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
For this research project you need to use and cite AT LEAST 3 different articles. Use the databases below to find the best information for guiding questions.
Remember to avoid plagiarism by citing your sources. Make sure you put the citation on the bottom of each notecard. Citations are done for you in all Databases.
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Databases have citations already created for you! Look for the following icons to find the citation:
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.
See Example HERE
Works Cited Document: SET THIS UP FIRST
Class or Assignment
7 February 2022
Cheng, Amy. "The world created about 8 million tons of pandemic plastic waste, and
much of it is now in the ocean." Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021, p. NA. Gale In
d=f6d1e618. Accessed 7 Feb. 2022.
Metcalfe, John. "From national parks to the deep sea, plastic pollution is showing up wherever
scientists look." Washington Post, 14 June 2020. Gale In Context: Science, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A626627253/SCIC?
u=bedf6824&sid=bookmark-SCIC&xid=30a6f30c. Accessed 7 Feb. 2022
Why Do We Cite? Video
Use this citation generator to create your MLA style citations for your websites and books. (Databases already have citations available for you in the articles.)
Give Credit to the Author or Creator
Cite as you go!
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/.