Environmental Science Issues Poster Project Poster Project Overview: Students will research an environmental issue that is prevalent in the world today. Students may choose their own environmental issue but may not choose the same as others around them. Students are going to research and cover the following: Introduction: - What is the issue? History behind the issue What effect this issue is having on the environment? Main Section/Part: - The causes of this issue? Environmental impact The implication for the Earth is this issue continues or gets worse? What steps are or can be taken to slow down/stop/eradicate this issue? Future: - Are there any laws in place to combat this issue? Plan to fix the issue Poster/Brochure must include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Title Introduce the issue Discuss the issue (using the info and components above) State environmental effect and concern from this issue Pictures of the issue (at least 4) designed to fit in well with the poster Conclusion – future concerns or changes (good and or bad) for the Earth, what can YOU do to help the issue? Grading Rubric: Section of Poster: Info and Title Research Environmental Issue Effects Combatting the ISSUE Poster Presentation What must be included: Name, Issue, date Issue has been researched thoroughly using various sources (cited). Stating what happens to the environment, after effects, human effects, animal effects, physical effects, chemical effects What measures can or have been taken to combat this environmental issue – laws, regulation, companies, activists, data supporting positive change, articles showing progress Formatted correctly, easily readable, informative (words and pictures), start middle and end flow Points allocated: 1 25 25 25 24 Total – 100 points Design Creativity Pictures Description of the Issue and its effect on the environment 4 Title is clear and the poster is very neat and easy to read Poster is colorful, unique, and very interesting to look at 3 Title is clear and the poster is well planned At least 4 related pictures Complete, accurate and thorough information Explain how personal decisions concerning this issue can affect the ecosystem Complete, accurate and thorough information List of sources Complete list of sources Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others. Use of Class Time 2 Title is clear and the poster is mostly well planned Poster is somewhat interesting to look at 1 Title is sloppy or missing and the poster is sloppy Poster is not colorful or interesting to look at 0 No poster 3 related pictures 2 related pictures Unrelated pictures No pictures Mostly complete, accurate, and thorough information Mostly complete, accurate, and thorough information Half of the information is complete, accurate, and thorough Half of the information is complete, accurate, and thorough Very little complete, accurate, and thorough information Very little complete, accurate, and thorough information No complete, accurate, and thorough information Poster is interesting to look at Some sources listed Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others. Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but distracted others. No sources listed Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others.