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Introduction            Process         Background Information          Resources               Evaluation              Conclusion              Teacher's Page          Credits

Introduction

Task: To identify environmental problems and solutions, research and create a final product informing other students of an environmental problem and solution(s).

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Process


Part I
Environmental Problems
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1.  In your group of 4, each person will choose one of the following topics

  • Pollution  
  • Resource Depletion  
  • Human Population Growth  
  • Habitat Destruction  
2. Using the resources page, find and research information on your topic.
3. Complete your group graphic organizer problemsandsolutionsgroupnotes0[1].pdf: Where you and your group will summarize your research.
4. With your group members, compare each of the environmental problems (answer on a piece of paper, with group members' names, and turn it in).
  • Which problem does your group believe to be the worst, least worst? Why?
  • Which problem does your group believe is the most solvable?  Why? How?
  • Explain how human population growth is related to pollution problems.
Part II
Environmental Solutions
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5. In your group of 4, each person will choose one of the following topics
  • Conservation and Reduce
  • Reuse, Recycle
  • Maintaining Biodiversity
  • Protecting Habitats
6. Using the resources page, find and research information on your new topic
7. Complete your group graphic organizer problemsandsolutionsgroupnotes0[1].pdf: Where you and your group will summarize your research.
8. With your group members, evaluate the following environmental solutions (complete on a piece of paper, with group members' names, and turn it in).
  • Critique their effectiveness
  • Judge their ability to be implemented
  • Hypothesize alternative solutions to the environmental problems you researched
Part III
Final Product
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9. With your group members, choose a final product problems and solutions-tic-tac-toe.pdf that you and your group will present to the class.  (Rubric on Evaluation page)
        Be sure to include:
  • Details identifying the problems
  • How the problems are caused
  • Details identifying the solutions
  • possible ways that students can help
  • The reasons for choosing the following solutions





Background Information

As the human population grows, it will need more resources.  People will need food, healthcare, transportation, and waste disposal.  What does this mean for the Earth?

During this webquest, you will identify environmental problems in today’s world, and discover possible solutions to those problems.  You will create a product that informs and instructs other students about these Environmental Problems and Solutions. 








Click the link above to access the resources and questions for research
Resources page take 2.pdf





Evaluation
See rubric for poster evaluation






Conclusion
By completing this activity, you have identified the various problems within our environment as well as current solutions to those problems. Your group also created informative projects that described these problems and solutions that you and your peers can accomplish.

Please complete this survey based on this webquest, thank you.




Teacher Page
A WebQuest for the 6th grade (Science) Ecology Unit

Designed by: Maggie DeCorah and Leah McMinn

This WebQuest is designed as a 1 - 2 week lesson/unit on Environmental Problems and Solutions in today's world.  Students work independently and cooperatively to research and create a product that engages and informs students about the information they have learned.  Due to the fact that this WebQuest utilizes webpages not maintained by this designer, please check all links prior to implementing with your students.  If you happen across any broken links, missing pages, or you just have general questions, please contact the designer via the survey in the conclusion portion of this WebQuest.  Please feel free to use all or parts of this WebQuest with your students, thank you and enjoy!

 
Corresponding Standards:

*Please note: This section is under development*
North Carolina -

NGSS -

*This WebQuest utilizes lower order and higher order thinking of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy*

21st Century Skills - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication and Collaboration, Information Literacy, Information, Communications and Technology Literacy, Initiative and Self-Direction, Productivity and Accountability, and Leadership and Responsibility





Credits

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Last Modified: May 03, 2013