Sustainability Career Exploration STEM Challenge (Earth Day, distance learning)

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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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How can YOU help make the world a better place? The Sustainability STEM Challenge is a self-guided distance learning career exploration mini course for teens to learn what a sustainability analyst does, practice skills needed in fields of sustainability, and test drive the career through fun online activities. Delivered in interactive GoogleSlides and PDF formats, including:

1. online sustainability analyst career exploration resources including virtual job shadow YouTube video, career information sheet in English and Spanish, career focused 'test drive' activity, and reflection questions

2. short quiz with answer key

3. defining sustainability investigation (7 googleslides)

4. UN Goals for Sustainable Development mini research project (18 google slides) and link to optional Go Goals! Game

In this mini research project students will research the UN Goals for Sustainable Development, write a summary of what it is about, and find one example.

5. Sustainability Analyst Challenge with student friendly directions

Here's a glimpse of what this STEM Challenge entails:

"You are a Sustainability Analyst hired by the Environmental Protection Agency to analyze the sustainability practices of companies in your community. For this project you will find and ‘showcase’.....

6. project planning worksheets for students (3 page googledoc)

7. project rubric (1 page googledoc)

8. links to additional resources to explore careers in sustainability

This Challenge is provided as one cohesive Google Slides and PDF document with embedded links to corresponding online activities for easy uploading and sharing in your online classroom! All activities are designed to be completed independently using only simple materials and online resources, taking at least 4 hours for students to complete - a fun distance learning activity! A must have for Earth Day or any environmental science class!

Directly aligned with NGSS MS-ESS3-3 and TEKS.SCI.7.10.A.

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46 pages
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3 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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).


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