Inquiries in Science: Conserving Resources Kit

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  • Calculate ecological footprints
  • Analyze the effects of everyday activities on natural resources
  • Create sustainable island communities with role-playing simulations
A Carolina Exclusive! Grades 9—12. To explore the concept of conservation, students calculate the ecological footprint produced from their everyday tasks such as driving and eating. Using a Web site, students estimate a more complete footprint to determine the number of planets needed to sustain the human population. Finally - students follow a set of guidelines as they make decisions that determine how sustainable their island community is from one generation to the next.

Part of the Inquiries in Science™ series. Materials are sufficient for 30 students.

This kit is appropriate for high school students and addresses the following National Science Education Standards

Grades 9-12
Science as Inquiry
    •Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    •Understandings about scientific inquiry
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
    •Natural resources