Zerofootprint Youth Calculator

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Zerofootprint Youth Calculator


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Type: Interactive/Game


This online interactive asks students questions about their daily activities. After answering all of the questions, students are presented with their daily carbon dioxide emissions based on their activities. Each student's results will be compared with the average American's daily carbon footprint. The interactive also provides students with methods to reduce their carbon footprint. 

Content Standard(s):
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
16 ) Collect and organize scientific ideas that individuals and communities can use to protect Earth's natural resources and its environment (e.g., terracing land to prevent soil erosion, utilizing no-till farming to improve soil fertility, regulating emissions from factories and automobiles to reduce air pollution, recycling to reduce overuse of landfill areas).

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.16- Identify a human action that can help the environment.

Tags: air pollution, carbon dioxide, carbon footprint, environment
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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This interactive requires students to enter a "Nickname" to begin. 

Students should be able to easily answer most of the questions, but you may have to explain some items (such as what is a compost pile). 

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Author: Hannah Bradley