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Academic Inquiry 2 UNIT 2 ANSWER KEY Page 1 of 20 © Oxford University Press Unit 2 Environmental Sciences Environmental Sustainability ANSWER KEY EXPLORING IDEAS Introduction Student Book page 40 Activity A Discuss the following questions with a partner or small group. 1. Other than for agriculture, what are some common uses of water in your country? 2. Other than water, what are two valuable natural resources? 3. Are important resources, such as water and food, shared equally throughout the world? Explain. 4. How could governments make sure that enough of the world’s resourc es are available for people’s use now and in the future? 5. Do you think that the picture at the top of the page shows a responsible use of water? Why or why not? Answers will vary. Student Book page 41 Activity B A Frayer model is a graphic organizer you can use to define a new word or concept. This model has four categories: definition, facts, examples, and non-examples. Use the ideas listed below to define sustainability . Read each idea and decide in which category it fits best in the Frayer model below (Figure 2.1). Add in two more real-life examples and non-examples of your own. Share your Frayer model with a classmate and discuss how you define sustainability . Answers will vary. Sample answers: Definition The use of natural products and energy in a way that does not harm the environment
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Academic Inquiry 2 UNIT 2 ANSWER KEY Page 2 of 20 © Oxford University Press Facts 80% of a university's carbon footprint is from students and staff Non-Examples forget to recycle or reuse paper do not turn lights off when leaving home throw all garbage into one bag, not sort it for recycling buy a new iPhone or electronic gadget every year Real-Life Examples Save on household heating by lowering the temperature at home Carpool or commute with other people Carry a reusable mug or refillable water bottle for drinks during the day Student Book page 41 Activity C With a partner, review the examples of sustainable activities that you added to the Frayer model in Activity B. Discuss what you think are the most important ways that students could help their school campuses be a little more environmentally friendly. Answers will vary. Sample answer: Walk or ride a bicycle to school Join urban organic farming groups on campus Choose local food options on campus Fostering Inquiry Exploring Cause and Effect Student Book page 42 Activity A What do you want to know more about in relation to the topic of environmental sustainability? For example: ● How do everyday human activities affect the environment? ● What will happen when more people become concerned about global sustainability? ● How does greener local living help make the whole world greener?
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