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Human Impacts

 

Plan it Green: Generation Station

Plan it Green: Generation Station

This interactive from the National Geographic lets you build an eco-friendly city powered with various sources of energy of your choice. Steer clear of environmentally unsafe energy sources and create the greenest city you can. Requires flash.
The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

This is an interactive carbon cycle lab from Annenberg Learner that shows you how carbon cycles through our environment. Experiment with how human input into the cycle can alter global climate outcomes in the future. Java is required.
The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment

The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment

This cool interactive from hhmi lets you explore human impacts on the environment and how the earth and its biodiversity is affected. Java is required.
You Have the Power

You Have the Power

This interactive map from National Geographic let’s you explore the impacts humans have had on the Earth by tracking major global trends. Learn how much we’ve altered the face of our planet and how quickly we’re doing it. Requires flash.
EarthPulse, A Visual Guide to Global Trends

EarthPulse, A Visual Guide to Global Trends

This interactive map from National Geographic let’s you explore the impacts humans have had on the Earth by tracking major global trends. Learn how much we’ve altered the face of our planet and how quickly we’re doing it. Requires flash.
Energy Lab

Energy Lab

Here’s another interactive lab from Annenberg Learner featuring different energy sources used to power our world. You’re challenged to meet the worlds energy demands by using various sources while trying to keep atmospheric CO2 and safety issues under control. Java is required.
PBS Video: Human Impact on the Environment

PBS Video: Human Impact on the Environment

This video from PBS introduces rapid climate change and summarizes the causes and effects of global warming and what we can do to slow down these effects. Flash is needed.
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KEY CONCEPTS

Natural Hazards (ESS3.B)

  • Mapping the history of natural hazards in a region, combined with an understanding of related geologic forces can help forecast the locations and likelihood of future events. (MS-ESS3-2)

Human Impacts on Earth Systems (ESS3.C)

  • Human activities have significantly altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging or destroying natural habitats and causing the extinction of other species. (MS-ESS3-3)
  • Typically as human populations and per-capita consumption of natural resources increase, so do the negative impacts on Earth, unless the activities and technologies involved are engineered otherwise.(MS-ESS3-3&4)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”

ABOUT US

Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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TECH HELP

 

Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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