Essential Question(s): How does human population growth impact greenhouse gas emissions and in turn impact the ocean? How do societal demands influence personal choices and impact our carbon footprints?
Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Evaluate and communicate information about human-induced greenhouse gas emissions and how they are impacted by human population growth
- Construct explanations about the relationship between the human impact on the environment in relation to the burning of fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses
- Design and defend a sustainability plan to reduce their individual contribution to environmental impacts in terms of greenhouse gas emissions by finding ways to reduce their household carbon footprints
- Obtain, evaluate and communicate information to reduce human impact on natural resources by finding ways to reduce emission on a global scale