Friday, September 20, 2013

The Human Footprint (Human-Environment Interaction)

Video:
http://www.schooltube.com/video/249cc253ad19d7325edd/

Online Activity
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/media/richmedia/0/203/project/human-footprint-interactive.html

Milk:
How many glasses of milk do you drink each week?
Over the course of your life, approximately how many glasses of milk will you drink?
What is the U.S. average for one lifetime?

Soda:
How many cans of soda do you drink each week?
Over the course of your life, how many cans of soda will you drink?
What is the U.S. average for one lifetime?

Showers:
How many showers do you take each week?
What is the average for your lifetime?
How many gallons on average are used in the average American shower?

In class, complete this activity:
Human Footprint Calculator
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

Assignment:
The Human Footprint
Human-Environment Interaction
Name:

In your own words, tell me what the “Human Footprint” means.

True or false? Only 17 % of the earth’s surface is unaffected by us.

The average American child will use approximately _______________ diapers over a 2 ½ year time-span.

The primary ingredients in diapers are crude oil, ___________ and _________________.

True or false? It will take at least 500 years for a disposable diaper to biodegrade.

The average American will consume _________________ pints of milk over a lifetime.

The average American will consume ___________ tons of beef over a lifetime.

The average American will consume __________ tons of pork over a lifetime.

The average American will consume ______________ eggs in a lifetime.

The average American will consume ______________ loaves of bread in a lifetime.

True or false? The average American consumes 25 pounds of candy a year.

The average American will eat ____________ bananas and ______________ oranges in a lifetime.

True or false? The average American will consume over 40,000 cans of soda in a lifetime.

How many showers does the average American take in a lifetime? _______

How many tubes of toothpaste will the average American use in a lifetime?

How many bottles of shampoo will the average American use in a lifetime?

Circle the correct answer.  Over a lifetime, the average American will discard 10 tons, 30 tons, more than 60 tons of garbage.

Do you think different cultures use and consume resources at different rates? Explain.

What are some of the consequences of using and consuming so much stuff?
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