Flipside Science is a youth-produced educational video series that tackles complex environmental engineering topics and empowers middle school students to make a difference. Developed by teachers and the California Academy of Science, the video series includes materials for middle school science classrooms but also are applicable for high schools.
Hosted by Academy youth, this engaging collection of videos and associated lessons explores how local communities are addressing environmental problems with solutions ranging from vertical farming to greywater recycling.
Units are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Among them:
Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population. How will we meet the needs of the future without harming the environment? This unit explores key water issues, the water cycle, and some of the technology and techniques used to conserve water.
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