Which sustainability component will your lesson focus on?
The sustainability component our lesson focused on biodiversity and population control.
What related problem/issue will you present?
The related problem presented was on conserving water.
What supporting facts characterize the problem?
UN-Water.org confirms that there is less than 3 percent of the world’s water that is usable by humans. This fact emphasizes how valuable water has become. In addition, it has been estimated that most people living in the U.S. use up to 100 gallons of water a day, much more than what is available to poorer countries. And according to statistics provided by the American Water Works Association, the average American household can save up to 30 percent of their daily usage of water through fixing leaks and installing more water efficient appliances.
What solution will you offer?
Since we are given such a small amount of water that is drinkable, we must take wise choices to conserve water. When brushing your teeth, don't leave the tap running. This wastes up to 2 gallons per minute. Compared to turning the water on before and after brushing which only wastes less than a gallon.
What action or actions do you want people to take as a result of your lesson?
As result of our lesson, we would want people to conserve water within the home by taking simple adjustments to their everyday life. Rather than taking long showers, we suggest taking shorter showers. In addition, fixing any leaks within the households would be a good idea, along with switching to water efficient appliances.
Please attach any supporting audio, video, images, files, blogs, links, graphs or other related to the problem or your solution?
Describe (in detail) what you presented on EARTH Day. Be sure to describe your "hook," your activity, and your "wrap up" in enough detail that next year's groups will be able to use it and improve upon it.
On EARTH Day, my group presented the topic water conservation. For our hook, we used a diagnostic test to determine how much the students knew about saving water. Several questions were asked, and those who raised their hand first and correctly was rewarded with either a bucket or sponge.
Next was our activity, which is similar to the game gestures. For this game, a volunteer is given a card with a water conserving related word written on one side. The student then acts out the object to the other students and the person to guess it right is given a small treat. This is repeated several more times.
For the wrap up, we suggested simple ways to conserve water within the household. We also compared the amount of gallons of water that would be saved through taking these simple steps to save water. Gallons of water that are displayed are used as a visual for the students.
Please describe in detail suggestions you have for improving your presentation if it were to be done in the future.
To improve our presentation, I suggest that cups of water be supplied to the children since they get very dehydrated walking around.