This resource explains the impacts of urbanization on people and the environment, and provides a transcript and interactive quiz to enhance understanding.
Students learn the consequences of excess grey spaces in a city and the benefits of green spaces.
Engaging graphics and easy-to-read text accompany this video.
This helps students think about some side-effects of changes to land surfaces that they may not have considered before.
Students should be familiar with urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Students could discuss how this video relates to their own city or the nearest large city to their school.
Teachers could use 4:46-6:19 to facilitate a discussion about best practices for urbanization.
This resource can be used for AP Environmental Science classes, biology classes, physics classes, or engineering and design classes, as it discusses how urban design impacts stormwater runoff, flooding, aquifer recharging, and pollution.
This resource examines some of the impacts urbanization can have on the environment and atmosphere, and offers some of the solutions to these impacts. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-3 Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
ETS1: Engineering Design
HS-ETS1-1 Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.4.9-12 Analyze relationships and interactions within and between human and physical systems to explain reciprocal influences that occur among them.
D2.Geo.6.9-12 Evaluate the impact of human settlement activities on the environmental and cultural characteristics of specific places and regions.