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Activity 1

Pollution & What You Do for Fun

This activity is created to guide students through a reflection about their hobbies and what impact these activities have on the environment. It is also a good opportunity for students to learn more about each other and for the teacher to learn about the students.

Steps:

1) Brainstorm hobbies and interests. Write on board for all to see.

2) Categorize items by putting different colored dot next to item. Supply a "key" next to brainstorm list.

Categories:

* Burning fossil fuels for entertainment

* Consumption of valuable resources

* Toxic by-products in air/ water/ soil

* Non-reusable materials are used; materials cannot be recycled

* Use of land that cannot be used for agriculture or housing anymore

* Equipment requires frequent maintenance by machines or people

* Non-sustainable if everyone did it

3) Discuss better solutions ( = how to achieve less pollution while doing the activity)

4) Discuss best solutions and alternatives ( = how to eliminate pollution while enjoying similar levels of fun)

5) Complete Work Sheet. Find the MS Word file (.doc) here.

 

 

 


 

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