Human Impact and Climate Change Unit Lesson Sets (NGSS) Middle School
This is your one stop shop for complete lesson sets to teach the topic and standards!! Everything you need to teach Human Impact and Climate Change is included in this set. All you need to add are the lab materials, which I keep as simple as possible.
The activities in this lesson set are created to incorporate reading and writing into the Science curriculum. Each lesson is designed to last about a week (depending on your timing and students), and encourage student participation. Lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.These lessons also use Interactive Notebooks, Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning, Critical Thinking, and Project Based Learning to enrich the learning experience.
Lesson 1 Human Impact on the Environment
Lesson 2 Climate Change
Included in each lesson set:
Word Wall Builder Chart
Informational Text with Key Terms
Word Wall Cards/ Vocabulary Matching (3 Key Words per lesson)
Vocabulary Activity Pages
Interactive Science Notebook Activites
Critical Thinking Activity
Daily Science Starters
Formative Assessment with Rubric
**The lesson plans are written in the order I use them without a time frame, so that you can determine the timing for each activity based on your classroom needs.
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:
(8) (C) model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed. (Human Impact on the Environment)
(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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