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Reducing Your School's Carbon Footprint: Footprints in Your Lunch Gr. 5-8

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Grade 5, 6, 7, 8



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Teaching Resource: "Reducing Your School's Carbon Footprint: Footprints in Your Lunch Gr. 5-8"

This educational resource aims to guide students of grade 5 to 8 about the direct effects of their school's activities on climate change, primarily via its carbon footprint. Designed with Bloom's Taxonomy and STEAM initiatives, this tool is a comprehensive aid for teachers and classrooms.

Instructional Applications:

  • Whole Group Instruction - Facilitates building shared understanding
  • Small Group Exercises - Encourages collaborative problem-solving
  • Individual Assignments - Enhances independent exploration of concepts

Learner Activities:

  • Analyze event-chain related to greenhouse gas emission from a slice of bread
  • Numerical exercise calculating CO2 offset by planting trees around school

'Idle-Free Zones' at schools is a key concept introduced as potential energy-saving solution, which could be applied by individual students or put forth as community initiatives.

Auxiliary Tools Included:
  1. "Graphic Organizers" for enhancing visual comprehension

  2. "Carbon Footprint Calculator" providing interactive learning experiences along with results interpretation assistance

  3. A Crossword stimulating familiarization with environmental terminology [/emphasis]

    " Comprehension Quizzes "for testing knowledge retention ensuring learners comprehend key concepts][/emphasis]

This tool's inherent value extends beyond mere academics, empowering students to get involved in reducing their school's carbon footprint. It is a vitally essential step towards nurturing environmentally conscious future citizens.

What's Included

1 PDF with 29 ready to print pages

Resource Tags

recycling environment science quiz reading passage crossword puzzle

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