Ponds in Peril 

A free curriculum for K-8 students to learn how synthetic nitrogen and invasive species are changing Earth. 

Explore and learn about ecosystems, life science and global change using a simple pond experiment, performed in a Mason Jar. This multi-week dive into ecosystems is fun, experiential, inexpensive and hits a wide diversity of learning goals for K-8 students. It is comprised of four learning modules: 1. What are Ecosystems?, 2. Learning how Ponds work?, 3. Studying Global Change & 4. Scientific Method. Modules 1 & 2 are complete, while Modules 3 & 4 are still under development.

Click through these pictures for a brief curriculum walkabout.