Impact of Deforestation on the Chicken Run Community
C. Fouch & T. Strong
This case will involve the use of botany, environmental science, animal biology, ecology, forestry and mathematics. Students will design a conservation model that will address the ecological concerns of the community.
1. Obtain topographical map of the area and related data.
2. Research and analyze appropriate data as to deforestation.
3. Survey and select area for removal of trees and landscape according to water flow.
4. Build and produce an ecologically balanced model that will address the concerns of the community.
Relation to Science Education Standards:
QCC State of Georgia
Uses appropriate tools to collect and analyze data and solve problems.
Uses encyclopedias, books, science references magazines and other media to obtain information related to science concepts.
Plan, design and conduct scientific investigations to answer questions.
Elements of ICBL
Students will be shown pictures of flooding caused by improper clearing of trees. The grouping will be quads. Questions students will consider:
a. Why is this important to our area?
b. Who started this problem?
Georgia Forestry, Department of Agriculture, City and County Planning.
Some sources will be provided, others will be found by students.
3. Investigative Activity:
Students will be able to construct a model using analyzing skills,
research skills, and collaborative skills to foster community awareness.
Students will collaborate on division of labor
1. contact agencies
2. obtain topographical maps
3. interview construction personnel
4. construct community model using plywood base, soil, and model homes made of cardboard
5. place accompanying data, map, and illustrations on teacher tripod or make a poster with this information
Students will do a group presentation after completion of their model
Cooperation between group members. Collaboration between groups.
Copies of interviews
Drawings and illustrations
Group cooperation. 20%
Accuracy of data 20%
Realism of the model 30%
Oral presentation 20%
Day 1 Introduction
Day 2 & 3 Library Research
Day 4 & 5 Complilation of data and research
Day 5 & 6 Construction of Model
Day 7 Presentations