ESS3C - Human Impacts on Earth Systems

The human impact on the earth's systems often has unintended consequences.  A comprehensive video lesson builds a progression for teaching the standards ESS3C in elementary through secondary classrooms. Instruction focuses on the human impact on earth systems by discussing both immediate and long-term effects.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Review your lesson plans to emphasize important concepts discussed in the video for your grade level
  • Plan collaboration time with teachers in grades above and below yours to discuss vertical alignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of the four earth spheres

  • Offers a progression of skills from K-12th grade
  • Emphasizes human impact on each sphere


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