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Standards Index: MS-ESS3-3.
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Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Can Plant-Based Meat Mitigate Climate Change?
Students will assess the nutritional value, economic success and environmental impact of plant-based meats – a current trend with roots in a movement that took off in the 1970s with the bestselling book “Diet for a Small Planet.
Ecology: The Yellowstone Wildfires of 1988
Students will learn how the Yellowstone fires of 1988 created a national controversy that challenged long-held assumptions about the role that fires should play in forestry policy.
Reintroducing Wolves to Yellowstone was a Success. That's When Trouble Began.
Students will learn about the reintroduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park and explore whether humans have a role to play in ensuring that animals do not become endangered.