As with all my items, this is editable and can be tailored to your class. MS WORD formatting may change the look of the page, but it can be changed as needed.
I created this to recently to use for an Earth Day activity with my classes in the spring. I have not used it in my classroom, but designed it based on the needs of what my kids do. It can be used in environmental science or also as a multi media/art type of activity as well (for cross content integration)
I teach mixed classes of 9-12 and have students from ages 14 to 20, some of which are all in one classroom. I designed this so all students regardless of ability levels can meet the objectives. All of my students have smart phones and they are allowed to use them outside. This incorporates the things they LOVE doing with the content in my classroom.
The goal is for them to educate themselves and their classmates on a topic of their own choosing as I facilitate the activity.
The research component is a computer activity. I estimate the research component lasting one full class period (ours are 50 minutes) and the writing of a script and filming to take 2-3 days and one day of watching video with discussion of the issue.