Climate change, Amazon Rainforest, Greenhouse gas, Amazon basin, Atmosphere of Earth, Carbon dioxide Footprints Assignment
So yesterday you guys should have completed the what is assignment where you guys learned that the was actually talking about carbon. So what is carbon? Okay? That was your guys’s focus yesterday today, we’re going to take that knowledge about carbon a little bit further and we’re going to talk about our carbon footprint. So those of you guys, who have maybe heard about a carbon footprint before or um, have never heard about carbon footprint before. Basically, what you guys are going to learn is that your carbon footprint is your environmental impact, so you as a human being what environmental impact are you guys having right now, and you know in 10, 100 years down the road what’s, your enviro environmental impact that you Left behind so you’re learning target. I can explore my environmental impact. Okay, so very first thing i want you guys to do is go on to slide two right click, this link and open up the video that talks about greenhouse gases. For some reason it keeps pulling up that it’s starting at 40 minutes so i’ll. Have you guys just restart that video and watch it from the beginning? So it looks a little something like this: okay, so it’s a little pbs video again it talks about what greenhouse gases are and how damaging they are to our atmosphere or our environment. Okay. So one of the main focuses you guys are going to see here is that carbon dioxide, what we breathe out, is going to a a big issue in our environment when the levels are too high.
Obviously, it’s a natural thing to have and plants need it, but if it’s too high what’s that causing what kind of damage all right so moving on, you guys are gon na. Have some facts to look at on slides, three and four and you guys are going to be giving me your initial responses to those statements? Okay, so i don’t want you to research anything. I just want you to read the statement and think about it and then circle, whether you guys think it’s, true or false, or respond if it’s a question. So your first statement says transporting food leaves a larger carbon footprint than producing the food. So if we’re talking about like a factory that makes a certain food or even like a farm that’s, making the food um, that has basically what the statement’s saying is, that has less of an environmental impact than putting it all in a big truck or a semi. And sending it to the grocery store, okay, so transport porting food leaves a larger carbon footprint than producing the food. You guys will circle either true or false, think about it: it’s, okay, if you’re wrong! These are your initial thoughts that you guys have about these we’re gon na research them here in a second. If you are a vegetarian, you leave a smaller carbon footprint. So what do you guys think? Do you think that’s true or do you think it’s false using electricity does not produce co2 directly, so you learned a little bit about co2 or carbon dioxide in that greenhouse gas.
Video. So is that true or false? And then electric cars do not produce any co2 emissions, so those are cars that you guys plug in. Do you think they still produce co2 emissions or not so mark true or false on there? Okay, so that is slide. Three let’s move on to slide four it’s. Very similar, but there are two little subtle changes. I want to point out to you guys the largest producer of methane gas, which is a greenhouse gas, are factories circle true or false. Industry is the third largest man made producer of co2, think mining construction, agriculture and manufacturing. So out of those four things, do you guys think that manufacturing is the third largest okay, so circle, true or false? On those all right? These last two are a little bit different. You guys need to actually respond by typing clicking and typing an answer. Okay, so you guys will need to go back to your cursor for this and you guys will type in here. How am i changing a piece of land from a natural habitat to a farm field, change carbon dioxide emissions? So maybe you have a forest and then you guys wipe that forest clean and you turn it into farmland, okay or maybe it’s, just a field, and you guys wipe it clean of all the weeds, wildflowers, those kinds of things and turn it into a farming. So do you guys think that would increase, make more carbon dioxide emissions, make less or no change at all? Okay and then what are three ways? You think you can reduce your carbon footprint? Okay, so maybe one of your ideas could be like walking to school riding.
Your bike, okay, so think about those two answers and type in an answer there: okay, now what we’re going to do is we’re going to visit this link right here to check our answer, so you guys will go ahead, right, click and open your link and you Guys will see a website that looks a little something like this. Okay it’s from gokid, and you guys are gon na find these exact facts in this um little reading here. So you guys can read through and say all right, let’s look at our first fact and and let’s respond to that. Okay, so transporting food leaves a larger carbon footprint than producing food. So there we’re gon na go um and we’re gon na look through let’s, see an average u.s household’s food consumption. So of this producing that food is 83 of emissions and transporting is only 11., so you guys would go and say all right that one is false, because it’s actually producing food that produces more emissions and has a larger carbon footprint than transporting the food transporting the Food only accounts for about 11 of those emissions, so then uh under the fact you guys would type that 11 of emissions is transporting and then an 83 percent is producing food okay. So we actually make more of a carbon footprint producing the food and the fact is in these numbers right here. So, generally, when i ask for evidence, i want some kind of number to support your guys’s answer so i’m going to go ahead and leave that one there for you guys to look okay, if you are a vegetarian, you leave a smaller carbon footprint, so you guys Would go and talk about i’ll find where it talks about vegetarian, so you guys can see there’s something right here about vegetarians, all right so i’m, going to let you guys look through the rest of those um electricity producing co2 electric cars producing co2, um methane gas.
As factories um third largest is industry, okay and then how might a piece of land from a natural habitat to a farm field, change carbon dioxide? So, look that up and then look up three different ways that you guys can reduce your carbon footprint and see if any of those are the same. Okay. Finally, you guys have a little article to read, so you guys will go into slide. Eight, you guys are going to right click, this article uh in amplify, and it will take you guys in there and then you guys can either read or listen to this. You guys might need to log in. I wish it wasn’t making me do this for the video, but it is so hopefully it shoots me in there quick all right, so carbon in the global ecosystem. Remember amplify will read to if you guys, click this little speaker and hit play so either sit back and read that or sit back and listen to it, and then you guys can go ahead and do your wrap up.