Students research an environmental issue. To start, they learn about stewardship. Next, they select a topic and then conduct research. Instructions are provided for how to search the Internet, use Microsoft Word to organize facts, cite the source, and gather pictures related to the topic.
Environmental Fact Sheets
TechnoKids has created Fact Sheets on a range of environmental topics including acid rain, clear cutting, endangered reefs, fuel emissions, garbage, global warming, invasive species, kudzu invasion, moutaintop mining, nuclear energy, oil sands, overfishing, plastic pollution, and water consumption. Ideas for using environmental fact sheets:
- Background Knowledge: Many students may have limited knowledge of environmental issues. Have them read about a subject before they select a topic.
- Source of Information:Many information sources are written using jargon that is difficult to understand. Fact sheets are designed for middle school students.
- Offer a Starting Point: Students can start by reading the fact sheet and then extend their knowledge by researching additional interesting facts or solutions.