Human Impacts on Earth Systems Science Games

5 games

In this series of games, your students will learn about how human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space; but, individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments. Human Impacts on Earth Systems learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts.

Concepts Covered

Natural resources are things in nature that humans use. Some examples of natural resources are water, animals, trees, plants, metals, minerals, rocks, and fossil fuels. The characteristics of natural resources determine how they are used in products and materials, such as clothing and furniture.

The freshwater supply on Earth is limited so it must be conserved carefully. Water is essential for all living things. Soil takes a very long time to form, so it is a resource that should be conserved. Individuals and communities can conserve natural resources by reducing the amount of resources they use as well as reusing and recycling materials.

Human impacts on earth systems are present in agriculture, industry, and everyday life. These impacts have had major effects on land and on vegetation, in streams and in oceans, on air, and even in outer space. Pollution is a substance in the environment that is harmful to organisms on Earth. Treating water sewage is a way that communities can protect Earth’s resources and environments. Regulating sources of pollution, such as emissions and runoff, are ways that communities can protect Earth’s resources and environments.

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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