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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Game
  • Lesson Plan

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Individual Action BINGO

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Synopsis
  • This bingo game details several ways that individuals can lessen their emissions and impact on the environment.
  • A teacher's guide, printable bingo boards, and links to helpful sources are included in the resource.

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This game is fun and will get students thinking and talking about individual actions that can positively impact the environment. 
  • The bingo cards are available in color and black and white. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have some background knowledge on climate change and carbon footprints.
  • Teachers may need to explain and give examples of some of the activities on the bingo squares.

Differentiation

  • This resource would be a great activity in any class that is discussing climate change, carbon footprints, and the power of individual choices and actions. 
  • For younger students, this resource would work well as a checklist of potential actions after the initial bingo game ends. Students could set individual climate action goals for themselves and discuss their goals with their families.
  • For older students, this resource could make a great conversation starter. Students who mark a space on the bingo card when it is called can speak to a partner, group, or the whole class about what that action looks like in their life and how it fits into their lifestyle. 
  • Other resources on this topic include this SubjectToClimate lesson on calculating your carbon footprint and this video on how individual actions can impact carbon emissions.
Scientist Notes
Activities in the resource will help students develop their understanding of actions they can take to preserve the environment. It is advised to use this resource when instructing.
Standards
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.6-8 Draw on multiple disciplinary lenses to analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
      • D4.6.3-5 Draw on disciplinary concepts to explain the challenges people have faced and opportunities they have created, in addressing local, regional, and global problems at various times and places.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 4-ESS3-2 Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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