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Sc 10 May 15th 2016

Science 10 Lesson Outline                            Date: May 15th


Last lessons Objectives


2.2 and Vocab from Chapter one Worksheet
Today’s Objective 1.   Multiple Choice Chapter One

2.   Chapter 2.3 “Bioaccumulation”

3.   Water and Clothing industry


Number One


While the evaluation was a foot…some thoughts

Many words in biology are words created from latin origins.

Terms like “bio” and “di” are sometimes great building blocks to understand grander words like..bioaccumulation…

Bio is life and to accumulate is to do what?


Lets discover some examples..


Number Two

Consider the following metaphor

Lets think of stuff that should not be in your room..say a plate or dish. If I asked each of you what was in your room it may be a small amount. If we added all of the rooms together what happens to the amount of plates? If we did a survey of several high school student’s rooms what would happen to the number of plates?

On the back of your 2.3 sheet try to construct both a food pyramid and a food web.


Answers to your worksheet are found by viewing

2.3 Bioaccumulation Powerpoint at the following site.




Number Three

A news source says


the fashion industry is the dirtiest industry on the planet”.


Your mission:


Find evidence to support or debate the statement.

Remember to write down the source of the information.

Is the source popular news, academic or political?

Try and find some sources that include some numbers.


After a broad level google search

Cite three sites to argue for the statement

Cite three against.



Once you have your data


A)   Can you please create a flow chart to show how the fashion industry pollutes water.

B)   Can you offer some practical solutions both in your own life and community?

C)  Is there a word to describe accumulation of pollution due to multiuse of a resource like water? Can you invent one.

D)  Put (A-C) onto a legal size piece of paper to be used as a poster.



Treasure Hunt


Wiki Ref on Bioaccumulation



Bioaccumulation and biomagnification



Defining Bioaccumulation




Video and Youtube






Fashion and Pollution..some places to start


Prior to reading ..try and define who is the source and their point of view.


·      http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/17/fast-fashion-second-dirtiest-industry/

·      http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/detox/water/polluting-paradise/

·      http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/10/06/assessing-the-environmental-impact-of-the-fashion-world/

·      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_True_Cost


Other stuff! What is your take on this story?



Next Class Adapt or Die…is it really that extreme?


Take Home Message Do not forget!!!!!

Bring 4 dollars to class for workshop




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