Additional Lessons and Resources

Extra Resources for introducing the topic of Light Pollution, extending one or more units or conducting additional background research.

Life before artificial light

What was life like when candles and oil lamps were all we had to light our cities with?

Introduce Light Pollution

with a story about life before electric lighting

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National Geographic

Light Pollution overview

Introduce Light Pollution

with this comprehensive, data filled report by National Geographic.

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Light Up Your Life

Lights, energy, engineering and design

Energy Challenge Background

Learn how engineering supports conserving energy with lighting controls.

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Too Bright at Night?

Read about and reflect on the impact of human created light at night.

Introduce Light Pollution

with a reading and reflection activity by Science Net Links

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Make a Star Counter

A Hands on Activity

Make a Star Counter

Use simple household items to make a star counter

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Measure Light Pollution

Hands on Activity

Extend the Curriculum

With a hands on lesson by Teach Engineering about measuring Light Pollution

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Beyond the Glare

Learn how human created light impacts wildlife and local ecology

Expand Content

with a lesson plan about how human created light impacts wildlife

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PBS Learning Media

Background reading and discussion questions

Introduce Light Pollution

Standards aligned background reading and discussion questions about Light Pollution

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