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Grade 5: Human Impact on Our World

Project Information

 

 

 

Human Impact Project

Objective: Students will understand that human actions have an effect on the Earth’s ecosystems.

Introduction: There are several ways that human actions have negatively impacted the Earth’s ecosystems. Now it is your job to choose one issue to research. During your research you will describe how humans caused the problem and steps we can take to fix it!

Information to include:

1.   Title

2.   The problem you are addressing (ex. pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction)

3.   What activities are humans doing to cause this problem? (Identify and explain a minimum of 2 activities humans do to cause this problem.)

4.   Why is this bad for the Earth’s ecosystems? (minimum of 3 negative impacts)

5.   What can humans do to fix this problem? (minimum of 2 solutions)

6.   Works Cited: List of websites or books you used to gather information (minimum of at least one book source and at least one website)

Timeline:


 

Project Options:

1.   Poem: create a poem, minimum of 6 stanzas

2.   Rap/song: create a rap/ song with 3 versus and a chorus

3.   PowerPoint: Create a PowerPoint with a minimum of 10 slides, 5 pictures

4.   News Article: Act as a reporter providing information to a town, 3 paragraphs minimum and at least 5 related pictures

5. Poster


Suggested Topics: Air pollution, Land Pollution, Water pollution, Plastic pollution in water, Water Usage, Overfishing, Habitat Destruction, Deforestation, and Global Warming.

Human Impact Project Rubric

Category

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Description of problem

Provides a detailed description of the problem you’re addressing

Provides a description of the problem you are addressing

Provides a limited description the problem you are addressing.

Does not provide a description the problem you are addressing.

Human Impact

Accurately identifies and explains in detail 2 or more activities humans do to cause this problem.

Accurately identifies and explains 2 activities humans do to cause this problem.

Accurately identifies 2 activities humans do to cause this problem.

Does not accurately identify 2 activities humans do to cause this problem.

Negative Impacts of problem

Accurately identifies and explains three or more specific negative impacts of the problem

Accurately identifies three or more specific negative impacts of the problem

Identifies some negative impacts of the problem

Does not accurately identify negative impacts of the problem

Solutions

Accurately identifies and explains in detail 2 or more solutions to resolve this problem.

Accurately identifies and explains in detail 2 to resolve this problem.

Accurately identifies 2 solutions to resolve this problem.

Does not accurately identify 2 solutions to resolve this problem.

Works Cited

________________________

Includes source citations from at least one book and at least one website

Includes sources from at least one source

Does not include sources

Neatness, Grammar, Spelling

Punctuation and grammar are correct.  There are very few spelling errors.

Excellent attention to detail and neatness.

Punctuation and grammar are mostly correct.  

Attention to detail and neatness.

Punctuation and grammar are sometimes correct.

Little attention to detail and neatness.

There are many errors in punctuation, grammar, and spelling.  Reader has difficulty following along.

No attention to detail and neatness.