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3 -20/21 -18 The Lorax HOT Questions; Science Fair Lab Report Review
Do Now • With your shoulder partner, look over the example science fair report. PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IN THE EXAMPLE REPORT. • Write down things that are done well in your science notebook.
Science Fair Lab Reports • You will receive your Science Fair lab reports back. These will need to be returned to Mr. Santos before you leave. • After reports are returned, compare your report to the grading rubric (which has been available on the class website since January). • Follow along as I review a well-done lab report.
Science Fair Lab Reports – Remake Instructions • New lab reports will need to be submitted with the original grading rubric. If you lose the original grading rubric, the new report will not be accepted. • Final Deadline for Lab Reports: Tuesday, 4/3/18 • Reminder: This is a 30 POINT ASSIGNMENT.
Do Now: Take out your notes from yesterday’s viewing of The Lorax. • Share your notes with a shoulder partner. • Write down a list of environmental issues that you all observed.
Deforestation Simulation Review - Cambridge 1. 2. 3. 4. A. agriculture D. trees have started to regrow in a clear-cut area. A. Urbanization Answers may vary, but could include that the simulation shows the effects of clear cutting land for agriculture on deforestation. 5. Answers may vary but could include that in this simulation we are not able to simulate any natural phenomenon with the forests like natural regrowth, natural die off, or the potential that the farmers would replant trees that they cut down in future generations.
Deforestation Simulation Review - Cambridge 6. Answers may vary but could include that special cards could be drawn to represent timber companies that are harvesting the lumber that DO have machines and equipment to make the deforestation speed up. We could also add urbanization and globalization factors into the simulation to show other factors that impact deforestation. 7. Answers may vary buy could include that when a plot of land is cleared, a building is put in that plot to prevent secondary forest from growing (urbanization). We could have special cards that are drawn that identify that a special product or type of lumber is found in a plot of land that the entire plot gets cleared out (globalization).
Deforestation Simulation Review Comprehensive 1. 2. 3. 4. A. agriculture D. trees have started to regrow in a clear-cut area. A. Urbanization Answers may vary, but could include that the simulation shows the effects of clear cutting land for agriculture on deforestation. 5. Answers may vary but could include that special cards could be drawn to represent timber companies that are harvesting the lumber that DO have machines and equipment to make the deforestation speed up. We could also add urbanization and globalization factors into the simulation to show other factors that impact deforestation.
Numbered Heads Together • Form a group of 4 and sit around the same table.
Numbered Heads Together • Students number off based on their seat number • Teach poses a problem and gives think time (“PENCILS DOWN”) • “PENCILS UP” - Students privately write their answers (SOLO, INDIVIDUALLY) • Students STAND UP from their chairs to put their heads together, show answers to each other, discuss, and teach • Students SIT DOWN when everyone knows the answer or has something to share • Teacher calls a number. The students with that number from each team stand up. Teacher will then call on a random team and the person standing for that team will have to answer the question. • Teammates praise student who responded.
How does the Once-ler’s thneed business hurt the environment? • The Once-ler’s thneed business hurt the environment by cutting down truffula trees to make thneeds and as he cut down the trees he replaced them with factories to create his product. • Cutting down the trees hurt the environment by removing the natural animal inhabitants’ habitat as well as reducing the amount of trees that were in the environment to create fresh air through the process of photosynthesis. • Also, by creating more factories, more harmful byproducts are released in the environment such as smoke and other pollutants.
Instead of tearing down the trees, do you think he could have used a recyclable product to make thneeds? What recyclable product would you have used? • He could have used recyclable product to create his thneeds instead of cutting down trees. He could have reused clothing that others deemed unwearable to recreate into his thneed product. • Example: Reusing old clothes and making them into reusable grocery bags.
The Once-ler says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ” What does this statement mean? • This statement means that nothing will change until someone takes action–even if it is only one person. The Once-ler demonstrates that he believes that one person can make a difference by giving the last surviving truffula seed to the little boy.
Can YOU make a difference? Describe some actions you could take to help the environment. • You can make a difference because every little action counts, even if it’s as simple as planting a seed. • To help the environment, you could: • • Recycle plastic, glass, and paper at your house. Reuse items that you would normally throw away. Donate clothes that might get thrown away otherwise. Plant a garden in your backyard and grow some of your own food.
Describe some ways that plants help the environment. • Plants are essential to our environment because they help to remove carbon dioxide from the air we breathe and turn it into fresh oxygen. This is a process called photosynthesis and is a crucial part of our daily lives because as humans we depend on having fresh oxygen to breathe and live. • Plants are also an important part of our ecosystem because they provide shelter to the animals living in the wilderness. They also produce fruit and leaves that the animals depend on for food. • Without trees, both humans and animals would be unable to survive.
How would you convince the Once-ler to stop harming the environment? What would you tell him to do differently? • You could tell the Once-ler that while he may think he is benefiting from destroying all the trees and making money, that in the long run he is not only hurting the environment but hurting himself. Without the fresh air the trees create, that he needs to be able to live, he will not be alive much longer to spend the money he was making from cutting them down.
If you had been in the Once-ler’s place, what do you think you would have done? Would you have continued making thneeds until the truffula trees were all gone? • I think that I would have been a lot like the Once-ler because I would have been looking out for my own interests. I would have used all the resources available to make the most money possible, even if it was at the expense of the trees. I probably wouldn’t have thought about it until somebody brought it to my attention
Do you think the Once-ler had good or bad intentions when he started out? • I think that the Once-ler had good intentions starting out, just like any entrepreneur. He wanted to make money and have a good life; he didn’t set out thinking that he was going to kill all the trees and take away the homes of the animals.
If the Once-ler was alive today, what do you think he would be doing for the environment? • If the Once-ler was alive today, he would be taking the initiative to create a healthier and more abundant ecosystem because at the end of The Lorax, he was already trying to have the last truffula seed planted. • He could do so by turning the factories he once used to manufacture his thneeds into greenhouses for truffula trees to be able to produce more to plant into nature to help our environment.
Exit Ticket: Answer on a note card • What are two ways that deforestation impacts the organisms that live in the forest?