Essential Questions: 1. How do the earth systems affect each other? The earth systems affect each other in many ways. “For one thing, every system is not an individual. They each work together and intertwine constantly. You cannot have one without another (if you did, our planet would fall apart).” When one earth system is affected, the flow of energy causing that effect goes straight onto the next system, on and on. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? When you know about the different systems on earth and how they work, you can better understand how the systems affect yourself as a human. Therefore, you can get an understanding of how one step to help with natural disasters will then help with our planet as a whole, in the end. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Simple things such as recycling and cleaning up after ourselves can make a huge difference in the long run. Treat the environment how you would want to be treated, and our future will have good light! My reaction to this project is that I learned that every system on Earth is connected. I didn’t previously know how related everything was, but now that I do, I have a better understanding of how my and others actions will affect our future on the planet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vlnICQPftc In this video, we talk about many things. We talk about litter and its potential to hurt the environment. Not only do we provide facts about what litter do we also explain the environmental justice people need to do to stop littering. By hurting the environment you're not just hurting others, you're hurting you too. In this project, I helped edit/upload the video, and I was in the video as a character. One thing I did well in was the research that went behind our presentation. If I was to do this project differently I would choose a different topic because litter is not the only problem for our environment. The most meaningful part of this PSA to me was the skits my group and I came up with. We showed how some people will care so little about litter and inform them of why it hurts everything.
For our project we decided to go into a more creative roots. We wanted to do something that we hadn't really done at least for the most of us so we decided to do a PSA. We chose this not only because it was something that was definitely out of our comfort zone but we knew that it was something everyone in the class could have fun with and enjoy watching. The reason we chose oil spills was due to the fact that oil spills have a lot to do with our economy's pollution in today's society. Not only is oil spilling a issue in our city but it is a world-wide issue. It happens in our oceans our lakes or creeks and once oil is in our water system you cannot remove it.
For this project I contributed with finding research, helping and creating the script and with the lyrics of our PSA. I wasn't too good on coming up with lyrics. It was very hard for me so to do. I feel as though the next time I decide to do something like this for a project I could research more on how to do a PSA and try to contribute more in that department. Even though it was difficult for me to come up with the lyrics I felt very proud of our outcome. I felt like this PSA was a way that we could express how we felt, the issue that is occurring so that others can understand it and self relate
In the video we described the issue of lead poisoning in Philadelphia, and how it impacts a lot of people. We describe how it mainly affects children developmentally and can also harm adults. We describe the politics that go into how lead is dealt with and how it can be treated properly, but it does take time and money. We make sure that people understand that lead isn’t only in the paint on our walls, but also in the water we drink, older plumbing could have been made with lead. For this project I was the editor of the video, and worked with everyone to put the video together, including being in the video. We all worked on the questions and making the video itself (filming). I feel as though I could have helped more on the script. My group did all of the script and I just edited some of it when we were filming mine and others parts. I think we all did a good time managing the time we were given, it seemed like a lot of groups were not on task the whole time and I feel like we worked with all the time we were given and made a good product as a result of it. I think the most meaningful part of creating the PSA was approaching the display of the points we had to someone who has no knowledge of the topic. This required us to go deeper into depth for our research and develop different ways of understanding it, which makes it more impactful to me,