Ecological Footprint

Type of Resource



Students explore their own Ecological Footprint in the context of how many Earths it would take if everyone used the same amount of resources they did. They compare this to the Ecological Footprint of individuals in other parts of the world and to the Ecological footprint of a family member when they were the student's age.

Performance Expectations

HS-ESS3-4   Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.

MS-ESS3-4   Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.

Disciplinary Core Ideas