Biggest Environmental Problem?
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
Course: Environmental Geology
I give them 5 minutes to write answers to the questions "what is the biggest environmental problem facing the world today? why?" This is the basis of a discussion at the start of the class the next day. This essay question allows all voices to be heard in a fairly non-threatening way.
I match this question with a similar one on the final exam.