Save The River!

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Save The River!

  1. 1. “ Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” Part 2: Save The River!
  2. 2. Collaborative group activity <ul><li>Given a computer with Internet access, a word processor, and the appropriate webquest documents, collaborative groups of 7 th grade Earth Sciences students will research data on the quality of the water in the local river and will summarize their findings in written format with at least 90% accuracy based on the rubric. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Webquest would include video links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZmLw88dGG0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCi0nU95yEE&NR
  4. 4. Google Earth Visualization <ul><li>Using Google Earth as part of the webquest, students will visualize and identify potential local businesses to contact in the letter-writing campaign. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Streetview - Gas Station <ul><li>What about gas stations? </li></ul><ul><li>How many gas stations can you identify in the area around the school? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Streetview - Blimpy Burger <ul><li>Blimpy’s deliciously heart-stopping burgers are not only bad for your health but the cooking grease is nasty waste! </li></ul><ul><li>What other restaurants can you identify in the local area? </li></ul>
  7. 7. … and so forth, offering 5 or 6 categories of business to identify and letting the students find the appropriate locations
  8. 8. <ul><li>Our school will be working in collaboration with the Huron River Watershed Foundation to address the problem of waste awareness in the community around our school. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the older storm drains are not marked as the example is here. </li></ul><ul><li>We’re going to change that by spraypainting a similar message where it is needed! </li></ul>Stencil Project
  9. 9. Stencil Example <ul><li>Here is an example design for a stormdrain stencil. </li></ul><ul><li>Can your team make a better one?! </li></ul>Concentrate on coming up with a clear message you can be proud of! Design parameters? See the next page!
  10. 10. Here’s How To Make a Stencil! <ul><li>Follow the design principles presented in the video to make a usable stencil pattern! </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the other links in the webquest as well, to broaden your stencil-creating knowledge. </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXWQTG6DjL8

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