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Human Sustainability
Stop Disasters

Stop Disasters

The objective of Stop Disasters is to save lives! Students choose a scenario and try to build upon an established community; providing defenses and upgraded housing to prepare for the inevitable disaster.
Climate Hot Map

Climate Hot Map

Explore the signs of global warming on this map! The evidence of climate change includes heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease.
Global Sea Level Rise Map

Global Sea Level Rise Map

This interactive map can be used to show which areas would be under water if sea level rises a specific amount. It is intended to provide a visual impression of which geographic areas might be flooded if global warming and climate change continue unabated.
Rights to Resources

Rights to Resources

The Rights to Resources interactive map presents information on citizen and community rights to natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. National framework laws for each of the 49 countries in the region were reviewed to answer eleven questions about local use rights to five natural resources: water, trees, wildlife, minerals, and petroleum.
Against All Odds Game

Against All Odds Game

This video game helps players understand what it is like to be a refugee. Players learn some of the reasons people need to flee their country, as well as the hardships they encounter as they try to obtain asylum and establish themselves in a new country. The site provides lessons and help for teachers to use this great source effectively in the classroom.
3rd World Farmer

3rd World Farmer

3rd World Farmer lets you experience some of the hardships of farming in a poor country. Will you prosper despite corruption and lack of basic necessities? Or will endless wars, diseases, droughts, and unreliable markets perpetuate your economic disadvantage and spell your ultimate doom?
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KEY CONCEPTS

Natural Resources (ESS3.A)

  • Resource availability has guided the development of human society. (HS-ESS3-1)
  • All forms of energy production and other resource extraction have associated economic, social, environmental, and geopolitical costs and risks as well as benefits. New technologies and social regulations can change the balance of these factors. (HS-ESS3-2)

Natural Hazards (ESS3.B)

  • Natural hazards and other geologic events have shaped the course of human history; [they] have significantly altered the sizes of human populations and have driven human migrations. (HS-ESS3-1)

Human Impacts on Earth Systems (ESS3.C)

  • The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources. (HS-ESS3-3)
  • Scientists and engineers can make major contributions by developing technologies that produce less pollution and waste and that preclude ecosystem degradation. (HS-ESS3-4)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”

ABOUT US

Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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