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Arithmetic Operations & Calculating Your Carbon Footprint
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Subject Math
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
State-specific

About This Lesson

Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

In this lesson, students learn about climate change, calculate their carbon footprint, and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a video about climate change and work in groups to discuss how they positively or negatively impact climate change in their behaviors and practices. 

Step 2 - Investigate: Students calculate their carbon footprint to discover their impact on the planet.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students learn how they can reverse the impact they make on climate change and inspire others to make a difference by creating posters for their classroom, homes, and community.

This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand climate change and the effects it has on the world they live in.
  • Students will be able to understand how climate change affects their daily lives.
  • Students will be able to measure and explain their carbon footprint and understand how to reduce it.

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Calculating Your Carbon Footprint - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
April 24, 2023
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Standards

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

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