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Starry Night Course Module

Improve place-consciousness and provide context for the importance of measuring light pollution in your students’ neighborhoods. Engage your students in a global citizen science project, Globe At Night.

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Objectives

  • Evaluate competing design solutions for street lamp shields as they provide an ecosystem service of protecting wildlife from excessive light pollution.
  • Apply scientific principles of monitoring human impacts on light pollution by monitoring the visibility of stars in their neighborhood and participating in the Globe At Night citizen science campaign.
  • Apply scientific principles of minimizing human impact on the environment by designing and creating light shields for a specific purpose in the built environment that supports human activity at night.
  • Construct an argument supported by evidence of how light pollution in settled and urban areas increases with human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.

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Next Generation Science Standards

  • MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
  • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.