Seminar 06


Environmental Science

Water Resources

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Seminar Learning Objective:
       Upon completion of this seminar be able to demonstrate knowledge of water resources.


 What "To Do" Checklist for Week 06:              

1. Read this week’s seminar, prepare the seminar report as indicated and submit before 12:00 midnight of day seven.

Due Dates for all assignments and “Days of the Week” will be found in the Semester Calendar.

  The Seminar Template - 06 will provide a fill-in-the-blank format for you report. This will make your job easier.

Each Report has four sections:

a. Objectives/Guide Questions OR Quiz

b. Application

c. Extending the Seminar - Web Research

d. Seminar Summary and Final Thoughts


2. Also post the last section of the seminar report, Summary and Final Thoughts”, to this Discussion Board.

3. Answer one of the Discussion Questions; post it to this "Discussion Board" before 12:00 midnight of day four.  (Include reference)

      Discussion Questions:

    a. Discuss surface-water pollution and groundwater polluted and how can they be prevented.

    b. All the water we use comes from the hydrologic cycle. Identify the uses, points of withdrawal, and our impact on the hydrologic cycle.

    c. Compare the water problems, of your state, to those of the southwest. 

4. Complete CONNECT assignment


 What to Read for this Seminar

      Lecture:: (Click to Read)

      Textbook: (Read the following) 






Seminar 06 Reading Assignment





Water Use and Management     



 Water Pollution       



CONNECT is an internet based companion, to your textbook, site that is designed to supplement your textbook and is required for this seminar. (see Syllabus) Go to the Connect site, select the assigned chapter(s) listed above, and complete the activities.


The Seminar Report 

Part A - Write out Objectives/ Guide Questions - OR Quiz

The “Objectives/Guide Questions” identifies the specific learning outcomes for this topic.  Read the "Objectives/Guide Questions" carefully and develop referenced answers. There are twoochoices to demonstrate your mastery of the Objectives/Guide Questions.. 


The first choice is to prepare detailed answers to the objectives/guide questions, with references. Click on the hotlink copy the Objectives/ Questions and Paste into Your Seminar Report.


The second choice is to take a quiz, based on the Objectives/Guide Questions. The quiz must be taken before the seminar "Due Date" and is available in the virtual classroom. The quiz is multiple-choice with 20 questions.  Please Note: quizzes are available only during the week for their seminar. You may retake a quiz up to three times and you will receive the highest score.


Please do not do both as you will force me to select one of the scores.


Part B - Application

Read the application and obtain the required information to complete the application.   

    This seminars application is:  Water Analysis   (Click to Select)


Part C -  Extending the Seminar - Web Research

Select a website of your choice, from the ones provided (Web Resources) and:
1. Include a picture of the web site. Include the URL and part of one of the web pages.
2. Describe the contents of the site.
3. List a minimum of two facts.
4. List a minimum two opinions.
5. Indicate how the website relates to the seminar.


 Part D - Summary and Final Thoughts - This part is composed of two paragraphs.

1. Seminar Summary. The first paragraph is a summary of the concepts presented in the seminar - Be specific.

2. Final Thoughts. The second paragraph draws together your thoughts, feelings, and how this seminar relates to your life. 

      Post your "Summary and Final Thoughts" to the virtual classroom/ Discussion Board before the evening of day six.

      Also include the "Summary and Final Thoughts in your seminar report.


An Example Seminar Report is available to be a model for the development of the seminar report.




Submit the completed seminar report, before 12:00 midnight of the "Due Date" as an attachment to an email sent to Your seminar report will be evaluated using a Grading Rubric or grading sheet. The rubric will be used to evaluate your assignment and will be returned to you for your review and can be used as a guideline for improving future reports. There will be no surprises and you will be kept informed as you proceed.









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