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Water Pollution and Conservation Project

For this project, you must choose a subject having to do with water pollution or water conservation and research it fully.  You must produce a tri-fold brochure which incorporates descriptions, summaries and visuals (pictures, drawings, etc.) to educate your fellow students about your subject and then make a two-minute presentation of your topic to the class. 

To produce a word-processed, tri-folded brochure, choose a Word Document and format it in the Landscape layout.  Choose 3-columns.  Your brochure should look like this:

 

 

 

 

Your brochure should include the following information:

1.  A bold title and your name at the beginning of your brochure.

                The title and your name should take no more than half of the first page

2.  A description/definition of your topic.

                If you are investigating a substance found in water, what is it? 

                If you are investigating a process or situation, describe it. 

Include chemical symbols, a picture, drawing or diagram.

For example:  If DO is your substance, explain what DO stands for and give a description of it.  You might find a photo of bubbles in water, or draw oxygen molecules in water.

                           If distillation of water is your process, define distilled water and show a visual of how it differs from non-distilled water.

3.  The science behind your subject.

                How does the substance react in water?  How does it get there?  How does your process or situation work?  Think “scientist” (chemist, biologist, environmental scientist) and talk technical!

Include a chemical equation, a picture, drawing or diagram.

For example:  For DO, explain how %DO can be calculated.  Show an equation.

                         For distillation, show how a still or distillation apparatus works with a picture or diagram.

4.  The effects of your topic on living things.

                How does your substance affect living things?  At what levels?

                How does your process affect living things?  How does it harm or benefit us?

Include a visual of the effect on something living or dead.

For example:  For DO, show pictures of a fish kill.

                           For distillation, include a diagram of how evaporation by the sun distills rainwater.

5.  The impact of your topic in our lives.

                If you are investigating a substance, how is it removed, added or avoided from our lives?

                If you are investigating a process or situation, how do we use it?

Include a visual of the use or impact of your subject in our everyday lives.

For example:  For DO, include a diagram of decomposition of decaying mater by bacteria to show how DO is removed from water.

                            For distillation, include a photo of a label of a product which contains distilled water as an ingredient.

6.  The list of sources you used for all of your information and visuals.  Use MLA formatting or use an electronic bibliography resource.

 

Your brochure should be double-sided.  Use the three-column option in Word so it can be “tri-folded”.  In total, your brochure will have six one-column pages.

You may not use font any larger than 12 for the bodies of your paragraphs. 

You may not use more than four visuals in the brochure.

You may use colored paper and/or colored visuals if you wish.

 

Your best effort will produce a brochure that is attractive, eye-catching and fully informative!

 

Your presentation:

 

1. Must be at least two minutes in length, but no more than three minutes long.

 

2. Should give a summary of the most important parts of your brochure.

 

3. Should include the brochure so that students can see your diagrams and pictures.

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