6th Mass Extinction
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, "as many as 30 to 50 percent of all species are possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century." Engage your students to make a difference!
Think beyond genetics! Think food security. Create resilience. Over 90% of commercial varieties that were available 100 years ago are extinct. The preservation of crop biodiversity will happen in our home gardens & schools. Connect seed saving & breeding throughout your curriculum to preserve heirlooms of the past and breed heirlooms of the future.
Engineering for Good
Three-Dimensional Academic Conversations
Learn strategies on how to organize your units around Engineering for Good to address the human impact on natural systems. Explore projects that use the engineering design process to define issues, brainstorm solutions, and implement ideas to solve issues from waste, water scarcity, climate change to the sixth mass extinction.
Incorporate three-dimensional strategies and rubrics into your lessons to help students build models, argue using evidence, develop explanations, and analyze anchor texts. Engage students in making connections between anchor texts and cross cutting concepts and broaden their explanations to embed cross cutting concepts and science and engineering practices throughout their notebook.