Environmentalism


  • Climate Change and Human Health

    Learn how human health is impacted by changes in the environment in this interactive activity adapted from A Human Health Perspective: On Climate Change by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Explore how global climate change affects health issues such as airway diseases, developmental disorders, mental health disorders, vectorborne diseases, and waterborne diseases. In addition, consider possible ways to reduce health risks.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Global Warming: The Developing World

    Thanks to technology, the world is changing faster than ever before. Unfortunately, many of these changes are probably having a negative impact on the global climate. This video segment adapted from NOVA/FRONTLINE takes a look at what the future might hold for the environment as a result of the expanding use of technology.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Germany Phases Out Nuclear Power

    Learn about Germany's controversial decision to end its nuclear energy program, in this video excerpt from FRONTLINE: Nuclear Aftershocks. In the wake of the 2011 Fukishima nuclear disaster in Japan, Germany announced plans to shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022. Germany has decided to use coal as a source of replacement energy to maintain baseload electricity until renewable sources (such as wind and solar) become more competitive. An increased reliance on fossil fuels may have potentially serious environmental ramifications by contributing further to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Lori Hunter Describes Impact of HIV/AIDS on South Africa's Environment | EarthSky

    Population scientist Lori Hunter talks about some of the broad impacts of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, including a possibly unsustainable reliance on local resources.

    This resource is audio only.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Exploring Environmental Change

    Students explore the connections that can exist in a natural environment, and examine how changes to the environment, particularly those caused by human activity, can affect those connections.

    Grades: 6-9, 13+