Lesson 3: Engineer

In The Engineer, students will:

Evaluate greenhouse gas emission data, calculate their individual carbon footprint, then design a solution to decrease the carbon footprint from a source.


  • MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
  • 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.
  • MS-ESS3-5: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past

Time Required: 150 minutes