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Science. Week of 4/18. Journal: 4/18. What do you know about Earth Day?. Activator: 4/18. What is Earth Day? Polly Bear's Earth Day What is your Earth Day pledge?. Classwork : Environmental Problems. Read pp. 554-559 Answer questions to Section Review p. 559

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science

Science

Week of 4/18

journal 4 18
Journal: 4/18
  • What do you know about Earth Day?
activator 4 18
Activator: 4/18
  • What is Earth Day?
  • Polly Bear's Earth Day

What is your Earth Day pledge?

classwork environmental problems
Classwork: Environmental Problems
  • Read pp. 554-559
  • Answer questions to Section Review p. 559
  • Write all questions and answers
closing
Closing
  • What is one thing that you can begin to do today to help preserve our environment?
journal 4 19
Journal: 4/19

Habitat destruction caused by human events will

likely result in…

  • A. the elimination of exotic species only
  • B. a loss of biodiversity
  • C. an increase in the number of species
  • D. the reduction of harmful bacteria
  • B.
standard element
Standard/ Element
  • S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.
  • S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species
slide8

Today I will learn about the biodiversity that exists in various habitats because having a large variety of organisms increases the survival of the habitat.

  • EQ: How can we conserve Earth’s natural resources?
activator
Activator
  • Make a table describing five pollutants, including how each pollutant affects the environment.
  • What do you know about resources, exotic species, overpopulation, and habitat destruction?
classwork
Classwork
  • Environmental Issues/Biodiversity Article Review
  • Students will be given various articles over issues related to but not limited to Environmental Issues and Biodiversity.
  • Students will answer critical thinking questions about each article and will complete a graphic organizer.
closing1
Closing
  • N.E.W.S.
  • I Noticed…
  • I Expected…
  • I Wonder
  • I Still have questions about…
journal wednesday 4 20
Journal: Wednesday 4/20
  • Math Connection:
  • On average, for each 1.6 km a car travels, 0.4 kg
  • of carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere. If
  • the average trip to work is 18 km how much carbon
  • dioxide is added to the air per trip?
standard element1
Standard/ Element
  • S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.
  • S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species
slide14

Today I will discuss pollution and the importance of conserving our natural resources because they are important for our survival as a species.

  • EQ: How can conserve Earth’s natural resources?
activator1
Activator:

How does this image make you feel?

Who is responsible?

How it could have been prevented?

classwork1
Classwork
  • Direct Instruction/
  • Class Discussion
  • Teacher will lead the class in a discussion in which the following topics will be discussed:
  • the five types of pollutants
  • renewable and nonrenewable resources
  • how increased human populations and human activities affect the environment
  • Students will view a short video clip over biodiversity and answer discussion immediately following the video.
per 5
Per 5
  • 1. Chap 21 Quick Lab: Oil Spill/Seabird Eggs
  • 2.Students will go to the following website:
  • http://tweentribune.com/
  • Click on science (right hand side)
  • Read the article: Pepsi unveils earth-friendly "green" bottle
  • Comment on article (save on word document)
closing2
Closing
  • Minute Paper
  • Students will write for one minute based on EQ
journal thurs day 4 21
Journal: Thursday 4/21
  • Math Connection:
  • A faucet that drips at a rate of one drop per second
  • wastes about 4 L of water per day. Have students
  • calculate how much water would be lost in 1 week
  • and in 1 year if the faucet continued to drip at this
  • rate.
standard element2
Standard/ Element
  • S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.
  • S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species
slide21

Today I will create an advertisement for the Environmental Protection Agency because citizens need to be made aware of the negative effects of our actions to future generations.

  • EQ: How can we conserve Earth’s natural resources?
activator2
Activator
  • Students will work in groups of four to come up with a list of environmental problems. The students will then pick from the list, four problems that they think are most important. The groups will then explain to their peers why they think these problems are important.
classwork2
Classwork
  • EPA AD COMPAIGN
  • Students will pretend to be employees of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their task is to work with a partner to create an Environmental Ad on poster urging people to address the environmental issues that are affecting Earth.
rubric
Rubric
  • EPA Ad Poster.xls
  • EPA Brochure.xls
per 51
Per 5
  • Students will go to the following website:
  • http://tweentribune.com/
  • Click on science (right hand side)
  • Read the article:
  • Melting ice threatens Polar Bears
  • page 2
  • Comment on article (save on word document)
closing3
Closing
  • Final Countdown (SIOP Training)
  • Students draw a 3 tiered triangle. At the base the write down the three most important things they learned. At tier 2, they write down two questions that they still have. And at tier 1, students will write one way they will help to protect the earth.
final countdown
FINAL COUNTDOWN

One way

you will

help take care

of the earth

Two questions you still have

Three most important concepts you learned

journal friday 4 22
Journal: Friday 4/22

How does something that is biodegradable benefit

the environment?

a. It can be recycled, which reduces the use of resources.

b.Itincreases the renewable resources, which can

be quickly replaced

c.Itis completely consumed during normal use, so It

never enters the environment

d.Itis readily broken down, so it doesn’t take up space

in a landfill

standard element3
Standard/ Element
  • S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.
  • S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species
slide30

Today I will create an advertisement for the Environmental Protection Agency because citizens need to be made aware of the negative effects of our actions to future generations.

  • EQ: How can we conserve Earth’s natural resources?
activator3
Activator
  • The teacher will have students work in groups of four. The groups will then be given a plastic grocery bag. The students will create a list of at least five ways the bag could be reused.
classwork3
Classwork
  • EPA AD COMPAIGN
  • Students will pretend to be employees of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their task is to work with a partner to create an Environmental Ad on poster urging people to address the environmental issues that are affecting Earth.
per 52
Per 5
  • 1. Chapter 21, sect 2: Friendly Cleaner
  • 2.Students will go to the following website:
  • http://tweentribune.com/
  • Search: earth day
  • Read the article:
  • Earth Day turns 40: No more rivers on fire
  • Comment on article (save on word document)
closing4
Closing

Human Paragraph

  • Five students will volunteer to state five facts about symbiotic relationships.