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Name: ________________
Choose Your Own Assessment:
Environmental Issues
Select any combination of tasks for a point total of 60 points. All powerpoints should be emailed to
me at [email protected] from YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL. Circle your choices on this sheet and
turn this in with your assessments.
TASK
DETAILS
Research and create a Power point
slideshow on the advantages and
disadvantages of ONE alternative fuel
Your slide show should be at least 7 slides. You should have
a title slide and a slide that documents your sources. You
should include pictures and clear concise text IN YOUR
OWN WORDS. The alternative fuel may be a substitute for
gas, oil, electricity, etc. see me for more info!
Your collage / diagram should be one full page. I should be
able to tell what type of chemical is being magnified through
the food web.
You should have at least 10 statements on your Venn diagram.
Illustrate, in pictures, how biomagnification
can impact an ecosystem’s food web.
Include a definition of biomagnification
Create a Venn diagram comparing and
contrasting two alternative energy sources.
Choose Alternative energy sources for
electricity OR for cars (not one each)
Pretend you work for a food company (your
choice). Research what steps your company
needs to take to have a particular food be
certified “organic”. Create a guide for your
company to accomplish “organic”
certification.
Create a travel brochure for a REAL city /
town that uses “green” architecture and
practices. Highlight at least 5 unique
features that make the town extra
environmentally friendly
Make a magazine ad for PETA that explains
the negative effects of hormones and
antibiotics on animals AND make a magazine
ad for the food industry that explains why
hormones and antibiotics are safe and
necessary.
Write a 1-2 page typed story or diary entry
about a day on a farm that uses organic,
animal-friendly / Earth-friendly farming
methods.
Create a Venn diagram comparing /
contrasting a synthetic, chemical pesticide
and an all-natural alternative pesticide that
does the same thing
Create a “biodiversity” cube
Create a “global warming” cube
Create a venn diagram comparing /
contrasting “cage free”, “organic”, and
“free-range” eggs
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You must choose a food that is not currently offered by the
company as “organic”. You must include information on where
ingredients should come from, if the packaging needs to be
changed, if some ingredients need to be substituted with
natural ingredients… Your guide should be typed, 1 page
miniumum
Your brochure should be a tri-fold brochure highlighting the
eco-friendly destination. You may choose eco-friendly things
to do, places to stay, alternative energies used, organic food
offered, etc.
Each ad should be one full page in size. They should be clear
and to-the-point, but informative. I recommend you do a bit
of research on why beef, pork, and poultry farms use
hormones and antibiotics before you create your ads.
Be sure to describe at least 3 organic farming methods (may
be the type of fertilizer used, pesticide, feed… etc) Explain
how using these methods gets the job done AND are better
than the alternatives for the animals and for the
environment
You should have at least 10 statements on your Venn diagram.
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Fill-in, cut, and tape together a cube template from your
teacher
Fill-in, cut, and tape together a cube template from your
teacher
You should have at least 10 statements on your Venn diagram.
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Create a “magic square” of environmental
issue definitions (check your list with your
teacher first!)
Measure your household carbon footprint
using http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/
and write a paragraph about how you could
reduce it. (you may need your parents help)
Create a mix of songs that are about the
environment and/or help you think
environmentally friendly thoughts.
Design a home that has at least 6 “green”
building features. Explain what they are
and why they are better for the
environment than traditional building
features.
Research and create a Power point
presentation on an innovative way to get
clean water to poor communities in
drought-effected areas.
Research and create a Power point on the
use of wind turbines for energy and weigh
the costs against the benefits.
Specifically, discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of the wind turbine in
Libertyville.
Select an organism and imagine what the
world would be like if it went extinct.
Research its food chain, niche, and habitat
and write a “diary” entry from the
perspective of an organism it shared its
habitat with.
Create a guide for your classmates
explaining the differences between farmed
and wild-caught fish. Highlight several
which are the safest and most
environmentally friendly to eat. Also,
highlight which are the worst to eat
because they are contaminated or because
of their over-fishing
Write a speech for a political candidate
explaining EITHER why we should take
drastic steps (and tell what those steps
are) to stop global warming OR why we
don’t need to worry about it, it’s “no big
deal”. Use real data to support either view.
You could do this w/ a partner as a debate
if you choose
Name: ________________
You should have 16 definitions. Turn in a blank copy AND a
completed answer key. See me for a guide on how to create
this and for a blank square.
You should print out your carbon footprint summary to turn
in, along with suggestions for reducing it. Not all the
suggestions might be do-able for you and your family. Type a
1 page explanation of how you and your family realistically
could lower your carbon footprint.
Write a couple sentences about each song that explains why
you chose it. **You may actually make the CD if you want, or
just write out a playlist with the songs you chose along with
the artist that performs them. You must have at least 5
songs
You may illustrate your home design indicating your “green”
features or you may write a paper describing your home
design and its features. Be sure to explain why they are
better for the environment that traditional methods!
Your slide show should be at least 7 slides You should include
a title slide and a slide that documents your sources. You
should include pictures and clear concise text IN YOUR
OWN WORDS. See me for more info
Your slide show should be at least 7 slides. You should
include a title slide and a slide that documents your sources.
You should include pictures and clear concise text IN YOUR
OWN WORDS. See me for more info
Your diary entry should be typed. Be sure to include what
has happened to the food chain, the habitat, the clothing or
food industry (if applicable), and the overall environment as a
result of this organisms extinction.
Your guide should be easy to read and use. No more than a
single, one-sided page. Be sure to include common
supermarket fish in either the good or bad category. Be
clear: maybe farm-raised catfish are ok, but wild-caught are
not. Maybe Alaskan salmon is ok, but Sockeye is not… etc…
You should have at least 10 varieties of fish. You also need
to explain what the difference is between “Farm-raised” and
“wild-caught”
The speech should be 3-4 minutes in length and either be
typed and submitted, videotaped and submitted to me on
DVD, OR given in front of the class. Be sure to include a
works cited page of where you got the data you used! You
should have at least 3 main points supporting your point of
view.
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