1. Unit 5 Discussion: Climate Change
Climate change has been heavily studied and reported in the media. For this discussion each student should read the peer reviewed article below and also pick one or more news articles discussing the same topic. After reading the articles address the questions below.
Everyone read the original peer reviewed article: Widespread Biological Response to Rapid Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula
In addition choose one or more of the following news articles to read:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Address the following questions:
Summarize the peer review article in your own words.
Compare the peer review article to one (or more) of the news articles. In particular discuss what ideas were the main focus of each and the predictions each made.
Did you note any biases in either source?
Which source did you prefer and why?
2. Unit 6 Discussion: Sewage & Wastewater Treatment
Part 1: Sewage in Your Home
Do you know how sewage is handled in your home? Do you have a personal septic tank or is there a sewage management facility in your community?
Determine how sewage is handled in your home. Post your results.
Part 2: Wastewater Treatment
As discussed in the lesson, there are several ways to treat wastewater and the sludge resulting from the treatment process. Wastewater is often released in different areas depending on where you live. Do you know where the wastewater from your community goes? Take a moment to check the local treatment plant’s website, or stop by and visit or give them a call and find out the answers to the following questions. Post your results.
Part 3: Area Question
1. By visiting a wastewater treatment plant near you, checking their website, or making a phone call, determine
a. What is used to disinfect water: chlorine or ozone?
b. Upon treatment, where is the wastewater released?
c. What methods are used to treat sludge?
2. Visit the EPA sites and write a brief report (250 words) on guidelines for treatment of sewage.
EPA Site for Wastewater Technology
EPA Site for Use and Disposal of Biosolids (Sewage Sludge)
ALWAYS cite your sources in MLA or APA format and respond to at
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