Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Earth Day: Picture THIS: Taking Human Impact Seriously

Grass scraped away by winter snowplowing. 
 I love this idea, presented in the March 2010 NSTA Science Scope Journal. 

In it, students are challenged to take 20 pictures that document human impact on their local community.

The pictures are assembled and captions are added, to create the finished product.  I imagine the finished product could be digital (PowerPoint, website, etc.) or a hard copy. 

At first thought, it seems like this should be easy enough - human impact abounds.  But, at least for me, the real challenge is determining how to use photography to document that impact.  And it takes some thought and creativity to come up with 20 quality photos that meet the challenge. 

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