New Year’s Resolution

Articles for your Infographic:

1.  http://thewaterproject.org/bottled_water_wasteful

 

2.  http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastic-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/

 

3.  http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastic-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/

 

4.  http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/whats-the-problem-with-plastic-bottles/

 

5.  http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/01/31/what-happens-to-all-that-plastic/

 

6.  http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/water-bottle-pollution/

 

It’s a problem here in the U.A.E:

7.  http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/environment/sharjah-landfills-bulge-with-plastic-water-bottles

 

8.  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/general/the-price-of-plastic-in-death-valley-1.79263

 

9.  http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/couple-plans-global-drive-against-plastic-pollution

 

Infographic Examples:

http://infographicsmania.com/sugar-cane-plastic/

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Clarification of Reflection 

On Wednesday students will write an analysis of  their model.  This is the independent portion of their grade.

Parents, you can support your child by reviewing the questions with them ahead of time and helping them use the scientific vocabulary in their analysis.

Please view this updated reflection rubric:

This is meant to be an analysis of the work you have done the past two weeks.

  • Describe your model.
  • How does it work?
  • How do you KNOW it works?
  • How could improve your model?
  • If you had more time what would you have done differently?

 

Rubric for how you will be graded:

Level descriptor
0 The student does not reach a standard identified by any of the descriptors below.
1–2 The student is able to:state limited improvements or extensions to the model
3–4 The student is able to:state improvements or extensions to the model that would benefit the scientific investigation.

* State means to give specific name, value, or brief answer without explanation or calculation

5–6 The student is able to:outline improvements or extensions to the model that would benefit the scientific investigation.

*Outline means to give a brief account

7–8 The student is able to:describe improvements or extensions to the model that would benefit the scientific investigation.

*Describe means to give a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19950183

https://sketchtogether.com/blog/what-the-martian-didnt-show-you-how- scientists-communicate-with-mars.html

http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/08/6-technologies-that-will-help-humans- survive-on-mars/#gallery=326602&slide=3653582

http://www.space.com/22342-how-to-live-on-mars-colony-technology.html

http://www.space.com/30400-the-martian-how-to-stay-alive-on-mars- infographic.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3116039/Is-ll-live-Mars-Matt- Damon-s-film-Martian-outlines-technology-needed-survive-red- planet.html#v-4283319190001

http://science.howstuffworks.com/10-ideas-for-interplanetary- communication.htm/printable