We have completed 004-7 Using Creative Commons Images and scores are posted in PowerSchool. Several students had their first submissions returned and I reviewed with everyone the mistakes I was seeing and moved the due date back to allow for corrections. Despite the sample document which served as a model for the assignment and despite going over the specific errors I had been seeing, some students still submitted image credits that looked nothing like the sample!
Our current activity is 005-7 in which students are gathering data from a list of sources I selected to calculate the water footprint of various foods and other consumer products. These will be charted in a graph for a comparison. One aspect of the charting is to convert units of measure so they are consistent and compare like quantities. (Comparing the water used to produce a pound of beef to the water used for a sheet of paper would not be an equivalent comparison.)
I have purchased the book Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products by Stephen Leahy. There is some excellent data we can use in the completion of the charts. This ties in with our study of the Global Goals and also the project seventh graders are doing on rivers, which are an important source for fresh water.