Carbon Footprint

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Your young environmentalists can calculate their carbon footprint and discuss ways to reduce it with a worksheet about climate change. After reading a handout about what impact one's carbon footprint can have on the environment, kids complete a worksheet that adds up points to their carbon footprint based on the items they use in their household.

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Instructional Ideas
  • A great addition to your unit on conservation or Earth Day activities
  • Create a bar graph to represent the carbon footprints of the kids in your class after they complete the worksheet
  • Use the second worksheet as a warm-up activity before the lesson, or as a reflection assignment once the lesson is over
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