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Human Impact on Ecosystem


Use information about the impact of human actions or natural disasters on the environment to support a simple hypothesis, make a prediction, or draw a conclusion SPI 0507.2.3

Links verified 9/18/2014

  1. Coral Connections - a video which underscores the effects of uncontrolled development and personal behavior on the local society, the peninsula's water system, and the Mesoamerican reef. The film encourages viewers to spread the word and become a force for positive change. A video is available through this link
  2. Global Warming - article from Wikipedia
  3. How Do We Know that the Atmospheric Build-up of Greenhouse Gases Is Due to Human Activity? - from the World Meteorological Organization
  4. Human Activity and the Environment: Annual Statistics: 2007 and 2008 - Climate change in Canada [44 pages if printed]
  5. Human Activities and their Potential Impact on the Environment - activities, and the potential impact of those activities, are listed
  6. Human Causes of Extinction and Endangerment - Why are Endangered Species Important? - this report is text only but contains good information for your students
  7. Human Impact - environmental effects brought about by humans
  8. Humans Have Been Changing The Environment Since Prehistoric Times - from University of Florida News
  9. Humans have huge impact on erosion - a report from MSNBC
  10. Polluting impact of humans on the oceans - from The Independent, a UK news source This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Projected Climate Changes - projections to the year 2100
  12. What Human Activities Contribute to Climate Change? - Published in 1997 by the United Nations Environment Programme - World Meteorological Organization
  13. What Impact Do Humans Have on the Environment? - a lesson plan for middle school science A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. What is the impact of humans on the biosphere? - introduction to the GLOBIO project
  15. Wild Dolphin Societies: The Impact of Humans on the Environment - a Mini-Unit Project [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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