The Lorax Ecology

Students deepen their understanding of ecological concepts and the effect of human environmental interaction by examining how ecological issues are presented in the movie The Lorax.


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Lesson Plan

To carry out this lesson, the instructor must have a copy of the movie The Lorax. Additionally, students must have a basic understanding of certain ecological concepts. First, students must understand that human actions are having a very negative effect on the environment. They must understand that sustainability means a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. Students should also have a basic understanding of why sustainable methods of harvesting natural resources are needed.

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Lesson tags: Eighth, Film, Science, Seventh, Sixth

Anthony Naclerio

Anthony Naclerio Tony Naclerio is a curriculum writer and experienced Science educator. Tony specializes in merging video games, music, movies, and other forms of entertainment with life science principles. Tony believes that the key to teaching science is showing how science can apply to everyday life. Science is, in its purest sense, a way to understand the world around you, and in turn, yourself.