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Lego Goes Green

April 5, 2018

Legos are among the world’s most popular toys. But the process for making them—as with many other toys—hurts the environment. Why? Legos are made of plastic. The plastic is made from oil, which is a nonrenewable resource. Now, Lego…

World

A Big Mess

April 5, 2018

Around 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic have piled up in a stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California. The area is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to a new study from the Ocean Cleanup foundation,…

United States

Climate in Court

April 5, 2018

Levi Draheim lives in Satellite Beach, Florida. It’s warm year-round there. Levi, 10, spends most of his time outside. He often walks from his house to the beach to go swimming and boogie boarding. But when Levi grows up, his…

Environment

Goodbye to Glitter?

April 4, 2018

Want to help clean up the ocean? Then you might want to say goodbye to glitter. That’s what 19 preschools in the United Kingdom did last year. Now scientists are exploring the idea of a bigger ban. They hope it…

Science

The Battle for Coral Reefs

April 3, 2018

Half of the world’s coral reefs have died in the last 30 years. The fight to save the remaining reefs just got more complicated. New research shows that even if people succeed in protecting reefs from pollution and overfishing, global…

Text Sets

G3-4 Text Set: Fighting for the Planet

October 10, 2017

On average, global temperatures have gone up almost 2°F in the last century, largely due to human activity. Everyone is affected by changes in our planet, and everyone plays a role in either contributing to or fighting climate change. This…

Environment

Water Works

April 14, 2017

In a small village in Thailand lives a girl named Wanjai. She and her family make their home on the Khao Laem Reservoir. Wanjai and her friends play in the water. Her family bathes, cooks, and cleans with it. They…