MS-ESS3-3

Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

 
47 Lesson(s)
   

Why Study Weather?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Why study weather? The app on my phone tells me everything I need to know!

 
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Design Your Society

8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is time for students to apply all their newly acquired knowledge as they develop plans for a new society on Earth.

 
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we have evolved, our needs have demanded the production of materials that are durable and weather-resistant - plastic! But what happens to all that plastic when we throw it away?

 
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Modeling Watersheds

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use models to demonstrate how energy from the sun and the force of gravity impacts how groundwater moves!

 
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Pollution Lab Stations

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate the advantages, limitations, and consequences of new technologies as they utilize a water treatment and desalination process to purify water.

 
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Sludge is in the Air

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students students generate design solutions by first identifying examples of particulate matter in the air and then design a particulate matter collector.

 
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Environmental Engineers: Data Analysis and Inventions

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students travel to a local river to perform water quality tests. Then, they write a call to action to the City Council and present their findings to create change!

 
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Human Impact on Biodiversity

8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
8th Grade Science » Unit: Biodiversity and Spiders
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students gather information on the importance of biodiversity and what we can do to maintain it for the future.

 
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Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Sources

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is the best energy source? Can renewables be the future?

 
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Blame it on the Carbon

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As students describe how the carbon cycle contributes to the condition of our environment, they gain a better understanding of the cause and effect of human activities on the Earth's systems.

 
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What Are We Coming Home To? (Part 1)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their research skills to determine all of the ways that global warming can impact life on Earth.

 
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The Story of Stuff

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The way we consume and dispose of material goods reflect our culture and way of life. The culture of America is wasteful and we must consider ways to reduce our consumption of material goods in order to sustain life on our planet.

 
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Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is eco-friendly important to architects? Looking for an authentic way to teach energy conservation and integrate engineering? This lesson helps students understand why eco-friendly architecture is an important design problem.

 
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Climate Change and the Greenhouse Effect

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

While our planet relies on the greenhouse effect in order to survive, increased formation of greenhouse gases are causing our global climate in change in a way that way hinder our quality of life.

 
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Where the Waste Goes

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students investigate their own trash consumption and become aware of how the disposal of non-biodegradable waste impacts the environment.

 
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