Friday, November 27, 2009

National Geographic Video - The Human Footprint

The Human Footprint is a National Geographic film hosted for free by Snag Films. The Human Footprint uses statistics and great visual aids to show the impact of each human on the environment. For example, did you know that it takes more than 1800 pints of crude oil to provide enough disposable diapers for one child. During the film viewers learn about how some of the conveniences of modern life impact the environment. The film is embedded below.


Applications for Education
This video could be useful for anyone that teaches environmental science. As students view the film you could have them take note of the convenience items they use. Then after viewing the film have students try to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to those convenience items.