Protecting the Environment
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Grades: 6 - 12

Focus Area Description:  Videos highlight innovative approaches in protecting the health of the earth through environmental management and protection and actions people can take to help the environment.

Our current library of 39 videos in this Focus Area are available in the subareas listed to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today.

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New May 2022! Making Sustainable Asphalt from Recycled Plastic Waste
Other Samples:
The Power of Pig Poop—Renewable Energy Created from Manure

Quick Ideas for Using our Protecting the Environment Videos:

  • Use the videos as a conversation starter for a class discussion on a topic linked to your study.
  • Use the videos with a lesson plan you create where students investigate a specific “green” or environmental protection strategy and report their learning in a video or in-person presentation using ET video clips as part of the presentation.
  • Use the videos with journal prompts for students to write about as they respond to/reflect on content included in the video.
  • Have students view a video and determine any additional questions they have about the information presented that were not answered in the video. Have them research to see if any local individuals/organizations/companies could answer their questions and contact them for those answers.  If local experts are not available, mail their questions to us at and we’ll forward to the expert from the video to see if they can respond.
  • Use the videos as examples for students to follow in videos they create on a subject related to protecting the environment. The video could be any of the three formats used in this focus area of the ET collection.  Have students research, script, and edit the video using a format/software that works best for you and them.   Consider publishing student videos on the school website or another public forum of your choice.
  • Provide the videos for students to view independently to satisfy their own curiosity/interest in the topic highlighted.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on a topic of your or their choice:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.