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Author

Global Footprint Network

Grades

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Footprint Calculator

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Synopsis
  • This interactive tool guides students through questions about their daily activities and living conditions to provide an estimate of their carbon emissions.
  • Students can see how their activities affect their footprint by changing their answers to gain insight into actions they can take.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This resource provides insight into the many activities and choices we make each day that require energy, space, and resources. 
  • Students will see that they can make a difference every day.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It would be beneficial for students to have a basic understanding of what an eco-footprint or carbon footprint is and know how to read a bar graph or pie chart. 
  • Students will see their results in a pie chart, bar graph, in the number of Earths, and in their personal "overshoot" day. 

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The resource is suitable to analyze individual carbon footprints. The calculator is user-friendly and contains relevant climate indicators and controls. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 8.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.
  • Social Sciences
    • Economics (K-8)
      • 7.8 Examine how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
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