Human Impact on the Environment

This Human Impact on the Environment lesson plan also includes:

Study the ways that humans have impacted the environment, particularly the spread of plastic waste. After watching a short film about the Laysan albatross population, learners complete a worksheet and research other ways that plastic waste has affected various ecosystems.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extension activities provide good opportunities for extra credit or additional research projects
  • Add the lesson to your unit on conservation or Earth Day
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for an interactive whiteboard, but some elements of the lesson will work without it
Pros

  • Straightforward and interesting
  • Comes with all necessary materials, included worksheet, links to films, and presentations
Cons

  • None