Ecological Challenges

Our biome work continues today with students investigating the “human caused ecological disasters” they identified yesterday for the three biomes they selected.  Student groups will present preliminary findings to the class tomorrow.  Students should create one Google Slide for each of the biomes (one disaster per biome) and the slide should include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Year(s) the human-caused ecological disaster occurred
  • Description of biome pre-disaster
  • Explanation of what humans did to cause the disaster
  • Description of biome post-disaster
  • Effect of disaster on the plants and animals (including humans!)
  • Remediation efforts (how humans have tried to “fix” the damage)

Example of slide layout:

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A selection of resources are provided below:

SuperFund Sites in the USA

10 worst man-made environmental disasters