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Climate Impact (6-8)

Theme: 
Energy, Natural Systems
Grade: 
6, 7, 8
Essential questions
How does renewable resource usage contribute to lengthening the time we can use fossil fuels?
Why is it important to implement renewable resources into the energy grid despite costs and other impediments?
How does excess carbon dioxide in the ocean change the chemistry of the water?
Can climate change be considered a public health issues?
Are climate-related conditions affecting the health of your community?

Renew-a-Bean (Kickoff): Students will compare and contrast the sustainability of renewable resources vs. nonrenewable resources. Students will be able to articulate the impacts of decisions about energy resources and consumption.

On the Rise:

Public Health Survey: Students will explore how public health can be significantly affected by environmental factors and how climate change is disproportionately disruptive in “sacrifice zones/disadvantaged communities.” Students will conduct research on public health issues in their communities and investigate effective uses of evaluation tools.

Make an Impact:

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