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Silent Spring: Home

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Essential Question
How did Rachel Carson’s ability to interpret and synthesize evidence from research lead to changes in society's thinking about the long-term impact of pesticides?

Key Terminology

Agrochemical

Biocide

Biomagnification

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)

Irrecoverable

Lichen

Nitrates

Pesticide

Phosphates

Riparian

 

Book Study

Introduction:
Documentary: American experience. Rachel Carson's Silent spring

Chapters
Ch 1 Fable for Tomorrow
Ch 3 Elixirs of Death
Ch 6 Earh’s Green Mantle
Ch 9 Rivers of Death
Ch 10 Indiscriminately from the Skies

Labs/Activities
History of DDT
Biomagnification Lab

Greenhouse Gases Virtual Lab

Experiential Learning
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park- Water and soil sampling 

Case Study
Silent Spring, 50 Years Later and the Environmental Movement

 

Rachel Carson