Environmental Health Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Our environment can be healthy or hazardous. Your students will learn how to assess the health of their environment as they watch an interesting, educational video, assess their school environment, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define environmental health
  • identify types of environmental hazards
  • describe risks in indoor environments

Length

1.5 - 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
  • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • HS-LS2-8. Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.
  • HS-LS4-6. Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.

Materials

  • Computer with projector
  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Paper
  • Pencils or pens

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