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102 resources with the keyterm human impact on the environment

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Carbon Clean Up Obstacle Course

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Using hula hoops, bean bags, volleyballs, and boxes, little ones cooperate to simulate a reduction of carbon emissions. There are three different obstacles to compete in, making this a fun team challenge. In addition to carbon clean up,...
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Conjunction Function

For Teachers 1st - 12th
As part of a unit, this lesson familiarizes youngsters with components of a rain garden. They speculate about the role of an assigned component in contributing to a rain garden, and ultimately, in the health of the local watershed. Each...
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Migration Headache

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that...
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Tree Rings: Living Records of Climate

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Open with a discussion on weather and climate and then explain how tree rings can provide scientists with information about the earth's past climate. Pupils analyze graphics of simulated tree rings from various US locations for the...
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Mapping Greenhouse Gas Emissions Where You Live

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
After investigating the US Environmental Protection Agency's climate change website, your environmental studies students discuss greenhouse gas emissions. They use an online interactive tool to look at data from power production...
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Migration Mishaps

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Elementary ecologists pretend to be migratory hummingbirds. They fly between wintering and nesting grounds, trying to reach a habitat haven. In a musical-chair fashion, some birds will miss out, and are removed from the game. To further...
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Getting to the Core: The Link Between Temperature and Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Polar ice samples provide scientists with valuable information about the condition of the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Of particular interest is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its...
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Bug Lyphe!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their...
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One Ocean: It Matters!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the...
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What is My Carbon Footprint?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a lesson that walks youth through an online carbon footprint calculator produced by the University of California, Berkeley. Once learners finish inputting information, they compete a worksheet with the results. This is simple,...
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Understanding Overfishing

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Something's fishy here! Fishermen are having trouble catching enough fish to supply the demand due to years of overfishing. Bycatch, the unintentional harvesting of unwanted fish, is also a serious situation. Follow the viewing of this...
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Which Way to the Ocean?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners study the nesting process of the loggerhead turtle. They watch a video clip that shows them how human influences, such as artificial lights, can disorient turtle hatchlings, which can keep them from reaching the ocean. They work...
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Sustainable Marine Fisheries

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Through a fishing simulation, environmentalists discover consequences of over fishing. Afterward, they discuss how the activity relates to the impact of real-life commercial fishing. They also consider sustainability in the fishing...
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Extractive Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a chance for environmental studies classes to take a critical look at crises occurring around the globe by reading articles and viewing video clips. The human activities under scrutiny are the extraction of oil, logging, and...
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The Global Water Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the "quiet crisis," the lack of clean water, by reading articles and viewing video clips. They discuss the situations in Ethiopia, Yemen, Kenya, and Nepal. There are two options for the lesson, but one of them...
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Exploring Downstream: Water Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The lack of clean water is a life-threatening plight for millions of people around the world. Through an extensive WebQuest, young environment or social studies classes compare our water availability to that of the cxitizens of Ethiopia,...
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What Are You Drinking?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There is plenty of talk these days about our carbon footprints, but what about our water footprints? Do we think much about the amount of water we use in a given day or how safe it really is? Raise awareness with this resource. A...
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Wheel of Trouble

For Teachers 1st - 4th
While teaching about endangered species, you can incorporate this activity as a take-home reminder of what is threatening the sea turtle population. It is one of those paper plate projects in which a wedge is cut out to reveal a picture...
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Ozone Hole - Changes in the Stratosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Halting the depletion of the hole in the ozone layer has been one of humanity's happy recoveries from previous damage done to the environment. Meteorology masters muse the Montreal Protocol and examine data on changes in the ozone....
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Cell Wall Chemistry of Biofuel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this five-day lesson, emerging environmentalists explore the use of ethanol as an alternative renewable energy source. On days two and three, they actually hydrolyze cornstarch and make colorimetric analyses. Be aware that...
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Take a Stand

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Read 14 controversial environmental statements to your emerging ecologists. For each statement, learners decide if they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. They gather under a sign posted with their opinion. At each...
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The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The surge in human population in the last 2,000 years, due in large part to better health care, has brought a surge in the demand for resources and in pollution. The graphics, photographs, and real-life examples in a thought-provoking...
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The Effects of Acid Rain on the Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers work in groups to expose healthy plants to various environmental conditions. Each group is assigned a different amount of lemon juice to add to their water source, simulating acid rain. Some water is administered through...
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 3: Humans and Lions - Sharing Space through Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A worksheet showing both historic and current ranges of mountain lion populations is given to emerging ecologists. They examine human population data as well and try to determine if there is any correlation. Critical-thinking questions...