2 Why is saving water so important? The growing population is causing our water supply to decrease more and more everyday. By using water not wastefully, we can help preserve water supplies for future generations, save money, and protect the environment in which we live.
3 How has our climate changed? During the Industrial Revolution, our climate began to change which was over 200 years ago.Our increasing population has also caused the burning of fossil fuel and deforestation to increase as well. This affects the gases in the air which causes the temperature to rise.
4 What are some ways humans have contributed to the changing climate? Human Contributions:Carbon Dioxide-motorized vehicles, electric power plants, and homes heated with gas or oil.Methane-the expansion of rice agriculture, the increased number of livestock, the increased number of landfills, and leakage from natural gas pipelines.CFCs-the use of refrigerants in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and heat pumps.
5 What is pollution and how can it affect what little natural resources we have left? It comes from a variety of sources which enter the air, land and water and cause environmental and health hazards.
6 Can you compare how two different types of pollution have affected the earth?
7 How can I make a difference? Recycle goods such as paper, plastic, and aluminumSave water and energy by using them more effectivelyDo not liter!Get involved: join an organization or volunteer to pick up trash in the community
8 Works Cited Science Netlinks http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/ flash_watercycle.htmlThere is a link to an animated water cycle.EPA Water Sense KidsThere is information on why saving wateris important and ways to save water.U.S. EPA Water SenseThere are is more information on theimportance of water efficiency.The EPA Climate Change Kids SiteThis site gives all sorts of information andshort animated clips of various cycles(carbon/water cycle).Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, andEnergyebro/chapter1.htmlThis site provides information on howhumans have contributed to the climatechange.Earth Systems Science20earth2.jpgI got an image of planet earth.Kids’ Crossing Living In the Greenhouse!tmThere is a carbon cycle image andinformation explaining CO2.Activity 20 Teacher Guide: HumanActivity and Climate ChangeI used some of the examples of humanactivity from CO2, methane, and CFCsas well as a pie chart to represent astudent example of one they wouldcreate for this assignment.PollutionI got a picture of pollution from here.