Ecology Case Study- LANDSLIDE PREVENTION- students read an article from Whidbey Island Landslide. They then read an article on the definition, causes (natural and human) of landslides and prevention strategies.
Students analyze the information given to consider the causes of the Whidbey Island landslide and how to prevent future ones.
This is a nice activity to introduce an environment unit and help students understand real world effects of over-development and deforestation.
Pairs nicely with my erosion station science lab and erosion match-up definitions.
Try this for another environmental conservation lesson:
Perils of Plastic Pollution: 2 videos & article about effects of ocean pollution