Option 1: Quiz: Activity 5 — Are You a Bigfoot? – After finishing the activity, have students complete this 6-question quiz to check their understanding. The quiz asks questions about what a carbon footprint is, how human activities can affect climate, and how a changing climate impacts people and the environment.
To grant students access, simply provide them with this abbreviated, case-sensitive link: http://bit.ly/AreYouABigfoot. For troubleshooting tips, visit the Carbon & Climate Introduction or Technical Support page.
Option 2: Have students devise a plan to reduce the carbon footprint of their classroom. Divide the class into groups and, using the Reducing Our Class’s Carbon Footprint student page, have each group identify possible classroom areas where the class can reduce its collective carbon footprint. The groups will present their plans to the entire class. After all the plans have been presented, help the class reach a consensus on the one they would like to follow. This may involve narrowing down the list by identifying which suggestions are duplicative, which could be combined, and which are most practical. Be sure to invite administrators and community people to listen to the presentations. Use a rubric, such as the Are You a Bigfoot? Evaluation Rubric teacher page, to assess the students’ presentations.