8th Grade Human Footprint Project
The purpose of the Human Footprint Project was to examine our role as consumers as part of an existing ecosystem. Through a series of "mindfulness days" students measured their own consumption of shared resources like water, sugar, plastic and an additional category chosen by the students. Last year our students measured things like screen time, time on face book, texts sent, etc.
While individual data was often shocking, it was when the students used basic collaboration tools like shared spreadsheets through services like google docs that the true impact of our species demand has on our world.