Kids Vote on the Environment, Part 1
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
What's the big deal about global warming? Where should we put all our trash? Thousands of kids around the country have added their votes to the Environmental Report Card. Find out the results — and what they mean for our environment — with these articles and examine more results here.
Are genetically modified foods good or bad? Most kids are divided about the environmental effects of these relative newcomers to our restaurants and grocery stores.
When protecting wild plants and animals, there is plenty for everyone to do. That's what the majority of kids said, when sharing their views online, as part of the Kids'Environmental Report Card poll.
In a recent Scholastic poll about the threats to ocean life, pollution got more votes than three other dangers: global warming, overfishing and ship and boat traffic combined.
In 2006, people produced more than 251 million tons of trash. Where do kids think all of it should go?
Pollution may be the biggest threat to coral reefs, according to the Kids'Environmental Report Card poll. Once land-based pollutants enter the ocean system, they can kill the polyps that build coral reefs.
What would you be willing to do to help the environment? Most participants in the Kids'Environmental Report Card poll were eager to do their part.
What should be done to improve the spider's image? In a recent poll, as many kids thought spiders were "icky" as those who thought they were "important."
Kids'Environmental Report Card pollsters chose solar power as the most promising alternative energy resource. It got more votes than the hydroelectricity and nuclear power combined.
What's the most important issue confronting our planet today? "Climate change," said the majority of Scholastic.com kids.
The Kids' Environmental Report Card results show that balancing the needs of people and nature is the key to managing Madagascar's fast-disappearing forests.
How are we doing in our responses to global warming? "Awful!" said most kids who participated in our recent poll.
Our treatment of endangered species gets a grade of C-minus, according to the Kid's Environmental Report Card poll.
Should people be allowed to build new homes in wildfire-prone areas? "Yes," say the vast majority of kids polled.