| Zerofootprint Youth Calculator|
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.
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
air pollution, carbon dioxide, carbon footprint, environment
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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).