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Project Save the World

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
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Next Generation Science Standards
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This project gets students to identify major causes of global warming, habitat destruction and various other causes of global degradation.  Once student identify numerous causes, they are to then choose two that they wish to concentrate on.  One of which is attainable to tackle or solve, and the other is considered an impossible task.  Once identified thier causes, they are to then research the history, causes, current science behind it and how its playing a role in degrading Earth.  Then students are to come up with a resolution of how to combat the issue and weigh the downfalls of the new idea to the old one to determine if it feasible to do.  I then have students put together a final report and presentation.
 

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Project Save the World.docx

February 13, 2020
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MAN vs EARTH
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Dear Future Generations: Sorry
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Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature | Conservation International (CI)
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Standards

Matter and Its Interactions
Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.
Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.
Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among the management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth's systems.
Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
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Great engaging videos with a good solid project attached.
Andrealevy
April 21, 2016
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