The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Has anyone read this book or seen the movie? What is it about?
While we watch parts of the movie, write down the answers to these questions • Who do you think the Onceler is today? • Who is the Lorax today? • How is this story analogous to our current situation? • http://www.fanpop.com/spots/dr-seuss/videos/1237877/title/lorax-full-movie
Aim • How have humans impacted the environment? • Who do you think the Onceler is today? • Who is the Lorax today? • How is this story analogous to our current situation?
How do humans depend on the environment? • What does the environment give us? • Fresh water • Food • Oxygen • Medicine • Energy-fossil fuels • Minerals • Solar energy • Places to live
Describe some of the problems that are facing our environment today
Why do humans have such a big impact on the environment? • So many humans • Our population continues to grow
What about the environment here at Bronx Science? • What are some problems? • How could we improve it?
Why should we care about the environment? • Because humans depend on the environment for our survival, we need it • If it is destroyed, we are going to feel the negative impact
For this unit, YOU are going to teach each other • You are going to work together in your lab groups to research a topic and present it to the class • Each group will make and present a Powerpoint presentation, a 10 minute presentation with 2 minutes for questions • You must do a good job and other students must listen, since I am giving you a unit test on the materia
Lab groups and topics • 1. Acid rain • 2. Biological magnification • 3. Deforestation • 4. Loss of Biodiversity • 5. Use of fossil fuels • 6. Water pollution • 7. Global warming • 8. Ozone depletion • 9. Soil Erosion
Tomorrow I will give you more details • These presentations will ALL be due next Monday, Nov 1. You will not be able to edit even if you do not present on Nov 1. • Presentations will be given on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed, Nov 1, 2, 3 in class (unless you have lab) • EACH MEMBER of the group must contribute to research and speak • You will have to work on your own outside of class. We do not have computers in the classroom