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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 

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GOOGLE

  • Use Search, News, Images and Videos
  • Use [or] [not] in your databases queries 
    and [OR] [-] in Google searches
  • Website evaluation LibGuide

CITING

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

Examples

 

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