After completing this activity, participants will have:
- A better understanding about watershed activities
- Watershed projects; monitoring, harvesting
- Pelican River Watershed District focus is lake water quality
- How we can improve lake water quality by using our resources wisely
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5:
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
Grades 6 - 8
C-2 The output from a social or natural system can become the input to other parts of social and natural systems.
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.
Grades 9 - 12 (adult)
D-1 The interaction of social and natural systems can create properties that are different from either individual system.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3.IV.C.2 - The student will know that changes in a habitat can be beneficial or harmful to an organism.
4.III.A.1 - The student will identify and investigate environmental issues and potential solutions.
5.I.B.1 - The student will perform a controlled experiment using a specific step-by-step procedure and present conclusions supported by the evidence.
6.I.C.1 - The student will describe the types of questions asked, the products and the methods of investigation used to distinguish science from technology.
7.IV.C.1 - The student will provide examples of the potentially irreversible effects of human activity on ecosystems.
8.I.B.1 - The student will know that scientific investigations involve the common elements of systematic observations, the care collection of relevant evidence, logical reasoning and innovation in developing hypotheses and explanations.
9-12.III.A.1 - The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.
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