Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}

Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
Ecological Footprints - Internet Activity {Editable}
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Ecological footprint activities are great to help students really understand how their lifestyle decisions impact the environment. This 2 page EDITABLE WEB ACTIVITY uses the best ecological footprint generator I have found online. The benefit of this footprint generator is that it asks the most important questions, and can all be viewed on one webpage. The calculator adjusts their ecological footprint impact with every field they fill out so they have an instantaneous record of how every decision affects their footprint. The generator is based on United Kingdom statistics, but for all intensive purposes, the generator applies to Western lifestyles in North America.

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TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT HAVE SAID:

♥ "Love that I can edit this. My students really enjoyed this activity." (Thanks Anonymous Buyer.)
♥ "This was a wonderful addition to our humans and biodiversity unit, thank you!" (Thanks Kelly B.)
♥ "This activity works really well with the website! Great activity that my students really benefited from." (Thanks TSL)

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ACTIVITY OBJECTIVES:
The activity sheet directs students to the website and then instructs them to play around with the settings on the ecological footprint generator in order to calculate the following:
1) their own personal footprint
2) the footprint of the most sustainable person and
3) the footprint of the least sustainable person. They will record their answers to each of these options on the activity sheet.

After doing this analysis, the students are asked a series of 8 questions on the activity sheet that gets them to analyze the different components on the calculator and figure out why each component contributes to a higher or lower ecological footprint.

It will take students 1 period in a computer lab to finish this activity. A good discussion of results can follow their findings. This never fails to engage my students and works very well in getting them to understand how individual lifestyle decisions (e.g. type of food eaten, type of housing lived in, where you vacation, how you transport yourself to work/school etc.) effect your impact on the environment.

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A FREE CASE STUDY TO COMPLIMENT THIS ACTIVITY:
If you are interested in adding a case study to your ecology unit, the product below is goes very well either before or after the ecological footprint activity.

Easter Island - Ecological Case Study - FREE

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