A graphic organizer that allows students to navigate the positive and/or negative consequences of modifying the environment. There is also a column where students can write down any questions they may have.
I created this to fit with TEKS 2.8A and TEKS 2.8B from Unit 4 Interacting with the Environment in the Texas 2nd grade standards.
* ACTIVITY SUGGESTION! *
In my classroom, I paired this with a visual aid. I started with a scene of rolling hills and a blue sky made from butcher paper. I printed out pictures of things like a house, a bridge, road, barn, tractor, various farm animals, and power lines. At the start of the activity, I asked students what they noticed about the scene-- what would it feel like to be there, what would it sound like, etc. One by one we added modifications to the environment. Students wrote down how they thought each modification affected the environment. At the end, students shared their thoughts with others and were amazed at how many positive and negative consequences a single modification could have!