Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint 

Students will understand what a carbon footprint is and how it is calculated. 

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  1. 00:00:10 

    What is a carbon footprint? 

    • how much carbon you leave on the ground when you walk

    • a record of all of the places you visit in a day

    • a list of things that you do each day

    • a measure of how much carbon you release into the atmosphere


  2. 00:00:28 

    What part of the world do the Preslers and  Langes represent? 

    • Industrial

    • Post-industrial

    • Developing

    • agricultural


  3. 00:00:31 

    What part of the world do the Handa and Sharma families represent? 

    • developing

    • post-industiral

    • rapidly emerging economies 

    • agricultural


  4. 00:00:56 

    What part of the world do the Maurice and Nicodemus families represent? 

    • Developed world

    • Developing world

    • Post industrial world

    • industrial world


  5. 00:01:38 

    Where does most of the energy used by the post-industrial world come from? 

    • nuclear

    • wind

    • solar

    • burning of fossil fuel


  6. 00:01:58 

    What happens to the carbon footprint of countries as they become developed? 

    • it shrinks

    • it grows

    • it stays the same


  7. 00:07:52 

    Why would using electricity increase a Carbon footprint? 

    • electricity releases carbon into the air when it is used

    • it costs more than natural gas

    • we get power from alternative sources

    • most electricity is generated by burning fossil fuel


  8. 00:10:49 

    How does energy use effect the carbon footprint as a country develops? 

    • Developed countries use less energy and lower their footprint

    • Developed countries have been able to find ways to use energy without contributing to their carbon footprint so it is lower

    • As a country develops its people use more electricity and most of that is still produced by burning coal so the footprint grows


  9. 00:11:30 

    What is used to supply heat for water and cooking as well as the home itself in most homes in a developed country? 

    • wood

    • electricity

    • natural gas

    • carbon


  10. 00:14:31 

    Which of the following is NOT part of the carbon footprint of a typical family in a developed country? 

    • electricity use

    • natural gas heat

    • biomass heat

    • personal transportation


  11. 00:16:59 

    How much of the world lives like we do, in a post-industrial (developed) country? 

    • 5%

    • 10%

    • 15%

    • 50%


  12. 00:17:46 


    How much of the world's energy does the United States use? 

    • 15%

    • 20%

    • 50%

    • 75%


  13. 00:18:00 

    How is the growth of the Carbon footprint of post-industrial countries described? 

    • stable and growing slowly

    • growing rapidly

    • shrinking

    • inconsistent


  14. 00:18:15 

    How is the growth of the carbon footprint of rapidly emerging countries? 

    • stable and growing slowly

    • growing rapidly

    • shrinking

    • inconsistent


  15. 00:18:48 

    What country has the biggest carbon footprint? 

    • United States

    • India

    • Camaroon

    • China


  16. 00:19:15 

    What type of economy has the smallest carbon footprint? 

    • that of a developed nation

    • that of an emerging economy

    • that of a developing country

    • that of an industrial society


  17. 00:25:15 

    What do you think your carbon footprint is like?  How do you think you compare to others? 


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