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Carolina EcoKits®: Resource Sustainability

Item # 187214 Exclusive
Carolina EcoKits®: Resource Sustainability is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Grades 9-12. Students explore sustainable resource use practices by modeling the harvesting and management of several natural resources. They simulate harvesting of timber as well as the excavation and retrieval of precious metals, gemstones, and fossil fuels from an ecosystem. They confront the challenges involved with obtaining important natural resources while simultaneously attempting to protect and conserve the environment. Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

Price

$56.95

This item will ship on or about 8/10/17

Grades 9-12.

  • Recognize the reality of consumption as well as the value and necessity of conservation
  • Think critically about sustainable and unsustainable resource use practices
  • Learn the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources

Students explore sustainable resource use practices by modeling the harvesting and management of several natural resources. They simulate the harvesting of timber as well as the excavation and retrieval of precious metals, gemstones, and fossil fuels from an ecosystem. They must confront the challenges involved with obtaining important natural resources while simultaneously attempting to protect and conserve the environment. Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4. Exercise requires 60 minutes.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Brown Dough, 3 lb 1 Included
Green Dough, 3 lb 1 Included
Black Sand, 1 lb 1 Included
Coarse Sand, 1 lb 1 Included
Gravel, 1 lb 1 Included
Toothpicks 250 Included
Black Beads 40 Included
Yellow Beads 40 Included
Green Beads 40 Included
Plastic Spoons 8 Included
Plastic Containers 8 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Cups, 8 oz 24 Needed, Not included
Resealable Plastic Bags 16 Needed, Not included
Paper Towels and Plates (for cleanup) Needed, Not included
Spray Cleaner Needed, Not included
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very engaging and fun lab activity Sparked excellent and nuanced discussions in my class as students debated the pros and cons of different strategies. Materials are not sustainable, unfortunately, but now that I've worked with the kit I will be able to replace them with materials of my choosing when they run out. HIGHLY recommended - the lab is set up beautifully and sparks deep and emotional engagement on the part of students.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great for one lab use, but hard to use a second time It would be nice if the company could alter this lab to make the materials easier to separate and be reused. The sands and gravel combine and also get stuck in the dough. It worked well the one time I used it, however for a lab on resource sustainability it should be able to be used over and over again and be sustainable as well. I would not purchase again for that reason and would not recommend it for an environmental science class.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My students loved this! My students LOVED this! While the price is a bit outrageous for the materials, my students were so excited and engaged! They had a blast building their ecosystems, then getting to harvest them for resources. There were great conversation and debates going on about sustainability! Overall I am pleased and will repeat in future years!
Date published: 2014-11-20
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