Q1W7/W8 – Intro/Orientation

TeacherSheri Potter
Subject AreaIntroduction to Agriscience
Grade Level6th - 7th
Week #Q1W7-8
Unit of InstructionWater Conservation
Standard(s) Taught

02.02 Discuss the scope of agriculture and its impact on daily life.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

This week we will be studying water and water conservation.

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers:

Monday 9/26: How is water important in your life?

Tuesday 9/27: Do you like to swim and if so, do you prefer to swim at the beach or in the pool?

Wednesday9/28: What do you think the USDA is responsible for?

Thursday 9/29 or Friday 9/30: If you could be any fruit, what would you be and why?

Assignments Due

Monday: Use the book (Chapter 12 starting page 229) to identify the following key terms:

environment, natural resources, renewable resources, carcinogen, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hydrological cycle, aquifers, point source, nonpoint sources, wetlands

Tuesday: Read the article and answer the questions.

Wednesday: PowerPoint & complete one of the following assignments and turn in by the beginning of class on 9/30:

Choice 1: 3 paragraph persuasive essay detailing how you are going to convince people to conserve water. Your essay should detail water conservation efforts at home and in the community (school, work, etc…). What would this mean for people, their community, their world, their future. Legibility and spelling count.

Choice 2: Poster – create a poster that supports water conservation. This should be a poster that is COLORFUL. You do not have to present your poster.

Choice 3: A presentation – this can be a written presentation that you would like to give in front of the class. Your oral presentation should be well thought out, should detail WHY people should be invested in conserving water, HOW they can go about conserving water, and WHAT benefits they would get from conserving water in the future. Your presentation should be at least 2 minutes.

All of these are due by Friday (9/30) at the end of class. If you are doing a presentation, please be prepared to give your presentation on Monday 10/3 at the beginning of class.

Friday: Continue working on assignments.

REMINDER: ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO CANVAS AS AN AID IN THEIR LEARNING, please feel free to use this tool however you deem necessary.

Additional Resources

Please see Canvas for a full and complete list of Q1W7/8 resources.

Also, feel free to join our class Remind: @22introag