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WETLANDS CONCEPT MAP ASSIGNMENT

 

YOUR TASK: Create a concept map on the topic of "wetlands."

 

 

Sub-headings could include such items as:

1.Flood control ("sponge" effect)

2.Habitat (usually lush to to water which supports lots of organisms)

3.Desire for development dollars (building development, farming) leads to draining/ destruction of wetlands

4.Pollution issues (there are both beneficial and negative effects)

5. Recreational Uses

6.Types (peat bog, salt water ......)

7. Artificial and restored wetlands.

 

(other possible topics: wetlands parks and reserves, negative effects of wetlands such as mosquitos spreading West Nile Virus)

 

Each of the sub-headings should have a minimum of 4 points associated with them. Use labels and point form answers, not sentences

 

The different sub-headings are linked to the main heading with lines. To see an example of a concept map, check out these links:

http://www.graphic.org/concept.html

http://users.edte.utwente.nl/lanzing/cm_home.htm

 

 

MARKING SCHEME:

item

mark

Main Heading (clear)

2

subheadings (minimum 7)

2

Detail (4 points per subheading)

8

Neatness (legible, but I don't need "pretty")

2

Linkages (correct, enhance overall organization)

2

Graphics, / design features

4

TOTAL: 20 marks

 

HERE ARE SOME WETLANDS LINKS

http://www.mindspring.com/~rbwinston/wetland.htm\

http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/wetlands.html