Sustainability Project

Sparks High School Technology Science Class

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Project Overview

Are your students getting restless the last few weeks of school? Do they need some motivation? If so, this is a GREAT Project:

Students learned the importance of living a sustainable life to preserve our environment through the use of alternative fuel sources and reducing waste thus protecting our fragile eco-system. Students worked collaboratively to research, create, and present their findings and knowledge in oral presentations, social media, public service announcements and inforgraphics.

21st Century Compentency Skills Used

This Project incorporated the following competencies while learning about sustainability:

  • Collaboration
  • Skilled Communication
  • Real World Problem Solving
  • Knowledge Construction
  • Use of Technology
  • Self Regulation


WCSD 21st Century Learning Division
he Washoe County Schools 21st Century Skills Elevator Guides provided guidance

21st Century Learning - "Ted Talk Do Schools Kill Creativity" by Sir Ken Robinson

Teaching in the 21st Century Video - by Sonja Delafosse

"This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education" - University of NV Ted Talk

"Every Kid Needs A Champion" by Rita Pierson Ted Talk

"21st Century Classroom" Video - Kent Meridian High School

Why Sustainability?

Students learned about environmental issues such as air pollution from green house gas emissions, lack of potable water, garbage pollution of our streams, lakes and oceans among other environmental threats.
Sustainability Project Movie Maker

This video shows the process during the project

Project Web Site

The "Sustainability Project" link above provides details of the project and teacher resources.

Student Products and Outcomes Included:

  • Over population Presentations
  • Reflections on Bali Student's Sustainable Actions
  • Department of Energy Biofuel Infographic Challenge
  • Infographic Challenge Social media Campaign results
  • Public Service Announcement Video Competition
  • Google Site as a Portfolio of their work

Biobutanol Infographic Above

Created and Submitted by King and Aldo for the National Department of Energy BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge

Contact Information

If you need any help or have any questions about 21st Century Learning, please let me know. It would be my pleasure to assist you.
Padlet Activity

Shows students being responsible stewards of their environment.

World of 7 Billion Wall Chart

This wall chart provides students with overview of population increases and its impact.

BioEnergizeMe Infographic Challenge

Educational Resources and Student Challenge Infographic Submissions. Click on the map to view Sparks High School student infographics,