Type:

Other

Description:

This multi-week project begins with a measurement of baseline consumptive behavior followed by three weeks of working to reduce the use of water, energy, high-impact foods, and other materials. The assignment uses an Excel spreadsheet that calculates direct energy and water use as well as indirect CO2 and water use associated with food consumption. After completing the project, students understand that they do indeed play a role in the big picture. They also learn that making small changes to their lifestyles is not difficult and they can easily reduce their personal impact on the environment.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 8,Grade 9,Conservation,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184320382T,Mathematics,Social Sciences,Temperature,Humans and the environment,Science process skills,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,High School,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Analyzing data,Informal Education,Climate,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science,Environmental change,Global climate change,Science as inquiry,Grade 7,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,General,Weather,Personal and social issues,Education,Geoscience,Space Science

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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