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Sustainability posters with recycling, composting, water conservation, organic gardening, repurposing and biofuel facts are created by groups here




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Title – Ecology – Sustainability
By – Leslie Gehris
Primary Subject – Science
Grade Level – 9-12

Instructional Method:

Differentiated Instruction (Paper-Pass Instructions)

North Carolina Standard 5.03:

  • Assess human population and its impact on local ecosystems and global environments:
    • Sustainable practices/ stewardship.

Essential Question: How can we contribute to a healthier environment?

Day 1:

  • Class will be broken into groups.
  • Each group will be given a topic that must be researched using our mobile laptops.
    Topics Include:
    • Recycling
    • Composting
    • Water Conservation
    • Organic Gardening
    • Repurposing (this can be for home use, construction, etc.)
    • Biofuels
  • Each group must research their topic and state ten important facts and/or benefits of this environmental strategy. Groups may include different examples of each topic and how they are important
    (example: Low-flow Shower Heads – Why important? How much water can be saved? …)
  • Group can write these ten important facts on paper or they can be saved to one group member’s H drive or flash drive (if your school allows these).

Day 2:

  • Each group will be given a poster size paper.
    • Each group must come up with a unique, proper and relevant name for their poster.
    • One group member will then list one of the ten important facts on their groups paper.
  • Once finished, each group will pass their poster to another group in a clockwise fashion around the classroom.
    • With each new poster, each group must write down a different fact.
    • Therefore, each poster should be different because each group should have ten different facts to share.
  • When all groups have finished adding their information, the poster must be returned to original group.
    • Once the original group gets their poster back they can make a choice to add art to the poster in hand or they can create a new poster to present.
    • If students prefer to use the computer, they can create a PowerPoint presentation using the information gathered on their poster paper.
  • At the end of class, each group will present their posters or PowerPoint!
    • We will post these around the room to help remind ourselves what we can do everyday to help contribute to a healthier environment!
    • We would also ask our administration if we could run the PowerPoint slides during lunches to help increase awareness of sustainability in our community.

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