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Earth, Climate, and Change

Observing Human Impact

Key Learning Targets

Students will:

  • Observe how living organisms alter Earth’s processes and structures over time.
  • Consider how human activity changes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere over time.
  • Discuss the interactions between processes on the Earth’s surface and human activities.

Grade Level

Middle & High School

Classroom Connections

Earth and Space Science
Environmental Studies
Physical Science
Social Studies

Curriculum Snapshot

  • Using photographs and satellite imagery to identify and observe changes in the Earth’s features over time that indicate climate change
  • Using photographs and satellite imagery to prompt discussions on the relationship between the water cycle, weather, and climate, especially the contribution of oceans


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