Changes to Ecosystems: Human Impact Research Project

Changes to Ecosystems: Human Impact  Research Project
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Need a print and go research project for Human Impact on Ecosystems?

This is a perfect, simple, and engaging research project that will guide students through finding the cause and affects of changes in ecosystems. They will research with the goal of developing a way to allow humans to continue to grow and thrive while preserving the ecosystems around us.

This project includes graphic organizers for the research collection and planning pages for developing a new idea.

This is made to coordinate with the <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Human-Impact-and-Climate-Change-Unit-Lesson-Sets-NGSS-Middle-School-2606956">Human Impact and Climate Change Lesson Sets</a>, and can also coordinate with the <a href="https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Biomes-Stations-and-Task-Cards-1698988">Biomes Stations and Task Cards</a>.

Standards covered in this research project and the lesson set bundle:

NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) covered:
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. (Human Impact on the Environment)
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems. (Human Impact on the Environment)
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century. (Climate Change)

TEKS *Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) covered:
7th grade 
(8) (C)  model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed. (Human Impact on the Environment)
8th grade
(11) (D)  recognize human dependence on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems. (Human Impact on the Environment)

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