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    1. 1. Animals, Humans, Habitats “ Together We Can Make a Difference” By: Megan, Erani, Miriam, Evelyn, Morgaine, Brandon, Oscar Mentor: Ms. Brickson
    2. 2. <ul><li>Central Idea: Together We Can Make a Difference </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry Points: We have three inquiry points </li></ul>
    3. 3. Inquiry Point One <ul><li>Animals, people, and habitats are all connected. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Inquiry Point Two <ul><li>Humans affect the environment. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Inquiry Point Three <ul><li>Education helps people take action. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Questions <ul><li>First we were curious about people, animals and habitats and how they were all connected. </li></ul><ul><li>We wanted to know about endangered animals in Colorado like the lynx and how people had an impact. </li></ul><ul><li>We used articles in the newspaper, on the internet, and guest speakers and books. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Earth Movie <ul><li>Ms.Brickson, our mentor, received a flyer about movie </li></ul><ul><li>Students in our group were interested in seeing the movie and in helping to educate children </li></ul><ul><li>Made calls to Defenders of Wildlife, World Wildlife Foundation, Translux Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Received donations of calendars, key chains, ornaments, magazines and handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Sent Emails to Renee at Disney </li></ul><ul><li>1 of 1,800 movies in Dillon </li></ul><ul><li>Set up informational booths </li></ul><ul><li>Watched movie Earth </li></ul><ul><li>700 students </li></ul>
    8. 8. Hypothesis <ul><li>Our hypothesis is that if we could build empathy through education, people would care more and do more about the environment. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Building Empathy/Method <ul><li>Invited 4 th – 5 th graders from across the district </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd – 5 th from DVE walked to theater (action) </li></ul><ul><li>know-care-do hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>700 students as well as adults </li></ul>
    10. 10. Event Photos
    11. 11. Event Photos
    12. 12. Surveys/Data <ul><li>pre/post </li></ul><ul><li>double bar graphs of each question </li></ul><ul><li>data </li></ul>
    13. 13. Results/Observations <ul><li>Many people came to the movie Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Summit County students learned about the environment and animals around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>This built empathy. </li></ul><ul><li>We are still researching ways to help animals and the environment. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Research Questions <ul><li>1) What is climate change? </li></ul><ul><li>The climate has always changed throughout earth’s history. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Climatologists have many theories but they all agree on one; our planet is warming up and it is directly connected to human actions.” - Earth Watch </li></ul>
    15. 15. 2) How does global warming work? <ul><li>The sun warms the earth and certain gases, such as carbon dioxide, trap the heat in the atmosphere. This occurs naturally and is called the greenhouse effect. Burning oil, coal, or gas produces extra carbon dioxide, which steps up the greenhouse effect and overheats our planet. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Global Warming <ul><li>Insert diagram </li></ul>
    17. 17. Greenhouse gases <ul><li>Greenhouse gases are like a blanket </li></ul><ul><li>Heat </li></ul><ul><li>Earth is forced to soak up the extra heat </li></ul><ul><li>Leads to a hotter earth </li></ul>
    18. 18. CFC’s <ul><li>Here are some aerosols=solvent in cleaners, coolants in refrigeration, air conditioner, blowing agents in the production of foam and propellants in aerosols, too </li></ul><ul><li>Some aerosol cans have no CFC’s </li></ul><ul><li>CFC’s eat away at the ozone=more intense sunlight </li></ul>
    19. 19. Week spot in ozone layer
    20. 20. Natural Causes of Earth’s Warming <ul><li>3) What are the causes? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it like it is? </li></ul><ul><li>Natural causes: </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Earth’s tilt </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean currents </li></ul><ul><li>Wildfires </li></ul>
    21. 21. Earth’s tilt <ul><li>Scientists know that earth’s tilt changes when parts of the earth get closer or farther from the sun. It makes the temperature hotter and colder. There is a bigger difference in temperature, instead of always having the same temperature. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Man Made Causes <ul><li>Man-made causes </li></ul><ul><li>Factories=pollution in air/h20 </li></ul><ul><li>Factories can cause greenhouse gases </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke goes into the air and it can harm people if there is too much. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Carbon emissions
    24. 24. Man Made Causes <ul><li>Cars = Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Sulphur Dioxide. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Man Made Causes <ul><li>Deforestation=cutting down trees for development, wood and farmland </li></ul><ul><li>Burning trees=smoke pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen </li></ul>
    26. 28. Borneo
    27. 29. Man Made Causes <ul><li>Non-Renewable=we can’t get them back once we use them </li></ul><ul><li>Burning Fossil Fuels=oil, coal </li></ul>
    28. 31. Man Made Causes <ul><li>CFC=chlorofluorocarbons=aerosol cans, fridges, plastics like styrofoam=eat away ozone layer </li></ul>
    29. 32. 4) How do we know? <ul><li>Facts: Habitats are changing </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists know climate change does happen naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows earth warming at a fast rate </li></ul>
    30. 33. Polar Ice Melt <ul><li>Polar ice melt is caused by many different reasons, one of them is global warming. </li></ul><ul><li>As temperature increases more icecaps put more melting ice onto the water. When the sea ice melts, the water rises. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists believe that in the next 100 years small islands like Maldives, and coastal cities are in danger of being engulfed by the sea. </li></ul>
    31. 34. Humans are affected too <ul><li>5)How is it connected to other things? (people) </li></ul><ul><li>The global average temperature will be at least 1.8 F warmer by the year 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming causes more storms and heavier rains, increases flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming could cause sea levels to rise 39 inches during the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Government Panel on Climate Change </li></ul>
    32. 36. Ross ice shelf
    33. 38. Polar Regions <ul><li>Polar ice is melting faster </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears are drowning because they have to swim very far after eating </li></ul><ul><li>They can swim 60 miles </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul>
    34. 40. Polar Bears <ul><li>a warming climate is changing sea ice conditions, which affects polar bears in many ways, including: </li></ul><ul><li>more difficulty in getting to and hunting prey (they have to swim farther to get food) </li></ul><ul><li>fewer den areas and lower cub survival </li></ul><ul><li>increased meetings between bears and humans (bears are going into towns to look for food) </li></ul><ul><li>lower survival rate of the species in general </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Bears and Climate Change by Andrew E. Derocher </li></ul>
    35. 41. Deserts <ul><li>Facts : </li></ul><ul><li>“ People can affect the climate in many ways. In dry places like the Namib desert, overgrazing animals strip away the ground’s plant cover. Without plants, it is harder for the soil to hold water, and the ground gets hotter in the day. The result is dryer air and less rainfall-these conditions can turn the land into a desert .” </li></ul><ul><li>-Earth Watch </li></ul>
    36. 42. Overgrazing Areas in SEVERE Threat!
    37. 44. African Elephants <ul><li>Because of global warming the African Elephants need to walk more to get their water. </li></ul><ul><li>In Africa, home to the &quot;big five&quot;' symbolic species - elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo - computer models predict that overall, areas which are currently dry will become even dryer as well as warmer. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Protected areas are now islands,&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;And if there's significant climate change, as is predicted, what's going to happen to these areas and to these animals? </li></ul>
    38. 45. Ocean <ul><li>The ocean is warming up </li></ul><ul><li>Water level is rising </li></ul><ul><li>Some islands may get flooded if we don’t try and stop global warming </li></ul>
    39. 46. Oceans <ul><li>Humans are also affected by the water level rising </li></ul><ul><li>Homes might be flooded </li></ul>
    40. 48. Humpback Whale <ul><ul><ul><li>They travel from Antarctica to Costa Rica which is a 5,000-mile journey to feed and breed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Their main food source is krill and krill populations are declining. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Krill is a tiny shrimp-like marine animal that feeds many other animals including the humpback. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scientists are finding that whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) are facing increasing threats from climate change, according to a new report published by WWF and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are changes in sea temperature. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is declining salinity because of the melting of ice and increased rainfall. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sea levels are rising. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is loss of icy polar habitats. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 49. Responsibility <ul><li>6)What is our responsibility? </li></ul>
    42. 50. Responsibility <ul><li>6)What is our responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of the EARTH! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the EARTH clean! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the EARTH healthy ! </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the EARTH from damages ! </li></ul>
    43. 51. Action!!! <ul><li>7)What can we do? </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off lights </li></ul><ul><li>Carpool </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off water </li></ul>
    44. 52. How is it connected to other things? (connection) <ul><li>Recycle-why? </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling reduces our landfills. </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling protects our health and the environment . </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling saves energy . </li></ul><ul><li>You can make new paper with old paper. </li></ul>
    45. 53. How Does Recycling Work ? <ul><li>Recycling saves energy because the manufacturer doesn't have to create the material from “raw” ingredients . </li></ul>
    46. 54. Turn Off Lights-Why?
    47. 55. Turning off lights <ul><li>Experts say that the amount of energy Americans use doubles every twenty years. </li></ul><ul><li>If you conserve electricity you save money and energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Producing less energy produces less pollution. </li></ul>
    48. 56. Why-Carpool <ul><li>Carpool-why </li></ul><ul><li>Make friends </li></ul><ul><li>Less gas in the air </li></ul><ul><li>Less pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Saves money </li></ul>
    49. 57. Turn Off Water-Why? <ul><li>Why should we turn off the water? </li></ul><ul><li>When you take showers instead of baths you are saving energy. </li></ul><ul><li>How are you saving energy? </li></ul><ul><li>The Water Treatment Facility cleans the water and the water gets to your house by pipes. The water can’t get to you without energy so if you use less water, less energy we use and if we use less energy, less pollution is in the air. </li></ul>
    50. 58. Our Groups Actions <ul><li>Contacted organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Set up booths with information </li></ul><ul><li>Watched the movie Earth (hypothesis) </li></ul><ul><li>Educated Summit County students </li></ul><ul><li>Researched information </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Filmed commercial for SCTV10 </li></ul>
    51. 59. Our Hope and Interpretation <ul><li>Erani </li></ul><ul><li>Miriam </li></ul><ul><li>Evelyn </li></ul><ul><li>Megan </li></ul><ul><li>Brandon </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar </li></ul><ul><li>Morgaine </li></ul>
    52. 60. Conclusion <ul><li>We hope our hypothesis was right and that the more you know the more you care and the more you will do to protect our precious earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
    53. 61. Bibliography <ul><li>Ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Askjeeves.com </li></ul><ul><li>Why Should I Care About Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Day </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Going Green </li></ul>