Environmental Issues Project

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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.
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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.
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