Sustainability: Reduce Your Environmental Impact!
- Identify causal relationships between a specific human activity and its negative environmental impact
- Generate ideas on how to mitigate negative impacts of human behaviors on the environment
- Evaluate possible actions by quantifying their effectiveness after implementation
Global warming, pollution, and deforestation are just a few examples of how human actions affect our planet. How can we reduce our impact on the environment? In this lesson, students will find out by using an online tool called Your Plan, Your Planet. Based on their findings, students will come up with their own action plans aimed at reducing their personal ecological footprint and assess its effectiveness after implementation.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Area of Science
Sustainability, environmental impact, ecological footprint
Svenja Lohner, PhD, Science Buddies
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