In what ways do humans influence the environment?
"Understand how human activities contribute to modern agriculture, pest control, air pullution, global warming, deforestation, and water pollution"
Environmental change is a result of human actions, technologies, and consumption. Human activities that change the environment: agriculture, pest control, and biological control. Negative impact of human activities: pollution, deforestation, and global warming. Humans must be mindful of their impact and work to protect and sustain the environment.
Human Influences and Environment
Climate Change: A long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth’s local, regional and global climates. Deforestation: The process of clearing away forests by cutting down trees and plants in a large area. Pollution: The release of harmful substances or products into the environment Agriculture: The practice of farming Pest control: The activity of controlling the amount of pest
Work together in pairs: What are three examples of human activities that have a negative impact on the environment?
How do human activities impact the environment and what are some ways we can mitigate these effects?
Work together in pairs: What are three ways in which humans can positively influence the environment?
Brain break: Draw a slice of pizza doing a springboard dive into a bowl of spaghetti.
Which of the following is a human activity that contributes to greenhouse gases?
- Agriculture expansion
- Burning fossil fuels
What is the main cause of deforestation?
- Natural disasters
- Logging and agriculture expansion
- Climate change
Which of the following is an example of non-renewable energy source?
- Solar power
- Wind energy
What is the term for when chemicals from fertilizers and pesticides runoff into bodies of water, causing harm to aquatic life?
- Water pollution
- Land degradation
- Air pollution
What are some ways individuals can reduce their carbon footprint?
- Eating less meat, using solar panels, composting
- Using public transportation, reducing energy consumption, recycling
- Planting trees, using reusable bags, conserving water