|Scroll through to see what our freshmen are researching. Then, at the end of the row, add your name if you can help that student! IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE EDITING THIS DOC, PLEASE GO TO: http://bit.ly/CTL9reserach||Our Grandville High freshman are embarking on their inquiry-based research project connected to their last unit of study in their Biology course. Students have an opportunity to research an issue facing our environment that they would like to address. But this project is not just about researching…it is about doing something with what you learn. Research inspires action. As part of their research, students need identify organizations and experts already doing somthing on their topics. This is where you can help! We are looking for experts to interview and organizations doing research in these areas. If you are someone (or know someone) willing to email or chat with our freshman, add you name to our spreadsheet!||CAN YOU HELP? Your name and position||YOUR CONTACT INFO.: (email, Skype, Google+)|
|Student's Name||TOPIC CHOICE||PURPOSE||CONNECTING WITH AN EXPERT||What are three questions that you are hoping to find out through your research?||What are three organizations that are doing something about your topic?||IF YOU CAN HELP, ADD YOUR INFORMATION IN THESE TWO COLUMNS. JUST CLICK AND TYPE.||http://bit.ly/CTL9reserach|
|Neveah K.||I would like to research about pollution in parks and beaches/lakes.||I would like to research about pollution. This topic is intriguing to me because I find it interesting how people can't put their trash in a trash can. I want to learn more about the topic and the statistics behind.||I don't have anyone specific but if you know of anyone then I'd love to||what is going on, why it's happening, and what can I do to help?||environmental defense fund, ocean conservancy, natural resources defense court|
|Justin G.||I will be researching Coral Reefs||I want to research Coral Reefs and figure out the reel problem and tell people that Coral Reefs are important and that they are close to dying off.||Biologist, and people who work with marine habitats.||The #1 cause on how they are dying, how we can help, and what is there future going to be like.||National Ocean Survivor, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, and Coral Reef Conservation Program.|
|Damien F.||I am researching about Animal abuse||I want to research about animal abuse because I want to know why humans are abusing animals and also I just want to tell people that animal abuse is terrible thing to do||Kyle Chung who did a ted talk about animal abuse because he is really passionate about trying to stop humans from abusing animals for money or to poach them.||Why are humans abusing animals? |
How can we stop people from abusing animals
What would happen if we stop abusing animals
|Animal Aid |
Animal Justice Project
The humane society of the United States
|Haylie H.||Why there should not be plastic and trash in the oceans.||I feel like it's really sad to see all the animals that are dying from eating the plastic and trash. The animals in the water do not know that if they eat the plastic or trash that they will choke and die. The main thing that makes me sad is all of the trash is from humans. A lot of people are careless about their trash and don't even know the affect that there trash can have on an animal.||Maybe a scientist or someone who does surgery on the animals to see what is inside of them that killed them.||What can we do to reduce the trash in the water?|
How can we help clean up the beaches and oceans?
How many animals are killed each day to trash and plastic?
|Ocean Conservancy, The Ocean Cleanup, Ocean Health Index|
|Megan R.||I am hoping to research air pollution.||I want to research this topic because everyone needs drinking water and some people do not even know that they are drinking unclean water.||i would interview someone from the NRDC.||why do we have bad drinking water?|
why do things happen to drinking water?
how do we treat drinking water?
|Garrett K.||I am hoping to research endangered species and there habitat to see how we can help them.||I want to research this topic because i love animals and don't want to see species die off from existence. I don't want people to hunt animals or hurt them in anyway.||I don't know||1. what are some ways we can help endangered species. 2. why do people like to hunt animals. 3. how can we stop people from destroying there habbitats.||1. Defenders of wildlife 2. friends of animals 3. center of biological diversity|
|Danny D.||I am hoping to research about the endangered elephants.||I want to research elephants because they are a very interesting elephant. They are interesting because they are the largest land animal in the world. I've also done research about them in my biology class. Also as a child I would be obsessed with elephants because I wanted to ride one.||I really don't know, maybe an expert on this topic.||1. What is causing them to be extinct.|
2. How do we help them.
3. Could them going extinct be disastrous.
|Troy||I want to research on animal, land and hunting/Nature||One reason is because I like animals and i don't want people to over kill them and destroy there home. Another reason why is because i don't want people to over hunt till deer ext. die and get extinct maybe.||i don't know of anyone yet||what are some ways to stop over hunting. One way to stop people destroying animals homes and how to stop endangered species||Humane Society of the United States|
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Center for Biological Diversity.
|Olivia M.||I am hoping to research the harmful effects plastic has to the oceanic ecosystem.||I want to research this because there is so much harmful plastic that is killing off one of the most important ecosystems in the world. Food sources are depleting for coastal regions with the result of fish and other marine animals consuming plastic, 12,700 Kg of plastic are thrown in the ocean every year, and the plastic is wrecking the natural beauty of the ocean.||I would interview someone from The 5 Gyres Institute. They are working hard to eliminate plastic from being thrown in the ocean and trying to stop this global health crisis.||1) Why is the ocean a resort to throw plastic in?|
2) How can I spread awareness on this topic?
3) How can I help this crisis?
|1) Take 3 - They are taking simple actions to reduce plastic waste in the ocean |
2) The 5 Gyres Institute - They are working hard to prevent further plastic pollution and stop the global health crisis going along with it.
3) Oceanic Preservation Society - They are trying the spread the word about the harmful effects that plastic has on the marine life in the ocean by using cameras to catch what goes on.
|Sahaj P.||I am researching about air quality and how its effecting the environment.||I want to know how much toxic gasses we are putting in the air and how its slowly destroying the atmosphere.||Matthew Johnson||How CO2 emissions are destroying the atmosphere|
How is so much CO2 being produced
How can we reduce air pollution rates.
|Coalition for Clean Air |
Union of Concerned Scientists
|Connor O.||Melting of the Polar Ice Caps (the polar bear species)||I want to bring awareness to the community that global warming is a thing and its is destroying natural habitats for polar bears.||an expert in habitat destruction||what is the main cause of global warming, where does it affect most, what organizations are working to help solve this problem.||The climate reality project, union of concerned scientists, 350.org, Climate action network.|
|Josiah P.||Endangered seals||I think it would be fun to research the seals||I don't really know a lot about this topic, so I don't know.||Why are sailors killing the harp seals. |
What are the reasons harp seals are dying.
What can we do to save the seals.
seal conversation society
|Alani A.||I would like to research about, the coral reef and how it is being effected by pollution, and chemicals in waters.||I want to research this topic, because animals in the ocean, and corals our dying because of chemicals we pour into our oceans, or the trash that we put into our oceans. I also want to research this problem, because I have always wanted to visit living coral, and have always wanted to scuba dive, but I wont be able to do that If people keep trashing were these animals, and plants live.||Aquaculture worker. Not anyone specific.||I want to find out why so much pollution is thrown specifically into the water. I want to know how effected does the coral and animals gets. Lastly ways to prevent pollution and chemicals into the water.||Defenders of Wildlife. One Green planet. Science Direct.|
|Reese E.||I'm either going to do plastic pollution or habitat loss.||I am leaning towards plastic pollution because of the broad effects it has on the Earth and ocean.||Not quite sure who, but I want to research the ocean.||1. I want to know to the estimated future for plastic pollution. |
2. Estimated amount of plastic on land.
3. Estimated amount of plastic in ocean life.
2. Save our shores
3. Lonely whale foundation
4. The ocean clean-up
|Paige J.||i'm hoping to research all possible ways to stop climate change and global warming.||I chose climate change because I was learning all about this in biology class and I already had some early information. Another reason why I wanted to research on climate issues and global warming was because some animals are becoming endangered and extinct from losing all of the land from their habitat.||I would interview a veterinarian||can people really be the reasons that the climate is changing? how many animals have became endangered from the climate change? how many tons of carbon are released every year?||nasa, schools, and comunities|
|Cadence M.||I am hoping to research what we can do to make more space for endangered animals and have more rules implied to help get those numbers higher||I hate seeing that animals all around the world are going extinct or are getting quite close to being extinct. When these animals go extinct they cant be brought back, it makes me very upset that even though most of the animals going extinct are big animals with things that people 'need' like; the elephant with its ivory tusks, the Rhino also with its ivory tusks, the wolf and it warm fluffy coat, the tiger that has no reason to be killed but is killed anyway, the Red Panda and Panda going extinct due to deforestation. These are only a few of the many reasons animals are going extinct.||I would interview a Biologist that works with animals because they would probably know a lot on the reasons that animals are being attacked||1. I hope to find some sort of organization that is doing something around the world to try and bring an end to the growing extinct list|
2. I hope to find an reasonable explanation that people haven't found other things to hunt down other than the most endangered like the invasive animals
3. I hope to bring more light to myself and others so that everyone knows what horrible things go on around the world to animals everywhere
|The Humane Society, F.a.r.m.(Farm Animals Rights Movements), A.p.r.i.l(Animal Protection and Rescue League)|
|Charles L.||lampreys||The reason i am researching invasive species is because they are a Great Lakes fisherman can't keep the fish caught with lampreys on them. I found on once and it was nasty.||A person who researches lakes||how many there are, how many need to die, why are there so many||Great Lakes Fishery Commission, DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife services|
|Austin D.||Flint Michigan Water Crisis||My thoughts about researching this subject revolve around the fact that there hasn't yet been a perfect fix to it yet. In April of 2014 the dirty water started to get noticed and began whats known as the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis. This Crisis continues to this day in some areas of flint and I feel myself and others should know more about this topic and even spread awareness.||Any Scientists who research safe drinking water.||1. What is lethal in the water. 2. Who is affected by it. 3. How big of an impact did it have on Michigan.||The US Environmental Protection Agency, FlintCares.com, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation|
|Ella B.||I want to do my research on plastic pollution||I want to do it on plastic pollution. I want to do it on plastic because it is a big issue right now and I want to learn more about it. Also, I want to learn more about it so I can help prevent plastic pollution, and I want other people to prevent it. That's why I want to do this research project.||I would want to interview an organization that knows a lot about this problem so they can teach me more about it.||What can we do to prevent plastic pollution?|
Why is it so bad?
What problems is it causing?
|The ocean clean up|
Plastic pollution Coalition
|Dathan S.||I am writing about activities that there is harming wildlife and nature itself.||I am writing about this topic because it's important and also something needs to b done about it.||Any wildlife youtuber||why do people do it|
how do DNR and sheriffs stop it
has the population increased or decreased in the last decade
|national wildlife federation |
rain forest action network
national geographic society
|Jacob S.||I will be researching about poaching endangered animals.||I want to research this topic because poaching animals is killing animals who are just barely surviving with human help. The animals are also struggling to survive by themselves and it doesn't make sense for people who want something that they have like a rhinos horn, if they wanted the ivory why would they want to kill the rhinos when there are only a couple left. Because then they would run out of rhinos to kill.||Police force, Governments, Biologists||How they are trying to stop poaching?|
How many people have they caught?
Where is poaching the most common?
|International Anti-Poaching Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation, Save The Rhino.|
|Kaylee B.||maybe air quality issues in some of the bad places like china or new dheli||to see the effects that it has on people||maybe a scientist or a doctor that can show how it affects people||what are the long term effects? why does it get to that point? an what are they doing to solve it?||the American lung association, European environment agency|
|Mikayla K.||Water Pollution||Water pollution is something that's a huge problem and effects the lives of many people and animals. LEarning more would help me and other people make changes to stop the severe crisis that is going on that nobody seems to be focusing on.||People who study hydrology.||What can we do to prevent further damage?|
How can we fix the damage caused already?
When will the damage be irreversible?
|Alyssa A.||I'm hoping to research deforestation.||I want to research deforestation because forests use the carbon dioxide we breathe and turns it into the oxygen we breathe. With forests being demolished, there isn't as many trees taking in carbon dioxide and turning it into oxygen. Without oxygen, we wouldn't be able to breathe and everything would die. I got this idea because I used to play in the woods near my apartment and I want other people to be able to experience that.||I would interview a forest ranger.||What might happens if all the forests are destroyed? |
What will happen to all the ecosystems that rely on forests?
What will happens to the animals that live in and rely on forests?
Canadian Forestry Association.
|Ayden D.||Endangered Animals||I want to research about endangered animal. This is because i like animals and think that more people should be helping with the cause. There are so many different habitats being destroyed so then the animals start dyeing.||wildlife expert||- how many animals are endangered|
- where they live
- why are they dyeing
|WWF, WCS, Defenders of Wildlife|
|Davis L.||Electric cars/government incentives for ev(electric vehicles)||I want to research electric cars, and government incentives for electric cars. I have been fascinated with electric cars since i was little. I have always want to drive one. I never understood why electric vehicles were so unpopular. But now that I'm older i realize they are very expensive. I want to research solutions and why they are so expensive.||Elon musk because he invented the world largest electric car company.||Why electric cars are so expensive. Why doesnt every state have incentives for electric cars. Why are they so unpopular.||Tesla, Fisker automotive|
|Camila V.||Pollution in the pacific ocean garbage patch||When thinking about pollution, I think about all the pollution and plastics in water, that are harming sea animals. It hurts to think about this, so i decided i'd learn more about it and its solutions.||Marine Biologist||1. How many animals get hurt or die?|
2. How much pollution gets dumped in the water per year?
3. How can citizens like us help?
|Turtle island restoration, ocean wise, and oceana|
|Reid F.||I am hoping to research more about air pollution||the purpose of this is to hopefully provide the readers with ways that they can help prevent air pollution. i also think is the easiest topic||id hope to connect with someone working with atmospheric chemistry||How can I reduce air pollution? what is a simple, yet effective way for people to reduce air pollution? how much effect would it have on our atmosphere?||Center for Clean Air Policy|
coalition for Clean Air
Partners for Clean Air.
|Kaelynn B.||We are changing our definition of nature making it a smaller and harder thing to come by, therefore stealing it from other generations.||I was really inspired by the TED talk you showed us, and I want to do more research into exactly what this new definition of nature means, and how we change change how we think of nature.||Emma Marris (the woman in the TED talk). I would also like to servery some of the student body about their definitions of nature.||How hard is it to get to nature under this definition, why this nature isn't actually natural, and how can we change how we think of nature||national parks organization would be a good source of information.|
|Marissa R.||I am hoping to talk about deforestation and how it is affecting animals that live there and how that also affects the people that live there.||I want to research this topic because it has been affecting somewhere that is important to me. Guatemala has been dealing with it and I want to be able to learn more about what is being done to stop it and what can still be done. Bringing it to the light and seeing if people even know it's happening.||I would like to see if students and parents know and also someone who studies it for a living||why hasen't deforstation been stoped and how is it really effecting people and their future.||conservation international,rain forest alliance,trees for the future|
|Luke J.||The main topic I am going into is climate change to Michigan and what is and what will son to come.||We are loosing many of our beaches on all sides of Michigan and in just a few years, we will loose most of Michigan||Malka Silmi and or the radio station talkers at the University of Michigan||What are the BEST ways we can cut out on CO2 emissions?|
What are the main problems that are causing this problem?
and What will really happen in the next 10-20-100 years from now?
|Climate Witness Project|
Ann Arbor 350
Detroit 2030 District
|Justin P.||The effects of each race on a race track and the carbon emissions of it.||The carbon emissions of each race at Le mans(Circuit de la Sarthe) is the topic I chose to research because I can engage in my project better if it is something I am passionate about.||Lewis Hamilton is who I would choose to interview because he has raced in hundreds of races and is sure to know the effects of each race.||How much carbon is produced from the races, How can this be prevented, and how can we change the emissions with more conservative race cars.||Planete Energies, Eurativ, and Reuters.|
|Sam M.||I would like to further my research on electric semi tractors.||Because I have always been a lover of big engines but now I would like to explore new technology that can be used in place of that.||Anyone on electric semi work projects. My Aunt already offered to connect me to people in the business, and my Dad is a manager at Ryder.||Why they are needed. |
How they can be better.
What the problems may be.
|Ryder, Penske, Nikola|
|Brooklyn F.||Deforestation||Ever sense I was a little kid I've known a bunch about it because its an important thing to me so my whole life I've just researched and researched about it because I find it interesting in a way.||Nick Brown is a science, engineering and technology ambassador. I like him because in most of his research and work he covers in my opinion some of the worst problems we have., For example like covering about Rain forests, logging, forest fires, And deforestation.||Whats the most cause of it, who causes it, genuinely where?||Rainforest Alliance, amazon watch, mongabay|
|Taylor T.||Plastic Pollution in the Pacific Ocean||Plastic Pollution has always been/ made a significant impact on my life, I have always cared about recycling and animals. I care deeply about animals and I have always had a strong passion for helping, learning, protecting, and supporting animals.||I would want to speak to someone from greenpeace.org and see how we could fix this problem, or if I could talk to a marine wildlife specialist to see what their POV is on the crisis.||I want to know what is the fastest way to solve this crisis|
I want to know why no-one is doing anything about it
And i would want to know how to get more people involved.
|Jenna W.||I am choosing to research rhino endangerment.||I want to do this topic because I love animals and I want to have a wide range of animals and species. I don't want to live on an Earth that doesn't have all of that magnificent and awe-inspiring diversity of life. Ever since I was little I have always yearned to help animals, I watch animal planet and my favorite shows are the secret life of the zoo. It's an amazing show that informs you of how our planet diversity is dying. There was one particular episode where the zookeepers were trying to get the rhinos to breed, but they needed a specialist because rhinos are very complicated animals and have feelings.||A zookeeper from John Ball Zoo||1. how endangered are rhinos|
2. what can I do that is something other than giving money
3. how many species of rhinos are extinct
|helping rhinos.org |
|AJ J.||My topic is about how the government is creating laws that are getting rid of the amount of land that should be going to our national parks and preserves.||I want to research this topic because I believe that we are losing a lot of the nature that should be seen by incoming generations who might not live in a world where there is a place that has been virtually untouched by modernization. When the government downsizes the amount of land that is in our national parks, they are getting rid of, education, research, health needs, and so much more.||I would like to interview an environmentalist or Mr. Randell to see his views on the topic since he runs the green team.||What are other solutions besides downsizing the parks? What are the major impacts of downsizing the parks? Will it come to getting completely rid of parks?||National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Foundation, National Parks Service|
|Ryan A.||Hunting and animal overpopulation||I wan to research this topic because I am a hunter and I already know some rules and reasons why we have hunting. But I would also like to expand off that and research new stuff that I may have not known about.||A DNR officer.||Why is the animal population controlled? What are the laws put in place for? On average how many fawns are born per year and how many deer are shot?||DNR|
|Conner P.||I'm planning on researching extinction of the hawksbill sea turtle.||I would like to research this topic because hawksbill sea turtles are beautiful and deserve to be able to live their life and have other hawksbill sea turtles readily available to hang out with. When i was younger, I went to a huge aquarium and i saw a sea turtle and realized how majestic they are and when i found out that it is an endangered species, i decided that i wanted to try to save them from extinction.||I would like to work with WWF on my research paper.||1) How long they have been on the endangered list?|
2) Why are they endangered?
3) How long their lifespan is?
2) NOAA Fisheries
3) National geographic