Big Idea:In the second day of the Tragedy of the Commons lesson, students attempt to avoid environmental and economic collapse by regulating their fishing simulation with rules and "laws" generated by each group.
Big Idea:In this 3rd part of the Tragedy of the Commons lesson sequence, students organize, graph, and analyze data to compare and contrast the economic and environmental conditions present in their regulated and unregulated fishing simulations.
Big Idea:In this final segment of the Tragedy of the Commons lesson sequence, a whole class discussion is held to consider the lessons learned during the investigation into the underlying problems that make environmental and economic regulation necessary.
Big Idea:The scientific information obtained by environmental scientists is neutral and objective. How that information is interpreted depends on the subjective personal ethics and worldview of individuals.
Big Idea:Controlled scientific experiments are sometimes impossible to conduct because of ethical restraints. Observational studies can still be a good way to find correlation, but how people react to that information remains colored by their worldview and ethics.
Big Idea:By definition, environmental science and environmentalism are not the same thing. In this project, students will investigate environmental scientists and environmental organizations to understand the relationship between them.