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Human impact on nature: Energetics

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards


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This lesson contains 3D models. Some of them are available after a free registration to the Lifeliqe app.

NGSS and CCSS aligned.

In this lesson, students will learn about the impact of human activities on nature, focussing on the energetics.


• Discussion

• Reading

• Lecture

• Project

The principal learning objectives are:

• Find out how humans impact nature and the climate.

• Understand the mechanisms causing this impact.

• Identify the causes of adverse human influence on nature and the climate.

• Become familiar with the current status of the problem.

• Try to propose solutions leading to an improved situation.



157. Human impact on nature_ Energetics ShareMyLesson.pdf

February 13, 2020
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Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.


Stacey Buchanan 1
April 21, 2021