After completing this activity, students will be able to:
-Read a map of a watershed
-Show how H2O gets into our watershed
-Show the affects of runoff lends to poor water quality by using a map of point-non-point scores
-Differentiate maps that show vegetation (forest vs. farmland)
-Understand Contour maps of area lakes(create) and changing landforms over time
-Understand Human impact on water quality
Pelican River Watershed District
Denise Baer, Detroit Lakes, MN
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Cause and effect
Change and constancy
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.
FOR GRADES 9-12
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.IV.C.3 - The student will define an ecosystem as all populations living together and the physical factors with which they interact.
7.IV.C.4 - The student will explain the factors that affect the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support, including available resources, abiotic and biotic factors and disease.
8.I.B.2 - The student will describe how scientists can conduct investigations in a simple system and make generalizations in more complex systems.
8.I.D.2 - The student will cite examples of how science and technology contributed to changes in agriculture, manufacturing, sanitation, medicine, warfare, transportation, information processing or communication.
9-12.I.B.6 - The student will give examples of how different domains of science use different bodies of scientific knowledge and employ different methods to investigate questions.
9-12.I.C.4 - The student will know that technological changes and scientific advances are often accompanied by social, political, environmental and economic changes.
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