These NGSS lesson plans will help students learn about the human population and the impact it has on the consumption of natural resources. This resource has six lessons. Included are a standards poster, photos and data charts/graphs for stimulating discussion, task cards to aid in student research, links to data, an informational article about deforestation, and a rubric for grading the student’s claim. There are also short readings about solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric energy sources, as well as one about biofuels. There are also 4 essential vocabulary cards, and more!
Lesson 1: Phenomenon – Easter Island
Lesson 2: A Growing Population
Lesson 3: Deforestation
Lesson 4: Impacts of Increased Human Population and Per Capita Consumption of
Natural Resources is Having on Earth’s Systems
Lesson 5: Renewable Energy (optional)
Lesson 6: Writing a Claim About How Increases in Human Population and Per Capita
Consumption of Natural Resources Impact Earth’s Systems
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