Impacts of Natural and Human Activity on the Earth
Sunny Lane, TX
Chapter: Chapter 8
Science, Grade 7,
and space. The student knows that natural events and human activity
can impact Earth systems. The student is expected to:
(A) Predict and describe how different types of catastrophic events
impact ecosystems such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes;
(B) Analyze the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the
environment in eco-regions of Texas; and
(C) Model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water
in a watershed.
C Layer: Maximum
65 points in this section.
Read or listen to the textbook chapter 8 reading &
follow along. 5pts.
2. Listen to Classroom lectures and discussions
and complete the notes, outline, etc. as directed. 5pts.
3. What the video http://www.seastudios.org/coral_video_qte.php,
coral connections. List 5 important facts to help make a positive
change for the ocean reefs. 5pts.
How was the rating scale created and
what are the categories of Hurricanes and Tornadoes. 10 Points
5. Create a graphic organizer outlining
impact of humans on the atmosphere. 10 points
6. Prepare a diagram of the San
Antonio watershed. 10 points
7. Give a 3-5 minute presentation
on the 3 main reasons for coastal land loss.
flash cards to identify: atmosphere, greenhouse effect, global
warming, ozone depletion, ozone, pollution, hydrocarbons, pathogens,
biodiversity. Learn them. 10 points
9. Read pages 314-316. Summarize the
Greenhouse effect and why it is important to life on earth. 10 points
a collage that illustrates the native Texas endangered species
listed in this website. http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/jkopachena. 10 points
an outline from the article on this website: http://science.jrank.org/pages/2467/Endangered-Species.html. 10 points
the video on endangered animals: poaching:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/videos/poaching-endangered-species/ Write ten interesting things you
learned from it. 10 points
the game and watch the videos on this website: http://www.neok12.com/quiz/ECOSYS04.
Write and answer 3 of the quiz questions from the game. 10 points
a Vinn-diagram using hurricanes and tornadoes. 10 points
the brain pop video on eco-systems; create a diorama of an ecosystem
from Texas.http://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/ecosystems. 15 points
Write a summary of the potential impact
of humans on water, air and earth using the website http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/meth_gde_e_19283.html 15
B Layer: Choose one. Maximum 20 points in this section.
Interview a n oilfield employee. Based
on your inquiry compare on contrast the effects the oil boom
in Texas has on the economy and the environment.
Develop a multi-media presentation about:
the effects of Hurricane Rita, and provide a summary, brief
history and what impact this had on the ecosystem along the
A Layer: Choose one.
Maximum 20 points
in this section.
1. You are a land owner in Comal County,
make a poster to describe the following: Do the new laws governing
the Guadalupe and Comal rivers help/ hurt the ecosystem along
the river? Clearly identify your stance.
2. Write a letter to the Texas State Governor
stating why or why not Texas should allow fracking along the
Eagle Ford Shale. Clearly identify your stance.
0-40 = F
41-59 = D
60-70 = C
71-85 = B
86-100 = A
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