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Cases and Places
Cases and Places
Apply your creative thinking and problem-solving skills to design and implement a solution.
Note: To complete these assignments, you may be required to use the Data Files for Students. See the
inside back cover of this topic for instructions on downloading the Data Files for Students, or contact
your instructor for information about accessing the required i les.
As you design the presentations, remember to use the 7 3 7 rule: a maximum of seven words on a
line and a maximum of seven lines on one slide.
1: Design and Create a Presentation about Acid Rain
Nature depends on the correct pH balance. Although some rain is naturally acidic with a pH level of
around 5.0, human activities have increased the amount of acid in this water. Burning fossil fuels, includ-
ing coal, oil, and natural gas, produces sulfur dioxide. Exhaust from vehicles releases nitrogen oxides. Both
of these gases, when released into the atmosphere, mix with water droplets, forming acid rain. In your
science class, you are studying about the causes and effects of acid rain. Create a presentation to show
what causes acid rain and what effects it can have on humans, animals, plant life, lakes, and rivers. The
presentation should contain at least three pictures appropriately resized. The Data Files for Students con-
tains i ve pictures called Factory, Rain, Soil, Tree and Clouds, and Vehicles; you can use your own digital
pictures or pictures from Ofi ce.com if they are appropriate for this topic. These pictures also should
have appropriate styles and border colors. Use shapes such as arrows to show what gases are released
into the atmosphere. Apply at least three objectives found at the beginning of this chapter to develop the
presentation. Add a title slide with a shape and a closing slide. Be sure to check spelling.
2: Design and Create a Presentation about Tutoring
You have been helping some of your classmates with their schoolwork, and you have decided that you
should start a small tutoring business. In the student center, there is a kiosk where students can i nd out
about programs and activities on campus. The student center manager gave you permission to submit a
short PowerPoint presentation promoting your tutoring business; this presentation will be added to the
kiosk. The presentation should contain pictures appropriately resized. The Data Files for Students con-
tains four pictures called Tutoring 1, Tutoring 2, Tutoring 3, and Tutoring 4, or you can use your own
digital pictures or pictures from Ofi ce.com if they are appropriate for this topic. Change the contrast
and brightness for at least one picture. Insert shapes and WordArt to enhance your presentation. Apply
a transition in the Subtle area to all slides and increase the duration. Be sure to check spelling.
3: Design and Create a Presentation on Setting Up Children’s Fish Tanks
Fish make great pets for young children, but there is a lot to learn before they can set up a i sh tank
properly. The owner of the pet store where you work has asked you to create a presentation for the
store to give parents an idea of what they need to purchase and consider when setting up a i sh tank.
He would like you to cover the main points such as the appropriate size bowl or tank, setup procedures,
i ltration, water quality, types of i sh, care, and feeding. The presentation should contain pictures
appropriately resized. The Data Files for Students contains i ve pictures called Fish 1, Fish 2, Fish 3,
Fish 4, and Fish 5, or you can use your own digital pictures or pictures from Ofi ce.com if they are
appropriate for this topic. Add a title slide and closing slide to complete your presentation. Format the
title slide with a shape and change the theme color scheme. Change the title text font on the title slide.
Format the background with at least one picture and apply a background texture to at least one slide.
This presentation is geared to parents of young children, so keep it colorful, simple, and fun.