Habitat and Human Impacts

Developed to meet NGSS standards, this new program will explore the concept of habitat by highlighting Peabody Museum specimens and images from the expertly crafted dioramas.  Case studies of several species will highlight human impacts and present students with opportunities to discover ways to change 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.


5-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

  • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.


HS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

  • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity

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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