Environmental Issues Research Project NGSS MS-ESS3-3

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
Standards
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Pages
26 pages
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Description

This NGSS lesson plan will encourage students to learn about different environmental issues from each other. There are instructions for the teacher, environmental problems picture cards (colored and black and white), There are pages for an interactive notebook, instructions for doing a group research assignment and presentation, as well as rubrics for students to use to assess their own work.

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

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NGSSMS-ESS3-3
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Examples of the design process include examining human environmental impacts, assessing the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and designing and evaluating solutions that could reduce that impact. Examples of human impacts can include water usage (such as the withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or the construction of dams and levees), land usage (such as urban development, agriculture, or the removal of wetlands), and pollution (such as of the air, water, or land).
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

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