Quik Science 09


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Menifee Valley Middle School Quik Science group. Advisor: Cheryl Frye

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Quik Science 09

  1. 1. QuikSCience Challenge Sierra Burgos, Hayley Castaing, Megan Fokken, Holly Oyenhart, Molly Paschall and Max Sias
  2. 2. Questions: <ul><li>How do we harm the ocean environment? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we educate our school population in improving the ocean environment? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we improve the ocean environment through actions at school? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Problem <ul><li>We wanted to determine the severity of the pollution problem in the beaches we visit. </li></ul><ul><li>We visited three beaches and took water and sand samples to test in the lab at school. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lab Tests Performed <ul><li>Bacteria - E.coli </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can cause serious illness or death </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes development harm, neurological and kidney damage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural uses; linked to increased cancer risks </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Lab Tests Performed (continued) <ul><li>Nitrates/Nitrites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From fertilizers and animal waste; causes development problems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chlorine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By-products can increase cancer risk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes lime scale and higher detergent use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>pH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can cause heavy metal (lead) leaching, plumbing damage </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Lab Results <ul><li>Location - South Carlsbad Beach (W1A) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12/14/08 3:40-3:50 pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bacteria Test - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead - positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticide - positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrate - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrite - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chlorine - 1 ppm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardness - 425 ppm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pH - 7 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Lab Results <ul><li>Location - Leucadia State Beach (W2A) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12/4/08 4:26 - 4:28 pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bacteria - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead - positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticide - positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrate - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrite - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chlorine - 0.5 ppm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardness - 425 ppm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pH - 6 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Lab Results <ul><li>Location - Oceanside Beach (W3A) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12/14/08 5:06-5:08 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bacteria - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead - positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticide - positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrate - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrite - negative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chlorine - 1 ppm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardness - 425 ppm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pH - 6 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Lesson Plan - demographics <ul><li>Sixth grade classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Two English Learner Development Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Two Mild/Moderate Special Education Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Six Regular Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of students reached through lesson: 245 students </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lesson Plan <ul><li>Ocean Pollution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 million tons of plastic and trash in the ocean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution hurts marine life and habitats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turtles die from choking on trash and jellyfish get stuck in trash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is our responsibility to stop pollution! </li></ul></ul>English Language Development Class
  11. 11. Lesson Plan <ul><li>Marine Life and Pollution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An oil spill is when liquid petroleum hydrocarbon is released into the environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kills birds, sea otters, harbor seals and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil gets in the animals fur and stops them from trapping air for insulation. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Lesson Plan <ul><li>*We can reduce pollution </li></ul><ul><li>-pick up our trash so it doesn’t blow into watersheds and eventually into the ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>-keep plants in the garden to keep runoff of fertilizers and pesticides to a minimum. </li></ul><ul><li>-do not pour waste into toilets or down drains. </li></ul><ul><li>-recycle </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lesson Plan <ul><li>Student Responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are three new things that you learned from our lesson? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are three things you can do at school to help reduce ocean pollution? </li></ul></ul>Mild/Moderate Special Education Class
  14. 14. Community Service <ul><li>Educating the school population about helping reduce pollution in our oceans. </li></ul><ul><li>Web page: </li></ul><ul><li>mvmsscience.edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Students can link to a fun quiz, ocean pollution photo gallery, lesson plan, powerpoint and ways to stop ocean pollution! </li></ul>