Thank you to Coleen McKellar, Biology and General Science Teacher, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Brandon, Manitoba for sharing this resource she has developed.
- Choose one of the following areas to research.
- This is an INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT... NO partners... Final products will not be the same as anyone else's in the class.
- Create an informational package of material that will educate the reader on the chosen topic.
- You can make a brochure or a one page flyer or a short Word document
- You will need to include some pictures in your product
- Your work WILL NOT BE COPIED DIRECTLY FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE
- You must include references in your work – GOOGLE is not a reference!!!
- Check your work for spelling and grammatical errors before handing it in
- You will have a limited amount of time to work on this project – use your time wisely. There will be two classes allowed for research and no more.
- Many Internet sources are not always reliable, so using multiple references is advised.
- Reliable references are available at the Safe Drinking Water Foundation website
Topics to choose from:
- The Chlorination Process
- What is it?
- How is the process used in the treatment of drinking water/
- How does breakpoint chlorination work?
- Why is it used?
- Addition of ammonia to soil and groundwater
- What are the agricultural activities that result in the addition of ammonia?
- What are the industrial activities that result in the addition of ammonia?
- What are the natural processes that result in the addition of ammonia?
- Practical applications of bacteria – choose one of the following and explain how it works
- Production of dairy products
- Production of vinegar and ethanol
- Waste treatment
- Health risks associated with excess bacterial activity in drinking water
- What are some specific risks?
- What methods are used to minimize these health risks?
- Drinking water advisories in Canada
- Under what circumstances are “boil water” advisories issued?
- Where are they most often put in place? How long do they last?
Marks will be awarded for:
1. Information on the chosen topic - 10 marks
a. 10 points of information relating to your chosen topic which should include:
i. a definition of the topic,
ii. a short explanation of how the process works or why the topic is a problem (bacteria in drinking water, etc.)
iii. a short explanation of how the process helps the quality of drinking water in Canada or how it negatively affects our drinking water
2. Visuals - 5 marks
a. You can have 5 pictures
b. You can have 5 points in a chart or graph
c. You can have a combination of both
3. Attention to detail - 5 marks
c. Visual appeal
Total: 20 marks