Brainstorming Worksheet

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Brainstorming/Research Worksheet
Design team name (Make up a name for your group!!!):_______________
Team member names:_________________________________________
Greeley Brook Study title:_____________________________________
I. Keyword Brainstorm
Independent variable:
Dependent variable:
Think of some key words that might help your
some to help you get started.
Dissolved Oxygen
Health of Tercia Brook
Oxygen
Macro-invertebrates
Dissolved Oxygen
Biotic Index
Eutrophication
Save Our Streams
topic search. Here are
Turbidity & Conductivity
Turbidity
Cloudiness
Dissolved Solids
Total dissolved solids
Nitrates & Phosphates
Fertilizer
Eutrophication
Fecal Coliform
Bacteria
Sewage
Waste
Indicator species
Ammonia & Nitrates
Nitrogen cycle
Nitrosomonas bacteria
Nitrobacter bacteria
Eutrophication
II. a. Introduction (Water quality index is explained clearly. Major issues are
identified correctly. Significance to people and environment is established )Why are
your variables ecologically important (ex. Important to stream quality)?
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Explain the relationship between your independent and dependent
variable:
How do people affect your independent and dependent variables. Be
specific in your examples.
Explain why your issue is so important to the people and local ecosystem
in Chappaqua/Hudson Valley
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Conclusions/Discussion:
What kind of correlation might you expect to see in your data? Positive?
Negative? Why?
Explain what people in Chappaqua or in general can do to lessen their
impact on your particular aspect of study. Be specific!!!
Brainstorm and list what some of the obstacles are in resolving these
issues?
III. Bibliography- (Credit for sources is correctly given and listed in the proper
format) (See Ms. Scolaro’s works cited format)****This will be placed in your
PowerPoint presentation and attached to your abstract!
You must have a minimum of 4 sources: 2 print & 2 electronic. Of
course you may use more!
Please attach your completed citation forms. You may use
EasyBib/NoodleBib to create your Works Cited document.