Students identify science questions about arsenic and health
using a recent newspaper article.
|Water-The Indispensable Resource
In this lesson students become aware of how precious water is and build an understanding of the impact it has on the development of societies.
Dangers of Illiteracy
Students will gain an appreciation of literacy as they investigate
a case study of a population in a region with arsenic contamination.
At the end of this lesson students could be introduced to their
|Calculating Parts per Million: Do we have
a problem here?
Students use unit analysis to calculate parts per million and,
in a given scenario, determine whether the concentration of
contaminants is sufficiently high to warrant health officials
closing a lake.
Identify how arsenic got into the water (both natural and human-derived
reasons); what effect has it had on the people (breadth,
depth, scope, etc), what is being done about it, and what
are their recommendations for the removal of arsenic deposits.
|Who am I?
Students explore the major countries that have been affected
by arsenic contamination in order to gain an understanding
of their physical and cultural traits. This background information
will allow students to develop an understanding of how each
society must deal with the issue of contaminated drinking
water and its impact on their survival.
|The Three Appeals
During this lesson students will look at various persuasive
texts and identify the three appeals used.
|What Do You Want to Know? - Country Statistics
Students collect data and create graphs that best represent
specific types of data about a given country.
Students examine the basis of hydrothermal systems using a
|Postcards from the Rim
Students analyze the impact of arsenic contamination on the
water supply of the project countries and how the people
deal with this problem based on their culture and physical
|Essay Elements Review
Students review thesis statements, topic sentences, supporting
details, organization, etc…
Students begin the writing process on the assigned topic and
on the following question: Was it a good decision or not, for
UNICEF to dig tube wells in Bangladesh during the 1970’s?
|Bar and Histograms
Students explore what types of data are best represented by
bar graphs or by histograms.
|Not just Gold
Students apply their understanding of hydrothermal systems
that lead to lodes of gold to explain the location of arsenic.
|Arsenic Contamination: Natural Disaster or Human Induced.
By studying the water supply in different regions students
will discern whether the major cause of arsenic contamination
is human caused or natural. Students will assume the role
of a member of the World Health Organization whose primary
concern is to ensure that people have a supply of clean water.
|Tricks and Techniques for Speech Delivery
The lesson addresses overcoming fear of public speaking using
the POAM method.
Constructing and interpreting pie charts, students better understand
the type of data that is best represented by pie charts and
determine if a pie chart is the appropriate form of display
for a given set of data.
||Dirty Water: A Case Study
Students gain an appreciation for the value of having easy
access to a supply of clean drinking water and explore the
problem of arsenic contamination in ground water.
Students view two mock presentations and evaluate them.
Students conclude their study of the impact that arsenic in
water has on human health by participating in a case study
on Bangladesh. They will play the role of scientists in order
to participate in a panel discussion on how to resolve the
problem of arsenic contamination.
|Preparing to Speak
Students listen to a brief overview of speech preparation tips
and work on their projects.
Project- The final presentation will be presented
in the Language Arts class
Students create and deliver a persuasive public advisory to a group of people who live in an area which has significant levels of arsenic in the local bedrock. Their advisories must take into account the cultural and educational levels/needs of their given community.