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2.1.1 Project: Part I — Explore Your Local Physical EnvironmentProjectAP Environmental Science Sem 1Points Possible:10Name:Date:Part I: Background Check (10 points)1. Read all the instructions for the project, including the questions you will answer after yourobservations are complete.2. During the project, you will use multiple online sources. Explore the websites listed on thelanding page of this assignment.a. Identify the websites you think are reliable sources of information, and describe yourreasons for these selections. (2 points)
b. Identify the websites you think are not reliable sources of information and describe yourreasons for these selections. (2 points)
3. State where you live. Describe the physical environment in and around this location. Includeinformation about the geology (land features, rocks, soil, etc.), hydrology (water sources andquality), and climate (temperature and weather). (6 points)
Part II-A: Observations and Data Collection (30 points)Explore and ResearchVisit natural areas in and around the location where you live, and observe the abiotic(nonliving) factors in those areas. You may also observe biotic (living) factors, but focuson the abiotic factors for this project.If you live in an area that is not natural (a city, a farm, or another area that does notrepresent the natural environment), visit as many nearby natural areas as possible.If you can't visit and directly observe a natural area, talk to someone at a local gardencenter, zoo, park, or school, or research the physical environment of your area online.After you observe the abiotic factors in your environment, use the Internet to learn moreabout the physical features of the area.
Be sure to:Follow safe practices during this investigation.Use discretion when selecting websites to view for research purposes.Materials:Map of the areaPlastic and paper bagsMagnifierCameraWater testing kit (available at most pool stores) or aquarium test strips (available at petstores)Pencil or penPaper for recording observationsAccess to the InternetObserve and Record Data

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