Participants will be able to:
-Identify erosion and the need for erosion control measures
-Learn how eroded soil affects lake and water systems
-Learn different types of erosion control measures and their benefits
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8, 9-12(adult):
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-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.IV.C.1 - The student will provide examples of the potentially irreversible effects of human activity on ecosystems.
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.III.A.1 - The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.
8.III.A.2 - The student will describe how features on the Earth's surface are created and constantly changing through a combination of slow and rapid processes of weathering, erosion, sediment deposition, landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
9-12.IV.C.4 - The student will predict and analyze how a change in an ecosystem, resulting from natural causes, changes in climate, human activity or introduction of invasive species, can affect both the number of organisms in a population and the biodiversity of species in the ecosystem.
9-12.IV.F.1 - The student will explain the relationship between abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem in terms of the cycle of water, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen.
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