26 April Science 8 Student Survey; Prepare for Activity/Discussion

Complete student survey:

See board for login and ID#. Dr. F will read directions first.

Work on plan for activity and discussion–turn in outline for plan with times noted. Be sure you do a practice run to verify the planned timings. Total time available = 25 minutes. List the date and order when you are scheduled. The default room set up will be a large table with a circle of chairs–make a note if you need something else. Be sure to include your name.

There will be a google folder in which you upload your annotated bibliography (filename = yourname sci8 1617 an.bib) and your presentation (filename = yourname sci8 1617 himp.pres) < https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4DPwlouN3dIdVZnX2dCa3VtTGc?usp=sharing >

  • May
  • 2—2 presentations (period 3 Jack, JinYoung)
  • 4—human impact films and reading
  • 8—human impact films and reading
  • 10—3 presentations (periods 3 Jesus, Lucas Jones, Naheul and 4 Andrea, Se-Jeong, YouNa)
  • 12—3 presentatons (periods 3 Mona, Lucas de Jong, Anya Rose and 4 Driena, Rino, JaeHyun, )
  • 16—3 presentations (periods 3 Ethan, Nigel, Nikolay and 4 Mayan, Deacon, Dongha)
  • 18—3 presentations (periods 3 Shiv, Varun, Isabella and 4 SuHan, SangHyun, EunYoung)
  • 22–3 presentations (periods 3 Jay, Anya S., Akshay and 4 Yi Reong, Yusuke)
  • 24–3 presentations (periods 3 Harshita, Ahaan, Jagan)

Here is the original description of the project with standards:


Human Impact assessment project description for Science 8

Students will research a topic of global/local significance involving Human Impact on Earth Systems.

Students will compose an artifact/set of artifacts defined in consultation with the instructor. This artifact / set of artifacts will focus on documentation of research and communication through presentation, activity, and discussion.


Students will

  1. Conduct research and annotate sources: Well-respected, credible, reliable, valid, accurate websites, journals, in the news (BBC, NYT, NPR, TOI—other sources with approval), books, videos; Interviews and firsthand observations.

Annotation format:

MLA or APA citation style. Complete and consistent.

  • Description of resource (context, type, etc.);
  • Summary of main ideas and important details;
  • Assessment of quality, validity, reliability, point of view, etc.;
  • Your reaction–what it makes you think of, what questions you have, how you feel about the implications of the ideas, facts, argument.


  1. Lead a class activitythat is preferably interactive, inquiry-oriented, thought-provoking.
  2. Create Presentationthat is directed toward understanding the science—Leading a Discussion on the issues—Brainstorming Solutions—Presenting existing proposals for solutions.

Reporting standards:

  • SEP
  • Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
  • CCC
  • Systems and System Models
  • DCI
  • Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
  • Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Some interesting videos about climate change. View these when you have the chance.




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