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What Humans Need

Lesson Description:
Students will:
  • Consider the things necessary for meeting human needs and consider the results of failure to meet basic physiological needs.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

Time Needed:
1 class period
Standards Addressed:
Geography Standards 
  • 14: Knows and understands how human actions modify the physical environment.

Science Standards
  • c, Grades 5-8 Structure and function in living systems
  • f, Grades 5-8 Personal health and populations, resources, and environments
  • f, Grades 9-12 Natural resources and science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

Materials Needed:
  • 5” x 8” index cards
  • masking tape
  • copies of the world population and the environment data sheet
  • copies of handout: The  Earth Day Express

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
Located in: Social Studies | Science

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