You are going to thoroughly research an environmental topic. If it is controversial, your group will need to understand the different perspectives that people and organizations have about the topic. It will help you appreciate the complexity of the situation and empathize with others, even if you disagree with them.
Ask about the author/publisher or who funds the organization
Look at the links Note: For organizations, find out who funds them. Is the organization funded by grants, citizens, a service provided, or corporations? If an organization is funded by corporations, then why does the corporation(s) have a separate organization?
Your group must have at least 5 resources. If your topic is controversial, you must have at least 2 pro and 2 con resources about the topic. Here is a link to the Earth Care Geek Bibliography form you must use. Remember to:
Make a Copy in your shared folder.
Rename with class code, Geek Bibliography, topic. Ex. Alpha Geek Bibliography Ocean Acidification.
Pro/Con/Neutral: Evidence of an Opinion
What are some clues to help you decide if the website is pro/con/neutral on a topic? Here's what the different classes came up with.