2120 L St, NW
In a simulation game, students desiring to draw renewable resources from a common pool determine short-term consumption strategies that will preserve a long-term supply of the resource for all.
» Whole class hands-on
» Poker chips
» Lively music (optional)
» Social Studies
» Prep: 10 minutes
» Activity: 30 minutes
Facts and Background:
» Global Family Ties
A middle-grades appropriate reading that addresses the role of poverty and inequity in population issues.
» Human Population Growth: An S/T/S Issue
A brief description of how human population growth is an effective focus for science/technology/society education.
» Who Polluted the Potomac?
Through an interactive story, students learn how our rivers have been affected by our growing population.