Our Contribution to Climate Change (45 minutes) > Print/View All Notes
In this activity, students will read an explanation of some of the key concepts of the lesson. They will also watch a short video describing one family's impact on the environment over the course of a year. Go over any new vocabulary in the lesson. After the video, have students "turn and talk"—in other words, turn to a partner to discuss and share ideas about what they saw. Ask if anyone has heard the term "carbon footprint" before and have students discuss what they think it means in their pairs. You may also wish to have your students discuss the "More to Explore" reading and their answers to the related questions.
Standards Addressed: MS-ESS3.C, MS-ESS3.D, CLG6.1.1, CLG6.1.2, CLG6.3.1, SSOP2, SSOP3