7th Science Rocks!

Tuesday, May 24

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Daily Objectives:

1.  Day 6: Sustainability Center- Problem-Based Learning

2.  Design Solutions to problems using technology.
3.  Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.
4.  Recognize possible solutions to environmental problems, such as a lack of resources, energy shortages, and pollution.  Identify possible technological advances in recycling, upcycling, conservation of resources, reduction of energy use.
S.RS.07.16  /   S.RS.07.17
Today in Class:
1.  Students completed their Gyres diagram and checked their understanding of the Coriolis Effect.
2.  Sustainability Projects:  Groups summarize the actions they have taken thus far and evaluate their solutions
3.  Students create a Google Slides presentation for their final report  – most groups will complete 4 slides for their presentation.  Many groups completed 3 slides during class today– great job being on task.
Slide 1:  Your Group’s Name, students’ names; Problem Statement
Slide 2:  Action – what were the main actions that you took to solve your problem?  This is not  a procedural list – but a summary of the main steps that you took to solve the problem.  What were the main steps that you took?  You could include a picture /photo (s) here of your group members and the actions that you took.
Slide 3: Action -steps, slide #2.  If your group had a graph or chart or table, showing the results, this would be a great place for it.  Make sure to have labels, title, etc.
Slide 4:  Solution-  what was your group’s proposed solution?  Did it “work?’  Did it solve the problem?  Explain!
Homework:  Complete  your Google.slides for the Sustainability Project — 15-20 minutes worth of work.


  1.  Today, go to     It will ask you to sign up, choose “sign up with Google.”  Next, it will ask you the primary reason for using Canva: choose “Education.”   Watch the quick demo of how to use Canva.

Go to Elements, and then Grids to get to designs. Next, choose a tri-fold brochure diagram to use and work with.  There is more than one layout for a tri-fold brochure.

A.  Write the name of your park, with correct spelling and capitalization.  Note the state in which the park is found.  Put this on the front of the brochure- 1st tri-section.  Also place a photo that is representative of that park on this 1st section.

B.  Identify the state or national park’s official website.  Determine the mailing address / address  location of the park. Copy and paste this onto the last side of your brochure.  If there are any methods of contacting the park officials, DNR, at this park, these should be listed here as well.  Last, is there any symbol or meaningful diagram that represents the park that could also be placed on this side (small size)?

C.  Map –  Place a map of the park, location within the U.S. or state on the top of the 3rd side.

D.  If you still have time, start reading about the park and all of the important features of the park.


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