This great activity has students using an online ecological footprint generator to help them analyze how their lifestyle choices have an implact on their ecological footprint. In this activity they analyze their own footprint, the footprint of the most sustainable human and the footprint of the least sustainable human. This activity leads to a really rich discussion of ecological issues. Since this is a computer lab activity, it also makes for a great sub plan.
Have students calculate their ecological footprints so that they can see the impact their lifestyle decisions has on the planet. A one day activity that will have your students thinking critically about this issue. A great no-prep day for you or a great sub plan.
Footprint calculator : How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.
How much land does it take to support your lifestyle? This interactive, animated tool helps individuals discover their largest areas of resource consumption and offers recommendations for reducing environmental impact. This calculator estimates how much land and sea area is needed to provide the resources an individual uses and to absorb the waste they create, including carbon dioxide.