The sustainability module can be completed in any high school environmental science class. The students can become involved by recycling plastic bottles in the classroom and cover multiple labs concerning sustainability. The labs include calculation of the students’ individual carbon footprints, the basic concept of global warming, comparing CO2 usage in various regions of the United States, discovering biodiversity in the environment, and water quality tests/importance. The goal of this module is to make students knowledgeable of environmental sustainability issues, learn about ways to be more sustainable and put those activities into practice.
|Module Activity Overview||Estimated Class Time|
|Biodiversity||1 (45 min) class|
|Carbon Footprint||1 (90 min) class|
|Cattail DNA Extraction||1 (90 min) class|
|Comparing the Genetics of Cattails||1 (90 min) class|
|Mining for Minerals||1 (90 min) class|
Last updated: 3/9/2015