Authors: Stephen T. Schroth, Ph.D., Janese Daniels, Ph.D.
Product Code: 0585
ISBN: 9781646320585
Pages: 168
Availability: In stock.

Growing Up Green allows young students (grades K–2) to build critical and creative thinking skills, while also improving skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The book:

  • Includes 10 problem-based investigations that explore sustainability and environmental concerns.
  • Covers topics such as reducing one's carbon footprint, developing green manufacturing processes, initiating a recycling program, and more.
  • Is perfect for general education classrooms, single- or multi-grade gifted classrooms, or pull-out programs.
  • Features crosscurricular connections.
  • Includes a list of apps, websites, and books that can be used to increase students' understanding and curiosity.

Each investigation includes comprehensive teacher instructions, ideas for differentiation, hands-on student activities, reproducible student resources, reflection opportunities, and assessment options. The engaging investigations guide learners through the process of identifying problems, developing research questions, gathering and analyzing data, developing possible solutions, and disseminating information to others.

Grades K–2


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by Victoria Romano
on 4/2/2021
from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Growing Up Green Problem-Based Investigations in Ecology and Sustainability for Young Learners STEM
Growing Up Green is a comprehensive blue print for collaborating with student to identify, develop, and enhance STEM thinking and skills through thematic problem based investigations. Both the teacher and the learner will experience supportive and truly differentiated STEM work in Weather, Climate Change, and Recycling. Ready to use handouts that are clear and age appropriate at all levels provide authentic ways to monitor student progress and ways for students to monitor their own progress. Information Literacy experiences are also development with rich literature and technology connections to each investigation.
by Tina Hudak
on 2/9/2021
from Online
Library Thing
This compact instruction book on sustainability and the environment is dense with carefully constructed pedagogy with ten detailed lesson plans, worksheets for classroom reproduction, reliable resources in online and print formats, bibliographic resources, and a chart of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Whether using this in a classroom or home-school setting, the materials used by the students are easily accessible and inexpensive. The emphasis is on critical thinking through investigation, extension activities, and reflection and begins with a children’s book title to jump start this chain of events listed in Appendix A. The authors are firmly rooted in Early Childhood Education and thus offer no time-line for each lesson’s progress. It could be that the students’ prior knowledge will affect how quickly they delve into the content; the teacher may need to prepare students for some of the terminology by contextualizing it (e.g. sexism in Activity 3.2 prior to lessons. A valuable re
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Review by: Lewie Dunn, Georgia Military College - February 19, 2021
Prufrock Press has once again has published a great work to assist educators just starting out or seasoned veterans in need of some new ideas. Not only for in service educators but would also serve the home school educator and educator in training at the College levels.

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