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SCN 494- Sustainability Science for Teachers

This "sustainability for teachers" guide provides over 50 short videos and resources covering the main issues related to sustainability. These issues are: population, human needs, natural resources, water,recycling, equity, and much more. Enjoy it!

Quick Facts about Food

(PDF) The U.S. Food System by Center for Sustainable Systems

This two-page document introduces the quick facts about agriculture production, consumption patterns, life cycle impacts, and solutions & sustainable alternatives. It shows a couple graphics, one about material flow of the food system and the other one about the energy flow in the U.S. food system.

Quick Facts about Corn

This is a k-12 student friendly list of facts about corn. It has a section about numbers associated with corn, corn products and corn geography. There is more information in this website about the history of corn and agriculture as well.

Food and Soil Facts by the Global Education Project

This is a one page document with mostly graphical information about agriculture in the world, grain production, fertilizer consumption, and causes of soil degradation.

Fishing & Aquaculture by the Global Education Project

This is another one page document by the global education project, it has mostly graphical information about aquaculture production, exclusive economic zones in the ocean by country, aquaculture environments, fish stock, human fish consumption, and utilization of fish.

Quick Facts about Water

(PDF) U.S. Water Supply and Distribution by the Center for Sustainable Systems

This is a two-page document divided in three main categories; patterns of water use, life cycle impacts, and solutions & sustainable alternatives. this article provides several graphs to illustrate water distribution by sources, water use, and energy needed to supply fresh water. 

(PDF) U.S. Wastewater Treatment by the Center for Sustainable Systems

This two-page article has a similar structure as the water supply one, it provides information of patterns of use focusing on contamination and treatment of water, also talks about life cycle impacts (energy consumption and social and economic impacts) and ends with a section on solutions & sustainable alternatives.

Freshwater 101 quiz by the National Geographic

This is a short 10-questions online quiz about facts related to fresh water.

Drinking Water and Sanitation Quiz by the National Geographic

This is another short 10- questions online quiz about drinking water.

Fresh Water Facts from the Global Education Project

This is a one-page online document with lots of graphical information about the distribution of water, list of common pollutants in water, and uses of water.

All About Water Properties and Measurements

This website covers all kinds of facts about water including but not limited to: density, color, pH, temperature, condensation & evaporation, hardness and precipitation.

Quick Facts about Energy

(PDF) U.S. Energy System by The Center for Sustainable Systems

This is a 2-page document focusing on the demand and supply of energy in the US, life cycle impacts, and solutions & sustainable alternative.

(PDF) U.S. Renewable Energy by the Center for Sustainable Systems

This two-page document provides a nice introduction to the sources of renewable energy in the U.S.

World Energy Supply by the Global Education Project

This is a graphical one-page docuemnt about world reserves of oil, coal and natural gas, world energy use by fuel, per capita energy consumption, energy use in the U.S, and more.

Quick Facts about Sustainability

Recycling Facts

Quick facts about aluminum, paper, plastic, and glass recycling. This website also provides solid waste and landfills quick facts

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