Reflection: Organizational Systems Polluting the Earth - Section 4: Explore


Getting the Most Out of Their Research 

By providing students with the research paper, I am helping groups organize their thought. This will make sharing and comparing at the end easier.  The form is divided into the three categories of pollution that we have been discussing, air, soil, and water.  

The purpose of having students research is so that they will hopefully find some examples that they may not have already known.  By allowing them time to record examples they already know, such as cars pollute the air, they will then be able to spend the time they have with a laptop researching other ways.  My hope is that every group find something in each category they did not already know.  

Most groups did find a couple of interesting examples they had not thought about being pollution.  Most did not find one for each category however.  For example one group found that rocket propulsion is polluting the air and that power plants adding hot water into rivers, lakes and streams harms animals living their. These are great examples, but this group did not find anything they didn't already know for ways the soil is polluted.  

  Getting the Most out of Their Research
  Organizational Systems: Getting the Most out of Their Research
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Polluting the Earth

Unit 5: Earth and Human Activity
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT identify ways that humans pollute the soil, air, and water on Earth and create a new sign that could be used to stop pollution.

Big Idea: After identifying ways that humans pollute the air, soil, and water on Earth, students work in groups to create a new sign to stop pollution.

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Science, Conservation of Energy, Renewable Energy, earth, recycling, community, pollution, resources
  60 minutes
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