Your assignment is to visit the websites for your groups assigned topic and create a poster or powerpoint presentation that address the following:
  • The problem's causes and effects
  • Possible solutions
  • How does the situation relate to the one or more of the following: watershed, water cycle, photoysnthesis, food web, the atmosphere, weather, biodiversity
Additionally, share a site or video on edmodo that you think the class would enjoy.
You will present your finished product to the class.

You will be graded using this rubric
Components
20 points
15 points
5 points
Total
Causes
Cause accurately and logically presented
Cause is somewhat logical or some information missing
Cause is missing vital information or is illogical

Effects
Effect accurately and logically presented
Effect is somewhat logical or some information missing
Effect is missing vital information or is illogical

Solution
Solution accurately and logically presented
Solution is somewhat logical or some information missing
Solution is missing vital information or is illogical

Relation to other scientific topics
Relation accurately and logically presented
Relation is somewhat logical or some information missing
Relation is missing vital information or is illogical

Components
10 points
5
0

Creativity and neatness
Very creative, neat, and use at least 4 colors
Somewhat creative, neat, and used 3 colors
Not creative, sloppy, and or used 2 colors

Edmodo posting
Posting is relevant and interesting
Postiing is not relevant to topic
No posting




TOTAL


This reading can be helpful for multiple topics:
1. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/great-pacific-garbage-patch.htm
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info/patch.html

2. Overfishing
http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/
http://www.un.org/events/tenstories/06/story.asp?storyID=800

3. Deadzones
http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/deadzone/index.html
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/education-and-outreach/additional/science-focus/ocean-color/science_focus.shtml/dead_zones.shtml

4. Oxygen Generator
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/06/0607_040607_phytoplankton.html
http://earthsky.org/earth/how-much-do-oceans-add-to-worlds-oxygen

5. Offshore Drilling
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2011/04/110420-gulf-oil-spill-anniversary/
http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/seagrant/artificial-reefs/
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-07-17/national/35267728_1_artificial-reefs-jeff-tinsman-fish-populations


6. Oceans and Climate
http://science.howstuffworks.com/how-the-ocean-affects-climate-info1.htm
http://noc.ac.uk/science-technology/climate-sea-level/changing-circulation/oceans-role-climate

7. Warming Oceans
http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-temperature-rise/
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/coral_bleach.html
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/climate/

8. Pollution
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215471/ocean_pollution.htm
http://www.water.wa.gov.au/PublicationStore/first/9985.pdf