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View Resource The Formulation of Fossil Fuels

This lesson plan will help students understand their own role in the larger picture of energy consumption. The material looks at what energy is required for all of the products we use on a daily basis. It would be useful when introducing students to the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources, or in general ecology education. The material should require about four class periods...

View Resource Siting Power Generation Facilities: Environmental Justice Concerns

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this PowerPoint document on environmental justice concerns. The document includes ten classroom activities on related topics such as participatory mapping, energy consumption and demographics. Worksheets are included in the document. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no...

View Resource Be Aware, Buy With Care!

This lesson plan will help students understand the big picture of consumption and responsible buying. Through group discussion, the class will look into the changes in the environment that have resulted from overconsumption. Students will analyze the effects of each item they purchase, from original production through use and eventual disposal. The material is intended for high school level...

View Resource Global Trends Quiz

All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage....

View Resource Economic Indicators

Both scholars and those with a penchant for statistics will want to bookmark this fine website created and maintained by the federal government. The site provides monthly compilations of economic indicators covering prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money, and Federal finance. Visitors can use the search engine to type in their desired terms, or they can...

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