Info about Case Studies: Choose 1 of these options. 1) Research about the topic and take notes. DO NOT copy and paste information (put it in your own words). 2)Organize information (create an outline) Reminders: Make sure to follow the 7 x 7 rule! Looking for great projects. Make sure to read the rubric and paragraph for directions. 3)Create powerpoint presentation
Assignment 4: Case Study 1: Acid Rain (Rubric Below) info from the book Nature Depends on the correct PH balance. Although some rain is naturally acidic with a PH level of around 5.0, human activities have increased the amount of acid in this water. Burning fossil fules, including coal, oil, and natural gas, produces sulfur dioxide. Exhaust from vehicles releases nitrogen oxides. Both of these gases, when released into the atmosphere, mix with water droplets, forming acid rain. In your science class, you are studying about the causes and effects of acid rain. Create a presentation to show what causes acid rain and what effects it can have on humans, animals, plant life, lakes, and rivers. The presentation should include pictures that are used appropriately with effects. Use shapes.
Assignment 5: Case Study 3: Children's Fish Tank (Rubric Below) Paragraph from the book: Fish make great pets for young children, but there is a lot to learn before they can set up a fish tank properly. The owner of the pet store where you work has asked you to create a presentation for the store to give parents an idea of what they need to purchase and consider when setting up a fish tank. He would like you to cover main points such as the appropriate size bowl or tank, set up procedures, filtration, water quality, types of fish, care, and feeding. Add pictures, change color scheme, change background to a texture fill on one slide. This presentation is geared to parents of young children, so keep it colorful, simple, and fun.
Additional options: * Science- Volcanoes *Social Studies Options: -Chapter 16: "Life in the West" Pages 211-227 Topics: Lewis & Clark Zebulon Pike "Mountain Men" Oregon Trail "Californios" Pioneer Women The Mormons "49ers" "The Chinese"
-Chapter 17: "Mexicano Contributions to the Southwest" Pages 229-239 Topics: Mining (gold, Silver, copper) Cattle Ranching The Cowboy Sheep Raising Irrigated Farming Mexican Laws Spanish-Style Architecture
Famous People: Andrew Jackson James Madison Alexander Hamilton Lewis & Clark Thomas Jefferson Sam Houston Horace Mann (Education reformer) Abraham Lincoln Sojourner Truth Fredrick Douglas