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Human Sustainability

Total Unit Running Time: 30-40* minutes

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FIELD TRIP : “Green” Materials 

Running Time: 4:55 

NGSS: HS-ESS1-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3 

Meet up with VVR Host, Steve Grubbs, in the Bayou of Louisiana as he examines “green” construction  post-Hurricane Katrina. Learning about how the city of New Orleans is building in a more sustainable way, in  many cases constructing LEED certified buildings, students will see how this below-sea-level city is getting it’s  “green” on. For more information, visit https://new.usgbc.org/leed

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Running Time: Self-paced* 

Students control their flight through the sky while diving through rings as the way to select correct answers to  questions posed in the clouds. Leaning forward and slightly turning their body allows students to control their  flight speed and direction, avoiding abstract hazards in the atmosphere as they recall information they learned  while completing other pieces of this unit.

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STORY 1 : Goodness Gracious Great Garbage Gyres 

Running Time: 5:42 


Topics Covered  

  • Cause & effect of plastic gyres in the ocean 
  • Hazards of plastic to marine life 
  • The Ocean Cleanup Project

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills

  1. A (BT4—analysis) 
  2. D (BT1—knowledge) 
  3. D (BT5—synthesis) 
  4. A (BT1—knowledge) 
  5. C (BT2—comprehension) 
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STORY 2 : Jambo The Whale Shark Running Time: 7:04 


Topics Covered 

  • Ocean acidification by CO2 
  • Biological magnification 
  • Oil spill impacts on marine life

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills

  1. D (BT5—synthesis) 
  2. C (BT1—knowledge) 
  3. A (BT3—application) 
  4. D (BT6—evaluation) 
  5. C (BT2—comprehension)
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TEACHER DEMO: Repurposing With Wendy 

Running Time: 8:54 


Vocabulary: bauxite, ingot 

Topics Covered 

  • Stages of recycling aluminum 
  • Concepts of sustainability & recycling

Assessment Answer Key  & Critical Thinking Skills 

  1. A (BT1—knowledge) 
  2. A (BT2—comprehension)
  3. B (BT3—application) 
  4. A (BT4—analysis) 
  5. D (BT5—synthesis)

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Science Standards: 

NGSS: HS-ESS1-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6; TEKS: 112.32(c.5.C), 112.32(c.5.D), 112.32(c.9.C), 112.32(c.10.B), 112.32(c.11.A), 112.32(c.11.B),  112.32(c.12.A), 112.32(c.12.B), 112.32(c.12.C), 112.32(c.12.D), 112.34(c.12.F), 112.36(c.12.A), 112.36(c.12.C), 112.36(c.12.D), 112.36(c.12.E), 112.37(c.1.B), 112.37(c.2.I),  112.37(c.3.E), 112.37(c.3.B), 112.37(c.3.D), 112.37(c.3.F), 112.37(c.4.D), 112.37(c.5.A), 112.37(c.5.E), 112.37(c.5.F), 112.37(c.6.B), 112.37(c.8.A), 112.37(c.9.A),  112.37(c.9.B), 112.37(c.9.C), 112.37(c.9.D), 112.37(c.9.E),112.37(c.9.F), 112.37(c.9.I), 112.37(c.9.J), ; CPALMS: SC.912.L.17.5, SC.912.L.17.8, SC.912.L.17.13,  SC.912.L.17.14, SC.912.L.17.15, SC.912.L.17.16, SC.912.L.17.17, SC.912.L.17.18, SC.912.L.17.19, SC.912.L.17.20, SC.912.N.4.1, S.912.N.4.2, SC.912.P.8.11