable culture, and the science of energy. Play a game to see how you would deal with positive and negative consequences of various types of power. Show students that products have lifespans and when we’re through with them, we need to recycle, reuse, and re-imagine new purposes for them.
Find more lesson plans, activities, and participation challenges from the Green Education Foundation. Join in Thinkfinity’s discussion about “going green” and visit our partners at Wonderopolis for an answer to kids wondering what happens to recycled items.