Pollution: Air pollution / air quality, Climate change, Drinking water contamination, Plastic pollution, Acid rain
Habitat destruction/extinction: Deforestation, Rainforests, Endangered species, Over hunting, Overfishing, Invasive species, Ocean acidification, Urban/suburban sprawl
Resources: World water crisis, Running out of nonrenewable resources, Sustainable building supplies
What are the causes of __________________________ ?
How does __________________________ affect the environment?
How does __________________________ affect humans?
How can we fix or improve __________________________?
1 Fact per notecard.
A minimum of 3 facts per guiding question.
Every notecard needs its own citation.
“Acid Rain.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, Feb. 2020, p. 1. EBSCOhost,
Barnhill, John H. "Overfishing." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society, ABC-CLIO,
2020, issues.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/2081178 Accessed 24 Sept. 2020.
TIP: To find authoritative and reliable websites on Human Impact Issues you can trust websites ending in .edu, .gov.
TIP: In the Google search bar type:
EX: site:.edu deforestation (your topic)
National Geographic.org (Type keyword into the search box and select 7th and 8th grade Articles)
Cite these websites using: Citation Maker
HOW TO EVALUATE SOURCES: Follow this acronym, RADCAB
Relevant? Is this information applicable to my research question?
Accurate? Is this information correct? Is the same content written on another book, database, or website?
Detail? How much detail do I need?
Current? Is this information up to date?
Authority? Who is the author of this information? What are their qualifications?
Bias? Why did the author write this information? Is is intended to inform me? Persuade me or sell me something?
Christensson, Karen M. "RADCAB Your Vehicle for Information Evaluation." Karen M. Christensson, 9 Mar. 2020, www.radcab.com/.