Pavarti needs help reviewing her proposal for a new apartment building for some incoming Earth evacuees. She is worried the apartments will negatively impact the ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations. MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
Human impacts; ecosystem, conservation, deforestation
This quest helps students gain a larger understanding of the consequences human actions could have on an ecosystem.
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Students are asked to review the design for a new apartment complex. What has changed within the ecosystem post-construction?
Students spend time researching topics such as deforestation, erosion, and the negative impacts that could arise from building an apartment complex in this location.
Help Pavarti decide whether this apartment complex is harmful to the environment. Build an argument using evidence collected from observation and research.