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915 East Jefferson

Post Office Box 1708


Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Telephone 800-828-5787
620-231-0000
Fax 620-231-1339

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Communications Manager Tom Farmer


FOR IMMEDIATE USE 800-828-5787, tfarmer@pitsco.com

A green education
Pitsco brings eco-friendly concepts
into the classroom with new Modules
Get students’ interest peaked in thinking about the environment around them
with Pitsco’s new Green Modules.
The Modules, Carbon Footprint, Changing Oceans, Eco-Architecture, Future
Fuels, Garbology, Going Green, Green Machines, Mission to Mars, Rocks &
Resources, and Sustainable Agriculture, are standards-based science content
presented to students in a hands-on, relevant, and real-world format.
Each Module includes at least three math/science enrichments that expound
on the content covered. These enrichments usually present a math or science
problem to be solved by the students and show the relevance of using math and
science in life situations.
In Pitsco Education Module labs, teachers facilitate learning in the student-
centered environment and work one-on-one and one-on-two to ensure student
understanding. An added benefit of the Green Modules is that students learn about
making green choices and being good stewards of the world in which they live.
Pitsco’s Green Modules:
• In the Carbon Footprint Module, students learn about four
major sectors that contribute to Earth’s carbon emissions –
transportation, agriculture, consumerism, and energy, and learn
simple steps they can take to lessen their carbon emissions.
• The Changing Oceans Module leads students on a tour of ocean
problems and introduces them to important science concepts
along the way.
• The Eco-Architecture Module enables students to explore
a variety of alternative home-building methods that are more
sustainable and more energy efficient than our current, typical
construction.
• In Future Fuels, students follow the path of the Sun’s energy
and learn how humans have utilized its many forms over time.
They also learn why we need to explore energy alternatives and
how we can use them to help preserve and protect the
environment.

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• Garbology delves deep into the world of waste, helping students get an idea of
the scope of the garbage problem.
• The Going Green Module is all about what we can do to be a little “greener” in
and around the home.
• In the Green Machines Module, students examine the social and environmental
costs associated with different modes of travel, and look at the negative impact
on air quality.
• Mission to Mars integrates the concepts of green living to the current
research being conducted for a planned mission to the planet Mars, such as
water conservation, food availability, energy needs, global warming, and ozone
depletion to name a few.
• In Rocks & Resources, students learn what it takes to get raw materials out of
the ground or ocean, and see firsthand that using rocks as resources can (if not
well controlled) wreak havoc on the environment.
• The Sustainable Agriculture Module introduces students to modern farming practices and provides students
the opportunity to compare eco-friendly food-production methods to more traditional methods.
To learn more about Green Modules and other Pitsco Education STEM solutions, visit www.pitsco.com/green.
To see a video about Green Modules beta testing, visit Pitsco’s YouTube page.
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Pitsco Education is the leading provider of age-appropriate, student-centered K-12 learning solutions. Our standards-
based K-12 curriculum promotes student success through positive and challenging learning experiences. Our curriculum
combines relevant hands-on activities and a team-based, student-directed learning environment to deliver core courses
and career skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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