Sustainability Methods Lesson & Mini Research Project (distance learning)

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Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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22 pages
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A must have for Earth Day or any environmental science class!

In this lesson students will begin by taking an online Ecological Footprint test and assess sustainability of their own lifestyle. Students will then brainstorm ways to increase sustainability, and embark on a mini research project to explore 5 Sustainability Methods You Never Knew Existed using engaging mini TED Talks. Purchase includes:

1. 90 minute lesson plan written in 5E format (5 pages; PDF)

2. Student worksheet to scaffold the mini research project (3 pages; PDF)

3. 5 Sustainability Methods You Never Knew Existed presentation including video, embedded links used for mini research project, and slides for student answers (18 slides; googleslides format)

4. Exit ticket assessment with Claim, Evidence, Reasoning rubric

5. Extension ideas for early finishers/advanced learners

Directly aligned with NGSS HS-ESS3-4. Will take a minimum of 90 minutes to complete. Students can successfully complete this activity independently - a helpful distance learning resource.

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Total Pages
22 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems. Examples of data on the impacts of human activities could include the quantities and types of pollutants released, changes to biomass and species diversity, or areal changes in land surface use (such as for urban development, agriculture and livestock, or surface mining). Examples for limiting future impacts could range from local efforts (such as reducing, reusing, and recycling resources) to large-scale geoengineering design solutions (such as altering global temperatures by making large changes to the atmosphere or ocean).


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