Sustainability: How Our Actions Affect the Environment
- Understand the concept of sustainability and the impacts of human activities on Earth
- Use evidence to describe how a given everyday activity affects the environment
- Identify solutions (actions) that can reduce the environmental impact of an individual or community
How do our everyday actions contribute to our ecological footprint? Can we change our individual actions to be more environmentally friendly and create a more sustainable lifestyle? In this lesson, students will evaluate their own environmental impact using an online tool called Your Plan, Your Planet, and evaluate simple ways to reduce their ecological footprint as an individual or community.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Area of Science
Sustainability, environmental impact, carbon footprint
Svenja Lohner, PhD, Science Buddies
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