# CARBON FOOTPRINT

Standard: 1.ESS.4 Develop solutions that could be implemented to reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in our local environment.

Driving Question:  How can you lower your carbon footprint?

Grabber:

PBS kids carbon footprint calculator. We will pull this online game up and go through the questions to figure out our classes carbon footprint. For each question, we will ask students which answer fits them. The answer with the most hands raised will be the one we select. After this is complete, the game will generate our classes carbon footprint, and we will look at it, and talk a little more in depth about what a carbon footprint is.

http://meetthegreens.pbskids.org/features/carbon-calculator.html

Culminating Activity:

We will give the students the following brainstorming sheet after introducing carbon footprints in class. They will then work individually to come up with their own answers . Next, they will be placed into groups of four and they will collaborate to make posters combining all of their ideas. These will then be presented to the class.

Supplies needed:

• Brainstorming Sheet
• Poster Boards
• Markers
• One computer per group (further research)

Name___________

How can you lower your carbon footprint?

Things I can turn off:

How will I get to school:

What I will eat:

How much will I use electronics:

What I will recycle:

Other things I will do: