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Science
Week of 4/18
Journal: 4/18
• What do you know about Earth Day?
Activator: 4/18
• What is Earth Day?
• Polly Bear's Earth Day
What is your Earth Day pledge?
Classwork: Environmental Problems
• Read pp. 554-559
• Answer questions to Section Review p. 559
• Write all questions and answers
Closing
• What is one thing that you can
begin to do today to help
preserve our environment?
Journal: 4/19
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Habitat destruction caused by human events will
likely result in…
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A. the elimination of exotic species only
B. a loss of biodiversity
C. an increase in the number of species
D. the reduction of harmful bacteria
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Standard/ Element
• S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of
organisms on one another and their environments.
• S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental
conditions can affect the survival of both individuals
and entire species
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• Today I will learn about the biodiversity that
exists in various habitats because having a
large variety of organisms increases the
survival of the habitat.
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• EQ: How can we conserve Earth’s natural
resources?
Activator
• Make a table describing five pollutants, including
how each pollutant affects the environment.
Oil Spills
• What do you know about resources, exotic species,
overpopulation, and habitat destruction?
Classwork
• Environmental Issues/Biodiversity Article Review
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• Students will be given various articles over issues
related to but not limited to Environmental Issues and
Biodiversity.
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• Students will answer critical thinking questions abou
each article and will complete a graphic organizer.
Closing
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N.E.W.S.
I Noticed…
I Expected…
I Wonder
I Still have questions about…
Journal: Wednesday 4/20
• Math Connection:
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On average, for each 1.6 km a car travels, 0.4 kg
of carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere. If
the average trip to work is 18 km how much carbon
dioxide is added to the air per trip?
Standard/ Element
• S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of
organisms on one another and their environments.
• S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental
conditions can affect the survival of both individuals
and entire species
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• Today I will discuss pollution and the
importance of conserving our natural
resources because they are important for our
survival as a species.
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• EQ: How can conserve Earth’s natural
resources?
Activator:
How does this image make you feel?
Who is responsible?
How it could have been prevented?
Classwork
• Direct Instruction/
• Class Discussion
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• Teacher will lead the class in a discussion in which the
following topics will be discussed:
• the five types of pollutants
• renewable and nonrenewable resources
• how increased human populations and human activities
affect the environment
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• Students will view a short video clip over biodiversity and
answer discussion immediately following the video.
Per 5
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1. Chap 21 Quick Lab: Oil Spill/Seabird Eggs
2.Students will go to the following website:
http://tweentribune.com/
Click on science (right hand side)
Read the article: Pepsi unveils earth-friendly
"green" bottle
• Comment on article (save on word document)
Closing
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• Minute Paper
• Students will write for one minute based on EQ
Journal: Thursday 4/21
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Math Connection:
A faucet that drips at a rate of one drop per second
wastes about 4 L of water per day. Have students
calculate how much water would be lost in 1 week
and in 1 year if the faucet continued to drip at this
rate.
Standard/ Element
• S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of
organisms on one another and their environments.
• S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental
conditions can affect the survival of both individuals
and entire species
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• Today I will create an advertisement for the
Environmental Protection Agency because
citizens need to be made aware of the
negative effects of our actions to future
generations.
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• EQ: How can we conserve Earth’s natural
resources?
Activator
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• Students will work in groups of four to come up with
a list of environmental problems. The students will
then pick from the list, four problems that they think
are most important. The groups will then explain to
their peers why they think these problems are
important.
Classwork
• EPA AD COMPAIGN
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• Students will pretend to be employees of the
Environmental Protection Agency. Their task is to
work with a partner to create an Environmental Ad on
poster urging people to address the environmental
issues that are affecting Earth.
Rubric
• EPA Ad Poster.xls
• EPA Brochure.xls
Per 5
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Students will go to the following website:
http://tweentribune.com/
Click on science (right hand side)
Read the article:
Melting ice threatens Polar Bears
page 2
Comment on article (save on word document)
Closing
• Final Countdown (SIOP Training)
• Students draw a 3 tiered triangle. At the base the
write down the three most important things they
learned. At tier 2, they write down two questions tha
they still have. And at tier 1, students will write one
way they will help to protect the earth.
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FINAL COUNTDOWN
One way
you will
help take care
of the earth
Two questions you still
have
Three most important concepts you
learned
Journal: Friday 4/22
How does something that is biodegradable benefit
the environment?
a. It can be recycled, which reduces the use of resources.
b.It increases the renewable resources, which can
be quickly replaced
c.It is completely consumed during normal use, so It
never enters the environment
d.It is readily broken down, so it doesn’t take up space
in a landfill
Standard/ Element
• S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of
organisms on one another and their environments.
• S7L4c. Recognize that changes in environmental
conditions can affect the survival of both individuals
and entire species
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• Today I will create an advertisement for the
Environmental Protection Agency because
citizens need to be made aware of the
negative effects of our actions to future
generations.
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• EQ: How can we conserve Earth’s natural
resources?
Activator
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• The teacher will have students work in groups of
four. The groups will then be given a plastic grocery
bag. The students will create a list of at least five
ways the bag could be reused.
Classwork
• EPA AD COMPAIGN
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• Students will pretend to be employees of the
Environmental Protection Agency. Their task is to
work with a partner to create an Environmental Ad on
poster urging people to address the environmental
issues that are affecting Earth.
Per 5
• 1. Chapter 21, sect 2: Friendly Cleaner
• 2.Students will go to the following website:
• http://tweentribune.com/
• Search: earth day
• Read the article:
• Earth Day turns 40: No more rivers on fire
• Comment on article (save on word document)
Closing
Human Paragraph
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• Five students will volunteer to state five facts about
symbiotic relationships.

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