NGSS Aligned Resources for MS-ESS3-3.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
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Optimal and Sustainable: Renewable Energy Revamp
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewMore than 100 cities around the world have shifted from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Scholars investigate a city wanting to make this switch, but needs help determining how to make the shift. Groups consider all options,...
Building Better Buses: Transportation Design Challenges
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewScholars learn about a series of three challenges when they design a bus system for a small town. They determine the bus routes and then figure out the best type of fuel to use before considering the cost of going electric. Learners...
Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If renewable energy sources are the best option, why aren't they used on a global scale? Junior environmentalists explore the benefits and problems associated with energy sources such as solar, wind, and biomass with a short video and...
Your Environment, Your Health: Air Quality
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Some scientists argue that air pollution now causes more deaths than smoking. The second unit in a six-part series focuses on air quality. Scholars learn what's in the air, how clean the air around their school is, and what they can do...
Your Environment, Your Health: Chemicals in Your Home
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Many people know about chemical pollution, but are all chemicals bad? The third unit in a series of six addresses chemicals common in everyday life. Scholars learn about the chemicals found in their own homes, chemical safety, and...
Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
Cause and Effect of Water Pollution
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Your students will become aware of and be able to list the major types and sources of water pollution. Being able to recognize that the household, agriculture, and industry sectors of society contribute to water pollution, is the main...
Biodiesel: The Afterlife of Oil
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Use this slick video to introduce your environmental scientists to the wonders of biodiesel. They will learn about problems caused by our waste oil, how it can be recycled, and other benefits of using biofuels. Use the video, assessment...