Grade 5: Protect Our Planet (5-ESS3)


Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment:

  • Explore how everyday life affects the Earth’s resources and environment (carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, patterns of climate change)
  • We are increasing CO2 levels through transportation, agriculture, production, using nonrenewable resources
  • Reduce your Carbon Footprint and protect the atmosphere: daily consumption choices, driving alternatives, clean energy sources, recycle, water use
  • Gain knowledge about the positive and negative effects our everyday life has on the environment and how we can protect our planet and help preserve our earth
  • Calculate Carbon Footprint, detect CO2 in the atmosphere, model greenhouse effect
  • We are altering the carbon cycle and moving carbon into the atmosphere rapidly

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NGSS Standard