7 Aqua’s Environmental Campaigns

Welcome to 2014, which means that 7 Aqua is no longer 7 Aqua – we’re in Year 8 now, and we’re going to get blogging again soon, but I have been meaning to post the amazing work from the students’ environmental campaign projects from Term 4 last year. Following our study of a range of…

Deforestation Campaign

For my class project I have chosen to do the topic of deforestation. I find deforestation a very very important topic as it is leading to global warming. As you know global warming is heating up the planet, the polar ice caps are melting from global warming, temperatures are rising and so on. Soon it…

WWIII : Climate Change

With climate change becoming an ever increasing problem in today’s world, I believe it is about time Australians came together to make their opinions heard. A not-for-profit, independent  organisation called ‘GetUp!’ , which promotes action in Australia for important causes, fortunately thinks this, too. As a way of demanding the Australian Government’s attention, the GetUp!…

How are you thinking?

Students in 7 Aqua are currently working on group project tasks – each group is creating an environmental campaign based around an environmental issue that they have chosen. 7 Aqua, our next blog post, to be completed next Monday 2 December, is a piece in which you should reflect on your group’s progress in the…

Lockie Leonard: Scumbuster

The play Lockie Leonard: Scumbuster, which was based on the novel by Tim Winton, in my opinion, passes as a satisfactory play. Even though the play does have an important message about the environment, I believe that something was missing in the book; possibly more humor to keep the reader interested, otherwise the reader—like I…

To frack or not to frack

The original Sydney morning Herald article can be viewed here. The extraction method of coal-seam gas (fracking) has quantifiable rewards unlike its risks. Few experts dispute there are risks to water systems, and the debate over fracking will rage between communities, miners and experts for years to come. For 20 years there has been fracking…

Smog

Air pollution is a major cause of cancer

It seems that not only is air pollution ugly, and generally bad for our health, but now it has been confirmed as a significant cause of cancer. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday announced that outdoor air pollution is a “leading cause of cancer in humans”. The SMH article is here. WHO’s International…

What environmental issues are we facing today?

Today in class we created this massive, tiered mind map, which highlights key environmental issues today, and their impacts. We found a vast amount of knowledge in the class about a range of environmental issues. Which issue is most important to you, and why? Which issues will have the biggest impacts on our lives in…

Our World, Our Future

Today we begin a new core unit, focused on the environment, called Our World, Our Future. This class blog will be a space to reflect on our learning, and post articles and writing relevant to the topic. Throughout the unit, you will need to make three posts to this class blog: 1. A piece of…