Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Footprints

Mary Carr
Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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14 pages
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Designed to increase students’ knowledge of greenhouse gases and how they relate to warming, the desired outcome of this lesson is for each student to identify something(s) that (s)he can do to reduce his/her carbon footprint. Fairly simple review of the topic, teach it in science, math, or even homeroom!

- lesson plan
- 2 page printable reference sheet with greenhouse effect diagram, essential vocabulary, and web of effects of greenhouse gases
- carbon footprint worksheet
- math worksheet (determine range, mean, median, and mode of carbon footprint scores and construct a histogram)
- 3 reflective questions on student's own carbon footprint
- pledge cards - 2 versions, one decorated and one left plain for students to decorate

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