Decisions about the environment are never easy. There are many factors involved that offer benefits and drawbacks. For example, although riding public transportation is beneficial to the environment, it can be inconvenient and costly.
In this activity, you’ll play a game that shows this complicated cause and effect relationship in action. You’ll use decomposition to see what happens to two towns, one that has a hydroelectric dam and one that does not. By the end of the game, you’ll have to make a decision for yourself. Dam or no dam?
Pencil or pen
Game Score (page 4 of the PDF guide), to keep track of events/data
Scenario cards (page 5 of the PDF guide)
Tokens (these can be anything: beans, coins, paper clips, etc.)