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Pacific Garbage Patch                                                             Name ________________________

      Environmental Science                                                       Date____________ Period _______



1.   Play online game, Kure Waste Chase
     http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/funandgames/jmc_kure.html?intro=false


2.   Watch online videos
        a. YouTube video from Good Morning America:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLrVCI4N67M&feature=related

         b.   PBS video: http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/video/gyre


3.   Students will create a poster or brochure using MS Publisher (+10 pts.) dedicated to public awareness of this
     environmental issue. Include the following:
         a. Image of the Pacific garbage patch (where is it located?)
         b. Description of the Pacific garbage patch
         c. Explanation describing how trash gets to the ocean
         d. Five examples of trash found on the beaches or in the ocean
         e. Three examples of organisms affected by the debris
         f. Three suggestions to lessen the amount of future debris
         g. A link for more information

4.   This project will count as one test grade. Refer to the grading rubric on the back of this page to earn a 100%.


5. Turn in this rubric with your project.

6. If you are absent, you must complete this assignment at home.
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       Pacific Garbage Patch                                                                      Name ________________________

                Environmental Science                                                             Date____________ Period _______

                                                        Grading Rubric
                                           This assignment will count as one test grade
                 Needs Improvement                           Good                                             Nice Job                           Points

  Image of       0 points                8 points                                        15 points
  garbage        Image is not present    Project includes an image. Images are not       Project includes an appropriate image. Image is
   patch         or poor quality.        appropriately labeled and/or poor quality.      appropriately labeled and high quality. Image is
                                                                                         in color.
Description      0 points                5 points                                        10 points
of garbage       Description is not      Project includes a description of the garbage   Project includes an appropriate and accurate
   patch         present or poor         patch. Description includes some of the         description of the garbage patch. Description
                 quality                 following information: location, size, and      includes location, size, and any other key
                                         any of her key information.                     information.
                                         Description may lack neatness.                  Description is neat with appropriate font size,
                                         Inappropriate font size, style, and/or color.   style, and color. No spelling errors.
                                         Spelling errors may be present.
Explanation      0 points                8 points                                        15 points
 describing      Explanation is not      Explanation includes some accurate              Explanation is accurate and detailed. Explanation
 how trash       present or poor         information. Explanation may lack               is neat with appropriate font size, style, and color.
gets to ocean    quality                 neatness. Inappropriate font size, style,       No spelling errors.
                                         and/or color. Spelling errors may be
                                         present.
5 examples of    0 points                8 points                                        15 points
    trash        Examples of trash are   Project includes some accurate examples of      Project includes 5 accurate examples of trash
                 not present or poor     trash found on the beach or in the pacific      found on the beach or in the pacific garbage gyre.
                 quality                 garbage gyre. Examples include some             Examples include labeled quality images of trash.
                                         images of trash. Examples may lack              Examples are neat with appropriate font size,
                                         neatness and/or appropriate font size, style,   style, and color. No spelling errors.
                                         and color. Spelling errors may be present.
3 examples of    0 points                8 points                                        15 points
  organisms      Examples of             Project includes some accurate examples of      Project includes 3 accurate examples of organisms
                 organisms are not       organisms affected by the beach or in the       affected by the pacific garbage gyre. Examples
                 present or poor         pacific garbage gyre. Examples include          include labeled quality images of organisms.
                 quality                 some images of organisms. Examples may          Examples are neat with appropriate font size,
                                         lack neatness and/or appropriate font size,     style, and color. No spelling errors
                                         style, and color. Spelling errors may be
                                         present.
3 suggestions    0 points                8 points                                        15 points
                 Suggestions are not     Project includes some suggestions to lessen     Project includes 3 specific quality suggestions to
                 present or poor         the amount of future debris entering the        lessen the amount of future debris entering the
                 quality                 pacific garbage gyre. Suggestions may lack      pacific garbage gyre. Suggestions may include
                                         neatness and/or appropriate font size, style,   labeled images. Suggestions are neat with
                                         and color. Spelling errors may be present.      appropriate font size, style, and color. No spelling
                                                                                         errors
  Web link       0 points                5 points                                        10 points
                 A web link is not       Project includes a web link(s). Link may be     Project includes one or more appropriate web
                 present or does not     to a blog, Wikipedia, or other source which     link(s) from a reputable source for additional
                 work.                   may not be reputable.                           information.
 Turned in       0 points                                                                5 points
 this rubric
Extra Credit     +0 Points               +4 Points                                       +8 Points
     MS          Brochure is not         Brochure may lack neatness and/or               Brochure is typed using MS Publisher. It is
  Publisher      present or poor         appropriate font size, style, and color.        folded properly and neat with appropriate font
  brochure       quality                 Spelling errors may be present.                 size, style, and color. No spelling errors are
                                                                                         present.
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