Human Energy Systems | Activity 5.4

Target Student Performance

Students create and share posters explaining strategies for reducing CO2 emissions.

Resources You Provide

  • Chart paper (1 per group of four students)

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Prepare a computer and projector to display 5.4 Strategies for Lowering Carbon Emissions PPT. Cut apart the 5.4 Strategy Cards.


1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.


Check to see which strategies students can easily explain and which strategies students have a more difficult time with. For the strategies that are difficult to connect to lowered carbon dioxide emissions, pause and discuss.

  • Allow students to pair up with a partner or group before sharing thoughts about how walking or riding a bike would reduce emissions.
  • Strategically form groups for the activity.
  • Have sentence stems to aid in conversation at each of the stations around the room.

After you complete all six questions in the Think-Pair-Share, invite students to think of their own questions for the class.

Extending the Learning

Have students to share these strategies with their families, and encourage them to make changes at home.