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NGSS Inquiry Activity for Understanding the Impact of Agriculture {Free}

NGSS Inquiry Activity for Understanding the Impact of Agriculture {Free}
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Human activities in agriculture have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and animals. This curriculum activity focuses on reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. It is intended for 5th-grade science - but it works for any age. In this lesson plan, students role play as happy farmers and consider ways to protect Earth's resources and the environment.

Curriculum Activity Overview

-Opening questions
-Students read scenario
-Prompts for decision making
-Reflection (i.e. Sense making)
-Application of Knowledge

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

-Develop and use critical thinking to make a decision about agriculture
-Obtain, evaluate, analyze information
-Use obtained information to construct arguments
-Make decisions in consideration of others
-Develop scientific thinking

Next Generation Science Standards

5-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity | Fifth Grade
-Performance Expectation: Obtain and combine information about ways society uses science and engineering to protect Earth’s resources and environment.

You can find student examples and videos visual resources in the appendix.
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