Environmental Science- April 2-6

Topic: Geology

Classwork:
Edible Plate Tectonics Lab
Plate Tectonics Lab #4
AP- Plate Tectonics Lab #1
Rock Cycle Slide Identification

Homework:
Read Mining a Tropical Paradise Case Study & pg. 316 (CT- 3)- Due Mon, April 9th

Field Study:
Calculations and Summary for La Tigra Carbon Footprint- Due Thurs, April 5th

Project:
Sustainable Mining Project- Due Thurs, April 12th

Sustainable Mining Project

50 points

Purpose: The earth is full of rich materials (metals, gemstones, fossil fuels…) that are available to be harvested/mined.  However, harvesting and/or mining and then purification of these materials has caused numerous, negative environmental effects.  If we wish to continue to harvest and use these rich resources, new techniques which reduce the environmental impacts of harvesting/mining and purification need to be developed and promoted.  You will select one material and discuss the traditional and more sustainable methods for its harvesting/mining and purification.

You will create a digital slide show to present these methods to your classmates.  The requirements for what must be included in the slide show are listed below.

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1 2 3 4

5

Description of material

(10 points- points x 2)

-From what is the material made

-How is the material made (what geological processes occurred to make it)

-How is the material used

-Where can the material be found (geologically and geographically

Not included Includes a general description of all topics

OR

Includes a detailed  description of 1 of the 4 topics listed for this topic while failing to mention 3 topics

Includes a detailed description of 1 of the 4 topics listed for this topic with a general description for 3 topics

OR

Includes a detailed description of 2 of the 4 topics listed for this topic while failing to mention 2 topics

Includes a detailed description of 2 of the 4 topics listed for this topic with a general description for 2 topics

OR

Includes a detailed description of 3 of the 4 topics listed for this topic while failing to mention 1 topic

Includes a detailed description of 3 of the 4 topics listed for this topic with a general description for 1 topic Includes the detailed all 4 topics listed for this area

 

Mining/Harvesting

Techniques

(15 points- points x 3)

-Traditional methods and their environmental effects

-Sustainable methods and the ways they attempt to reduce the negative environmental effects

Not included General description both traditional and sustainable techniques that fails to describe their effect on the environment

 

 

Detailed description of both traditional and sustainable techniques that fails to describe their effect on the environment

 

 

 

 

Detailed description either traditional or sustainable methods and their environmental effects

OR

General description of both with their environmental effects

 

Includes a detailed description of both traditional and sustainable methods, but only mentions one of the types of environmental effects Includes a detailed description of all topics for this area
Purification/Processing of Material Techniques

(15 points- points x 3)

-Traditional methods and their environmental effects

-Sustainable methods and the ways they attempt to reduce the negative environmental effects

Not included General description both traditional and sustainable techniques that fails to describe their effect on the environment

 

 

Detailed description of both traditional and sustainable techniques that fails to describe their effect on the environment

 

 

 

 

Detailed description either traditional or sustainable methods and their environmental effects

OR

General description of both with their environmental effects

 

Includes a detailed description of both traditional and sustainable methods, but only mentions one of the types of environmental effects Includes a detailed description of all topics for this area
Presentation Style

(4 points)

-Maintains eye contact

-Enthusiasm

-Fluid presentation

-Good vocal tone

-Good posture

No presentation given Meets 1 requirement for this topic Meets 2 requirements for this topic Meets 3 requirements for this topics Meets all requirements for this topic
Posters’ Appearance

(3 points)

-Neat

-Colorful

-Includes pictures/diagrams

-Correct spelling/grammar

No poster presented Meets 1 of the requirements for this topic Meets 2-3 of the requirements for this topic Meets all requirements for this topic
Sources

(3 points)

-Listed in MLA format on the back of the poster

No sources given Lists sources Attempts MLA format for bibliography Use correct MLA format for bibliography

 

 

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