How We Impact the Environment Grades 5-8

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  • Author : Lapierre, Krystal

Empower Your Students! Activities and experiments in this resource will help students know that they can make a difference to keep our planet clean and healthy.

The activities in this book have two objectives:
1. To teach students about human impacts on the environment.
2. To teach general science through the theme of the environment.

Concepts include: recognizing environmental issues, understanding what impacts people have on the environment.

Many of the activities in this book have open-ended questions that could have many different answers. Some answers have been provided in the answer key; however, these are not the only answers possible to the questions. These questions are designed to incite conversation and discussion.

Topics Covered Include:

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT

  • What Impact Are We Having? (Grades 5-8)
  • Environmental Dictionary (Grades 5-8)
  • Ecological Footprint (Grades 5-8) 
  • Positive, Negative, or Neutral? (Grades 5-8) 

WATER

  • Fish and Food Webs (Grades 5-6)
  • The Efficiency of Fishing (Grades 5-8) 
  • Purple Loosestrife & Wetlands (Grades 6-7) 
  • Testing for Contaminants (Grades 6-8)
  • Local Water Treatment (Grades 7-8)
  • Building Dams (Grades 7-8) 

LAND

  • Erosion (Grades 5-6) 
  • Tree Planting (Grades 5-8) 
  • My Patchy Forest (Grades 6-8) 
  • How Do Trees Clean the Air? (Grades 6-8) 
  • Fretting Over Fertilizer (Grades 6-8) 
  • Effects of Recreational Vehicles on the Environment (Grades 7-8)
  • My Corn (Grades 7-8) 
  • The Urban Sprawl (Grades 7-8) 
  • The Genetically Modified Organisms Debate (Grades 7-8) 

POLLUTION AND ENERGY USE

  • Does Recycling Really Help? (Grades 5-7) 
  • The Greenhouse Effect Game (Grades 5-8) 
  • Classroom Composter (Grades 5-8) 
  • Alternate Transportation Challenge (Grades 5-8)
  • Packaging Problems (Grades 5-8)
  • Battery Battle (Grades 5-8) Clearing the Air (Grades 5-8) 
  • Car Craze (Grades 6-8) 
  • Are You Energy and Water Efficient? (Grades 6-8) 
  • Energy Trade-off (Grades 6-8)
  • Understanding Nuclear Energy (Grades 7-8) 
  • Industrial Pollution (Grades 7-8) 

INVASIVE SPECIES

  • Improving the Image (Grades 5-6) 
  • Why Are Invasive Species so Invasive? (Grades 5-8) 
  • Dealing with Invasive Species (Grades 5-8) 
  • The Zebra Mussel Problem (Grades 7-8)

ENDANGERED OR EXTINCT ANIMALS AND PLANTS

  • Endangered Animal Encyclopedia (Grades 5-6) 
  • Sea Turtle Conservation (Grades 5-6)
  • North American Endangered Animals (Grades 5-6)
  • Rainforest Simulation (Grades 5-6) 
  • Species Identification (Grades 5-8)
  • Protecting the World’s Animals (Grades 6-8) 
  • Antibiotic Resistance (Grades 7-8) 

CONCLUSION

  • Does the Government Care? (Grades 5-8) 
  • Projecting into the Future (Grades 5-8)
  • Money Madness (Grades 6-8)
  • Conclusion 

This book supports many of the fundamental concepts and learning outcomes from the curriculum for these provinces: Ontario, Grade 7, Science, Understanding Life Systems, Interactions in the Environment.

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