Environment Project

Environments Project
In this project, you will choose a topic, develop your own guiding questions, find reliable sources, and take notes.
Your group will find multiple sources on the same topic to do your research.
You will be expected to use your information to create a research paper, then turn that into a short “newscast” to report to the rest of the classroom.

At the end of the project we will write letters to our new president about our concerns over these environmental issues.

Click below to read the introduction and choose an area to focus on:
environmental-issues-facing-our-planet

 

Here are some fun sites to visit:
http://www.scholastic.com/turfmutt/climatequest/

http://www.scholastic.com/turfmutt/flipbook/turfmutt-saving-planet-storybook.htm#book/

 

 

Sources:
http://planetearthherald.com/top-10-environmental-issues/
http://epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/sea-level.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_weather

 

Here is a list that we will create of the online resources we find:

Climate Change
(Alexa, Nick, Gabriel, Jacob)
https://newsela.com/articles/kids-suing-state/id/25284/

http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/global-warming-impacts#.WHkhqufConI
This link talks about how climate change is affecting life on Earth.

 

Loss of Biodiversity
(Aleah, Jasmine, Annie)

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/biodiversity/biodiversity_and_you/index.cfm This site explains how loss of biodiversity affects us.
http://www.eniscuola.net/en/argomento/biodiversity1/loss-of-biodiversity/causes-of-the-loss-of-biodiversity/This talks about the   causes of biodiversity.

http://ns.umich.edu/new/multimedia/slideshows/20366-ecosystem-effects-of-biodiversity-loss-could-rival-impacts-of-climate-change-pollution    This is about how biodiversity effects the ecosystem.

Pollution
(Mia, Diana, Faith)
https://newsela.com/articles/kids-suing-state/id/25284/

https://www.mcsuk.org/what_we_do.php/Clean+seas+and+beaches/Pollution+and+litter+problems/Pollution+and+litter+problems   This page will show you important information about litter

http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/pollutiontypes.php  This website will tell you: WHAT is pollution, WHAT causes pollution, and WHAT is the effect of pollution

 

Extreme Weather
(Ariana, William, Kaelynn)

https://weather.com/news/weather/news/western-us-flooding-images    This is about extreme weather: floods in parts of California, Nevada

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/05/16/extreme-weather-north-america/2162501/     This is about the extreme weather in the U.S.A.

https://weather.com/storms/severe/video/most-frustrating-weather-patterns     This is about extreme weather-what it looks like in real life and how it affects our surroundings.

Rising Sea Level
(Markell, Adrian, Kyle, Mark)

http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-level-rise/    Talks about how rising sea level affects things and how much land is being lost.
http://climate.org/sea-level-rise-risk-and-resilience-in-coastal-cities/   Explains where rising sea level may affect us.

Deforestation

 

Water

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