Aug 292013

Photo from Flickr: Gregg_TLV

Students explore sustainability of seafood consumption through modeling harvest rates in an Excel file and debating the relative costs and benefits of farmed vs. wild-caught fish.  Provided with information on the various direct and indirect human impacts of both fishing and fish farming and assigned a position, teams of students will construct argument for their position and use data to support their conclusions.

At the conclusion of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand that there are costs and benefits of human impacts and to provide examples of each.
  • Understand and be able to describe the magnitude of human disturbances.
  • Define environmental sustainability and make an argument for whether it should be an important consideration in our behavior.


Lesson created by GK-12 fellows Emily Grman and Nikhil Jaikumar, 2009