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Environmental Studies Project

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

AN 8th GRADE PROJECT STARTER 

Slide show

Pollution

Contamination

The Aral Sea, a drying (dying) lake

Trash

Desertification

Plastic trash

Urban sprawl

Deforestation

Plastic in ocean

Research Tools

LIBRARY CATALOG

DATABASES 

YOU WILL NEED THE LOGIN SHEET

GOOGLE

CITING

Databases give you the correct citation for articles you find in them.  

Example 2018-2019

Student example 1 from 2018-2019



Ryan's movie does a great job at explaining the challenges of managing energy resources in the United States by the Department of Energy, an essential government agency. The movie shows how stakeholders from energy developers to energy consumers must contend with the economic and ecologial costs of heating our home, running our industries and keeping our water and air clean and safe.

 

Student example 2 from 2018-2019

Charlotte's movie on Elephant Poaching uses excellent graphics and a high production value to get her message across about the killing of elephants, a central and important organism in their ecosystems, solely for their tusks. She follows the tusk trade from elephant to consumers across the world and makes a difficult topic easy to understand and makes us think about how we can help with this issue.

 

Sample Topics

1. Plastics 

A)  A running list of action on plastic pollution 

B) Clean Seas (infographics)

 

2. The 7th continent – Plastic in the ocean
A) The Ocean Cleanup (PRO)

B) Experts warned this ... wouldn't work... (CON)
(You need to be logged in to Science in Context)


3. Deforestation 

World Wildlife Fund

 

4. Ice caps melting / Water level rising 

New study finds sea level rise accelerating

 

5. Death of coral reefs / Coral bleaching

Coral reefs 

 

6. Desertification 

BBC Bitesize 

 

 

7. Climate Change

COP24 - Or other UN Conferences


8. Urban sprawl

Environmental impact of urban growth