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Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres

Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres
Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres
Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres
Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres
Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres
Investigating How Humans Impact the Earth's 4 Spheres
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NGSSMS-ESS3-3
NGSSMS-ESS3-4
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This is a Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Activity that provides an authentic learning opportunity for students. They will not only complete the Claim Evidence Reasoning, but also provide solutions to reduce the impact. Then, students will complete a reflection explaining how he or she will reduce their human footprint.

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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).
NGSSMS-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. Examples of evidence include grade-appropriate databases on human populations and the rates of consumption of food and natural resources (such as freshwater, mineral, and energy). Examples of impacts can include changes to the appearance, composition, and structure of Earth’s systems as well as the rates at which they change. The consequences of increases in human populations and consumption of natural resources are described by science, but science does not make the decisions for the actions society takes.
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