Students study facts about humans and how they are impacting the Earth. In this investigative lesson plan students help map peoples footprints over the Earth's surface and evaluate these factors.
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Analysis of Energy Usage & Methods to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Working in groups of two, learners examine their own carbon footprints and energy consumption, then determine a plan to reduce their impacts on the environment. Although designed to be a final project for a chemistry class, the...
9th - 12th Science
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Your Family’s Carbon Footprint
A big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is livestock, so the less meat you eat, the lower your carbon footprint! During lesson four in the series of five, learners calculate their and their families' carbon footprint using the...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Calculating Your Ecological Footprint
You can lower your ecological footprint by recycling! Lesson four in this series of five has individuals, through the use of a computer, calculate their ecological footprints. Through discussions and analysis they determine how many...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Life-Cycle Thinking and Personal Carbon Footprint
A comprehensive lesson on product life cycle, energy consumption, and personal carbon footprint is described in this resource. Lead high school environmental science buffs through the complex process of product production and discussions...
8th - 12th Science