This complete unit will help you cover NGSS MS ESS3-4 in your middle school science class!
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This resource is focused on the increasing human population and the impact it has on the consumption of natural resources.
Students will learn the reasons the human population has grown, and the impacts on resource use. This resource includes a simulation of human population growth and natural resource consumption.
This unit contains a variety of engaging resources.
It includes a PowerPoint slideshow on human population growth (with strategic note-taking guide), follow-up pages, a simulation on human population growth, making an argument from evidence exercises, and a quiz!
This was a really great unit. Just enough information and not overkill. Great activities and aligns well with the standards!Thomas W.
This is a standards-aligned unit.
Designed to cover NGSS MS ESS3-4 and Utah SEEd 8.4.2, you can rest assured that you will cover everything you need to when you use one of my units!
NGSS MS-ESS3-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems. [Clarification Statement: Examples of evidence include grade-appropriate databases on human populations and the rates of consumption of food and natural resources (such as freshwater, mineral, and energy). Examples of impacts can include changes to the appearance, composition, and structure of Earth’s systems as well as the rates at which they change. The consequences of increases in human populations and consumption of natural resources are described by science, but science does not make the decisions for the actions society takes.
Utah SEEd 8.4.2: Engage in an argument supported by evidence about the effect of per-capita consumption of natural resources on Earth’s systems. Emphasize that these resources are limited and may be non-renewable. Examples of evidence include rates of consumption of food and natural resources such as freshwater, minerals, and energy sources.
This really aligned well with the standard. Students learned that larger populations mean more consumption of resources. Great resource.Camille J.
This is a well-organized and easy-to-use unit with interesting activities. Students were interested and engaged in the topic.Karen S.
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