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Grade 6-8

Human Causes of Extinction: Causes of Extinction

by Payton M. | Science

5 Lessons 16:45
  1. 1. Intro 2:07
  2. 2. Climate change 2:45
  3. 3. Pollution 2:03
  4. 4. Human overpopulation 2:24
  5. 5. Climate Bill of Rights, Part 3 7:26

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Continue to explore the consequences of humans recklessly disregarding the rest of life on earth. Explore what causes have wrought havoc on the planet’s biodiversity. Track how evils like climate change, pollution, and overpopulation reduce the capacity for animal life on earth.

Face the consequence of human recklessness on the environment and learn how to address the climate catastrophe head-on."


Climate Bill of Rights Part 3

Course overview



Students will be reminded of what an extinction entails, and offered examples thereof to segue into the course.


Climate change

Students will learn what effects the warming of the planet, due to human activity, has had on the frequency of extinctions.



Students will learn the detriments that human pollution brings upon animal habitats.


Human overpopulation

Students will learn the cost of human overpopulation, as it pertains to wildlife.


Climate Bill of Rights, Part 3

Inspired by this week’s course, students will come up with three more proposed amendments for their climate bill of rights.

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  • climate policy
  • extinction
  • government policy
  • human impact
  • planet health

Recommended Materials

Pre-stained paper, nice black pen.


Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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