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7th Science Rocks!

Thursday & Friday, May 4 & 5

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Daily Objectives: 

1.  Describe the origins of pollution in the hydrosphere, (car exhaust, solid waste, acid rain, and natural sources), and how pollution impacts habitats, climatic change, threatens or endangers species.
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.
5..   Human activities have changed the land, oceans and atmosphere of the Earth, resulting in reduction of the number and variety of wild plants and animals, sometimes causing the extinction of species
6.  Explain how human activities (urban development, farming, etc) changed the surface of the Earth and affect the survival of organisms.
S.RS.07.16  /  S.RS.07.17  /  E.ES.M.7  /  E.ES.07.42  /  E.ES.07.81  /   E.ES.07.82

 

Today in Class:

1.Continued work on your Sustainability Projects.

a.  You and your partner should have decided on the problem you will solve.

b. Your group should have decided who you would like to contact, written a practice letter or conversation (see below), decided when you will contact, and the best method to contact them.

c. You should have a collaborative Google.docs started with your partner so you both can work together even when you are completing homework for this project.

Homework:

Contacting Professionals, Businesses, Community Organizations,…

  1.  Contacting a Business, Nature Center, Maintenance Supervisor, or other Professional:
  2.  Who will you need to contact?
  3.   Will you contact them by gmail, in person, or by phone?
  4.  Do you know what to say?

A good start is …

Hello, our names are _____, ___, _____.  We are working on a Sustainability Project in Seventh Grade Science.  This is a Problem-Based Learning project– we have to solve a problem that relates to Environmental Science. We are able to choose the problem, design a solution and determine the best method to solving this problem.

We are contacting you because   ______________________  (explain what your problem is and why you need their help.  Tell them the date or location or materials that you need from them– any of the details).   

We appreciate your time and help.  If you could email us back (PLEASE give them your emails, even if you are talking to them in person!), our emails are:  ——  ——  —–.)

When we have completed this project, we will contact you with our results and data.  We will also have a presentation date later in May, that you are also welcome to attend.  We will contact you later with any questions, { answers about the problem, data,… } and the date.

Thank you for your consideration, time and help.

Sincerely,

_____,   _____,   _____

 

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