Solutions to Human Impacts

The phrase think globally, act locally inspires scholars to address pollution. After learning about invasive species, nutrient pollution, and dead zones, discussion questions help scholars link the concepts. They then apply knowledge of small acts locally to help the health of the global waters. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate dead zones around the world
  • Research the three closest MPAs to where you live
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the importance of ocean habitats
  • Second of four lessons on Healthy Oceans
Pros

  • Highlights important vocabulary
  • Includes many extension ideas
Cons

  • None