HS-LS2-7

Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.

 
36 Lesson(s)
   

Using Student Carbon Footprint Data to Connect to the Climate Change Debate (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use a carbon footprint calculator and an online discussion forum to get your kids talking about climate change and how they can help!

 
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Reflections (1)
carbon footprint
   

Time to Get Started: Exploring Common Themes in the Study of Living Things (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use a large scale environmental modern art installation to explore themes in biology and get your students talking!

 
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Reflections (1)
dion 23
   

Have Food, Will Travel (1 of 3)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The food consumed during a typical New York City dinner may have traveled over 10,000 cumulative miles. How might we use our understanding of the costs and benefits of global food distribution to identify aspects of the food system to redesign?

 
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Reflections (2)
food miles
   

Water, water everywhere

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Water is a valuable resource that we sometimes take for granted.

 
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water pic
   

DESIGN LAB: Nitrogen (3 of 4)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A functional nitrogen cycle is an essential part of healthy agricultural systems. How might we use models to help us understand how the nitrogen cycle becomes disrupted and what might be done to prevent disruption?

 
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design lab nitrogen
   

Climate Change: It's All Around Us (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change impact wildfires, the oceans, and glaciers? How do our national policies to fight climate change stack up against those of other nations? Students will find out through an engaging JigSaw Activity in this lesson!

 
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Reflections (1)
climate change mind map with
   

Using Student Carbon Footprint Data to Connect to the Climate Change Debate (Day 2 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use a carbon footprint calculator and an online discussion forum to get your kids talking about climate change and how they can help!

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (10)
 
Reflections (1)
carbon footprint
   
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use movement to help students connect the carbon cycle and energy transformations to the our big picture conversation about climate change!

 
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Reflections (1)
greenhouse
   

Comparing Energy Resources: Pros and Cons

High School Science » Unit: Energy Resources
High School Science » Unit: Energy Resources
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All energy resources come with some environmental cost

 
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image power
   

Climate Change: It's All Around Us (Day 3 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change impact wildfires, the oceans, and glaciers? How do our national policies to fight climate change stack up against those of other nations? Students will find out through an engaging JigSaw Activity in this lesson!

 
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Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
climate change mind
   

What is Citizen Science? Deep Dive (2 of 2)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Design thinkers can use scientific knowledge as a powerful force of positive change in the world. How might citizens engage with scientific research to help develop solutions to real-world problems?

 
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Reflections (3)
graphic citizen
   

Test Solution Project (#1 of 5)

High School Biology » Unit: 7) Ecology ("Population Interactions")
High School Biology » Unit: 7) Ecology ("Population Interactions")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Natural resources are precious and finite. It is important for students to be aware of environmental issues in their own backyard and imagine feasible solutions to problems that threaten them.

 
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d e
   

Cookie Mining

High School Science » Unit: Energy Resources
High School Science » Unit: Energy Resources
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Mining has environmental costs, but economies require mining to function.

 
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Resources (26)
 
Reflections (1)
image cookie
   

Have Food, Will Travel (2 of 3)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The food consumed during a typical New York City dinner may have traveled over 10,000 cumulative miles. How might we use our understanding of the costs and benefits of global food distribution to identify aspects of the food system to redesign?

 
Favorites (2)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
food miles
   

Climate Change: It's All Around Us (Day 2 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change impact wildfires, the oceans, and glaciers? How do our national policies to fight climate change stack up against those of other nations? Students will find out through an engaging JigSaw Activity in this lesson!

 
Favorites (2)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (2)
climate change mind
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