What I did with this activity is that I used a portion of my Online Media Assignment and integrated a video resource to help explain the key concept of Bioaccumulation/Biomagnification. (Scroll down to “STEPS” to find the video)
Online Media Assignment
An Infographic: The Effects of Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification
Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of bioaccumulation, biomagnification, and the food chain/webs.
After learning about these key vocabulary terms (bioaccumulation, biomagnification, and food chains/webs), you will demonstrate your understanding of these terms from an online student-created infographic.
What is an Infographic?
- Infographic: a chart, diagram, or illustration (as in a book or magazine, or on a website) that uses graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way
Students will be individually creating an infographic about bioaccumulation, biomagnification and food chains/webs. By creating your infographic, you will demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts involved. In addition, you will demonstrate your critical and creative thinking and communication skills from rough drafts towards your final product. And ultimately, make connections between what we are learning in the classroom to the real world.
1. Review key ideas of what makes a good infographic. See links 1&2 to help you get started.
2. Review bioaccumulation, biomagnification, and food chains/webs . See link 3 or the embedded video below.
3. Create a rough draft by using free computer-based drawing platforms such MS Paint, Sketchpad, SumoPaint, or something you are more familiar with. You can also choose to use an online infographic template, such as Easelly or Piktochart, to get you started.
4. Get feedback
6.Create final copy
Timeline: ~4 classes
3rd class – Reiterate, get additional feedback
4th class – Final Copy
Links to help you get started/tutorials:
- What makes a good infographic?
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic
- Microplastic Bioaccumulation Video
- https://sketch.io/sketchpad/ – Web-based drawing platform