Let’s Go Enviro is a digital video series that teaches environmental science through phenomena, project-based learning, and Georgia’s diverse ecosystems. The video library consists of six units. Units 1-5 include videos that invite students to become environmental stewards in their own communities, while Unit 6 introduces students to a wide range of careers in the industry. All videos are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for high school environmental science.
Each unit includes teacher and student support materials and resources that can be used in the classroom.
Click here for a video introduction to the series.
Host Raiany Silva and watershed expert, Mike Kahle, explore a local stream in Cobb County. To understand how energy flows through an ecosystem, they conduct a visual survey and chemical test that students can do on their own or through organizations like Adopt-a-Stream.
Host Cecil Washington visits the Georgia Sea Turtle Center in Jekyll Island. To learn about stability and change in Earth’s ecosystems, various experts discuss the salt marshes and how to protect and promote biodiversity in the coastal region.
Host Raiany Silva visits a solar panel farm in Hiram and a sustainable community south of Atlanta. Various experts explain the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources, while also demonstrating best practices to conserve energy and how students can audit their own energy-usage.
In order to understand how human population growth can impact Earth’s natural resources, various experts demonstrate solutions like food recovery and composting, as well as how students can evaluate food waste in their own communities.
Host Raiany Silva takes students on a journey to feature sustainable infrastructures like the Atlanta Beltline, Clayton County Wetlands, and The Ray Highway in LaGrange. In order to understand the effects of human population growth on ecosystems, Raiany also visits Arabia Mountain High School to learn about sustainable design from teachers and students.
This unit features a variety of roles in the field of Environmental Science as career opportunities. Additionally, students are encouraged to become citizen scientists, environmentalists, and volunteers in their communities.
Students analyze conceptual, mathematical, and physical models of atoms. This unit also includes an overview of protons, neutrons, and electrons, as well as a periodic table of elements.
Fast Forward travels to the west side of the state to clear up some misconceptions about modern factories. We visit KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point. This state-of-the-art facility rolls out one new car every minute, and we show the entire process—from steel coils all the way to the test track. And while we’re here, we learn who really runs the world (hint: it’s not the “cool kids”).
The focus of this unit is to help students understand the condition in which all competing influences counteract each other, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.