Discipline: Science

Grade Level: 8

Course: Physical Science

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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What Are the Causes and Effects of Noise Pollution?
Overview
  • Module Description
    • Students will read selected informational articles regarding noise pollution in the ocean. Students will then assemble the information from their readings concerning the effects of noise pollution on ocean life. Students will complete the task by constructing an essay to determine if government regulations are needed to deter future noise pollution.

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      L1: After researching articles on ocean noise pollution, write an essay that examines the causes of ocean noise pollution and explains the effects on ocean life. What conclusions or implications can you draw? Support your discussion with evidence from your research.

      Task Template 24 — [1 Level]

      After researching ________ (informational texts) on ________ (content), write a ________ (report or substitute) that examines causes of ________ (content) and explains effects ________ (content). What conclusions or implications can you draw? Support your discussion with evidence from your research. (Informational or Explanatory/Cause-Effect)
  • About the Teachers
    • Authors: Katherine Bryant, Marcus Watson, Matt Faircloth, Karen Cox, and Mary Lynn Huie

      Course: Physical Science

  • Materials, References, and Support
    • For Students

      Included in Appendix:

      • Brown, S. F. (1995). The sound of global warming. Popular Science, 247(1), 59-59,62+.
      • Smith, N. (2010). Turn it down!. Scholastic Superscience, 21(6), 6.
      • Safina, C., & Chasis, S. (2004). Saving the oceans. Issues in Science and Technology, 21(1), 37-44.
      • Smith, N. (2010 March). Turn it down! Scholastic SuperScience, 21(6), 6–8.
      • Montgomery, S. (1997 March/April). From sea to noisy sea. Animals.
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