Habitat and Human Impacts

Developed to meet NGSS standards, this new program will explore the concept of habitat by highlighting components of the Peabody Museum’s expertly crafted dioramas in addition to hands-on specimens and objects.  Case studies of several species will highlight human impacts and present students with opportunities to discover ways to reduce the impact of humans on the environment.


K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity


K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.


Science and Engineering Practices

  • Developing and Using Models

  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information


Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS3.A: Natural Resources

  • ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

  • ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions


Crosscutting Concepts

  • Patterns

  • Systems and System Models

  • Cause and Effect


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